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12/8/10

from our house to yours



very busy these days- working on our new site as well as holiday madness.
soon we will have everything online from the current show, but until then, here is a peak.

11/29/10

beautiful.

corduroy's own jim mcginley took this beauty at higgins.

the color is perfect.

we will have some of these in december's show, which opens this friday, for sale.

until then, enjoy.

11/19/10

blue magazine

yesterday i received a weathered envelope from japan that enclosed a few copies of the november issue of japan's surfside style magazine, blue.  blue is a beautifully designed magazine that speaks to the creative, independent surf culture around the world.

last fall,  the we were visited by takashi and junko here at the shop.  they took some photos, asked some questions and they were on their way.

a few weeks later we heard that they were doing a feature on the northeast.

but best yet, i opened the magazine and saw a whole feature on all our buds as well!

grain surfboards, the pine haven collective, and ty williams were all featured as well.

man do we feel lucky to be surrounded by some awesomely talented staycationers- mainers that is.

thank you to blue magazine and cheers to our buds for doing awesome things.




































11/18/10

11/11/10

living proof + jim houser



one of our favorites with another favorite. 

check out living proof here, and jim's work here.

11/9/10

general store

the general store located in san fran just launched their online store. 

the store is co-curated by one of our favorite artists, serena mitnik-miller and is full of beautiful things for your home, body, and soul.

my favorite are these blocks by serena.

check out the entire store here.

11/3/10

rest in peace

11/2/10

donavon frankenreiter visits

this past july, donavon frankenreiter stopped by the shop to chat with drift surfing before his show in portland.  donavon was so great to meet and super down the earth dude.

drift did a great full length feature on the visit, and jim took some great shots.


drift just published the interview- read the full feature here.

we love visitors. 

10/22/10

a new crush

i recently came across stina persson's new collection of work, perfectly flawed, and i must admit- i have a crush on just about every one.

i am always looking for female artists that produce something unique and, well- sexy, to be honest.  stina fits that perfectly.

the collection juts came to a close at nyc's galley hanahou.  you can still view the collection here, or visit the artist site directly here.

love.



10/20/10

a little local live music for your ears

our good friend, fellow log rider, and amazing musician pete miller will be playing a small set this friday evening at our neighbors spot, the big easy.

6pm to 7pm, right below the shop.

come show your support for the local music scene and join us for some cheap $3 liquids!

10/14/10

what you doing this saturday night?

good people
good food
wooden boards

movie & live music

see you there.

10/9/10

mark 'em

10/8/10

gordon holden



fantastic indeed.

view more of gordon's work here.

growing

nate deyesso's newest collection, growing, is now online for all to see.

please go to our site corduoryboutique.com, and click on current show.

or just come in. 

we would love to see you.

10/1/10

see you tonight.

9/25/10

yup.

9/23/10

yes yes y'all

looking for some new music?

look no further than the awesomely curated music blog yes yes y'all, and recently added radio station & video channel y.

here is a favorite video of mine.  pleasantly entitled "f**k you"  by cee-lo.

click around & enjoy.

9/17/10

rastovich in maine cruising with the van


after chatting with our bud nick lavecchia this morning about what his plans were for the upcoming swell, he directed me to the get in the van site to view the most recent episode of the chase channel- "earl."

rastovich spent a few days here in maine with these guys and it couldn't be more fun to watch.

click through and just get ready for the kazoooo sessions.

and be sure to check back with the get in the van crew, because you never know what they are up to...

9/11/10

and the winner is...

last month, silas finch decided to raffle off one of his amazing sculptures from his show in the gallery to one lucky winner.

yesterday we picked the winning ticket, ricky rhodes.

i couldn't be more happy to send this along to ricky, as he happens to be a young photographer.  the sculpture, entitled "peeper" is created from old camera parts, and couldn't be more fitting.

we seriously got goose bumps when we put two and two together.

i love when things like this just seem meant to be.


congrats to ricky and much thanks to silas for his generosity and killer sculpture skills.

9/2/10

a sneak peak of michael dacey's prints...

come see the rest of the collection this friday.

see you soon.

8/26/10

current artist in the gallery, silas finch, featured in brooklyn flea.

meet the artists in the gallery for september

we are very excited to have such an awesome collection of affordable work in the gallery this september.
take a moment and get to know the artists:


jacqueline dubois
ross bruggink
blanca gomez
eleanor grosch
michael dacey
michael hsiung
andrew holder
chris piascik
little friends of printmaking

see you on friday!

