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Onward Upward Collection

When you turn your passion into your business, the depths of your soul are on display as you work. There’s a shameless honesty attached to each design. You learn to find beauty in tragedy, and embrace the joy in each day. That’s what inspires creation.

This collection is story about two makers, a baker, and photographer; business owning women on a similar path joining forces to push each other onward & upward.

MapleXO | Nikki Jacoby Jewelry | Dream Cakes | Katie Harland Photography

UPWARD KEYCHAINS

HOUSTON HOOPS

JACOBY NECKLACE
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JACOBY EARRINGS

JACOBY COMB

UNION RING

UNION JARS

MINI SPATULA

MINI WHISK

TINY ORBITS

STREET PLANTERS

QUINCY MORRIS FOREVER

We are Lindsay of MapleXO and Johannah of Dream Cakes; small business owners who owe a lot to Quincy Morris for the crucial role he played in helping our businesses grow. Although his recent death has been hard to wrap our heads around, one thing we know for sure...

He would hate to see MapleXO or Dream Cakes suffer because of his passing.

That being said, we decided to take our next cue from him. Just as he had tattooed across his chest, we’re headed “Onward & Upward” to be the best lady bosses we can be.

This collection is dedicated him.

Rest in peace Quincy. We love you forever. #ONWARDUPWARD

All MapleXO pieces are made from recycled skateboards and recycled skateboard wheels. Thank YOU for helping US reduce the carbon footprint of skateboading. Much love and respect for your support.

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MapleXO Launches The Continuum Collection and a Tattoo Machine Collab!

“MapleXO launches the Continuum Collection & Tattoo Machine collab with Seth Ciferri”


Portland, OR – April 17th, 2015 The skateboard recycling company MapleXO launches a new line of jewelry and accessories, with a jaw dropping collaboration in tow.

With 10 new products including a wall-mounting planter, magnetic knife strip, and giant hoops, the collection brings fresh refined edge to their brand as a whole.

 

“We’ve been recycling skateboards now for 9 years. While skateboarding seems to hurt a bit more as the years pass by, I gotta say that it’s rad to see what those years have done to refine our woodworking and design skills for MapleXO,” says Lindsay Holmes, owner of MapleXO.

 

In step with introducing this new collection, MapleXO announces the launch of their tattoo machine collaboration with world-renowned tattoo machine builder Seth Ciferri.

Holmes explains her side of the collaboration:

"We’re stoked to collaborate with Seth. He’s a good friend, our shop mate, and a skateboarder. He has a history and expertise in the tattoo machine industry that runs deep. He’s also an overly eager perfectionist who drives me crazy at times, but once these machines started to take form, I knew we were onto making something incredible. To say I’m proud to have a hand in these machines would be an understatement.”

Each machine features a custom iron frame, a skateboard wood skin, and a handmade, numbered wooden box. The electromagnetic coil sets that power each machine are constructed with iron cores, handmade skate wood washers, and are hand wrapped with the nostalgic pages of vintage Thrasher Skateboard Magazines to complete the skateboard theme.

 

 

*** These 20 limited edition tattoo machines at $720 a pop sold out within just a few hours of being launched last night. ***

  

For more information email: Lindsay@MapleXO.com 

 

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MapleXO is a recycled skateboard jewelry & accessories company made up of skateboarders out of Portland, OR USA. Founded by Lindsay Jo Holmes in 2006, MapleXO is currently sold in over 50 stores worldwide. In 2010, MapleXO began working with PS Stix skateboard manufacture to recycle the industrial waste of skateboard manufacturing in addition to the post consumer waste and is constantly adding to its line of products which now include housewares and furniture.
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Fathomaway.com Features MapleXO!

Yet another awesome little write-up featuring MapleXO, along with many other talented and inspiring local businesses, including our friends at OMSI and Next Adventure! The folks at Fathomaway.com have compiled a list of awesome things about Portland, Oregon, and we couldn't be more appreciative to be included as one of those reasons!

Check out the article by clicking the image below:

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Save On Energy Features MapleXO

The good folks over at Save on Energy included us in their green gift guide for the holidays!

Highlighting our recycled skateboard bottle opener, they were kind enough to give us some shine in their list, which is chock full of environmentally conscious products.

Check out the article HERE!

 

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GO SKATE DAY

MapleXO + Case-of-Bass team up to recycle SKATEBOARDS into BOOMBOXES


Portland, OR – July 3rd, 2014 Skateboard recycler, MapleXO joins forces with boombox maker, Case-of-Bass to turn skateboards into music and a ramp that is blowing minds.

