SS WORKWEAR

Imagine taking a shirt you love to your favorite private beach in Malibu, letting it soak in the salty Pacific Ocean water and then laying it on the sand to let the sun fade it over the course of three weeks until the cotton has naturally broken into perfection. Then take that shirt to your studio and apply hand distressing and paint splatters to it so it represents the years of creating it would take to achieve these beautiful attributes to the garment. That’s exactly what we did to a very limited number of our SS Studio T-shirts. Each one is personally loved by hand and features it’s own charming characteristics just like us. The best part, they’ll get even better with age, just like you.


-Staff



FOLLOW THE TRAILS

Go into nature and discover new trails to hike while enjoying all of the beauty that has been created by the higher powers. Explore but be respectful and courteous to other sightseers and be sure to implement social distancing practices and never leave home without your hand sanitizer. 


-Staff


START YOUR DAY IN A POSITIVE STATE

Starting my morning in a good mental state and on a higher frequency has been something that I’ve been trying to figure out how to do for some time. I used to wake up mad at the world for no particular reason other than having to face the day. I always noticed how my morning mood would dictate how my day was going to go and the amount of tasks I would complete. Then I started implementing new morning routines that eventually turned into my morning rituals to try to silence the negative voices in my head. I achieved this by setting my alarm for 5:30am and practicing gratitude. I say thank you for a new day, a new chance at doing something amazing. I say thank you for everything surrounding me (look at everything you have, may it be big or small and say thank you for it. Trust me, even if you don’t feel like you have much, there’s so many individuals out there with much less). I say thank you for my mind, my imagination, the skills that I have. I appreciate them all because they truly are blessings that not everyone was created with. Then comes my running ritual. Running has been a huge factor in the equation that has eliminated my depression and allowed my mind to stifle the negative thoughts and allow the positive ones to sing. I run for about an hour or two in nature and absorb the trees, the fresh air, all of the elements. Then I do a “cold dunk”. You can do this in the pool by jumping right in and doing a few laps, which I prefer because it instantly changes your physical and mental state, or you can do it in the shower by turning the water to the coldest it can get. Lastly, I read and write. Reading at least ten pages of a good book every morning has really allowed my mind to expand so I can kickstart my day and battle my emails and calls as articulate as possible. Plus, if you’re like me and see things visually in your mind when you read, it means your imagination is already awake and working which is always great for creativity. Writing your thoughts down either in a notepad or on your computer is really cool because it acts like a journal or a log of everything you were feeling that particular day. What you were upset about, what you were happy about it; it allows you to track where your mind is and you can look back from time to time and see what you later manifested into reality. It also proves to you that the problems that you thought were big at the moment were actually small in scale. By this time it’s around 9am and I’m ready to tackle the day in a very calm, collected and enthusiastic mood. It allows me to work at higher frequency that transcends throughout my personal growth. By doing these morning routines you can literally go from that moody, pissed off guy like I was – to an individual that inspires and pushes everyone around them to be better. I say this all of the time and I absolutely mean it, we all have the ability to change, to grow and to take control. We have the power to be our own source of happiness and motivation but I suppose it all comes down to how tired you are of having your surroundings or circumstances controlling you. Life is a very short ride and we only have one go at it. It’s up to you if you’re going to drive in circles or take the scenic route. 


-Danny


ROUND TWO OF STORES CLOSING

Los Angeles has officially ordered all indoor operations to close their doors to slow down the staggering second wave of COVID-19. We decided to hit Trader Joe’s and Target then grab a few summer essentials at Maxfield before we lock ourselves inside for awhile. Stay safe out there friends and don’t forget to constantly sanitize your hands.


-Danny




WEEKEND IN OJAI

Being a huge fan of Jonathan Adler and how he’s gone to create an empire from his love of ceramics and design, it has been on my bucket list to take a pottery class. I’ve always wanted to get my hands dirty and learn how to work with clay and ceramics and create objects out of the elements that our ancestors used. If you think about it, something as simple as a mug or a bowl has a lot of design and thought put into it and I’ve always wanted to experience the process and craft of how one gets to the final product. This weekend I was surprised with a very thoughtful getaway to Ojai where we did just that. We entered a vibrant compound that had the most captivating energy and were greeted by two amazing and enlightened instructors who helped us turn balls of clay into something tangible. I can’t believe how much focus and physicality it takes to center and mold shapes but I can honestly say I’m hooked. This was truly such an amazing experience and I can’t wait to go back.


Thank you to everyone at Fire Stick Pottery. We’ll see you again soon.


-Danny


COMING SOON

We applied a multi-stage process beginning with taking a handful of our SS20 shirts to our favorite private beach in Malibu, soaking them in the Pacific Ocean, laying them on the sand and letting the Southern California sun lovingly bleach them over a number of days, then we used natural elements to distress and age them to perfection. The outcome is nothing short of beautiful. 


Available soon


-Staff