Lo-Fi Creativity

Originally published in the October issue of TransWorld SNOWboarding Magazine.

Snowboarding is a collective of creative individuals that not only enjoy sideways snow travel but seek to invent and inspire. This roundup showcases several artistic and eclectic standouts from some of our community's bright minds and the brands that support them. – Heather Hendricks

[ 1 ] Hannah Eddy 'DRIFT' PRINT ($23)

Hannah Eddy makes art inspired by a love of chasing powder, waves, and adventure. Manipulating lines and shapes to create fantasy landscapes, the themes of Hannah's art reflect her lifestyle as a snowboarder, skateboarder, surfer, and outdoor-lover. Her art is available at etsy.com/shop/heddyart. Even if your art budget is tight, Hannah has plenty of prints for around $20.

[ 2 ] Third Eye Co. Turquoise with Quartz ($198)

A product of the creative Johnny Miller and Taylor Jeffers--the Magic Miners--Third Eye Co. delivers handcrafted style in multiple facets. These self-taught entrepreneurs do everything from gem hunting and jewelry making, to accessories design and screenprinting. This particular piece is made from hand-mined quartz, fused into wearable art. No piece is alike, and there's a vast array to choose from at livefreeseetruth.com.

[ 3 ] Stinky Socks x Third Eye Co. Collab ($15)

It's a perfect match. Bulgarian brand Stinky Socks collides with the creative minds at Third Eye Co. for a sock that feels as good as it looks. Inspired by the crystals the Magic Miners find on their mystic adventures, organically geometric graphics adorn a cozy cotton/synthetic blend, complete with antimicrobial technology, so they won't be as smelly as their name suggests.

[ 4 ] Sidesurfers euro series ($25)

Handcrafted in New England, these eyewear accessories provide peripheral UV protection for all types of sunny adventures, especially in the snow. Born from the mind of Vermont's John Murphy, who has ample experience on Mount Hood's glaring Palmer Glacier, the all-leather pieces take on their own patina as they break in. Multiple colorways and pattern options are available at sidesurfers.com.

[ 5 ] Dakine Casey Women's Long Sleeve ($30)

This baseball-style long-sleeve is adorned with art from Do Radical co-founder Hannah Eddy, representing utopian coast-to-mountain radness. Its long fit is comfortable and protective against skatepark falls, and contrasting raglan sleeves offer a punchy style, wearable in any casual scenario. Skate in it, go on a date in it, or just get lost imagining shredding a bowl overlooking a perfect right, with a peak in the background.

[ 6 ] PowderJet Hand-shaped Snowboard ($625)

Jesse Loomis handcrafts snowboards from his woodshop in Peru, Vermont. But don't confuse these with other DIY blanks; all 150 boards he produces per year come complete with p-tex base and steel edges. Pictured is a board shaped with Jesse's help by lucky customer Jessamine Young, who even added her own graphic. Jesse takes the show on the road with the Speed of Sawdust Tour, so look for a stop near you or reach out to him at powderjets@gmail.com and request one.

[ 7 ] Dakine Rucksack 26L ($75)

Stash what you need for your creative endeavors in this retro-inspired backpack from Dakine. It features a top-loading rucksack design with a dual cinch and carabiner latch for a secure closure. It fits most 15" laptops in a sleeve that can be accessed from the pack's side even when full loaded and still has space for necessities like a sketchpad and pens or an extra hoodie and a six-pack.

[ 8 ] Salomon X The James Brand Chapter Knife ($275)

Life's great adventures require a knife. This collaboration between one of snowboarding's most established brands and heritage-influenced startup The James Brand is something we can get behind. The sleek and well-built knife looks good and carries well, featuring custom James x Salomon Topo Laser Etch Artwork. Don't find yourself without a knife when you need one.

[ 9 ] FSBS Limited Homies Hoodie ($45)

FSBS Limited is the artistic manifestation of Forest Bailey's mind, and by now you likely recognize his style, as Forest's archetypal white, blue, and red designs adorn many of his signature products. But if you want to go direct to the source, FSBSlimited.com is where you can find pieces like the Homies Hoodie.

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