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Moby Monday — Whaling Wonderland by MegDC
December 28, 2009, 9:30 am
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Did this week’s piles of drifting snow (or reports thereof) remind you of anyone? Moby Dick, with a hump white “like a snow-hill,” is a sometime inspiration for snow sculptors. Here’s a particularly impressive rendition, created by a team from Mexico in 2007 during Quebec City’s annual winter carnival.

Margaret Guroff is the editor and publisher of Power Moby-Dick.



Moby Monday — Kitsune Noir Poster Club by MegDC
December 21, 2009, 9:30 am
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Ya think?
“I’ve always loved the idea of sea monsters,” artist Mark Weaver tells the Kitsune Noir blog. So when designer Bobby Solomon, the force behind Kitsune Noir, invited Weaver to contribute to a curated poster series inspired by books, “I immediately thought of the White Whale,” Weaver continues.

The spectacular, chilling result is available as an art print in three sizes, at $50-70. Other books in Solomon’s poster series include Slaughterhouse Five and Walden.

Margaret Guroff is editor and publisher of Power Moby-Dick.



Moby Monday — What’s My Line? by MegDC
December 14, 2009, 9:30 am
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Looking for a Moby-Dick-themed T-shirt for a whale-obsessed someone? Check out this cool, all-cotton reference to my favorite chapter recently posted on Etsy. It ships for free through Xmas Day.

Margaret Guroff is editor and publisher of Power Moby-Dick.



Moby Monday — One Artwork, Size Large by MegDC
December 7, 2009, 9:30 am
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A Naples, Florida retrospective of paintings and photographs by the late Henry Koerner includes this 16-painting set called “Moby Dick,” a 7-foot-tall work based on the artist’s time living in Coney Island, New York. What do you think of the whale (which, for the bikini-blind, is directly behind the female chess player)—monstrous or less erroneous?

Margaret Guroff is the editor and publisher of Power Moby-Dick.



Sea(cret) Santa (19 days): Save the evironment and your skin and look good in the process! by Peter A. Mello
December 6, 2009, 12:05 pm
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SailProud is an awesome organization featured in last year’s Sea(cret) Santa Series. They’re a company with a social conscience and some good looking sailing kit too!

I was glad to see that StartUpNation jumped onboard the SailProud boat earlier this year by recognizing the company as the category winner for “Greenest Business” in 2009. Great job and congratulations!

You really can’t get much “greener” than giving someone special one of SailProud’s EcoWear™ Tech Tees.

Constructed from an astonishing 5 plastic bottles per shirt, and saving 3.41 pounds of carbon emissions through its construction, the EcoWear™ Tech Tee is at the pinnacle of eco-friendly wear, with all of the performance benefits you need.

Milled to have an ultra-soft, yet durable, feel the EcoWear™ Tech Tee is a high wicking and fast drying shirt that offers a comfort level and fit that no other technical shirt can. To top it off, the shirt is tested to have a UPF factor of 30+, helping to keep your skin safe from damaging UVA/B rays.

Look good and save the environment and your skin at the same time! SailProud is just another demostration of just how resourceful sailors can be.

They currently have a special on a 2 Tee gift pack for $45.99.



Sea(cret) Santa (20 Days): Sir Octopus t-Shirt by Peter A. Mello
December 5, 2009, 12:01 am
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Jeremy Kalgreen’s Twitter profile declares “I make shirts for my fellow nerds.” Here’s what he’s got to say about his Sir Critter series:

Isn’t it about time nature got with the program and started showing a little refinement, maybe even a hint of elegance? For some reason animals just can’t seem to get their act together, so let us provide nature an example to live by with these fine t-shirts emblazoned with classy critters. Funny graphic t-shirts lag dip featuring adorable animals dolled up with top hats and monocles. Let cute and classy reign supreme!

Maybe I’m a nerd after all because I love Sir Octopus but you might know someone who would prefer Sir Hammerhead, Sir Mola MolaSir Sea Slug, Sir Squid, Sir Whale, Sir Urchin, Sir Manatee or Sir Jellyfish. At $16 for a t-shirt, this is our Sea-Fever Christmas Catch of the Day. 

Flag dip to Jason Robertshaw – aka Cephalopodcast on Twitter



Sea(cret) Santa (21 Days): Surfing Really Old School Style – Wegener Surfboards by Peter A. Mello
December 4, 2009, 12:59 am
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An Australian, Tom Wegener, third from right, helped revive the alaia. Photo by Thomas Campbell for NY Times

Tough times bring us back to simplicity and alaias seem to be an illustration of that. There’s a great article in today’s NY Times about this ancient style of surfboard which is currently experiencing a renaissance. (Ancient Surfboard Style Is Finding New Devotees by Jamie Brisk, Dec. 4, 2009)

Tom and Jon Wegener make alaias and when you visit their website one of the first things you see is this quote from Giorgio Armani that has nothing to do with surfing:

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Wegener alaias are clearly as much about art as sport.

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Wouldn’t one of these look good under your Christmas tree?




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