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12/30/09

once, my sister, she went on this trip...


my little sister joanna got to join ryan mcginley's crew of cross-country cave dwellers to produce his most recent collection of photographs, moonmilk. here are a few of my favorite shots from her lens.

12/23/09

goodnight shop | happy holidays to all & thank you so much for all the support

sticker artist of the year | evoker

our new friend evoker is nominated for bomit's sticker artist of the year!

pretty cool if you ask me.


you should vote for him here.

do it.

12/22/09

12/18/09

12/17/09

thanks andrew

my pal & awesome print maker andrew jaspesohn came over today to help me print some bags for the shop. not perfect, but that's the way we like it.

thanks andrew!

today's favorite thing | josh falk prints


spray paint, pen, and print. buy all 3 or just one. either way, these will make your wall look better. created by our pal josh falk of bean town.

12/16/09

one of my favorite things today | winter shakas

i was hanging up some new tee's today, and thought i should share this one with you all.

joe conway, a good friend and editor of the ever beautiful drift surfing, made up these tee's just for those of us who understand what surfing in the cold 45 degree water is like.

yes, here in the northeast we have to wear gloves, mitts, lobstahs, whatever you want to call them.

get one here.

12/14/09

give a gift to the gallery

sometimes it's hard finding that perfect gift for your favorite person.

that's why we thought it would be cool to offer gift cards to the gallery.

that way your favorite person can come in and pick out just what they love right off the gallery walls.

and best yet- the gift cards don't need to be wrapped- they are all ready to be hung right on your tree. cheers.

12/12/09

new years resolutions from boston

In January, our friends Michael Dacey and Alex Feinstein will be hosting two open call art shows at the Washington Street Art Center in Somerville, MA - Draw Drawings Every Day, and HEY I KNOW THAT GUY. The titles and themes of the shows are the same as last year, but the submission process is new and improved!

Please visit the website below for more information about the shows and how to participate:
snowproject.wordpress.com

here is a little video from last year...

12/11/09

redefine mag | fighting the independent fight

vivian from redefine magazine posted up some of her favorite pieces from our online store.

if you are not familiar with the mag- get familiar- independent music, arts, community & more.

cheers redefine, cheers.

12/10/09

holiday love.

if you are in the bean town area, go see our new friends scott patt and lisa dejohn's holiday art sale.

scott will be putting a show together here this spring. should be very exciting!

anywho- go support!

12/8/09

g.i.f.t. online for all to take home for the holidays



katrine did an amazing job searching out new work for our dec & jan gallery show. after a great opening fully equip with hot toddy's and friends, we have put all the work on our favorite things site. with work ranging from $15 to $600, there is really something for everyone's wallet.

please take a few minutes to look through everything there and support your fellow creators.

you can even swim here at corduroy.

12/4/09

tonight.

12/3/09

welcome.

come welcome spirare surfboards to the shop, and maybe even welcome one to the bottoms of your feet.

11/27/09

11/22/09

11/21/09

another amazing show on the way...

g.i.f.t... give fine independent things

katrine has been working on this for a bit now, and i know it is going to be amazing.

get familiar with them all...

abigail swartz
alisha gould
dan mccarthy
michel droge
jacqueline dubois
jenny dougherty

stay tuned for more.

11/20/09

more wood!

we are super pumped to have a few new hand made longboards in the shop- greenstreet longboards and atk longboards.

both companies are making these straight from the heart and using local supplies as much as possible.

these are truly one of kind boards.

greenstreet even teamed up with our pal matt w. moore to make these boards even radder than ever.



come check these out and support our local craftsmen.

11/19/09

my new favorite thing.


well it arrived. my own grain board, built for jim and me- by me! i cannot believe how beautiful it is. seriously, these boards are simply amazing. it is an 8ft steamer model with a glass on single fin from juan rodriguez.

one of my favorite parts is in the tail block. i was lucky enough to be given a piece of walnut that was my great grandfathers, and i added it to my tail for a little history.


thank you grain for this opportunity, it really meant alot. and yes, when the board is not being used it will be right here in the shop for all of you to be inspired by, and maybe go out and build you own.

11/16/09

11/3/09

be here.

new works by our good friend andrew jaspersohn.

the keg is ordered.

the gallery and windows are getting ready for all of you.

be here friday night, around 6pm.

cheers.

