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screen-shot-2016-10-21-at-7-41-21-pmHey stoners – Mama Nugs is now on a skate deck! She’s one swell dame, this one – she’ll heal what ails ya and treat you right. New things coming for the @thekarmacup in October – check out thekarmacup.com for more details on the event and Fazooli.com for more cool Mama Nugs stuff! Skate decks available at FAZOOLI.CA on all kinds of custom shapes and sizes. Put that in your pipe n’ shmoke it!

The Party Champions series is also now available on skateboards! Ready to join the Hall of Meat – let’s get ripped and ride off the pier!

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Had an awesome night at Art Crawl at Compilation – so many awesome people came to check it out, I can’t wait to see the test screening footage Advanced Vision captured! Stay tuned – I’ll post some when they’re available! In the meantime, my stuff is still available at Compilation until after Christmas, so check out some cool gift ideas if you’re in the hood!

MortimerI’m a huge animal lover – I never thought I would end up doing this kind of thing. But a couple of years ago I sold my house to a delightfully creative woman named Ankixa Risk who introduced me to the world of casual taxidermy. Since I first took one of her classes, I’ve been strangely drawn into this as a hobby and now find myself brainstorming all kinds of different scenarios I’d like to create in the near future.

And y’know what? It’s not as gross as I thought it’d be. Because we work with ethically-treated frozen animals, and really, you’re only removing the skin and fur, there’s no blood and guts or major smell to worry about. It’s actually less disgusting than stuffing a turkey or cleaning a fish. You just gotta get over the initial shock of working with a dead animal. If you’re a meat eater, it won’t be that challenging. I mean, we EAT dead animals all the time, right? And there’s nothing wrong with gaining a new understanding of the balance between life and death. Plus, all of the animals have died of natural causes and the “meat” goes directly to a retile zoo where it’s used as crocodile food.

Since then, Mortimer’s been gaining a bit of a following. Shortly after the first class, he made an appearance in the GTA section of the Toronto Star weekend edition, which was super exciting and really boosted the exposure for Ankixa’s Casual Taxidermy classes. And just last week, he was featured in a TV segment on TFO’s “24.7”!

This Friday both Mortimer and I will be heading to Club Absinthe for the James North Art Crawl. Our art show will include a few other artists and we’ll be doing some live art alongside some great musicians, so if you’re in the Hamilton area, please come check it out – it’s sure to be an interesting night to say the least! If you can’t make it out, you can always check out my Abominable Ink shop and pick up some of my great items for sale!

And if you’re ever interested in partaking in Ankixa’s Casual Taxidermy classes, check out her website!

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What better way to kick off 2013 with some really dope skate art created out of recycled materials. Japanese artist and avid skater Haroshi is making his mark in the art scene by transforming used wooden skateboard decks into three dimensional sculptures that evoke popular skate themes. By fusing the decks together, cutting them into mosaics, then assembling the pieces and carving away, he’s developed a technique that gives each piece a very intricate and colourful one-of-a-kind pattern based on the revealed layers. A lot of the used decks were even once owned by pro team riders. How cool is that?

To find out when and where his next show is, visit his website.


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Studies by Pike Research have recently suggested that by 2016, there will be 466 million electric two-wheeled vehicles on the road, with China as the dominant force behind 95% of the sales. That seems like a huge number, but it’s just the beginning. With the interest in e-vehicles rising at an astronomical rate worldwide, it’s now time for companies to make some innovative strides in engineering. California’s Trikke promises to deliver, showcasing their new line of three-wheeled electric vehicles called the Tribred EV at CES 2012, putting the entire Segway market to shame. And it’s about time.

What I like about it is that it looks like a scooter but handles like a skateboard. There’s three new models to choose from: the 48V, the 36V, and the 36 Vlite. The 48V is at the apex of the electric bike spectrum, powered by a rechargeable Panasonic lithium-ion battery, it can handle up to about 24 miles on a single charge and weighs in at around 36-48 pounds (battery included). It’s got enough torque to get your chubby butt up an average sized hill at speeds up to 16 mph, thanks to its 350 watt motor and it’s so easy to use a third grader could leave you eating dust faster than you can fumble to get it out of the back seat of your Prius. And yes, it collapses easily to store or transport, so those interiors stay pristine – that is, unless you took it onto muddy terrain.

The three-wheeled nature of this contraption allows for super easy maneuverability in really tight corners, and it’s highly flexible and super stable – you can carve into turns like on a snowboard since the whole contraption leans with you. The other two models are scaled down slightly compared to the 48V. The 36V has a 250 watt motor, and carries about 10-16 miles per charge, and the 36 Vlite is featured as the “fitness” e-bike, complete with rugged tires, and a smaller 180 watt motor. You only get 6-10 miles for every charge on this one, and only runs about 9 mph but it’s still a great little toy. You even get a decent workout, since it allows you to use your legs and arms to help propel yourself, and for those who are a little more adventurous, there’s lots of cool new tricks to be learned. There’s even ski attachments so you can shred on snow!

There’s lot of professional applications too – policing, airport staffing, parking inspectors, private security, tour rentals, warehouse logistics, meter reading, and hotel and resort mobility can all benefit from the Trikke. Quiet, zero emissions, affordable, low maintenance, easy to adapt to, and apparently, you can even climb escalators with it – what more could you ask for?

Check out their website to view all the models and get more info.

 

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