Art of Board Energizes Monster Energy’s Corporate Environment September 25 2015, 67 Comments
To bring the Monster brand to life in its new headquarters, the sports energy company relied on Art of Board to reinforce an exuberant, action sports lifestyle on all six floors of their new space – helping them achieve LEED certification with Art of Board’s earth-friendly surfaces.
RECLAIMED LUXURY SURFACES IN THE KITCHEN September 20 2015, 72 Comments
A Guest Blog by our Friends at Range Hoods, Inc.
A new trend is sprouting up in luxury kitchen design that you may not have thought of before; people are installing surfaces in their kitchens that are made out of recycled materials. These reclaimed, luxury surfaces tell a story. The use of these surfaces is also more sustainable than the use of new materials in home building and home remodeling. There are many surfaces in the kitchen where you can implement the use of stylish reclaimed materials.
Board & Brew Perfects its So Cal Vibe with Art of Board’s Artisan Tile July 15 2015, 68 Comments
Their deceivingly simple menu took decades to perfect. Board & Brew is nothing more than the highest quality sandwiches, craft beer, and true Southern California vibes. When standards of authenticity are so high, everything you do must pack a punch. That’s why every Board & Brew restaurant comes alive with Art of Board’s artisan tile.
ART OF BOARD ATTENDS GLOBALSHOP IN LAS VEGAS April 07 2015, 62 CommentsWith today's technology savvy customers doing much of their shopping online, it's more important than ever for brick & mortar retailers to create an authentic experience for their customers to keep them coming back. Our credo at Art of Board is authenticity, and we've been lucky to provide surfacing solutions to retailers around the U.S. and in London. So, what are other design and store fixture companies doing to provide these experiences? We went to GlobalShop to find out. GlobalShop is the world's largest annual event for retail design and shopper marketing. We saw everything from tile and building materials to mannequins, lighting, displays and signage. Much of the show felt like we'd "been there, seen that," but there was some stand out creativity that rose above the clutter. Hopefully retailers who attended understand the importance of rising above and take a chance on authenticity to tell (and sell) their customers a story. Otherwise, they'll stay home and simply shop online.
ART OF BOARD GOES TO LAS VEGAS FOR DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION WEEK January 23 2015, 127 Comments
Energy. Excitement. And a resounding BUZZ of creativity, talent and WOW FACTOR. That pretty much sums up the few days we spent in Las Vegas this week for the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center AND The International Surface Event at Mandalay Bay. The shows promised to showcase the latest industry products, trends and technologies – and didn't disappoint. Aside from meeting some amazing industry and media people, the highlight was the Wilson Art party in old Vegas. Huge thanks to Stoner Bunting Advertising and Greg Kammerer from Interior Design for the hospitality and fun!
ART OF BOARD VISITS MODERNICA FACTORY January 22 2015, 20 Comments
The Art of Board team recently visited one of the coolest and most authentic manufacturers of modern furniture design – Modernica in Los Angeles, CA. We obsess over design details, quality and process. So, it was a treat for us to tour a factory where attention to detail is paramount. And process is painstaking. What really blew our minds (besides everything) was the fiberglass shell chairs. Originally designed in 1948, they're one of the most important and recognizable designs of the 20th century. And now Modernica owns all the very same equipment from which the chairs were made in the 40s and 50s. All made one at a time...by hand...from 2 strands of fiberglass. Could there be an Art of Board x Modernica collaboration in the works? We'll see. Check out the video HERE.
ART OF BOARD AND ELEMENT CREATE ONE-OF-A-KIND ENVIRONMENT FOR NEW LONDON STORE December 15 2014, 18 Comments
Element recently opened their new flagship store at London's Seven Dials in Covent Garden. Over three floors, the Element London store features reclaimed and recycled furniture, lighting, original artwork. To help bring this space to life, they enlisted us to design a custom mosaic Element logo, which would be backlit and become the focal point of the first floor. Art of Board Original Recycled Skate Tile is also featured throughout this unique space. The new store has a full range of clothing and accessories for mens, women and kids, as well as skateboards and footwear.