The ramp is a 4-foot tall quarter pipe covered in the colorful maple wood scraps of skateboard manufacturing. To match the loud colors, the entire ramp is a high-tech boombox and was the centerpiece of Portland’s National Go-Skate-Day event, GoSkatePDX.

Ezra Cimino-Hurt, owner of Case of Bass breaks it down:

“The ramp has a 400w digital amplifier pushing 2 Cerwin Vega 15” PA drivers, a pair of 4” midrange speakers, and a 15” PA horn DeathBox. There are switchable 3.5mm stereo input and Bluetooth inputs. It runs off a fully rechargeable NiMh battery system with smart charger and secondary power supply for AC use. Did I mention it goes to 11?”

Along with its high quality sound system and beautiful recycled skateboard wood skin, the ramp is built to be skated.

Lindsay Jo Holmes, owner of MapleXO explains:

“The pool coping and smooth transition make it the perfect ramp to skate... although, feeling the music come through the ramp as you skateboard across pieces of skateboards… that’s what makes this ramp a treasure.”

In addition to the music bumping quarter pipe, MapleXO + Case-of-Bass are making a personal sized boombox out of the recycled skateboard wood with similar qualities in sound and aesthetic. Three of these boomboxes and the quarter-pipe are being auctioned off along with a gallery full of other skate-themed art pieces at Gallery135 through the month of July. All proceeds from the auction are being donated to help build Portland’s next public skate park.

For online bidding details and more information visit: www.GoSkatePDX.com

 

MapleXO: Lindsay@MapleXO.com | Case-of-Bass: Ezra@CaseOfBass.com

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How do YOU go Tandem?

To celebrate the launch of our new "Tandem Collection" - a line inspired by togetherness- we're giving away prizes!!

Post photos on instagram of your favorite moments shared with others: A sunset skateboarding session with friends, an outdoor adventure with family, dinner with your neighbor, break time with co-workers... Be sure to include: "#wegotandem and @mapleXO" in your post to participate

We'll pick 5 of our favorite #wegotandem photos to each win a $100 gift certificate to MapleXO.com!

Post as many photos as you'd like. Contest starts Monday, Aug 23rd 2013 and ends Monday, Aug 30th at 3pm pst. Winners will be announced the following day!

For more information about our Tandem Collection, check out our blog post here! 

“We go tandem with the people around us. We share an idea, we congratulate, we push each other.
We share the stoke of landing our first kickflip with a high-five.
We gain courage to climb the cables of half-dome with a held hand.
We go tandem with Sheri the barista, Glenn the bartender, Sam the baker next door… In tandem we collaborate our minds and tap into ideas that come from our souls.
How do you go tandem?”
#WeGoTandem
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We Go Tandem! F/W 2013

“We go tandem with the people around us. We share an idea, we congratulate, we push each other.
We share the stoke of landing our first kickflip with a high-five.
We gain courage to climb the cables of half-dome with a held hand.
We go tandem with Sheri the barista, Glenn the bartender, Sam the baker next door… In tandem we collaborate our minds and tap into ideas that come from our souls.
How do you go tandem?”

After many months of sore hands and much anticipation, we're proud to launch our brand new collection for Fall/Winter 2013, Tandem!

The line is inspired by the power of togetherness and how people in the MapleXO crew’s daily lives have impacted their designs.

Two of our favorite pieces from the collection are collaborations with some of our favorite local artisans and friends:

“Screw Turners” - A recycled skateboard handled screwdriver set made in collaboration with Portland woodworker Jim Haas.


“Machete Necklace” - A recycled skateboard handled mini-machete necklace made from brass or copper in collaboration with Portland artist Anna Evans.


“The same way we owe credit to skateboarding for each piece we make, we owe credit to the people who surround us for their influence in our designs,” says Lindsay Jo Holmes, “These people are catalysts, helping us turn our simple thoughts into incredible things.” 

All 12 of the new pieces from Tandem are the product of everyday collaborations with our comrades and colleagues.

