TAVIK / VISIONARIES


It would seem rather difficult to define a visionary. You could consult the average definition :

 

vi·sion·ar·y
[vizh-uh-ner-ee]  adjective, noun,plural vi·sion·ar·ies.

adjective

1. given to or characterized by fanciful, not presently workable, unpractical ideas, views, or schemes:

 

Which actually may be entirely  correct. The reason that we have founded this program is built on this foundation – fanciful, not presently workable ideas. We love these sorts of ideas. Without a bit of dreaming we’d be stuck right where we’re at forever.

There’s lots of visionaries in the world, of varying influence. Some are affecting a small network of people and some are affecting the entire culture. As long as people are out there fighting the day to day struggle we say hurrah! Send it! Kick out the windows! We are here to tell your story and inspire the others, who may not yet have risen up, embraced the wacky, challenged the impossible and started inspiring change. To be a visionary it takes all of these things, and as long as our paths cross, no matter what it is you are doing, as long as your story is inspiring we will give it a platform to be told.

 

Stay tuned for the unveiling of these visionaries…



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PLAYLIST #1 BY JIM OF EMERON & FOX



Jim of electronic group Emeron & Fox, is TAVIK’s newest blog contributor. Working on Emeron & Fox’s first full length album and a boatload of remixes, Jim’s playlists for TAVIK offer a refreshing and refined take on the pleasant sounds out there.

“TAVIK recently sponsored us and sent us some really sick gear- so I spoke with them hoping they would let me contribute to their blog. I’ve been really excited to get started with this, and I’m happy to finally introduce myself,” said Jim.

“With that said, now I can start getting weird. I will now begin to court your ears. I’ve put together a little mini track-list for you guys of some of my recent favorites.”

Perfect for the Turkey Day car ride, here’s Jim’s first mini track list:

 1)   Kariya- Let Me Love you (Electronic Youth Remix) * Free download

  http://soundcloud.com/electronicyouth/kariya-let-me-love-you-for

  1. Start off with this fresh funky electro track from Electronic Youth. These guys really bring the heat. Some really mellow electric keyboards drive the track, punctuated by some real funky bass. Toss in that vocal sample and “Baby-“ you’ve got a real nu-disco/deep house banger.

2)   TEED- Your Love

http://soundcloud.com/t-e-e-d/your-love

  1. This track is an absolute gem. Been really turned onto this dude TEED (Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs) since I heard his first breakthrough single “Gardens”. I firmly believe this dude is a member of a an elite group of electronic/funk singer songwriters that are going to take over.

3)   NZCA Lines- Okinawa Channels

http://soundcloud.com/nzcalines/okinawa-channels

  1. Speaking of great electronic singer/songwriters, Michael Lovett really has my attention with his newest project NZCA Lines. He confesses his newest project is an attempt at recreating 90’s R&B. This track has some fantastic harmonies (as do most of his others, see Base64 Love) , and a really mellow vibe.

4)   Satin Jackets- You Make Me Feel Good

http://soundcloud.com/satinjackets/you-make-me-feel-good

  1. This track is fresh (only 1 month old), incredibly tasteful, and real funky. A lot of talk about this track being one of the best of 2012, and I can definitely see how people argue that. Keep an eye on Satin Jackets, these guys are fierce.

5)   Chris Malinchak- So Good To Me

http://soundcloud.com/frenchexpress/chris-malinchak-so-good-to-me

  1. This track from Chris Malinchak is insanely funky, and the sample is one that will get stuck in your head for weeks. Another producer definitely worth keeping an eye on. I predict this guy will rise fast.
More playlists coming your way from Jim at Emeron & Fox!

 

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SEX PANTHER: ON THE ROAD


A new series, On The Road is an introspective look into the lives and travels of Sex Panther as they tour the world performing for international and domestic audiences. Get excited for a collaboration between Sex Panther and yours truly coming soon…

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RYAN THOMPSON: STREET LEAGUE SHOWDOWN FINALIST


This year Street League partnered with Camp Woodward for the Street League Showdown. Woodward held a Street League style contest each week through out the summer and the winners of those contests were brought out to the Street League Championship in New Jersey for a final contest on the Championship course in front of a live audience. Check out their highlight video from the day:

TAVIK brand ambassador Ryan Thompson was one of six finalists in the Custom Street League Showdown. Check out his intro that played on the jumbo-tron during the contest:

Nice work buddy!

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TAVIK STYLES IN SWELL’S LATE FALL CATALOG


Swell’s late fall 2012 catalog is chock full of the Holiday collection from yours truly. Check it out and get your hands on the AZTEC WovenVICTORY JacketRAY Tee and many more styles from the amazing TAVIK Holiday collection!

