We were making a Road trip around California and when we were visiting Venice beach I met this amazing kid who probably will be the next Shaun White!! So i decided to shoot him during 2 hours and i made this little clip, I wish the best for his career and his nice family. He is just 7 years old and have 2 years skating... check it out!!
We've launched the Turtle Turtle project on Kickstarter!
Turtle/Turtle is a modern, sculptural toy, child's seat and decorative object. It's a great gift to give a child when the're young that can be kept for life. I've always admired the Eames's Elephant designed in the 1940's and I wanted to do something with a similar spirit and longevity. I chose the sea turtle because it has a gentle nature and a uniqueness that people everywhere are drawn to.
The Inspiration: The original Turtle/Turtle prototype was created for a charity auction called Faces in the Wild with proceeds to benefit the World Wildlife Fund. Each auction participant was asked to choose an endangered species as the subject of their creation. Sea turtles were a good subject because they pre-date dinosaurs but are currently critically endangered.
As a father of a young daughter, I wanted to create something that she would enjoy playing with and would also be an awesome modern decorative element when it wasn't she wasn't playing with it. I had two pieces made - one for the auction and one as a gift for my daughter. She loved her turtle and so did our friends. We thought it would make a perfect gift and decided to produce more.
The Design: The design has a simple, graphic aesthetic and premium, furniture inspired materials. Made from powder coated steel rod and premium saddle leather, it is durable and will patina nicely over time. The dimensions are 25"x19"x6" / 63cmx48cmx15cm. The paint coating is water based and non-toxic.