10/28/09

ever wonder how that's done?

we are about to change up the gallery again, but before we do we wanted to share one more thing from michael dacey... we love love love letterpress, and love the process. here is a little look into michael's repeat press studio while he makes a rad poster for proletariat.

10/27/09

build your own!

we really love it when our friends and customers get inspired by the artists we have here at the shop.

here is a clear example of why we do what we do.

this is jackson quinn, an 8year old friend of ours that was inspired by michael dacey's cave in the gallery.

he came to the opening night, and went right home and got working on his own.

cheers jackson!

10/21/09

you could win this, and support an awesome story.



buy your tickets now, the raffle ends november 11th.

thanks ryan

ryan tatar of the ever famous shakas and singlefins is featured on foam mag blog. he was nice enough to incude us!

cheers ryan.

10/20/09

this is why music rocks

smile.

10/16/09

maybe so maybe no

Mayer Hawthorne - Maybe So, Maybe No from Stones Throw on Vimeo.

just stumbled across this. check out all the unreal music on yes yes yall.

cheers.

have a good weekend.

10/14/09

10/13/09

greenstreet longboards

our friend and amazingly talented artist matt moore has done it again. he seems to be finding that 8th weekday that most of us are constantly searching for. matt has teamed up with greenstreet longboards out of new hammy and in turn has created some of the raddest longboards around.

i must be honest- this is what i have been looking for in skate for a while now. it seems like many companies miss the boat on graphics and overall aesthetics. this on the other hand fits perfectly with our approach here at the shop.

greenstreet not only make their boards from locally harvested wood, but they are true new englanders too.

pretty sweet.










photo by mike clearly

10/9/09

who's tired of being an adult?

we are!
dream here.

see if you spot us...

10/8/09

mark 'em

let's get cozy.

jordan kelly foundation raffle

for a bit now, we have been talking about a grain surfboards raffle of a 5'4 fish. finally we have gotten all the details together and it is time to mark your calendars.

november 11th is that date, corduroy is the place.

the guys at grain have been putting in a lot of hard work and have partnered up with stoked mentoring out of nyc to make this even bigger than we could have even imagined.


this will be a really special night for all involved. make sure you can join us, and keep checking back for more info.

more about jordan kelly's widening circle
join the jordan kelly surf school fund on facebook
buy a raffle ticket to win this fish and support the cause

10/7/09

have you made it to the gallery yet?


michael dacey's show, just as long as you are there, pretty much rocks the gallery right now. here is a little taste, but for the whole meal you gotta come on in.

the makings of our next featured shaper.

it is that time to move things around and start telling another shaper's story here at the shop. starting in mid november we will be featuring the shapes and stories of kevin cunningham of spirare surfboards. kevin and his shapes are a great fit for this program. here is the first line on his "about me" page is:

I make functional art – art that is designed to get wet.

how much more perfect could it get? well- to top it off, kevin is doing his thing right here on the east coast, rhode island that is. lastly, green design and sustainable construction is always part of his story.

more to come soon. start making your christmas list!

10/6/09

ahh. a grateful sigh that is...

this weekend was full of reminders of why we do what we do.

friday... michael dacey and his work in our windows and gallery started off the weekend with color, wood, geometry, and good friends. later that night we were joined by the pine haven collective who were shinning from the success of their own opening at space gallery, draw your face off. the night ended with pancakes at 1am, and then some great crisp fall air to help us all sleep.

saturday... grain had their fall bash with andrew kidman and his 16 short films, last hope. i wish i could have taken a quick snapshot of the room during the showing. live music instead of a soundtrack, films about family and the sea, and a room filled of maine cedar shavings, old tools, shared space, family and friends, surfers, filmmakers, and a common bond- surfing and the love for the sea.

although i didnt get in any surf, and i know the waves were good- i am so grateful for the community that we are a part of.

thank you grain for opening up your space and sharing it with everyone in a way that no one else can do.

thanks to michael for taking a week and spending it here installing and making our shop look unreal.

thanks to the pine haven crew for always supporting us with a smile and laughs.

and thanks to all that get it. let's keep going.

cheers.

9/30/09

a little teaser for fridays opening


to learn more about michael and his work go to... michaeldacey.com

9/29/09

surfer's journal now available at the shop


come in and grab one of the nicest, highest quality mags out there.

start your collection.

