With the progression of the ever-changing modern times comes two phenomena regarding man’s connection to nature. One is his very longing for it, and the other being that he uses modern means to reconnect to it — in evermore sophisticated though rugged ways. The book The Outsiders: New Outdoor Activity gloriously captures that very essence, serving [...]


If your perception of Texas is that it’s just a big state full of big trucks, perhaps you could use some clarification. Texas Quail Hunting, a 296-page photo collection by A. Lokey, makes it pretty damned clear that Texas is actually a big beautiful state, and some of those big trucks happen to be highly souped-up quail-hunting rigs [...]


The first official trailer to the sequel of the Amazing Spider-Man dropped today. Looks promising, with Spidey’s arch antagonist switching from the Lizard to Electro, another infamous (and classic) Peter Parker nemesis. The ultra-fast reboot of the once Tobey Maquire-led franchise only goes to show Hollywood’s voracious appetite for money superhero movies, so it’s no [...]


Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid’s work was considered so futuristic that for decades much of her work went unrealized. That was then. Now, Hadid’s risen to become one of the world’s elite architects, her buildings among the most famous and critically acclaimed structures on Earth. The upcoming New National Stadium of Japan — the top venue of [...]


28 Oct
Helmet schematics, Moroder interview, photobook, music & more

The French robots who brought you the most ubiquitous song of the summer, “Get Lucky”, have decided to bestow their legion of fans with even more music from their Random Access Memories album. The Random Access Memories Deluxe Box Set not only features the album on two heavyweight 180 gram vinyl discs, but have packaged [...]


26 Aug
Protect your copy of "Cat's Craddle" like a Samurai

OK, we’re definitely geeking out here when we correct the makers of these Katana Bookends that ninjas did not actually use katanas, but rather wielded ninjato swords. Ninjatos are straight, katanas are curved and used by samurai. So you can’t really live out your ninja dreams with these protecting your books, but you can at [...]


You ever see those those fanciful offices in futuristic movies that look like something sprung out of an 8-year-old boy’s dreams, or the CAD blueprints of a wild genius architect? While it may seem hard to believe, some people do actually work in environments like that. Like us here at LIAS who ply our tireless [...]


This year marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of Edvard Munch, Norway’s most celebrated artist. To celebrate the occassion, the Oslo Munch Museum and The National Museum (aka Nasjonalmuseet) for the most comprehensive retrospective every assembled of Munch’s artistic creations. The centennial exhibition Munch 150 for the first time brought together an unusually high number [...]

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