It’s not a scooter. It’s a Ruckus. People get this confused all the time. The Ruckus is my main mode of transportation to Whole Foods and my mailbox. You can pick them up on eBay or Craigslist for around $1,600 – it doesn’t really matter what year because they haven’t changed the design in forever. If you’re really serious then you can mod your Ruckus like this guy to make it go super fast, but I’m a purist.
Art Books by Gerhard Richter
One of my favorite painters of all time. If you haven’t seen his documentary yet you should check it out, stunning work. He has a lifetime of work and I collect books on his art and writing.
Custom Built Library With Rolling Ladder
Turns out finding a good rolling ladder is a bit of a challenge. We ended up finding this gem of a company that lets you pick all the wood and finishings for your ladder and rails (beware the form on the site is a nightmare to use). One of our favorite things to do is climb to the very top and then push the bottom super fast to see if we can knock off the person on top. We call it Topple The Pompous King.
The bookshelf is built into the wall – we hired a contractor who is very good. If you live in SoCal give me a shout and I’ll give you his name and number.Inquire Now$1,300
7′ 6′ Album Ledge
We just got back from surfing in Mexico (a place called The Ranch an hour or so north of zihuatanejo) and I brought this board down hoping we would have some bigger waves, but it only came out one time the entire trip. This board only gets ridden when waves are over double overhead. Matt Parker is the co-founder and head shaper of Album Surfboards and shapes here locally and has a killer shop down in San Clemente. I gave him free reign on the artwork on the board and I was stoked with what he came up with. I ride this board as a quad setup, but can easily be ridden as a single fin. Matt is a good friend and has shaped boards for my whole family.
Climbing shoes and rack
I’ve been really enjoying the La Sportiva Miura shoe with laces. They are making this same shoe now with velcro instead of laces which is cool, but I like the old school feel of laces. I just got back into climbing over the last year after taking almost 12 years off. Got a proper Joshua Tree Rack and some new ropes and have been enjoying climbing regularly again.
Here are the links to the Black Diamond Cams, Black Diamond RockLock Screwgate Carabiner, and the Petzel GriGri.
Davinci Paint Brush
I have a ton of paintbrushes, many from Liquitex but my No. 6 Da Vinci is special to me. I hammer this brush when I paint water and somehow it keeps its shape and form no matter how badly I abuse it. I am on my 4th one of these and will continue to use this particular brush for rendering water and flowy objects.
BOSE Noise Canceling Headphones
Every designer and artist needs a good pair of headphones. These are by far my favorite headphones for long flights or when I have a loud environment. Super cozy. The only thing that’s a bummer is they have a battery that needs to be recharged every so often. The sound is great and have held up for a number of years! One side note: when I paint I have Sonos in my garage so I can blast music and not worry about having anything on my head.Buy Now$389
Vintage Camera Collection
These have been collected over the years from the Pasadena Flea Market and the Alameda Swap Meet. You can find them for around $60 to $100 but can usually haggle folks down for them. They all work and one day when I get around to it, I will order some film for these bad boys and shoot photos of something interesting.
Tudor Pelagos Watch & Hodinkee Strap
This is one of the only mechanical watches that has been able to take the continual abuse of the ocean and surfing. I recently switched it to a Leather Strap (Work Perk) and have been in love with how it wears on my wrist. You can read a review about the 2012 Tudor Pelagos here.
I love my giant metal industrial art table. This thing is so heavy it took 4 able bodied men to lift it out of my truck and into my studio. I picked this table up from a cool store down here in San Juan Capistrano called RJ Imports and I honestly don’t remember how much it cost. If you’re ever in SJC then I highly recommend you head into RJ and see their curiosities.
John Varvatos Leather Jacket
This is my most favorite jacket ever, even over my Patagonia Nano Puff. The leather is sooo soft and breathable – you can wear this jacket with anything and it looks great!Shop Now$600
Wide Mouth Mason Jars
So the key to a good Mason Jar is WIDE MOUTH. I drink everything out of these babies and I can’t live without them. Someone told me plastic cups are toxic and I just got it in my head to drink out of glass or metal only. I think they look cool too which brings me to my biggest piece of advice for anyone – drink water. Seriously. Most people are super dehydrated and so when they are angry or in a bad mood I feel a good old glass of water would really brighten their spirits.
Editors note: The oil painting behind Marc is for sale on his site for $3,500.
Minimums didn’t pay me to put this in here. I promise. I have been through about 6 cases and this case by far has been the best. I have dropped my phone a ton with this case and no shattered or scratched screen.
Editors note: Peel is made by the creators of Minimums. We had no clue Marc was a customer until this! Small world.Buy Now$24.99
Lego Death Star
I got these legos from the Google office in Irvine. We moved offices and there was an internal auction for these pieces and I was lucky enough to win it. I built this shelf so my kiddies wouldn’t be tempted to play with these (then the Lego movie came out and I felt terrible about being the evil president business who suppressed the master builders in my life).
I don’t think Lego sells these anymore – this thing is super fragile and I’m afraid to touch it. I saw one on eBay recently for over $1,000. I also saw the Super Star Destroyer for $899. Go figure. People love Legos!Browse$1+
I don’t go anywhere without these. This is probably my 7th or 8th pair at this point. I personally prefer the double stuff rainbows for a little extra cushion. They mold perfectly to your feet and are the most well built sandal I’ve ever worn.Buy Now$29.99