8/25/10

machotaildrop

this looks awesome.

8/24/10

2 new shapes from mast surfboards



it is not very often that shapers make their way up to maine.  let's be honest, unless you are coming to enjoy the fruits of our state, you aren't usually "passing through" maine.

however we recently had the pleasure of meeting steven mast of mast surfboards out of san diego.

after getting to know steven a little and showing him around the shop, he amazed us with his 6'10 single fin hillbilly hull and 5'10 hph speedster.  we now have both of these boards here on our floor to share with you.

here is a little about steven, straight from his mouth:
"Having grown in and around water (my mother insisted we could swim before we could walk), and being an adrenaline junkie, it was only natural that I fall in love with surfing at my very first exposure, namely, Wild World of Sports' Pipeline Masters, broadcast in the early seventies. One thing led to another, I met my beautiful wife in 1980, I started a career in tattooing in 1989 and enjoy both to this day. After years of mind surfing and skateboarding competitively in the Midwest I fulfilled a lifetime dream by moving to San Diego in 1997 and started surfing soon after. I began shaping in 2002 out of a desire for boards that were not readily available, i.e. unusual. I believe my years of tattooing were invaluable training for learning to adapt to the process of shaping. Over the past eight years I have been lucky enough to develop a few consistent models. Mostly boards I wanted for myself. All are a result of surfing daily in San Diego conditions, which are somewhat soft, day in day out. The result are shapes with a bit more planing surface and a bit less rocker than you would find in boards built for heavier hollower surf."


we are very excited to have had the chance to meet steven who drove all the way up to maine to meet with us.  stay tuned for more form mast in the future.

8/19/10

up next ~ editions of ten

fun fun!

a superb collection of prints all priced under $50.

can't wait to see you.

9/3 @6pm.

p.s. during the opening we will also be showing our newest collection of surfboards shaped right here in maine...

8/18/10

this will make you smile


MARCEL THE SHELL WITH SHOES ON from Dean Fleischer-Camp on Vimeo.

picnic!

another reason why we love portland!

this festival is full of great things, and we totally suggest making the trip if you don't already live in portland.

check them out at:
picnicportland.com

8/6/10

amazed is the word.

tonight we present the amazing, soulful, intricate, sculptures of silas finch.  full photos will be up in a few days, but if you are close, tonight is a must.

8/3/10

rainbowlogical... all wrapped up.


nicely wrapped to travel to their new homes.

thanks to everyone who came, saw, and supported.


on to the next one.....

7/29/10

next friday....

we are so honored to be featuring the amazing sculptures of Connecticut based sculpture artist silas finch.

silas creates the most amazing work out of found objects.  we were sold immediatly upon viewing his creation with skate decks.  this is not your average skate deck art, not even close.... along side the deck sculptures, there will be a variety of "vessel" type sculptures.

please take a moment to visit his site, silasfinch.com and get a feel for how he is going to, once again, transform our space.

we will also be raffling off one of his pieces with tickets at $5 each.  this is a truly unique opportunity to own an amazingly detailed work of art. tickets will be on sale starting on the opening night, 8/6.

mark your calendars.

7/15/10

flip cancer the bird

one week from today.

join us and flip cancer the bird.

great raffles form great local businesses, and support drift surfing editor and good pal joe conway quest across mass to rise funds to fight cancer.

7/10/10

castles in the sky right here in maine

make sure to mark your calendars for this one.


the premiere of taylor steele's new film will be at our current featured shaper's shop, grain surfboards.

saturday, july 24th, starting at 8:30pm. 

go early for tours of the shop, and to check out some boards that were just built by students in their july class.

weather permitting grain will be showing the film outside on the barn wall (inside if its raining) so bring your beach chairs.

free popcorn, BYO beverage

$5 per person, kids under 7 are free

**purchase your tickets here 

in the meantime read one of the first interviews with taylor about the film on the always rad drift surfing.

7/9/10

refreshing

you sure are right gerana plummer!

this made me remember the amazing paper cut poster that katrine hildebrandt did for us when we hosted a primer for t.moe's maine premiere of the present.




no computers needed to make something beautiful.  sometimes we forget....




espn surfng blog love

surf mayor of new jersey and writer for espn surfing blog, jon coen, just posted a great piece on the current show in the gallery, rainbowlogical.

make sure to bookmark this blog, it always has rad surfing community updates and news.


thanks jon!

