CUSTOM JEANS. FOUND LEVI'S. PRINTED WITH ECO FRIENDLY INK AND COTTON PATCHWORK.

Beach Brains and Blink Boys (BB x BB) got together and customised some converse chucks and Beach Brains work jackets!
A few hours were spent adjusting the laser strength for the etching. Once we had all the settings locked in we spent a few days laser etching the cross logo into the shoes and jackets. The final outcome looked killer!! Check it out below.

Beach Brains Meets: Nick and Will from the New Zealand music duo SACHI

Who are you? in one sentence.
Will - A semi-popular dance duo from New Zealand.
Nick - Two blonde soundmakers.

What do you do to pay your rent?
Will - Sit in dark rooms for long periods of time on a computer.
Nick - Come up with ideas.

What lead you to music?
Will - I guess just learning to play instruments at a young age. That then developed into being in bands.
Nick - A love of music lead me to music!

If you could be someone from the past who would you be?
Will - Mozart
Nick - Hunter Thompson

If anyone could shout out SACHI who would you choose?
Will - Barack Obama
Nick - Howard Stern

If you could travel anywhere right now where would you go?
Will - Istanbul, Turkey!
Nick - Tangier

Who’s your favourite artist?
Will - Right now, maybe Jungle.
Nick - Bowie.

Best eat out?
Will - Ponsonby Food Court
Nick - Ponsonby Food Court

If you could have anything on the BB site, what would it be?
Will - Custom Etched Jacket
Nick - Suits Me Pant

What album are you taking to your grave?
Will - Kanye West - Graduation
Nick - Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

What inspires you and gets you pumped?
Will - Working with great people on great music!
Nick - Consuming music, film and books.

Beach, Concrete or bush?
Will - Beach
Nick - Bush

What film speaks to you?
Will - Borat
Nick - A Clockwork Orange

Best advice you could share with your drunk self?
Will - You don't need that big mac
Nick - Just one more

What was the last thing you cooked?
Will - Pasta
Nick - Pea and Ham soup

Who’s your arch nemesis?
Will - Humidity
Nick - Sweet Potato

Who’s your angel?
Will - Air Conditioning
Nick - Nietzsche

Who are you? in one sentence.
-A Lover, father, hustler, entrepreneur… 

What do you do to pay your rent? Are you enjoying it?
-Hustle and I love it… 

If you could be someone from the past who would you be?
-Robbin Hood, steal from the rich and give to the poor 

Best advice and ex has ever given you?
-Go..

If you could travel anywhere right now where would you go?
-Japan for sure..

Who’s your favourite artist?
-Gareth Hemmings, watch this space, kids going to blow up !!!!

Best eat out?
-Her.

If you could have anything on the BB site, what would it be?
-I have most of it but every pair of custom cons you do is unique so you can never get enough… once more pair please..

-What album are you taking to your grave?
-The Notorious B.I.G Ready To Die

Who’s your best mate? Should we interview them?
-Dan G, and yes hit him with the hard questions..

What inspires you and gets you pumped?
-family

 Beach, Concrete or bush?
-BEACH for sure

What film speaks to you?
-I don’t think my answer would be genuine as I honestly cant remember any movies, even on from the day before.

Best advice you could share with your drunk self?
-Stop drinking

What was the last thing you cooked?
-Myself

Your favourite tattoo? Can we share a photo?
-I equally love all 170 of them… feel free to share the photos

Who’s your arch nemesis?
-Myself..

Who’s your angel?
-My Mum

Beach Brains meets music producer Alex Wildwood!

Who are you? in one sentence.

  • I am a songwriter, music producer, maker and creator.

What do you do to pay your rent? Are you enjoying it?

  • I have an automatic-payment to pay my rent - which I don’t really get any enjoyment from but it seems to do the job pretty well so I leave it alone. I also write songs with really talented artist and try to create music I’m proud of which I really do enjoy.

If you could be someone from the past who would you be?

  • Leonardo Da Vinci. But it would be hard to decide between the real man and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle. Honesty, I’d be happy with either.

Best advice an ex has ever given you?

  • Don’t give up.

