Meet Will

How to become a skatepark designer

There are several and different ways to become a world class skatepark designer and constructor. Being born in the promised birth land of skateboarding could be an advantage. Also building DIY ramps in backyards and hanging out with skateboard pros in the 80’s also looks good on the CV.

Usually it’s not the best idea to try to climb the stage when Pantera is playing. You might get busted and beaten up, eyes maced and body bruised. Then in the middle of the hullabaloo, you might even accidentally punch a cop, and will have to slightly adjust your plans concerning further military training in US Airborne School…

But what if you knew a that a certain series of events and turns in life eventually would lead to travels around the world to design and build skateparks, then maybe you still would consider some twists to get there?

And yes, of course you have to be a skater to build a skatepark. Like Will Taylor.

Instagram: alchemistwillie
World Wide Web: Bryggeriet Bygg, Malmö

 

Meet Naz

Naz, the Barber

Short story: ”London’s lost it’s soul” says Naz, about his hometown. That’s where he was born and raised. It used to be a nice place… Lots of music going on, and you still could live there for descent money. Now  London is full of Hipster bullshit where people trying to be cool and pretend they don’t care about anything but it’s really the opposite.” In London Naz worked at the fancy Taylor of Old Bond Street, which have been in business since 1854. A place where old rich guys would get a classic haircut and a manicure simultaneously. That wasn’t for Naz so instead he moved to Sweden together with his swedish girlfriend to live in Gothenburg. Every other week he goes to Stockholm too. To cut some hair and have some beer. Living the barber life.

Photos by talented Amilcar Garcia Lopez
instagram.com/amilcarfotos/

Meet Björn

The man – the myth – the musher

Short story: I was born and raised in an advertising firm in Stockholm and I gave a large chunk of my life to creative office work in the wine industry. But my pastime always revolved around the great outdoors and I had a constant yearning for the mountains and wilderness. One day I decided to let my old life go. I walked away from the business, the lakeside apartment, the dog and the girlfriend never to look back. Today I live as a musher and mountain bike guide, leading groups in the high-lands of northwestern Dalarna, Sweden and the mountains of Sogndal.

I live for sharing my passion for the elements. I want my guests to see what I see and having them take a break from their augmented reality, be it on the back of a dogsled in the snow clad highlands or riding down a steep Norwegian singletrack. Today I live a rich life on small means surrounded by friends that share my passion and my life makes a lot more sense than it used to in the city.
The path I chose was neither unexplored by others nor is it something I can recommend others to pursue. But for me it was the responsible thing to do.

Björn Olsson, Musher and guide for Fjälläventyr in Sälen, Sweden

Svensson

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Name: Lars Glendell

The part I play in the Short Supply world: Contributor and so on

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Name: Lars Glendell

The part I play in the Short Supply world: Contributor and so on

Background:

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Meet Peter

“Thing is… We basically do what we want. We can really go for it regarding quality and the use of materials, to make it genuine and real.”

 

 

Peter Wårdman
P
roduct range, development and design at Short Supply.

Short story:
I was into sail racing but at the time I was living in the inlands, which is not at all the right place to live when you want to race big sail boats. I just had to move to the sea. It was back in -78 and I was applying for a job at a big company on the Swedish west coast. At the interview I didn’t even have a clue they were making shoes…

Anyway, they asked me to rate the shoes on the table and select the designs that wouldn’t sell. So I browsed through the models and pointed out the ugly ones. Of course I was totally wrong and rejected all the top sellers.  Later, the manager told me it was just a test to see if I had the guts. Anyway, he sent me to Italy for six months to work in a shoe factory. That’s how my journey in shoes began.

 

Meet Patric

“Nowadays I try to do stuff that doesn’t require my presence at an office.”

 

Patric Henricson
PR and marketing at Groundstone

Short story:
I studied economy in the eighties and I have started a few companies  since then. From webb development to real estate and motorcycles. Sure, I’ve been an office rat for many years but nowadays I try to do stuff that does’nt require my presence at an office. I still think it’s a lot of fun to start up new things and in this company of people it’s even better. I can pretty much work with, and sell shoes from my camper at the beach or from the cabin in the mountains.

 

Glendell

Jack of all trades, master of none

The allround guy when it comes to creativity and marketing. With a background in graphics, photography, web editing and writing as well as the shoes business Lars finds many uesful tasks to perform in the Short Supply gang.  

Name: Lars Glendell

The part I play in the Groundstone world: The allround marketing person.

Background:

With the curiosity in web sites in the mid 90’s came the natural need to produce content as well. Media, photography, graphic design and writing were the topics of interest. Lars always had an entrepreneurial way of doing things and started out as a freelance designer and writer and worked in the shoe industry full time for many years.

Tell us a short story:

I made a cross-country trip through the United States. Five friends riding garage-built choppers from Los Angeles to Florida for four weeks. All the cool people and places we saw during the trip made an impact. Five years since that trip I still process the all the impressions! Thinking about it in retrospect the feeling of beeing in a movie grows on you. Maybe I’ll write a book about that trip one day, haha!