3 May
Channel your inner Bukowski with this distressed leather carrier

Italian design house Officine Creative offers a new accessory for the messenger bag initiate. Perhaps Charles Bukowski would have carried one of these on way to the bar after a long two hours of postal work. For $955 at Ssense you can recreate the idol with the heavily treated leather rectangle. It is sure to […]


18 Jul
1,001 parties you wish you would've been at

Awesome People Hanging Out is a blog hosted on Tumblr featuring photographs of awesome people hanging out. Simple, direct and to the point. While anyone can submit and comment on photos, the coolest part of the blog is scoping through photos of people — who are presumably awesome — hanging out with other awesome people, […]


25 Apr
The Curse of Medusa, Californication and big giant tampons

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. VIIIvol IX, vol X,  vol XI, vol XII,  vol XIII, vol XIV and vol XV) Back in December I suffered from that she-devil known as “writer’s block.” You’d think — considering the nature of writer’s block and who suffers from it — that […]


21 Apr
The fresh scent of tobacco... for your face

We covered Portland General Store’s Whiskey Aftershave Splash & Wet Shave Jelly a couple weeks back, and the stuff seemed so great we knew we had to give some shine to their Tobacco Wet Shave Jelly this time. Enriched with aloe vera, organic extracts (Bilberry, Sugar Cane, Sugar Maple, Orange, Lemon, Cranberry), and oils to […]


31 Mar
Smell like Hemingway, except without the suicide

Coming straight from the New England frosts of Portland, Maine, is Portland General Store’s whiskey-inspired shaving products. The Wet Shave Jelly (below) is a whiskey-scented gel that creates a rich lather to shave with. Bentonite clay — “one of the most effective and powerful healing clays… that pulls oils and toxins from the skin” — […]


30 Jul
You got it, relax, forget it, go to sleep

Here’s a short video someone took of Charles Bukowski driving around his old haunts of Hollywood & Western, and talking about all the characters that informed his stories. And life. Hookers, killers, thieves, barflies, the whole lot. Why? Cos it teaches you where humanity is…you never quite wanna forget who they are, where they come […]