If you could travel anywhere right now where would you go?

  • Madeira or Bali but I’ve been to Bali loads so probably go to Madeira.

Who’s your favourite artist?

  • Visually I’d have to go with Henri Matisse. Musically as cliche as it may be, I have to say the Beatles.

Best eat out?

  • Lillian in Grey Lynn. Close enough that if I have a few too many I find my way home.

If you could have anything on the BB site, what would it be?

  • I love the the ‘soft’ t-shirt and the ‘Bleach Brain’ shirt.

What album are you taking to your grave?

  • Revolver by the Beatles or The Reminder by Feist.

Who’s your best mate? Should we interview them?

  • I’m very lucky to quite a few people who could have the title ‘best friend’, I’d say my friend Sam McCarthy, known as BoyBoy. He’s also a sensational music producer and songwriter. We often talk creativity, philosophy and general bullshit.

What inspires you and gets you pumped?

  • A great song. Nothing hits like a really great song can. It kinda just jumps up and slaps you in the mouth. Surfing always gets me excited too, similarly to music the journey to work with something you can’t control or appears somewhat fickle, be it a wave or a piece of music, inside that struggle of working with something bigger than you is the real joy.

Beach, Concrete or bush?

  • Beach.

What film speaks to you?
-Tree of Life. An amazing piece of cinematography and storytelling. Also Petes Dragon, which is a kids movie but it will fuck you up.

Best advice you could share with your drunk self?
-Stay upright.

What was the last thing you cooked?
-Scrambled eggs on toast.

Who’s your arch nemesis?
-In a lot of ways I feel like it’s the internal voice saying “you’re a charlatan” or that feeling that wants to keep me in the state of imposter syndrome. Neither is true but it’s that noise in your head that wants to try to convince me I have no business contributing, raising my hand or being on stage. What I’ve realised is that the very nature of creativity and innovation is to act ‘as if’ because what you’re making doesn’t exist yet. It’s only while making stuff you discover what works and what doesn’t.

Who’s your angel?
-My Mum.

Beach Brains meets Totty Bowman.

Q – Tell us what got you into Jewellery design? Are you planning on this becoming your full time gig?

Early last year I was introduced to Sharon Fitness, one of the metal technicians at Auckland University who also happens to be an awesome contemporary jeweller. I am studying at Elam School of Fine Arts and had until then taken a very formal and antiseptic approach to art making. She taught me to not take it all so seriously and that anything can be art or jewellery, it doesn’t need to be polished or perfect.

I work in multiple fields of art and each field compliments and influences the other. I prefer this approach to making and do not intend to focus solely on one practice. Though jewellery making is quickly becoming one of my more prominent interests...

Q – What inspires you to make jewellery?

I have found a unique curiosity for the craft. I gain a sense of satisfaction and completion that I do not feel quite so often in my other practices (sculpture/installation).
Bringing a small object into the world is a great feeling, but the highlight is handing over these objects to another. And this is what inspires me to make jewellery. It is about people. The aspect of jewellery which intrigues and delights me is the tradition of these small objects staying close to somebody their whole life, and then those same small objects being handed down to the next generation. They function as personal relics, holding so many stories on their surface. I do not believe jewellery needs to be delicate and pristine to be considered special. Like people, it can be imperfect. I make sure that the processes I use are evident on each piece.

Q – Best drink spots in AK?

Anywhere with a good glass of wine that I completely can’t afford! Bar Celeste and Clay are my go-tos. Places with weekly menu changes and people who are passionate about what they do. Otherwise a generous glass of Campari at my flat tends to do the trick.

Q – 5 songs you can’t stop listening to?

Utu - Eno X Dirty
That’s O.K. - Jonwayne
Velvet Leaves - Puma Blue
Sweet Va Breeze - Shelly FKA DRAM
(Sittin’ on) the Dock of the Bay - Otis Redding

Q – 2021 design/business plans?

Next year will be my fourth and potentially final year (Hons) at Elam, this will be my main focus and priority. However I always find time to make jewellery and I will continue to work hard on refining my brand - with the help of some very talented friends.