People and Places

Lin Morris has been (at times aimlessly) roaming the streets of Milan this week, which explains why the Morris half of this team has been pulling a bit more weight the past few days. One thing we did share though, was excitement for these pieces by Taiwanese designer Jacky Wu. In the last aisle of Salone Satellite, Wu’s Cracked vases are cracked wood, marble and bright green lacquer.

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We asked our first Limited Edition designer, Rory Panagotopulos, for some of his favorite skateboarding objects and his list doesn’t stray too far from home. All three items are either in daily use or well worn regulars.

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Rory Panagotopulos is an illustrator and animator living in New York City with very close ties to Lin Morris: He follows Ali on Twitter, and he is also my boyfriend. After studying graphic design at Connecticut College, Rory decided he would put his love of art and design to good use by trying to make people laugh. His work as a comedic writer, performer and animator has been seen at Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in New York City, MTV, CollegeHumor.com and espn.com.

We are so excited to introduce Rory as our very first Limited Edition designer. His Pop Skateboard Decks are delicious and we’re in love. Too much information? Or not quite enough? Read on for our Q&A with Rory, which covers his Lin Morris design, his favorite drawing subjects and his skills as a skater.

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We are pleased to announce the arrival of a rather wonderful product in our shop. The aluminum Trekker Kelly Kettle is a highly efficient, beautifully designed, outdoor kettle that boils water within 3 to 5 minutes. Something of an Irish icon, it has been an essential piece of camping equipment for Irish fishermen for generations.

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