A nice little something from the mean streets of NYC.
Hotel Blue with what in our opinion is by far their best outing yet!
Hotel Blue made it out of the freezing cold in NYC to actually find out that SF is totally flat. It was all lies and false information.
Hotel Blue’s Juan Virues with a new vieo part for Villains including a serious Gino hommage. Found it? Juan has flavour.
Filmed by Hugo Miralles, additional filming by Paulyo and Mario Fortea.
Hotel Blue, has a new video offering, Rough Luxury, straight from the streets of NYC. Filled with enough grit and power too keep you satisfied until your next NYC hit.
Summer in the city. LurkNYC with another “Mean Streets” feat. the Hotel Blue Squad and more.
Another hit from the big apple. Nick von Werssowetz’s new “Hotel Blue” video comes with Dylan Fulford, Giovanni Vacca and Charles Deschamps.
Hotel Blue is taking some smooth operations in New York City.
Featuring Mark Poole, Will Blakley, Dylan Fulford, Giovanni Vacca and Carlos Mendoza.
As I am sure many of you do, we wake up and stay in bed for a while scrolling trough our Instagram feed before starting the day. This morning we found this video in Hotel Blue’s feed, why? Because it features their team rider and PLACE Favorite Will Blakley chilling through the streets of Austin Texas, and to our surprise, it also features the likes of Guru Khalsa, someone we don’t see too often. And even though the title suggests this to be a relaxed video… Calvin Millar actually created something rather high energy that you should definitely check out.
Featuring: Ryan Thompson, Mark Roberts, Zack Krull, Zac Anders, Guru Khalsa, Anthony Hunter, Max Taylor, Jayson Bentley and much more.
Nick’s at it again, with volume 20 of a seemingly endless series containing some of the best skating New York has seen.
Nick von Werssowetz comes with another one “..and the crowd goes wild..”! It seems like the summer in NYC this year will last forever. Watch Giovanni Vacca, Pat Hoblin, Danny Dipalo & more in Mean Streets v.4:
Dreams came true in this episode of LurkNYC’s New York Times – They are finally getting paid for skateboarding. And again, you might also find some little Placemag guest appearance. So keep your eyes open and enjoy the realness!
Back in the old days and still relevant today, the handshake is a synonym for an agreement, which is not official until both hands are parted. In this issue, we shake hands with people behind five brands from all over the world that are, in our eyes, totally different from each other and all pretty much rookies in the game. To transport the vibe of each brand we needed to get real insights. So were spending time with the founders, their cliques, and social environments, which, once again, makes the work we do and thus our product very personal.
Pop – Low Country Aesthetics
“Now, if you hang out with this crew you might start believing that Pop is an acronym for People Owning Personality. Why? Because everybody has a strong personality and when they get together, everything gets amplified. It brought out the best in all of us and everyday was full of laughter mixed with “real talk” type of conversations…”
Hotel Blue – A Chat with Nick von Werssowetz
“Sometimes, a few missed connections can still lead where you need to be. The story behind this interview started when I got a text from a friend who was out in Montreal at the time. He sent me a photo of him together with Ayo (Alex O’Donahoel), who unfortunately happened to leave Montreal right before we got there. But as it turned out, Ayo sent a DM letting me know he would be in NYC for the next few days. So we connected when we got to the Big Apple…”
Alex Olson – Leave a Message
“That is what I heard when I tried to call (917) 692-2706, which we all know is the full phone number behind Alex Olson’s enigmatic board brand. I didn’t leave a message but I wanted to. Just to see if anybody would listen to what I had to say and maybe “they” would even call back…”
Europe Co. – A Ruhr Valley Continent
“The urban areas all have this rather modern architectural character with high-rise buildings, strict geometrical forms, and lots of concrete, steel, and glass. The cityscape tends to change at every street corner from snug to rough, from rich to poor, from vibrant green to gloomy grey. As I learned on my visit, this is exactly the environment the Europe Co. is rooted in.”
Öctagon – Die Maschine
Following the Öctagon members on a visual adventure through the greatest machinery of humankind, the city.
The brand new PLACE issue 58 “The Handshake” will be available through skateshops, selected retailers and newsstands – some of the shops got the issue already, just ask!
One of the nicest things about the current state of the skateboard industry is that there are a lot of new companies with fresh ideas popping up and right of the bat Hotel Blue seems to be carving a lane for itself with this video. We feel that new companies tend to work out best when the person running the show has an opinion of his own and since this company is run by the same person that created LurkNYC we are sure the company will have a strong direction. All in all, we like the vibe, the team, the skating, and this clip, and if you do too, you should familiarize yourself with Hotel Blue.
Featuring Giovanni Vacca, Adam Becerra, Mark Poole, Dylan Fulford, and Will Blakley.