Casa Surf Project
Gregory Han
Nov 6, 2009

Growing up in Southern California, there's a good probability you'd grow up either surfing and/or skating. Living miles away from the beach, but in a suburban hood with plenty of flood control embankments and smooth sidewalks meant my younger Aquanet coiffed hair and baggy Vision Street Wear fashioned self was one of those !%#$ skaters. I've always retained a admiration for the lifestyle, especially the aesthetics. Thus, I quite like these skate, surf and Southern California coast-themed rooms...

Casa Surf Project is a collaboration between Laguna Beach's La Casa del Camino Hotel, Riviera Magazine Design, and 10 different designers with the goal of creating a decorative homage to the philosophy life's a beach. Our favourite of the bunch, of course, is the signature Skate Room, designed by Eve Lowey of Studio Chameleon with former world champion skateboarder and owner of etnies Pierre Andre Senizergues. Details include the bathroom's Chicken's bowl sink, a shoe scrap headboard, reversed shadow box wheel mirror, Senizergues' Skate Study House Godfather Chair, skate free mini bar, "Graffiti Malibu" art piece and an original art creation by Mike Manzoori titled "It's Not Where You're Going, It's How You Get There".

Other designers that participated in the project include Silver Lake local yokel, Barbara Bestor of Bestor Architecture (author of "Bohemian Modern, Living in Silverlake"), Rona Graf of Grace Blu Designs in Orange County, Karen A. Struck and Michael J. Russell of PD&A, Laguna Beach-based Christine Hallen-Berg, Angela O'Donnell of Artisance, Charm Logan of Orange County, San Diego's Michael Soriano of Onairos Design, Debbie Nassetta, and Peter Blake & Anders Lasater.

Plenty more details and photos about the Casa Surf Project here.

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