7/6/10

thank you.

nick, brandon, linda, katrine, john, mark, and jamie-you guys make this all happen.

the show was a great success, and we feel so lucky to be able to do this and share it with all of you.

working away on editing photos, everything will be up online available to purchase in just a bit.

thank you again, still buzzing.

6/29/10

a colorful equation

grain surfboards scrap cedar + 9 colors of spray paint + katrine hildebrandt's creative mind = the making of a rainbow....

6/26/10

rainbowlogical necklace all the way from the uk

just a bit ago i was contacted by a lovely lady named hannah marshall.

hannah, otherwise known as beach shack project,  makes some really beautiful jewelry with materials straight from our ocean blue.

i got to thinking- it would be really cool to have her make me a rainbowlogical necklace from sea pottery....

well she did, and it is beautiful.  it is long, slips over your head and is one of a kind.

soon we will have some of her work here in the shop to share with all of you.

6/24/10

skater


photographer nikki toole's newest project-

skater-

a photographic exploration of skater culture.

if you are a skater from australia, usa, uk, france, germamy, hungary, poland, czech republic, italy, romania or finland and would like to have your photograph taken as part of this project, please complete the contact form with your location.









be a part of this amazing project.

the hippest trip in america



watched a documentary on soul train last night.  man i wish there was something like that going on now, so solid.

you can't tell me that this doesn't make you move.

i want to implement a soul train line on first fridays.

6/23/10

tom veiga


just wanted to share these colorful and awesome works from tom veiga.

he has been working on a series of waves for a bit now, and hopefully soon we will have some in the shop to share with you all.

i love his work on this board, and it even has a trace of a rainbow in it...
check out the rest of tom's work here.

6/19/10

rainbow report

my sister just sent this awesome rainbow of books, created by aspen mays.

keep the reports coming!!

check out the rest of aspens work here.

6/17/10

rainbowlogical ~ 7 artists + 7 colors

very, very excited about this show.

teaser images to come as the days countdown.

but for now, get to know the 7 superb artists~




mark your calendars~ 7/2.

cherry on top | aloha trucker hats

we just received some fabulously colorful hand-stitched truckers all the way from paia, hawaii.


each one is a mix of fabrics, bit and pieces of this and that, and they are totally one of a kind.

come get one, and if you can't make it here just e-mail me.

i like making trips to the post office.

6/13/10

ass cash or grass


are you kidding me?

the f***king amazingly sexy tees just arrived from sugarhigh + lovestoned straight out of maui.  we received two more styles as well, same thing-  sex on a tee.

some of you may know one of the ladies behind these tee's, tami snodgrass.  we have had her work in the shop for a bit now.

talk about head turners.

if these don't sell out, i quit! serious.

come get one... and remember, no one rides for free.

6/12/10

new mural

miss carina romo recently graced our walls with her mural instalation made from reclaimed wood, paint, and love.

come check it out.

thanks so much carina!

6/10/10

small world

last week i put up a post about a beautiful new book i came across, sundays are for lovers.

i just received the book yesterday, and happened to look at the return address...  to my surprise it was sent from right around the corner from us!  i contacted lines & shapes, and was informed that portland is one of their home bases.

and it just so happens that there is a book release party right up the street at chellis wilson tomorrow night!

what a great surprise.  hope to see you there.

thanks portland for being so awesome.

6/9/10

leander johnson

i couldn't be more happy to have leander join us this month in the gallery.  working with a 13 year old artist is the best.  very inspiring to say the least.

all works from his show, including a collection of 12 print in edition of 6, a zine based around 1966, and an ambient electronic score, are now available online here.

but if you live in town or near by, you must come by.

what were you doing at age 13?

evolution of the muff



just received some new prints from ashkahn & co.

this is by far my favorite one.

the evolution of the muff

come get one.

thanks ashkahn!

6/8/10

dr. dog


last month, the fantastic dr. dog spent some time here in portland and played a live show at port city music hall.

corduroy's own jim mcginley was able to connect with the band, have a local brew with them, and shoot some beautiful photos throughout the night.

these are just a few of my favorites.

to see the whole collection, please visit jim's site:  thefinstudio.com

and if you haven't heard dr. dog's new album, you must!!!  it is so prefect for summer days and driving to the beach.

















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