A Response

Hunting Lodge co-founder Mark James went viral again a few weeks ago. Thats twice in 2 years! (google Dirty Bird Logo) This time fooling around with the media, whilst delivering a very strong message. A message made even more poignant in light of recent world events. The piece also launched, and was included in the Cardiff Contemporary Visual Arts Biennial. Some words from the man himself:

“In 1977 the human race sought to communicate with life in space using a gold disc, intending for life forms galaxies away to play it and to get to know us through our music and other cultural references. The majority of those messages were quite self-satisfied, suggesting how advanced we’d become as Western civilisations. The dramatic fireball seen across Cardiff Bay on Wednesday evening, which looked like a meteor, was the disc being returned to us by those who had found the original ‘Voyager’ record. It is part of ‘A Response’, my work for Cardiff Contemporary visual arts biennial. It’s a response from whatever life lives out beyond the stars, who might be watching us and the state our world is in, to say ‘what have you done?’ as we continue to foster wars and pollute the planet at will. By displaying the new gold disc with new and updated messages, producing videos of fire in the sky that get media attention and creating a soundtrack with the help of Cian and Bunf from Super Furry Animals, I hope it might offer a moment of reflection for people.”

Cardiff Contemporary Visual Arts Biennial (20.10–19.11.16),  The Angel, Castle St, Cardiff CF10 1SZ Yr Angel, Heol y Castell, Caerdydd CF10 1SZ





New Brand: Bronze

Bronze started out like all good companies, with some faked products and a healthy sense of humour. Initially launched as spoof skateboard hardwear company, co-founder Peter Sidlauskas entered the market with bearings spray painted with gold paint! Then in 2012 they dropped 'game changing' film:  ***56K*** (OFFICIAL VIDEO) [BRONZE HARDWARE EXCLUSIVE] [VERY RARE]. Mostly filmed on vintage video formats such at the VX1000 the video captured New York street skating at its finest. Quick edits on the soundtrack filled with dope obscure internet finds mixed with graphics, inspired by early internet days make this a classic movie. The brand still continue to amuse with fake board sponsors and tongue in cheek graphics, but with heavyweight collabs with Huf and Palace under their belt they have proved that they are a much loved brand that resonates with skaters worldwide. 

First drop is now available. Go to Store.

Timex X Red Wing Waterbury Collection

Introducing the Timex X Red Wing Waterbury Collection.

Originally only available in Japan, and now only to a few select retailers worldwide. We were lucky enough to get our hands on this limited collaboration between these two iconic brands. 

With Timex taking care of the' business end’ i.e. the watch and Red Wing doing what they do best: delivering a premium signature leather strap. The result is a harmonious collaboration and one that sits very well in HL. 

The collection consists of three styles from Timex’s Heritage Waterbury range including a 38mm, 40mm and Chronograph. 

All available in-store and online now. 

Go to store.