21 Aug
Shutter shades attempt a comeback

German-Iranian designer Boris Bidjan Saberi has teamed with avant-garde London-based eyewear creator Linda Farrow for a pair of updated, sleek shutter sunglasses. Like Farrows other far out collaborative eyewear (with Jeremy Scott and designer Walter Van Beirendonck), these metal blade-like shades are quite unique, and hark back to the days when a young Yeezy first […]


13 Aug
A eulogy to commemorate the life & music of pre-9/11 New York

William Basinski will be collaborating with Temporary Residence Ltd. to commemorate the 10-year anniversary, and induction into the National September 11 Memorial Museum, of The Disintegration Loops on September 11, 2012. The avant-garde composer had originally created The Disintegration Loops while trying to preserve a box of his old ambient tape loops by transferring them […]


25 Apr
Cataloging avant-garde ideas in fashion & stage design

Henrick Vibskov cannot be boiled down to simply “fashion designer” when his work spans from trendsetting fashion label (featured regularly at Paris Men’s Fashion Week) to creating elaborate stage design to drumming in various music projects (most notably, Trentemøller). Given the wide-range of experience and expertise in several facets of the art world, a book […]


23 Apr
New Art Correspondent Freddi C hits up MOCA for opening night

We previewed the Transmission LA: AV CLUB last week, and sent new Art Correspondent Freddi C with mic and camera in tow to check out the exhibit. This was her recap… As the sun set downtown at the Geffen Contemporary MOCA, the Veuve flowed under an enormous shiny Mercedes-Benz logo suspended to look like a giant […]


20 Apr
The Avant-Garde Diaries hosts their 2nd exhibit in L.A.

We were guests of Mercedes-Benz last night at their Transmission LA: AV CLUB exhibit, and the show was by all means a great success. As we explained in our interview with Mike D, who is curating the event, the array of artist involved is impressive (including Peter Coffin, Benjamin Jones, Mike Mills, Tom Sachs, Sage […]


When you’re offered five minutes with one of your heroes, you jump on it with vigor like Kool Aid-geeked grade schoolers on a trampoline. Or at least, you should. Such is the case with one Mike Diamond, aka Mike D, the high-pitched smooth talker in the archetypal Beastie Boys. In this humble man’s opinion, if […]


23 Sep
A Q&A with jewelry designer/humanitarian Kali Arulpragasam

Kali Arulpragasam is a UK-based jewelry designer and creative force behind the avant garde line SUPERFERTILE. Her controversial, often violence-plagued work — which includes jewelry emulations of gunshot wounds, slashed flesh and head trauma — has been heavily influenced by issues involving environmental decay, geopolitics and human rights. Much like the work of her little […]


3 Aug
Avant garde American designer's simple longsleeve tshirt

There’s a lot of avant garde American designer Rick Owens’ stuff that takes a lot of confidence to pull off, but this long sleeve hooded shirt would be a standout in most men’s wardrobes. Part of his DRKSHDW collection, the shirt features a slightly elongated fit and drawstring, and is available at The Corner for […]