An alternative parent/kid website and zine for the generation who have grown older but not up. The kind who are more likely to be found down the skate park with their kids than teaching them table manners. For the parents who thought they’d never be parents and the kids who think mum and dad are cool (well, kind of).
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Balancing Act

Balancing Act

Next month sees the release of the highly anticipated Alley Runner balance bike from Early Rider. It’s their first aluminium balance bike and although at £150 it’s a tad more expensive than their wooden balance bikes, it’s worth it. With forged dropouts, a carbon seat post and handlebar, and clear coat lacquer, no corners have...
How To Teach Your Kids To Surf

How To Teach Your Kids To Surf

Surfer magazine recently published this guide to communicating the fundamentals of surfing to kids by legendary surfer and Dad Tom Curren. Teaching a human of any age to surf is inherently frustrating. Throw the immaturity and vulnerability of a small child into the mix, and you could end up planting the seeds for some serious...
Skateistan: The Tale of Skateboarding in Afghanistan

Skateistan: The Tale of Skateboarding in Afghanistan

Skateistan is a very unique organisation. Since 2007 Skateistan has taught skateboarding and creative arts to girls and boys in Kabul, Afghanistan. What started as two Aussies using their own boards to teach kids has now grown into a Non-Governmental Organization working with a growing number of marginalized youth in Afghanistan, Cambodia and Pakistan. Their...
Suits You

Suits You

Instead of wading through the sea of swimsuits out there (ho ho), we thought go straight to the top and ask Lucy Ball, lingerie and swimwear designer and trend forecaster, for her edit of the best swimsuits around this summer. Seeing as Lucy has designed for Agent Provocateur and WGSN and has a 2.5 year...
Lomo Radness For Go Skateboarding Day

Lomo Radness For Go Skateboarding Day

Lest you should forget, tomorrow is Go Skateboarding Day, which means dropping all prior engagements to shred the rad. In honor of this rather awesome day, Hannah Bailey headed down to Cuckfield skate bowl with her Lomo LC-A to shoot some pics of Christian Stevenson and his three boys, Blue, Noah and Frasier. Christian well...
Playmobil Goes Surfing

Playmobil Goes Surfing

The folks at Cooler sent us the link to this completely awesome music video featuring Playmobil people surfing. It’s a stroke of lo-fi genius. The song is  ‘Perfect Holiday’ by Smile and you can download more their music here.  
Anorak Sports Issue

Anorak Sports Issue

The new issue of one of our favourite mags, Anorak ‘The happy mag for kids’, has just been released and this issue is dedicated to sports. Grab a copy here and get inspired to try new sports and join their band of merry friends in their Happy Sports Village for much fun and some colouring...
Hit The Deck

Hit The Deck

21st June is Go Skateboarding Day, the ‘official’ holiday of skateboarding when skateboarders around the world are encouraged to drop everything (including school and work) and go, yes you guessed it, skateboarding. It falls on a Thursday this year, which definitely means bunking off school. The website is a tad outdated and US-centric, but check...
Party Ideas #3: Backyard Olympics

Party Ideas #3: Backyard Olympics

In the spirit of 2012, hold a mini Olympics birthday party in your back garden and let the competitive kids knock themselves out. Invite: Forget about the horrid 2012 logo and go for traditional Olympic rings, or the art deco/nouveau style of early last century. Look to Olympic posters from bygone days for inspiration. Invite...
Thirsty Frog

Thirsty Frog

A travel essential for summer holidays, the Vaude Fancy Frog towel absorbs six times its weight in water and dries six times faster than cotton. The hood keeps your kids warm while the Swiss fabric softly envelops them and absorbs moisture, and the towel packs away neatly into the hood. It also carries Vaude’s Green...
Beautiful Buggy Walks

Beautiful Buggy Walks

Beautiful Buggy Walks: England is a new book from Punk Publishing (the company behind the Cool Camping and Wild Swimming titles), which promises to inspire new parents to get out into the great outdoors with their new offspring in tow. We have an exclusive extract from the book plus the chance to win a copy!...
The Ben Mackay Story

The Ben Mackay Story

Penny Skateboards, who we featured last week, have just released this short profile video of founder Ben Mackay that tells the story of the plastic cruiser company and it’s rise to fame. “From a young age skateboarding has inspired me and influenced every area of my life. Here I am at the age of 5...