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Sea-Fever Style: Subway Sea Monster by Joshua Allen Harris by Peter A. Mello
April 22, 2008, 6:11 pm
Filed under: life, Sea-Fever Style

I loved Joshua Allen Harris’ earlier creations so much that I posted off topic about them. Now he’s done a Sea Monster which is cool and definitely suitable for Sea-Fever. Enjoy!

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Related post: Sea-Fever Style: Air Bear in NYC

Thanks to Wooster Collective

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Sea-Fever Style: Air Bear in NYC by Peter A. Mello
March 29, 2008, 8:56 pm
Filed under: life, Sea-Fever Style

This is off topic from what is usually covered here but heck it is my personal blog and I love this street art by Joshua Allen Harris.

Using discarded plastic bags, Harris makes animals and other mysterious creatures that jump to life on NYC subway grates. There is something really magical about this. Hope you enjoy it too!

Via the always interesting Wooster Collective blog

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Sea-Fever Style: Music for the Deep Blue Sea by Peter A. Mello
March 15, 2008, 12:01 am
Filed under: Sea-Fever Style

Kitsune Noir is one of my new favorite blogs. It’s written by Bobby S. as “a collection of art, design, movies, music, technology and ideas that I want to share with people who read it.” KN’s was recently featured on Boing Boing for it’s cool Desktop Wallpaper Project.

Yesterday, Bobby posted a link to a great mixtape he created for a weekend journey. It’s call Deep Blue Sea so you can probably guess what the inspiration was. I really enjoyed listening to it today so I thought I’d pass the link on to you too. The music artwork is beautiful as well. Enjoy.

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Sea-Fever Style: Mast Appeal (NY Times) by Peter A. Mello
March 8, 2008, 2:40 pm
Filed under: sailing, Sea-Fever Style

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Sea-Fever Style has moved to Saturday to make way for Sunday VOWs.

Last Sunday’s NY Times Play Magazine had a style section titled Mast Appeal which presented “sailing-inspired styles for seaman and landlubber alike. You don’t have to know how to hoist a spinnaker — let alone trim a gollywobbler — to look the part.”

Above: VICTORINOX SWISS ARMY SAILING JACKET made with wind- and abrasion-resistant stretch fabric, a snap-off hood and an adjustable harness to help prevent unintentional swims. $650. swissarmy.com.

Recent Sea-Fever Style Posts:

Sunday Sea-Fever Style (Bonus): Maiden Voyage (NY Times)

Sunday Sea-Fever Style: Living in a shell

Sunday Sea-Fever Style – Jason Taylor’s Underwater Art

Sunday Sea-Fever Style: The Harbour Crane Hotel

Sunday Sea-Fever Style: Tom Price’s Meltdown Chair


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Sunday VOW’s (Videos of the Week) by Peter A. Mello
March 2, 2008, 7:29 am
Filed under: Sea-Fever Style, Sunday VOW's

We are moving Sea-Fever Style to Saturdays and are replacing it with our new feature, Sunday VOW’s (Videos of the Week)

Enjoying a Day on the Bay (via Marine Blast)

Runaway (via Eli Boat)

This is not a cruise!

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Sunday Sea-Fever Style (Bonus): Maiden Voyage (NY Times) by Peter A. Mello
February 24, 2008, 11:08 am
Filed under: Sea-Fever Style

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Folks, you read it here first. Turn of the century tugboat style is back!

Obviously, the NY Times Style Magazine editors are reading the Sea-Fever blog.

It’s great when maritime culture makes the front pages of the most prestigious and widely read newspapers in the US. Last week it was the Wall Street Journal and today it’s the Sunday NY Times, the Sea-Fever blog is pleased to help you spot these pop maritime culture trends and continue to provide inspiration for big time media. ;-)

Related posts:

Sunday Sea-Fever Style: Tom Price’s Meltdown Chair

Speak like a “Sea”E.O. (Wall Street Journal)

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Sunday Sea-Fever Style: Living in a shell by Peter A. Mello
February 24, 2008, 1:27 am
Filed under: Sea-Fever Style

This house brings new meaning to the phrase “coming out of your shell.” If I lived here I’m not sure that I’d want to leave too often.

