Author: Micha

Wetsuits Into Recycled Magic | The Kassia Surf Recycling Program

While the water beckons me to it quite frequently, after almost 15 years of living on the coast, I’ve not quite become a full-blown mermaid. But over the years, I’ve learned a bit about the mechanics of surfing through my proximity to the water, nights spent around bonfires with avid surfers, and working with makers here in Los Angeles. One unfortunate aspect of what it takes to surf is neoprene, the material for wetsuits. It’s not biodegradable, and it’s a synthetic rubber. But it’s the ideal material for surfing. Kassia Meador, our recent guest editor, had an idea about how...

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Saltwater Sessions | Surfing Into Recovery

A brilliant treatment program for addiction and mental illness combining surfing + mindfulness… “Fall seven times, stand up eight.” – Japanese Proverb (From the Saltwater Sessions website) I was making my usual cursory scroll through of Facebook one morning when I stopped on a post from an acquaintance who owns and runs a recovery center in Malibu. I’ve visited his spot before, Riviera Recovery, and the work he’s doing is really incredible. He posted his support of another local program called Saltwater Sessions followed by a link to a recent article chronicling it on The Inertia. I clicked, read,...

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The Girl In the Water | A Few of Kassia’s Favorite Things

DO go chasing waterfalls and waves, no need to stick to the rivers and lakes that you’re used to. With a life spent in the water, and enjoying – not just pursuing – bliss and adventure, some of Kassia’s favorite things are naturally oriented to doing this all in style and in good health. From the beautiful tie dyes of her line, KASSIA Surf, to an all-natural petrochemical free sunscreen purportedly “made by a band of surfing sea-elves”, check out Kassia’s picks for you. 1 KASSIA Surf Palo Santo Surf Wax 2 KASSIA Surf Long Arm Spring 3 KASSIA...

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Water, Sounds, Sustainability | It’s a Mermaid Take-over

Merman not at all excluded! We’re not even two months into hitting the “live” button on Of The Wolves 2.0, and we’ve been graced with a line-up of guest editors that are the utter embodiment of who we are: incredibly diverse and passionate. First, Troian Bellisario pulled back the curtains on her life for us and shared some of her musical tastes, honestly discussed some of her loner tendencies, and recapped some of her favorite shoppable products right now. This week, pro-surfer and entrepreneur Kassia Meador is our Chief Wolf, setting a backdrop for stories around water’s healing powers,...

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Mysticism + The Southwest | Pamela Love + Her Consistent Muses

My style is always evolving, and yet I never abandon my love of Southwestern details and 70s-era Stevie Nicks attire. Never. While I may be originally from the Southwest/South/Midwest, I found a real muse for embracing this in my personal style when I discovered the jewelry designer Pamela Love almost eight years ago. Somehow, this Floridian and New York-based designer envelops her designs in loving and genuine homage to the Southwest – mysticism, too. Growing up in Oklahoma, I’ve seen my fair share of appropriation and arguably controversial usage of Native American and Southwestern designs in wearable art, but...

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