it's brewsvegas baby!


As part of the brewtifully(?) named Brewsvegas festival, Cottage and the Embassy Hotel are putting together a little shin-dig.


It's the first time we'll be showing the majority of Feni's new decks!

The rest of the night will be filled with...
          -  The release of 3 new never been seen before beers by Fortitude Brewing Co.
          -  Dean from Hungry Kids of Hungry Playing Live
          -  Pig on a Spit 
          -  Live Art by Joy french and Barek.

Plus a few giveaways, including a handmade Cottage skateboard!

Tickets are $25 and include
          -  A pot of a new release beer
          -  A pork roll straight from the spit
          -  A selection of canapes throughout the evening

Tickets available from link below...

More info here -


March 24, 2014 by Jimmy Kakanis

but who will re-purpose the skateboards?

It's one thing to take some old timber and turn it into a slick little skateboard.  But what about turning an old skateboard into something new?


Well that's the vibe of Brissie makers, Holloway.  



Over the past few months We've been heading north to check out their warehouse and muck around on a few ideas.  And, other than be inspired to continue our little journey, try and be as environmentally conscious as possible, and keep the stoke going we've also designed (with the lad's excellent input) a prototype Gentemstick-inspired skateboard.

We're only one version in, however after some decent testing, we'll get closer to having the first 90s snowboard replica on the market.  


We're looking for that flowy feel, big powder carves and floaty turns.

In return, the boys are helping us to develop a pair of sunglasses from old skateboards (possibly even my own) to have in our line. 


More to come.




February 24, 2014 by Jimmy Kakanis

the village markets

For the past month and a half I've been stepping out into the big bad world with my decks under arm, my marquee in tow, and a whole hell-av-a-lotta thumbs ups being thrown in the mix too.


One such locale I've frequented is The Village Markets at Burleigh Heads State School.  


It's hosted every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month, and attracts about 100 pretty rockin' stalls.  Everything is quite fresh indeed (possibly a little on the chick-y side, but still quite dope).


Apparently the competition is fierce to get in, but I think we managed to snag a spot because we are doing something a little more dude orientated.  And, judging from the stoked looks on all of the 'dragged-along' boyfriend's faces, it all makes sense.


So point of the story is, if you think you're going to get 'dragged along' to some boring-ass markets, think again, there's skateboards at this one, and maybe it won't be so bad after-all.

See ya this weekend.


The above photos have not been edited.

November 12, 2013 by Jimmy Kakanis