A full online version of the lookbook can be viewed HERE or on instagram @wegotandem



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MapleXO is a recycled skateboard jewelry & accessories company made up of skateboarders out of Portland, OR USA. Founded by Lindsay Jo Holmes in 2006, MapleXO is currently sold in over 50 stores worldwide. In 2010, MapleXO began working with PS Stix skateboard manufacturer to recycle the industrial waste of skateboard manufacturing in addition to the post consumer waste and is constantly adding to its line of products that now includes house wares and furniture.
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OMSI Maker's Faire: September 14th+15th

The wonderful folks at OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry) asked us to scribble up a little blurb for their blog as their annual Maker's Faire approaches. It can be viewed HERE

We are very excited to have been invited back for this year's event. Seeing all the excited youngsters is probably as motivating for us as it is for them. They're the future, and we're honored to be given the opportunity to inspire and push them toward a creative path in life. But don't let us forget the "grown ups" who'll be in attendance; they're the ones who were eagerly bouncing from booth to booth as a child at similar festivals ten, twenty, thirty years ago... the ones who helped ensure that these gatherings kept happening, generation after generation. Bottom line: Come out and say hi to us in our booth at the OMSI Maker's Faire this September 14th and 15th!

 

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Munich X-Games 2013

Well, it appears that the Munich X-Games have gone off without a hitch. Chris Cole completely killed the Street. It's been great to see the X-Games offer skateboarders a park that isn't filled with BMX kickers and useless triple kink rails made for those of the in-line persuasion. Pedro Barros has continued commanding deserved attention. Dude goes for it, bottom line. The Pacific-Northwest's own David Gravette took silver in Real Street, behind the man himself, Guy Mariano. It was pretty funny watching Guy receive a medal on a massive ramp. Never thought we'd see the day. Watch their take on it HERE.

 

There is such an amazing array of interesting and talented people in the world of skateboarding. The bond we all share is unique and our love for skateboarding is something that only a skateboarder can truly understand. From landing that first kickflip, to mindlessly popping in and out of curb cuts, it's simply one of the purest forms of fun. MapleXO never stops being excited about giving back to and being a part of skateboarding. Thanks for allowing us to continue doing that!

 

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WriteGoSkate Fundraiser!

We just launched our 1st Annual ‘Go Skateboarding Day’ Fundraiser:

WRITE GO SKATE: A fundraiser to turn broken skateboards into skateparks.

We teamed up with Bryce Kanights, Silas Baxter-Neal, and Reese Kahn and gave them one task: Write “Go Skate.”

In our wood shop, we turned these handwritten words into mosaic-style art pieces made from broken skateboards. The three individual pieces will be signed by the skateboarders and auctioned off with 100% of the proceeds going towards building Portland’s Powell Blvd Skatepark!

The auction is set to launch today, Monday, June 17th and will run through Sunday June 23rd 11:45 EST.

BRYCE KANIGHTS

        

        

SILAS BAXTER-NEAL

                                  


REESE KAHN


“There’s something about seeing a person’s handwriting that seems to share a glimpse into their soul. What could be more inspiring than seeing pieces of skated boards making up the handwritten phrase “Go Skate” by such inspiring skateboarders,” says MapleXO’s owner Lindsay Jo Holmes.

Both Kanights and Baxter-Neal are well known in the skateboard community for their past and present influences in skateboarding. To tie in the future of skateboarding, MapleXO asked 6-year-old skateboarder Reese Kahn to participate:

“Reese’s pure and eager passion to be a kid and have fun is one of the most inspiring parts of skateboarding to me. His dad Billy posted a priceless instagram photo of Reese carving a bank ramp with a look of pure joy on his face. The caption read: ‘When going higher is the new trick.’ To me, that right there is skateboarding. Pure and simple,” explains Holmes.

In addition to the Go Skate art auction, we are selling 25 limited edition photographic prints of the project by Jake Richardson each signed by all three contributing skateboarders. 

25 Limited Edition 16" x 20" giclee prints on archival paper.


Separately from the WriteGoSkate project, we will be donating 50% of all proceeds from MapleXO.com on Go Skateboarding day to the Powell Blvd. Skatepark fund.


@MapleXO • #writegoskate • @originalBK • @silasbaxterneal • #reesekahn

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MapleXO is a recycled skateboard jewelry & accessories company made up of skateboarders out of Portland, OR USA. Founded by Lindsay Jo Holmes in 2006, MapleXO is currently sold in over 50 stores worldwide. In 2010, MapleXO began working with PS Stix skateboard manufacture to recycle the industrial waste of skateboard manufacturing in addition to the post consumer waste. They are constantly adding to their line of products that now include house wares and furniture. www.MapleXO.com @MapleXO ­



Bryce: http://www.ebay.com/itm/221242053851?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

Silas: http://www.ebay.com/itm/221242054540?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

Reese: http://www.ebay.com/itm/221242055281?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

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