ART OF BOARD INTRODUCES ECO-FRIENDLY, ARTISAN BOARDSHORTS December 04 2014, 0 Comments
Art of Board has partnered with Odina Surf, a sustainable swimwear company for active women, to create a line of truly original and eco-friendly men’s and women’s surf shorts. Made in California from recycled polyester, the shorts are truly a work of art. Tried and tested by professional surfers on the Big Island of Hawaii to ensure superior quality and function, this eco-friendly water short is designed for performance. Art of Board's all over recycled skate tile pattern celebrates the true story and lifestyle of riding hard.
Art of Board and Odina are now taking pre-orders for summer 2015. A limited amount of men’s only shorts are currently available at VB Surf in Venice Beach, CA and through Art of Board’s online store. The women’s short is now available at Kona Boys Surf Shop in Kealakekua, HI with more retailers to come.
ART OF BOARD INTRODUCES RECYCLED SKATEBOARD SUNGLASSES December 01 2014, 1 Comment
The long awaited Art of Board eyewear collection is finally here. We've partnered with Modasten, a Florida-based sunglasses company, to create a high-quality, truly original, and eco-friendly sunglasses collection. This sunglasses line will be available for purchase beginning Cyber Monday, December 1 through the Modasten website and in select skate and surf shops in the U.S. The collection was created from skateboard decks collected through Art of Board’s first-ever international skateboard recycling movement, I Ride I Recycle, making them truly authentic and part of a revolutionary recycling story.
In the massive market of the action sports and sunglasses industry, Art of Board and Modasten stand out as a collaboration that’s not only artful and unique, but also superior in quality, fit and detail. Each pair is one-of-a-kind, with high-quality polarized lenses by Carl Zeiss Vision, and flexi-hinges that comfortably adjust to each wearer. The collaboration offers customers and retailers SEVEN different styles and two different colored lenses from which to choose. Each pair is made from 100% recycled skateboard wood at a retail price of $129. View the collection or make a purchase HERE.
ART OF BOARD SUPPORTS CHOC CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL OF ORANGE COUNTY November 20 2014, 1 CommentArt of Board recently joined with the Children’s Hospital of Orange County, CA (CHOC Children’s) to unveil a new tile wall installation in the hospital’s teen room. Art of Board donated 70 square feet of its recycled skateboard tile, which equates to about 100 skateboard decks the company collects through its international skateboard recycling movement, I Ride I Recycle.
ART OF BOARD INTRODUCES PORCELAIN FLOOR TILE COLLECTION October 07 2014, 1 Comment
Continuing our innovative collaboration with Imagine Tile, an industry leader pioneering the use of high-resolution imagery on commercially rated ceramic tile, we've launched a second collection of ceramic skate-inspired tiles. This 12-inch by 24-inch collection follows the success of our 3-inch by 6-inch wall tile collection, which was released last year in a standard gloss finish and has since been installed in residential, commercial and hospitality venues across the country. The new Art of Board Floor Collection is inspired by the personality, creativity, freedom and expression of street skate culture and sustainable design.
The new collection, which is now available HERE, features 12 large 12-inch by 24-inch ceramic tiles in a matte finish and varying prints. Using Imagine Tile’s patented glazing technology, the series comes alive with high-resolution imagery of actual recycled skateboard decks collected through our I Ride I Recycle movement. The ceramic collection is made with pre-consumer recycled materials, contains no VOCs and is commercially rated for indoor or outdoor use. In addition, the tiles are engineered to be extremely resistant to water, strong chemicals and fading. For sales inquires, please call Susanne Andrey at 310-703-7363 or e-mail email@example.com.
ART OF BOARD'S MIMI KNOOP PUSHES FEMALE SKATEBOARDING WITH HOOPLA August 06 2014, 1 CommentCreated by professional skaters Mimi Knoop and Cara-Beth Burnside, hoopla skateboards encourages girls' participation and progression in skateboarding with a solid arsenal of fun, artful and high-quality hard goods. As an artist and illustrator herself, Mimi is the creative force behind hoopla and designs all the board graphics. She's also put together a team of rockstar skaters who partner with other female-driven brands such as Girls Skate Network and MAHFIA to provide girls a support system and a much needed voice for women in action sports. And with talent like Alana Smith, Allysha Bergado, Eliana Sosco and Samarria Brevard riding for hoopla, the world is hearing that voice loud and clear. Get your hoopla gear HERE.
