22 Sep
Latest custom bike from the House of Simple Pleasures

Aussie-via-Venice Beach makers of custom motorcycles and surfboards Deux Ex Machina have unveiled their Pegasus — an impressive wheeled steed inspired by a customer’s 1969 Camaro and CBR1000 Fireblades. Decked out with quasi-neon red rims on an otherwise black frame, the Pegasus uses a customized Yamaha SR400 tank, its gasses moving through two-in-one style headers. Similar a […]


The crew at Coolhaus have made quite a name for themselves in Los Angeles with their ever-creative ice cream truck, with many flavors influenced by the greats of architecture and design (hence the name, quipped from famed architect Rem Koolhaas). Launched by Natasha Case and Freya Estreller, the duo have now collected their recipes into […]


Motorcycle customizer and clothing marketer Deus Ex Machina has teamed up with makers of quality men’s gear Sitka. With these visions united comes a collection of menswear and appropriate accessories for the motorcycle adventurer. The Mackinaw jacket is a durable blend of wool and polyester, with a thick blue/black buffalo-checked outer and quilted cotton twill inner. Warm. […]


5 May
Nearly four decades of custom Bimmers collected

Beginning in the 1970’s with Alexander Calder being commissioned to paint a BMW race car for driver Herve Poulain in the 1975 Le Mains endurance race, the tradition of the BMW art car has flourished. In the decades that followed that first custom car in ’75, 17 art cars have since been added to what has […]


28 Mar
Japanese custom bike maker's latest... with Sony Security Cam

If you’ve ever wished there were such a thing as bike-cam, well, now there is. Japanese custom motorcycle mastermind Chicara Negata has married these ideas, creating a mechanical mash-up of a vintage 1966 Little Honda P25 engine meets a state-of-the-art Sony security-camera. Though Chicara has been making masterpieces out of vintage motorcycles and the like […]


21 Nov
Sydney, LA, Bali & Milan battle for best custom motorcycle

Custom motorcycle builders (and clothing brand extraordinaire) Deus Ex Machina held their now-annual Boundless Enthusiasm Bike Build Off on Saturday, October 26th. The competition brought together all the campuses of the Deus Empire (Sydney, Los Angeles, Bali and Milan), where they selected the one-off custom bike they prefer most. Each store had between 40 to […]


14 Oct
One-off café racer-style bike built in Venice Beach

Since Australian custom motorcycle builders/lifestyle clothing manufacturer Deus Ex Machina opened shop in our hometown of Venice Beach, CA, the band of creatives have built 8 custom bikes. The Bully, seen here, is #9. Built from the remains of a post-collision Buell Lightning X1, The Bully had its compromised frame revitalized with a new chromoly […]


Benedikt Taschen and Sebastião Salgado talk in this 5-minute long video below about the 32 destinations visited by the latter — most of which had no roads leading to them except the ones made by human footprints. Salgado also discusses the effects the making of his book Migrations had on him — how the subject matter he chose […]

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