Live Out Your Westworld Dreams at Casteel Creek Retreat The Mission Workshop Khyte Sets a New Standard for Messenger Bags The Bulletproof, Million-Dollar Ramsmobile SUV Has an Optional Hookah How to Transition Your Wardrobe to Fall As far as skateboards go, it’s quite rare that you see one that is of the all-natural variety. The folks over at 31 & Change, the Chicago-based furniture company — founded by former graphic designer and creative director Kurt Lenard — created a skateboard based on their ethos of designing “with a twist, a wink and a smile in mind.” Each item they make is hand crafted from American wood at 31 & Change’s Chicago studio.Related: Focus Turns Skateboards into FurnitureFor the summer of 16 — pardon the Drake reference — Lenard and his team released 16 of their Logan Blvd. skateboards. Each one is completely different because, well each one comes from a different part of the tree. Lenard put on trucks and wheels in a number of colors — purple, green, transluscent blue, light blue, pink, orange, yellow, red, fuschia.The skateboard works for just about anybody — tech start-ups, bearded and tattooed hipsters, and it’s cool enough for anybody else who wants a skateboard that is sure to get attention. It’s just about as organic you can get, and the one-of-a-kind boards are made from 100 percent real hardwood slabs, so you can see all the natural awesomeness that they come with. We’re talking about all the edges, knots, hole and bark that you don’t get from those plywood boards that are covered in graphics and stickers.And if skateboards aren’t you thing, be sure to check out 31 & Change’s other “urban rustic” tables, coat racks, and more that are all natural hardwood with a pop of color.For more information, visit 31andchange.com. Learn Guitar (and Don’t Give Up) With the Fender Play App Editors’ Recommendations
by The Associated Press Posted Feb 3, 2016 2:39 am MDT Last Updated Feb 3, 2016 at 6:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Greek journalists strike as part of anti-bailout action Store workers take part in a protest against planned reforms in the country’s pension system outside the Labour ministry in Athens, on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016. The Greek government launched a new round of negotiations with rescue creditors Monday over the course of the country’s latest bailout program, amid highway blockades and angry union reaction to proposed pension reforms that are central to the talks.(AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris) ATHENS, Greece – Greek journalists walked off the job Wednesday ahead of a general strike set to disrupt services across the country to protest pension reforms that are part of the country’s third international bailout.The media strike pulled all news broadcasts off the airwaves and left news websites without updates, while no Thursday newspapers would be printed.Unions have called for a nationwide general strike on Thursday that will shut down everything from state schools to public offices, while state-run hospitals will operate on emergency staff only. Public transport, including domestic flights, will also be disrupted.Overhauling the pension system is one of the main reforms the government must make, but critics say it will lead to dozens of professions paying most of their income in social security contributions and taxes.The planned reforms face vociferous opposition from a wide variety of professions, including farmers, lawyers, doctors, casino workers, artists, engineers and gas station workers.