ART OF BOARD X COALATREE APPAREL IS HERE! August 04 2014, 0 Comments
Greet the outdoors with our very special collection of pocket tees and 5-panel hats. Available today, this limited collaboration with Colorado-based Coalatree Organics, features Art of Board’s original recycled skateboard patterns on Coalatree’s recycled and organic fabrics, adding another level of originality to our authentic designs. These pieces are available for purchase HERE in our web store and in select skateshops around the U.S.
DALTILE NAMED EXCLUSIVE DISTRIBUTOR FOR ART OF BOARD'S EARTH-FRIENDLY CERAMIC TILE COLLECTION July 30 2014, 0 CommentsArt of Board's ceramic tile manufacturer, Imagine Tile, is the industry leader pioneering the use of high-resolution imagery on commercially-rated ceramic tile, and they just announced a partnership with Daltile, a globally recognized brand of ceramic, porcelain, glass, metal, and natural stone tile products. This exclusive partnership will expand both companies’ offerings, distribution, and relationships within the New York architecture and design community, as well as feature Art of Board's custom wall and floor product offerings in Daltile’s New York City showroom.
will.i.am's EKOCYCLE TOUTS ART OF BOARD AS NEXT GREAT SKATE BRAND July 28 2014, 1 Commentwill.i.am and The Coca-Cola Company joined efforts to launch EKOCYCLE to inspire brands and people to join in their quest to make sustainable living, a cool thing. We're honored that they approached us in their effort to shed light on brands who are blending style and sustainability. Take a look at what they're saying about our brand and movement HERE. And look out for more collaboration between Art of Board and Ekocycle in the coming year!
ART OF BOARD JOINS INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SKATEBOARD COMPANIES (IASC) July 25 2014, 0 CommentsArt of Board has recently become one of over 100 leading skateboard brands who make up the International Association of Skateboard Companies (IASC). The mission of the IASC is to represent the global skateboarding community with a united voice by listening, understanding and acting on the needs of skateboarders and the skateboard industry. IASC’s goals are to promote skateboarding, increase participation and educate. We're proud to be part of this organization with whom we've been working over the last few years through our partnership between I Ride I Recycle and Just One Board. We look forward to expanding upon that partnership as well as helping IASC protect the integrity of skateboarding and push it forward on a global level.
ART OF BOARD x PENNY ORGANIC SKATEBOARD IS HERE! July 20 2014, 1 Comment
We are so hyped to announce the launch of our limited edition Penny Organic "Nickel" skateboard. This earth-friendly board contains a unique enzyme that allows the plastic to decompose at a faster rate than normal plastic when buried back into the earth. The graphic features our signature recycled skate tile pattern, and it's our hope with this amazing collaboration to further spread the I Ride I Recycle message. Boards are now available for purchase in select U.S. skateshops and online HERE at Art of Board. For the story behind this collaboration, view the VIDEO CLIP.
ELEMENT AND ART OF BOARD TEAM UP TO CREATE ONE-OF-KIND TRADESHOW BOOTH July 14 2014, 0 Comments
Art of Board has become one of Element's eco-llaborators and recently partnered with the skateboard brand to beautify their work and show spaces, all with the environment in mind. The Branch, home to Element in Costa Mesa, CA is Conscious by Nature through landscape and decor collaborations with Art of Board, The Ecology Center and Environment furniture brand.
FUN VIDEO EDIT WITH ART OF BOARD CREATIVE DIRECTOR MIMI KNOOP March 27 2014, 0 Comments
What happens when a 5-time X-Games vert medalist and a legendary street skater from New Jersey get together? Laid-back fun, a visit to Mike McGill's (McGill's) Skateshop and a session on snow and skate legend Cara-Beth Burnside's backyard mini ramp. Art of Board Creative Director Mimi Knoop skating around Encinitas, CA with Mike Vallely.
