It’s not complicated: sometimes you just need a good blanket. Those of us in a city like Los Angeles know it well, if you ever venture to the beach and need to stake a claim of real estate out on the sand. A light, well constructed quality blanket is key. But it also works for [...]


Pretty Lights — aka Derek Vincent Smith — has been one of the most consistent instrumental producers of the last half decade. With a complex layered approach that’s more DJ Shadow than cornball EDM mainstage, the Denver producer is one of the few talents that has flavorfully blended the world of hip-hop beats with electronic textures. [...]


13 May
Three sets of alcohol-based markers handmade in America

Marc Jacob’s book-oriented Bookmarc sub brand and street artist Krink have combined expertise to create a small collection of alcohol-based quality markers and paint pens. Designed exclusively for Bookmarc, the 3 markers each perform a specific need. The K-12 (above) comes in three colors and is ideal for fine lines and small details, its small, [...]


Balkan Vinyl’s limited edition Rave Wars 7″, repressed on translucent red vinyl, are only for pilgrims of the heavyweight nerd variety. Rave Wars alludes directly to one of almost everyone’s favorite films (except mine), blending the action figures from the original Star Wars movie with hardcore/breakbeat techno, often overlaying sound effects from the film. Only [...]


We’ve been obsessed with Quentin Tarantino’s spaghetti western/slave vengeance/southern flick Django Unchained since it was first announced. We clearly had some strong opinions on it when we saw it (read our review), so it’s not surprising the film still dominates our thoughts. That’s why our ears perked up when we came across these action figures [...]


2 Jan
Colorful ultra-luxury footwear for Spring/Summer 2013

Pierre Hardy flashes his classic sneaker style with these 2013 Spring/Summer luxury zebra print high-tops. The French designer has topped off them with a color blocking upper, two premium leathers, suede, zebra pattern detailing and a velcro fastening at the ankle. It takes a little flash to stand out in that summer sun, and these’ll [...]


30 Nov
Showcasing designer's affection for bold colors & geometry

While not nearly as outlandish as, say, Jeremy Scott’s output for adidas Originals, Pierre Hardy nonetheless hardly shies away from designing bold footwear. Shoes like his Tiger & Leopard Print “Animal Pack” Mid-Tops are not for the mild at heart, while his “Black Cube” and “Blockorama” High-Tops show off the designer’s predilection for geometric shapes. [...]


19 Sep
LA designer continues his assault on wallflowers everywhere

Jeremy Scott continues his sartorial assault on wallflowers everywhere with his latest collaboration with headwear giant New Era. As can be expected from the flamboyant Angeleno designer, the Jeremy Scott x New Era Headwear Collection for Spring/Summer 2013 features a varitey of baseball caps more suited for a Rick James video than the streets. Based on [...]

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