Compiled by the worldwide Dust & Grooves project that has collected the best input from the Earth’s top record collectors, comes 416 pages of pure, unadulturated vinylphilia. Covering over 130 collectors, Dust & Grooves: Adventures in Record Collecting features 250 pages of full-color photos, 12 full-length interviews, personal histories & essays, valor and a forward by the RZA, aka [...]


The world of “erotic photography” can span from the truly tasteful to the baseline pornographic, from the salacious to the elegantly subtle. The masters — as underscored in Ellen von Unwerth’s superb Fräulein Book — can make the art seem dignified and worthy of coffee table tome status. The more sophomoric, on the other hand, can [...]


9 Jan
Jeff Skierka Designs' high-fidelity tape deck tabletop

Remember the long lost art of the mixtape?  The cassette tape ushered in the era of portable playable music that could not only coax any emotion from your intended listener, but could also be right there existing in the heat of the moment. On the cusp of the 50th anniversary of the now retro audio [...]


21 May
Limited edition run of only 300 of Dutch artist's toys

Dutch artist Parra has collaborated with Kidrobot to bring his 2-D painting to the next dimension for a limited edition of 300 pieces titled “Pierced”. Like his Parra vs. Toykyo “Fly New Coffee Table”, Parra’s paintings seem to manifest well into the 3-D world. Originally a silkscreen painting, the “Pierced” figure will stand 10″ tall [...]


12 Dec
From Japanese art to the appreciation of well shaped derrières

The second installment of our Best Of 2011 retrospective series focuses on the Top 10 Books of 2011, including photo-heavy coffee table books, research tomes and literature. From the history of menswear staples to Japanese art to modernist architecture to the appreciation of the well shaped derrière, there were a multitude of books published covering [...]


2 Dec
A limited edition hardcover by the “Godfather of Pop Surrealism”

A new collection of California artist Mark Ryden’s work is presented by Taschen in two special edition hardcover coffee table books. The collection is titled Pinxit and is translated to mean “painted by” in Latin. An intriguing blend of high classical techniques with surrealist elements, Ryden’s paintings are partly responsible for ushering in the current [...]


Wow — who would’ve thunk it? Already the 50th volume in our beloved and illustrious Because We Love You Series, and who better to knock it out than homegrown Los Angeles photographer Estevan Oriol. We’ve shown some of Oriol’s work before, including when we interviewed him for the coffee table book counterpart to this aptly titled [...]


11 Jul
Photographing vintage Chevrolets & model Jeri Lee in lingerie

Fellow Angeleno and friend of Lost In a Supermarket Estevan Oriol has a job most men would envy (read our Q&A with Estevan HERE). As a photographer, he spends much of his craft shooting impeccably restored vintage cars (he and his SA Studios partner, Mister Cartoon, being pillars of the Lifestyle Car Club) and Latinas. [...]

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