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When we pulled up to Quiksilver's massive compound, there was a lone wetsuit hanging from a tree, still dripping with water from the Pacific. The image couldn't have been a more fitting intro to the legendary surf brand's space: It's a brilliant blend of corporate hustle-and-bustle and the organic hang-loose vibe that the company has managed to keep intact since its '60s inception. Housing 800 employees in three buildings — which range from standout state-of-the-art architecture to a musty old warehouse (a 12,000-square-foot skate park sits inside) — this isn't just a workspace, it's a spot where Tony Hawk, Kelly Slater, and Rob Dyrdek often pop their heads in, to showcase their mad skills.
Though we've had our fair share of Orange County office envy this year, we haven't had quite as many giggles or left more elated than we did this time 'round. Quiksilver's casual attire (90% flip-flops) and friends-and-family atmosphere make for a lighthearted work day (even when there's a heavy load on the staffers' plates), and made us loath the minute we had to hit the 405 home. Luckily, we can relive it all right now. Click through to hit our pro circuit, and you'll see why we left our hearts in Huntington Beach!
Photographed by Molly Cranna
We’re sick of being
cold and having to wear four pairs of socks — and our productivity levels are
at an all-time low as we dream about warmer climes, white sands,
and no-shoes-required destinations. We need the beach, and we need it now. But, we also need it
to be affordable. Ahead, find a gallery full of read
Models, art enthusiasts, and the like turned out for the New Museum's Triennial Member's Party Wednesday evening to celebrate (and view, without massive crowds) this year's exhibition, Surround Audience. Among the art (which included everything from song and dance to sculpture and paintings) we spotted model Bella Hadid read