If you’re on Bali we would like to recommend you to visit our friends at BGS Bali. Great coffee, great staff, and from what we’ve heard, great watches and sunglasses as well!

Spring is finally here and we are proud to present a part of our sunglass collection named after some of our favourite surf spots. Great looks from Fårö in Sweden to Mavericks in California. Find the collection here!

On Sunday March 25th, we adjusted our watches one hour forward into summertime. To celebrate summer getting closer and to introduce our new collection, we hosted an event at Folk & Friends bar in Hornstull, Stockholm. Thanks to everyone who came out and had a folköl and a kanelbulle with us! Photos by Stephany Franky.

In the fall of 2017 we did a trip with Ali Boulala to Paris for him to meet up and do interviews with the Baker team. And if that is not all. It was also Ali’s first trip as a photographer. Kingpin Skateboarding were kind enough to publish the result. First out is Dustin Dollin!

Read the full interview here.

Skateistan, the award-winning non-profit organization empowering children and youth through skateboarding and education, launched a new Skate School in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on Friday (February 23rd). Over 100 children celebrated alongside special guests from around the world, including skaters Sky Brown, Mimi Knoop, Jim Thiebaud and funding partner, The Skateroom.

As soon as the ribbon was cut by students to officially open the Skate School, girls took to the new 500 square meter skatepark to put on a demo for the crowd – dropping in from the highest ramps and showing off new skills they had already learned on the concrete features built by New Line Skateparks. This was followed by a pro skate demo in which 9-year-old Sky Brown wowed the local children (and her new friends) on the mini ramp. There was also breakdancing, a magic show, interactive wall art and a 360-degree nature experience. It was a magical day celebrating the power of skateboarding and creativity to change the lives of children in Cambodia.

Skateistan first began running programs in Phnom Penh in 2011 and recently moved to a new location, within the creative hub of Factory Phnom Penh, to better meet the needs of local children, in particular girls and children living with disabilities. 240 children and youth are currently part of the programs (Outreach, Skate and Create and Youth Leadership) in Phnom Penh, of which 53% are girls. This new space will enable Skateistan to provide skateboarding and educational opportunities to even more children in the local community surrounding the Skate School whilst continuing to work with multiple partner organizations in the city.

Built in partnership with Building Trust International, the new Skate School was funded by The Skateroom through sales of limited edition skate decks featuring the artwork of Grayson Perry and Andy Warhol. The facility consists of a skatepark, classroom, library, office and large green space. It was designed by architects at Atelier Cole, with input from local Skateistan staff and the skate community. It’s the perfect new space for Skateistan to run their programs, which are supported by Jochnick Foundation, Google.org, Laureus Sport for Good Foundation, Swedish Postcode Foundation, CHPO, FYF, Shining Pictures and InMaat Foundation. The skatepark is the first of its kind in Cambodia and, when not in use by Skateistan students, will be open for the public to enjoy

This bright new start for Skateistan in Cambodia sees the non-profit organization further integrating into the community and providing a safe space for local children to play and learn for many years to come.

This press release was written by Skateistan. Find out more at skateistan.org @skateistan