AZTEC Woven

RAY Tee

VICTORY Jacket

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WHO ARE THE MAMMOTH MEN AND WHAT ARE THEY DOING???


We recently sent our friends over at Mammoth Men some gear for their latest California adventure. Pieces from our fall 2012 collection can be seen throughout their most recent documented explorations. These outgoing guys are a truly inspiring, adventurous and hilarious bunch. We look forward to more voyages and shenanigans from the Mammoth Men crew.


 The MOON tee and BENSON henley riding shotgun.


The VISION CIRCLE tee gets DIY cut off sleeves.

BENSON Henley: a camp favorite.

So what is Mammoth Men all about?

In a cold winter month of 2008, a small group of photographers from all over the country grabbed their snowboards to ride the mountains of Mammoth, California. During that week filled with exploration, spontaneity, and storied tales, a bond of mammoth-sized ideas and dreams was forged. These men made a commitment to adventure again and adventure often. What started as a one time getaway has turned into inspiring journeys across the country, including trips along the california coast, the deserts of the southwest, the heavenly powder of utah, the dirty south, and the warm surf of hawaii. Over the years the little wolfpack has traveled by car, by plane, and by tour bus. They’ve made a million memories together, and photographed a million more…

Stay up to date on Mammoth Men’s adventures by checking back to their website often: http://www.mammothmen.com/.

 

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RECAP: TAVIK’S 6TH ANNUAL WHAT THE EFF PARTY


A night of drinks, dancing and debauchery ensued this past Friday when we hosted our 6th Annual What the Eff Party. Held at the Shark Club in Costa Mesa, droves of party goers were dressed to impress in some of the craziest, funniest and weirdest costumes we’ve seen in the six years we’ve been throwing this shindig. The crowd enjoyed sounds from Corey Wilson, Pillage the Village, Cut Snake, Sanjay and DETA. Check our Facebook page for an album of images from the night. Here are some photos we have already been able to collect:




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CHIP CHICK REVIEW: TIME CASE FOR IPHONE 5


CHIP CHICK recently reviewed our TIME Case for iPhone 5. Here’s some highlights from the trendy tech blog:

The Tavik Visionaries Time Case for iPhone 5 is like shutter shades for your iPhone (remember those?!). This stylish one-piece shell is 75% case and the other 25% are stripes revealing your iPhone. Tavik, an apparel brand, has teamed up with their parent company and accessory manufacturer, Incipio, to design a lineup of cases fit for the fab and fashionable..

The Tavik Visionaries Time case is most certainly a unique one. There are prison-uniform striped cutouts on the back and sides of the case, with exception of a plus-shaped Tavik logo cutout on the back. It’s very light and very sleek case with a matte soft finish…

The Tavik Visionaries Time is definitely a fashionable and unique looking case with a snazzy design. It feels nice in-hand and does offer some protection. It’s one of the sleekest cases we’ve used, though we’d personally sacrifice a bit of sleekness for added protection. It’s currently available for $29.95.

The Good: Neat Design, Comfortable, Light, Sleek, Good Cutouts, Includes Screen Protector
The Bad: Wears/Discolors Quickly, Leaves iPhones Front Corners Exposed, Collects Dirt/Dust in Cutouts

To read the entire review, click here.

To purchase a TAVIK Time Case for iPhone 5, click here.

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TAVIK FALL STYLES AVAILABLE AT SPYDERSURF.COM


 

Check out and shop Spydersurf.com for pieces from our Fall 2012 collection.


Designed to be worn layered, stock up on our printed, striped and color blocked short and long sleeves tees.

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HILL HOUSE RADIO: GOOD MUSIC FOR DISCERNING PEOPLE


 

Hill House Radio (HHR) recently released Episode #028 of their bi-weekly, expertly curated music playlist. As usual, the result is nothing short of amazing. Born out of a desire to share good music with discerning people, HHR is a genre-less podcast with the simple aim to put out great playlists for people to work to, play to and relax to.

Click here to peep and download their latest episode.

HHR kicked off January 2012 and since then, they’ve put out a new hour of curated, continuously mixed, music every 2 weeks. When HHR hit episode #24 (24 hrs of music!) – they opened things up and are starting to bring in guest curators.

The first HHR guest is a musician named Starcadian – he is an electronic artist working out of Brooklyn on his debut album ‘Sunset Blood’. His sound is decidedly 80′s with a heavy chill-wave influence. His episode is a truly eclectic experience, with bangers from Eddie Murphy, Toto and Goldroom to hidden gems from Letta Mbulu, Zombie Zombie and even an original Starcadian tune in the mix.

LOOK out for a HHR collab in the near future from yours truly!

www.hillhouseradio.com

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