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By laislabrand

Athletic clothes or “athleisure” has blown up as a sleek and uber-comfy fashion trend. Yoga apparel in particular is reigning as Queen of Athletic Clothes; over the past five years, sales on yoga products have gone up by a whopping 74%. Just think of the year-round staple that yoga pants have become! Here are the […]

By laislabrand

{A Brief New Icelandic Saga, As told to J.B. Pravda, ‘Beyond the Break’ Scrivener, by Enrique Sanchez-Rivera} I see a red door below the black-lettered 3D shingle sign and imagine Mick Jagger having been there too, perhaps not long ago before me, or perhaps after, ha, that famous Rolling Stones riff, there in my cabeza–he […]

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How to start your own swimwear company

By laislabrand

As of today I can officially say that I have been in the swimwear business for 15 years. It has been a rewarding experience and one that has taught me many things but mostly it has given me the most incredible schooling in persistence. If that was a degree, I’d have a PhD in it […]

By laislabrand

I first learned about Monica Dunford because of her starring role in the documentary “Particle Fever”. She played a very important part in what was the biggest and most expensive experiment in the history of the world; no small feat! I was absolutely captivated by her love and passion for physics and for her insatiable […]

By laislabrand

We were intensely captivated by Waterstudio after seeing them featured on National Geographic Magazine. Their incredible innovation skills and clear understanding about the future of architecture and our planet was obvious and ever so present in all of their plans and their current work. From a partially submersed ecological tower to floating islands in the […]

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Collapsing Seas

By laislabrand

“The sea! the sea! the open sea! The blue, the fresh, the ever free! Without a mark, without a bound, It runneth the earth’s wide regions round; It plays with the clouds; it mocks the skies; Or like a cradled creature lies.”- Barry Cornwall. Today our oceans face so many threats from so many sources, […]

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A History of Swimwear

By laislabrand

The folks at Swimwear365 decided to take a historical look at how women’s swimwear has evolved over the years. This summary marks key points in bikini and swim suit history with iconic shots including Ursula Address’s classic white bikini to Pamela Anderson’s red one-piece swimsuit in Baywatch to modern day styles.

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The White Buffalo Interview

By laislabrand

From our writer, Julio Ayerbe, comes this short but fantastic interview with Jake Smith (The White Buffalo). We hope you enjoy it and become a White Buffalo fan just like us. In early June I had the opportunity to watch The White Buffalo live in Solana Beach, CA. The show was excellent and I got […]

By laislabrand

“You can sleep when you’re dead.” Coffee is a lifeline in more ways than one and nothing is better than a delicious cup of java. Today I had the pleasure of checking out a handful of the local coffee shops and coffee companies near La Isla’s US headquarters in San Luis Obispo and received some […]