Five questions for Tristan Eaton
Tristan Eaton is a Los Angeles-based (by way of Detroit) multidisciplinary artist and muralist.
What’s your favourite animal?Elephant.
If you could have a superpower, what would it be?I don’t know if it’s a superpower, exactly. Is it cheating if I say “eternal life”?
We’ll allow it.Awesome.
What’s a piece you’ve done that you’re particularly proud of?The posters for Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign.
Which job would you like to have, if you didn’t have your current one?Owning and operating my own movie theatre.Sally Bricker (Tristan’s agent): No way! That’s what I want to do to! Tristan, I had no idea.Tristan: This is it Sally! This is the plan. This is what we’ll do when we’re rich.
Would you rather be able to run at 200 mph, or fly at 10 mph?Seriously? Fly, of course.
Shredding surfboards to make sustainable skateboards
In the past decades, skateboarding has moved from the fringes of society to the TV screen, from subculture to the Olympic games. With that type of trajectory, we wondered what the next step for skateboarding might be. So, we travelled to the birthplace of skateboarding to find out. Surf and skateboard manufacturer Shred MFG tells a story of passion, craftsmanship, and a greener future for the boarding community.
Creating a “15-minute city”: Will Melbourne be able to bring its communities closer?
It’s the year 2050 and Melbourne is waking up to another day of life on Earth. In the past decades, the cityscape has seen many improvements. Bikeways are broad and well-connected, parks are lush and nearby, and supporting your locals is easier than ever. With all the essentials accessible by foot or bike, urban life is inclusive and efficient. That’s the plan, at least. The Melbourne Plan.