28 Apr
Plus Doublas M2 severed heads available for pre-order

Manga geeks and toy collectors prepare for liftoff. If you’re familiar with the Kodansha series by Go Nagai and the Fuji anime TV series Mazinger Z from the 70’s (and you really had better be), not only is that evidence of your being a complete nerd knowledgeable niche-anime collector, but you are about to get some […]


11 Jan
One of the best anime series ever in skateboard format

Evangelion is still to this day one of the best and most popular anime series in existence, so much so that they have their own offshoot Eva Radio to handle their merch. Now Eva Radio has hooked up with Harajuku shop h FTC and intheyellow to release a line of crisp and clean skating decks, titled Evangelion: […]


19 Apr
Reusable pieces of pop art... for a hydrated belly

Gearing up for another weekend of Coachella madness? Or perhaps your headed elsewhere this summer (Sasquatch, Bonaroo, Lollapalooza, Lightning In a Bottle, etc), and will need to keep your pickled liver hydrated and healthy? Pick up The Loyal Subjects vs. Joe Ledbetter’s Thirsty? reusable aluminum 10″ water bottle, equipped with it’s own keychain clip so […]


18 Oct
Only 33 handmade chairs from the pen of Simone Legno

Tokidoki’s Simone Legno, who was the subject of a LIAS feature last year, lends his highly illustrative style to this very limited edition wingchair dubbed the Singapore. Only 33 of the pieces will be made, built to order in the UK, of kiln-dried hardwood birch with a beech frame and legs and faux-suede upholstery covered […]


19 Aug
30th anniversary of the Japanese anime's bad ass robots

B. Yoshida and Porter have set out to commemorate the 30th anniversary of Gunpla, the timeless Japanese anime Gundam‘s model kit packages. With their Gundam Special Package, they’ve brought us a specially designed bag via Porter’s ample luggage skills to work on the giant robots with. The quality Japan-made bag features a number of pockets […]


28 Feb
Ivan Vartanian and Kyoko Wada connect the dots

In this 176 page book, Tokyo-based authors Ivan Vartanian and Kyoko Wada take a holistic view of Japanese art throughout its 5 millenniums of history and analyze common threads found throughout. See/Saw finds ways to unite such chronologically disparate themes as Giant Robots and ancient Samurai illustrations, or uniting Murakimi’s Superflat school of art with […]


11 Jan
Brian Chan's mathematical genius makes origami

Engineer Brian Chan from M.I.T. has fashioned art work with his impressive math skills, creating his own origami patterns and using one single uncut sheet to fold into paper masterpieces. When Chan first started this simple hobby he mastered making traditional animals and intricate insects, but now paper is no limit as he manifests sci-fi […]


23 Nov
Vancouver Film School's Patrick Biason's "A Gentlemen's Duel"

Created by Vancouver Film School student Patrick Biason, A Gentlemen’s Duel is basically Japanese mech battle anime filtered through a steampunk lens. Great animation, and who doesn’t enjoy one giant robot trading fisticuffs with another giant robot? No one, that’s who.