4 Oct
UK designer & architect Andy Martin bends his fixie

The nearly two-century old furniture maker Thonet has been experimenting with “bentwood” furniture since 1830, so it’s not a completely irrational leap that the company has made the move into fixed wheel bicycles… with a bentwood frame. Using a steam-bending process developed in the 1930s, they’ve taken the design by London architect Andy Martin and [...]


If any album deserves a re-issue, it’s Massive Attack‘s 1991 masterpiece Blue Lines. The Bristol collective have spent some time in their studio piecing together original recordings to produce a fully remastered version of this groundbreaking debut. Influenced from the glories of downtempo, electro, soul, reggae, jazz, hip-hop, and god knows what else, the innovative album [...]


6 Sep
Laptop, iPhone & iPad cases worth their 15 minutes of fame

Much like the Andy Warhol x Incase Summer Collection 2012 which featured many of Warhol’s most famous images — including the Chelsea Girls photo and Velvet Underground banana, the collaboration continues into fall with a new series of images worth their 15 minutes of fame. This apotheosis of pop art is timed to match with the [...]


16 Aug
Medicom's vinyl collectible doll of the pop art maestro

If you weren’t born while Andy Warhol was alive, then it’s just hard to fathom that he ever really existed what with him and all his silkscreening and all his bananas. Maybe that’s why he makes so much sense as a toy. Celebrating the lack of surreality (he really looks like an insensitive alien in [...]


7 Jun
Archived photos of icons from the 1970s & 80s in their prime

Whether you’re a die-hard Andy Warhol aficionado, or simply a casual fan of his Campbells Soup and Marilyn Monroe pop art, you can probably appreciate his Polaroid shots of artists and celebrities — especially when the photos are from icons of the 70′s and 80′s. Warhol decided to snap a few Polaroids of his limitless [...]


Skate it or Hang it? That is the question nearly every man who skates has had when confronted with the beauty of a truly well designed new deck. Of course 99% of the time one opts for the former, but every so often we’re so enamored by a particular pristine graphic (such as Doodah’s Supermodel [...]


21 Dec
Peter Jackson's next foray into the world of J.R.R. Tolkien

My god can you stand it?! I’m in full nerd-out glory mode here, as The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey has to be one of the more anticipated movies of the decade. This first trailer doesn’t show much of the action, but it sets the mood for what we can expect with Peter Jackson’s next foray [...]


20 Dec
Henry Rollins, The Weeknd, James Blake, Charlie Sheen, SBTRKT, DJ Mehdi, plenty of mixtapes & more

Time for the fourth edition of our Best Of 2011 retrospective series (after ART, BOOKS & STYLE), where we look back on the LIAS Year In Music. Frankly none of these lists are easy — we can trim each down to about 20 but then cutting them down to 10 means we gotta chop some [...]

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