Opening Night with Roark and Friends

The grand opening of Roark’s Pop-Up Shop at Said Space in Encinitas took place Thursday April 14, 2016 featuring revivalist and skateboarder Jamie Thomas along with photographer Dylan Gordon. They shared images from Roark’s strange journey through Northern Vietnam that inspired Roark’s Spring/Summer 2016 collection of goods. Photography from the crew’s convoy from Hanoi to Cat Ba Island to Da Nang will be on display at the Pop-Up Shop through May 15, 2016.

Artist Brian Bent, who designed the Lotus Woven for Jamie Thomas’s Capsule Collection, captivated the house with his musical performance while partygoers enjoyed Banh Mi and Vietnamese beer.

The Pop-Up Shop featuring a curated collection from the Roark Revival Spring/Summer 2016 Volume 10: “Strange Daze In A Hanoi Haze” runs at Said Space through May 15th, 2016.


Peninsula South: 'Zine Release // Art Show


This past Friday, March 25, Nixon, in partnership with Monster Children, held a one-night only photo/film exhibition and limited edition ‘zine release to showcase Peninsula South– a new short film featuring Nathan and Herbie Fletcher. The event was held at SAID space in Encinitas and featured photography from Cole Barash and a short film directed by Riley Blakeway. The ‘zine release aligned with Monster Children’s soon-to-be-released 50th issue and also supported Baja-inspired Peninsula Collection.

The night’s event was packed and we saw many familiar faces including the Fletcher family (Dibi, Herbie and Greyson), photographer Grant Brittain, Rob Machado, Leila Hurst, Nixon employees and friends of the brand.

About Peninsula South:

Peninsula South brings together larger-than-life surf legends Herbie and Nathan Fletcher for a road trip down memory lane, where the father and son team head down to Baja and revisit some old haunts from previous adventures. Director Riley Blakeway captures Herbie’s pioneering spirit and the close-knit relationship he has built with his son Nathan as they set out on an expedition they’ve not made together in over twenty years, reignites both their love for Baja and their deep appreciation for one another. By the late 60s, Herbie had already begun exploring Baja in search of un-crowded lineups and adventure. As his life moved forward, he built a family who share his love of travel, and who have joined him countless times to explore the fickle southern peninsula. On this latest mission, Nathan discusses his father’s contagious, childlike enthusiasm for surfing and life, and shares how he hopes to pass those ideals down to the next Fletcher generation.


Served to Perfection

Simmering Into The Night With The Venerable Andy Davis

The "Cooked Just Right" show with Andy Davis was probably one of the most rewarding experiences we have had putting a show together. Andy spent four weeks at SAID Space as an artist resident culminating a rich and vibrant collection of his latest work.  

Each morning armed with stealthy playlist and a frisky cup of coffee, Andy's approach and passion is elevated for the creative journey ahead. Everyday smiles, positive attitudes and eclectic groovy-funktown tunes are center stage at the studio. The amount of work Andy develops in a 24 hour period is quite remarkable. Over the course of a month Andy created over 30 original artworks in the studio. When early evening rolls around it's not uncommon to embrace a couple ice-cold Modelos aka "Working Beers" coined by Andy Davis (and not to be confused with) IPA's aka "Show Stoppers" as Andy confidently explains. The process of putting a show together is hard work, the days turn into nights and with no clear distinction between the two. It seems the sun doesn't really go down, it's just an illusion of the world spinning round but when you mix the warm and inspiring vibe of Andy it feels effortless and free.  

The pure and improvised spirit of creating in the moment draws some venerable energy into each piece. In looking at Andy's new work you immediately notice the saturated color palette and loose line work you would expect at any Andy Davis show. The absence of any surfboard is an interesting aspect of his latest work however, the concept is very apparent. Definitely an exploration of styles you can clearly see.

The day of the show everything really starts to take shape and like every show, you're never really ready until the last absolute last second when that door opens and the night begins. Every part of Andy's residency seemed to somehow unfold as it should. Amazing friends and family came to support and collectors came cash in hand. Overall a wonderful experience and the show came together like a home cooked meal and was served just right. It's all about the journey with Andy. Thanks for making hanging out with you so much fun! 


Brooks Sterling Discusses Using Film In Water Photography

Analog explores the current state of film photography with good friend and SAIDSPACE featured artist Brooks Sterling

Analog is a series of stories that explores the current state of film photography. In this story, we follow artist and photographer Brooks Sterling as he prepares and heads out on a surf shoot with his Nikonos underwater film camera.

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Sketchy Tank Opening Night

Recap of Sketchy Tanks "All in a Days Lurk". One of the best shows to-date thanks to a handful of solid friends coming together to pull off an epic night.

Its been a couple years now at SAID Space. We have had some good shows but last Friday has to be one of  the best shows to-date thanks to a handful of solid friends coming together to pull off an epic night. The house was packed and the beer was flowing strong thanks to the boys at KR3W and Pabst. 64 die hard Sketchy Tank fans waited in line for hours to get a free tattoo. By the end of the night everyone who signed up for a tat got one thanks to "@thorissey" and "@jaddmcelroy". Encinitas got to see a rewarding glimpse into the disturbed mind of Sketchy Tank and many took home treasures of original one-of-a-kind artworks. Unfortunately, we had a couple pieces stolen which has never happened. I am sure Its a bit of flattery for Sketchy along with a sour taste of disrespect. Special thanks to DJ Cote who was holding down the tracks all night long. We were honored to have Sketchy Tank @saidspace and appreciate all of the fine people who helped make this show a night to remember.