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The Nautilus House in Naucalpan, Mexico was designed by Mexico City’s Senosiain Arquitectos for “a young couple with two children who after living in a conventional home wanted to change to one integrated to nature.”

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“The metaphor was to feel like an internal inhabitant of a snail, like a mollusk moving from one chamber to another, like a symbiotic dweller of a huge fossil maternal cloister. This home social life flows inside the Nautilus without any division, a harmonic area in three dimensions where you can notice the continuous dynamic of the fourth dimension when moving in spiral over the stairs with a feeling of floating over the vegetation.” 

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Visit the architect’s website and don’t miss their equally magical Shark House.

Via Boing Boing and World ArchitectureNews.com


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Sunday Sea-Fever Style – Jason Taylor’s Underwater Art by Peter A. Mello
February 17, 2008, 6:23 pm
Filed under: Sea-Fever Style

Jason de Caires Taylor is a scuba diver / artist who that has created a beautiful underwater sculpture park off the coast of the island of Grenada. The best way to appreciate art is to experience it and through the power of YouTube here’s your tour:

Jason de Caires Taylor’s website is also worth a visit.

Creator of the world’s first underwater sculpture park, Jason de Caires Taylor has gained international recognition for his unique work. His sculptures highlight ecological processes whilst exploring the intricate relationships between modern art and the environment. By using sculptures to create artificial reefs, the artist’s interventions promote hope and recovery, and underline our need to understand and protect the natural world.

Here’s an interview with the artist:


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Sunday Sea-Fever Style: The Harbour Crane Hotel by Peter A. Mello
February 10, 2008, 11:30 am
Filed under: Sea-Fever Style

gCaptain.com (via the WebUrbanist) recently brought us 6 Incredible Underwater Hotels. I don’t know about you, but I prefer to sleep the above water. If you’re interested in staying in unique maritime themed hotel and staying dry in the process, look no farther than The Harbour Crane Hotel in Harlingen, The Netherlands.

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Interesting Facts from the website:

The Harlingen Harbour Crane is a Figee level luffing crane built in 1967. The crane was used until 1996 to unload timber freight from Russia and Scandinavia. The cabin is some 17 metres above the pier; the jib can reach as high as 45 metres. Ownership of the Harbour Crane was transferred in 2001 to the current owner, who required almost two years to complete the refit.

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More from the website:

Harlingen Harbour Crane is suitable for day-time and night-time occupation by two people. The facilities are located in the former machine room and control room.

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The Harlingen Harbour Crane is equipped with two lifts, a swing motor, high-grade insulated glass, sophisticated heating, cooling and ventilation systems, comprehensive audio-visual electronics, unconventional sanitary facilities, a two-person bed with panoramic view through the rear wall and ceiling window, monumental armchairs, minibar, breakfast facilities and a large roof patio.

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A little staircase leads from the main room to the cabin. One chair, one stick. A tentative hand. A careful push to the left or right. Hold your breath. Sixty-five thousand kilos of steel start rotating at your very command. 360 degrees round and round and round. On the Harlingen Harbour Crane, you manipulate the panorama – day or night.

Of course, if you want something more conventional, the owners of the Harbour Crane Hotel can offer you the Lighthouse or Lifeboat (also in WebUrbanist post) hotels instead.

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Sunday Sea-Fever Style: Tom Price’s Meltdown Chair by Peter A. Mello
February 3, 2008, 12:36 pm
Filed under: maritime, Sea-Fever Style

While magazine’s like Architectural Digest, Dwell and Coastal Living help guide us to stylish living, only in Sea-Fever’s Sunday Style section will you be able to find the truly authentic nautical style.

For example, if you are interested in decorating your livingroom in turn of Tom Price_ Meltdown PP Blue Rope cutoutthe century tugboat style, then Tom Price’s Meltdown Chair is your choice. Bring to your home that unique look of the after deck of your favorite towboat. This special one of a kind piece of furniture will be sure to impress all of your friends.

There’s a video of the making of the Meltdown Chair after the jump.

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