15 Mar
Damascus FX1 FlexForce Hard Shell Crowd Control Suit

With all the shit going down worldwide — Syria blowing up in flames, the mire in Afghanistan getting ever muddier, Israel threatening to go nuclear on Iran, dogs and cats living together, mass hysteria — it’s about time someone took your personal safety seriously. Gone are the days you could just strap on a bicycle […]


The Modular Tactical System (MTS) system has officially been released for commercial use by military computer supplier Black Diamond Advanced Technology. Components of the MTS system are integrated into different parts of the soldier’s vest equipment so mobility isn’t compromised. The lightweight, rugged and wearable computing and communications kit is designed to make the transition […]


A commentary on the effects of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder on the waves of American veterans returning from tours of duty in Iraq. These toy soldiers — an obvious twist on the ubiquitous green plastic soldiers kids play with the world over — are an art project titled Casualties of War. As creators Dorothy write: “The […]


10 Mar
Complete Technique's antique finish pendant

I’m not sure what the political statement of this AK-47 necklace might be, but Complete Technique’s antique finish pendant at least sports some remarkable detailing — a very accurate replica of the Russian AK-47 machine gun scaled down to a pendant size. Ironically enough, the price of the necklace is probably more expensive than what […]


9 Feb
Interview with documentary director Orlando von Einsiede

We’ve been fans of the Skateistan charity since we first heard of it, and the Burka Board and Prayer Board auctioned off to teach Afghanis how to skateboard. Now a short 10-minute documentary titled Skateistan: To Live and Die in Kabul has been creating a buzz since it showed at Sundance last month, and the […]


The continuing saga of one girl’s plight with unemployment…(read vol I,  vol II, vol III, vol IV, vol V,  vol VI, vol VII, vol. VIII vol IX, vol X and vol XI) Over the last month a few people have started to ask me things like: “When’s the new Bureaucracy for Breakfast coming?!” or: “Where’s the new blog? I’m waiting!” I’m sure […]


23 Aug
Juan James' Burka Board and Prayer Board

Juan James is the moniker for the collaboration between Chilean-born New York artist and designer Sebastian Errazuriz and New York artist and musician J. Carlton Dewoody. Together they created these two limited edition skateboards — called the Burka Board and Prayer Board — which are to be exhibited and auctioned off for a charity called […]