9/27/09

praise the board!

we have been working with our featured shaper dave allee at almond for almost 3 months now. we have been extremely happy not only to introduce his shapes and designs to maine, but we really just dig working with almond.

we were able to do a custom board for our good friend and artist
nate deyesso- who built all of our awesome metal racks and surfboard stands. we had the pleasure of bringing the finished 9'0 almond singlefin to him with nate's own artwork on it this past week. his little ladies olive & matilda approved.

praise the board!



thanks dave and nate.

9/26/09

my toys

the drift boys are down at the new york surf film festival this weekend, calling me and giving me some sweet updates and favorite films. here is one for the whole family. created by karim rejeb, titled my toys. it's about 8 minutes, and totally worth sitting for. cheers.

devastate your real estate

a few of our friends have a killer show up at the fourth wall project in brookline from now until october 18th.

devastate your real estate- a style summit uniting the creative forces of philly, nyc and boston vanguards. a group installation and works by an inspired group of graphic / mixed media artists

works by-
dana woulfe
kenji nakayama
buildmore
dark cloud
josh falk
metal wing
evoker

go support.

9/25/09

deathbot... no messing around here.

this happened last night. thanks portlanders for being so respectful to our space and things. pay close attention to 00:14 seconds. yes.
whoa.

9/24/09

one of the best parts of my job

everyday i open this place up, and wonder who will i meet today?

yesterday i had the pleasure of meeting husband and wife, scott patt & lisa dejohn.
they are both artists that have recently moved to east coast. i really dig their work, and hope to put together something with them soon.

for now, check them out online.


lisadejohn.com

scottpatt.com


yes, sometimes there are some strange ones that wonder in, but almost always, i have the pleasure of meeting genuine, creative people that are doing what they love- creating.

thanks guys. keep it coming.

tonight is going to be silly.


golden costumes.
champagne bar.
2 bands.
special surprises.

oh yeah.

9/22/09

surfers journal- go get it!


one of our extended family members, liz cockrum, has a stellar piece in the most recent issue of sj.

wooohoo!

there is also a piece on the good old state of maine with amazing shots from
nick lavecchia .

sounds like a perfect thing to grab and read in the fall sun.

we will be carrying it soon enough.




fair fish

we recently met some of the folks from fair fish. we thought since most of us care a lot about what is going on and in the ocean we love so dear, that we should help spread the word about how to get involved to ensure fair access to fish for fisherman and safer, more sustainable seafood for all of us.

their kick off meeting is tomorrow evening, details here.




9/19/09

rake!



just got some new tee's and hats from rake. pretty cool if i say so myself.

beacuse you are hot!

high heels, red dress, and a skateboard.

um ok.

9/18/09

nick says "dress up or i will make fun of you."

are you reddy?

yes, reddy- nick reddy's birthday party that is. nick is a new friend of the corduroy family and we are hosting his golden birthday party here next thursday the 24th. nick grew up in maine, and he has only surfed once... trust me- we are working on that. nick just started tattooing at
blindsight tattoo across the street from the shop.

the night will be filled with a mimosa bar, 2 bands- waranimal (with a special surprise guest) and a primitive and savage land.
lastly, it is a costume party... the theme is gold. best dressed with win the crucial brass unicorn. yes, the brass unicorn.

and, as always it's free.

9/16/09

there are places in the world where people do not dream....


an awesome book
thanks dallas for being so awesome.

An Awesome Book from Dallas Clayton on Vimeo.

9/15/09

just as long as you are there

getting things together for our next show. yes, another show is coming up!

"just as long as you are there," by boston-based artist michael dacey, presents a new series of letterpress monoprints alongside a large site-specific installation piece. working primarily with wood, dacey combines layers of geometric shapes with vintage letter-forms that are repeated throughout the installation environment and printed work.


it is going to be super sweet, as always.
here is a teaser shot from one of his last shows...

and yes, one of these will be in the gallery...
stay tuned.

9/14/09

a new allegory


a teaser for our november show with fellow portlander and ginger andrew jaspersohn.

9/13/09

convergence featured on urban outfitter's blog


check us out.

our favorite fifty things


hey all-

just wanted to share with everyone that we have just launched our online shop. the items in this store are some of our favorite things we have in our shop here in portland, from some of our favorite creators all over the globe. the shop will change every week, so stayed tuned.

we hope they become some of your favorite things too.

cheers.

9/10/09

wake up to this tomorrow morning.



download it here

convergence... if you didnt make it.


click to see the full story.

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