ART OF BOARD SPONSORING TRANSWORLD SKATEBOARDING 2014 C.U.T. TOUR March 19 2014, 0 CommentsArt of Board is proud to co-sponsor the Transworld Skateboarding 2014 Come Up Tour for the second year. For more information or to register, visit the TWS CUT landing page HERE.
MATERIAL CONNEXION NAMES ART OF BOARD SKATE TILE IN TOP 5 GREEN MATERIALS March 08 2014, 0 Comments
As published in the new issue of Interior Design magazine, Material Connexion has named Art of Board's Original Skate Tile as one of the top five green materials. Art of Board's tile was recently accepted into the global library of innovative materials and is on display in New York, Bangkok, Beijing, Cologne, Daegu, Istanbul, Milan, Seoul, Shanghai, Skovde and Tokyo. Read the full article HERE.
AOB LAUNCHES RECYCLED WALLET TO BENEFIT CHARITY October 29 2013, 1 Comment
Art of Board Partners with CanvasPop, Launches Environmentally-Friendly Wallet to Benefit Charity
Proceeds from sales to be donated to Grind for Life and charity: water
Art of Board, a company known for its “I Ride I Recycle” movement in the skateboarding community, has partnered with CanvasPop, a provider of high-quality canvas printing services, to create a line of truly original and sustainable wallets. The wallets, which begin selling today, are made out of scraps of excess canvas that would normally be disposed of and are beautifully decorated with printed graphics from Art of Board’s skateboard deck tile design.
One hundred percent of the profits from wallet sales will go directly to charity. Art of Board will be donating their proceeds to Grind for Life, an organization founded by skateboarder, Mike Rogers, that provides financial assistance to cancer patients and their families. While CanvasPop’s profits will be benefitting charity: water, a non-profit aimed at bringing clean, safe drinking water to people in developing nations.
“We’re always looking to collaborate with new and exciting companies,” said Bruce Boul, VP and Cofounder of Art of Board. “Being able to create a product that reinforces our commitment to reusing and recycling goods, while being able to contribute the proceeds to such worthwhile causes makes this partnership with CanvasPop that much more special.”
The two-panel, 4x6” wallet will be sold at $24 and contains six card slots and two inside pockets for holding valuables. Art of Board’s unique print design allows the wallet to be sold as a unisex item and CanvasPop’s super-thin canvas material makes the wallet an easy fit into any pocket or bag.
"We’re very excited to announce the launch of the wallets, said Nazim Ahmed, Cofounder of CanvasPop. “Collaborating with Art of Board on this wallet line made perfect sense, seeing as our principles are very closely matched. We’re thrilled to be working with an organization that values sustainability and recycling as much as we do."
For more information, or to purchase the wallet, please visit remade.canvaspop.com
AOB AND I RIDE I RECYCLE OFFICIALLY LAUNCH IN AUSTRALIA September 27 2013, 574 Comments
We're super stoked to officially launch our brand and movement at Skateboarding Australia's Belcopalooza on October 5. Read the full article from Skateboarding Australia HERE!
AOB BRINGS RECYCLED DECKS BACK TO BOSTON AND SAN DIEGO SKATESHOPS IN FORM OF SKATE TILE WALLS August 21 2013, 64 Comments
In an age where “culture vultures” swoop in, grow their businesses in the local skateshop and then leave them for big box retailers, AOB and I Ride I Recycle are all about giving these shops the support and recognition they deserve. So, we’re super stoked to have 100% skater-owned and operated shops like Orchard in Boston, MA and McGill’s in Encinitas, CA involved in our movement.
Orchard just opened up their second location on Newbury Street in Boston where owner Broderick Gumpright wrapped a column with AOB skate tile showing pieces of actual decks that once belonged to their customers. The AOB team also just finished a skate tile feature wall made up of customer decks in McGill’s Skateshop, owned by legendary Bones Brigade rider, Mike McGill.
These skate tile features not only add an engaging and totally original aesthetic to the shops, they also show the local skaters and community a tangible result of their skateboard recycling efforts. Support your local skateshop!
297 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115
335 S. Coast HWY 101
Encinitas, CA 92024
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