Ash Falls, Cloudbreak, Editorial, Soul Surfing, Surfing

six months in surf


Straight out of the back of seven weeks continuous building at Erebos Harbor, Leaf and I found ourselves back home at Ash Falls suddenly with hours of free time and feeling a little lost. For all the years I’ve known Leaf I never knew she surfed, it never came up before, until one day in March she turned round to me and declared we’d done enough standing around and that she was taking me surfing. I don’t remember where we ended up that first day; I know we went to North Shore, to Kanaloa, to Bundy and to many other beaches.

From the first moment I experienced it I have loved the thoughts unsaid and the things you speak in those few soulful moments when you get off a wave when you’re out surfing with someone, when you head back towards shore and you’re just watching the water together. One of those things you say between waves that day was ‘we need our own wave run‘.

Events, News, ULTRA, Updates

#ULTRAxDP

Following the announcement of our Creative Partnership with ULTRA Events, we were really pleased to be asked to take on a project to theme the event building ready for the September ‘Wanderlust’ round! Working with some ideas from the ULTRA team we were inspired to turn their space into a time-worn warehouse, overgrown and greening, the plaster wearing away to the bricks, with a tree towering through it’s open roof space casting shadows on the grass below.

Cloudbreak, Events, News, ULTRA, Updates

Dune Buddy

No. 59 Beer Vending Machine
materials enabled, bento beer vending machine offering a choice of all Planberger and soft drink varieties, with group or public vend options. Available at ULTRA from August 15th, currently on display at Ash Falls

At [d.p], we’re always trying to find new ways of bringing you the newest and latest ideas, products and designs. So with that in mind, we’re pleased to announce that we have formed a creative partnership with ULTRA events. We’ll be working with ULTRA’s designers to showcase the very best of their latest releases across our regions in advance, so you can get up close and personal with them before anyone else 💕 .

News, Orca Adoption, Updates

Orca Awareness Month 2018

This June we celebrate the 12th annual Orca Awareness Month! Whilst our adoptee is a Northen Resident Orca, and the population is beginning to flourish, Orca Month aims to raise awareness of the plight of the endangered Southern Resident orca population. The Southern Resident population now numbers only 39 Orcas, due in part to the diminishing Salmon population on which this critically endangered orca population depends. If you’d like to learn more about Orca Awareness Month, visit their website!

News, Orca Adoption, Updates

Orca Watch: springtime whale tales!

If you’ve been following us for a little while, you’ll know that this year [dirty.pretty] adopted an Orca named Holly using your group join fees. April is a quiet month for the team at Orclab and in their update they decided to share a little bit of history about each of the adoption Orcas that the team observe in Johnstone Strait.