Japanese brand Neighborhood seems to think that something about “pepper” rhymes with “reaper”, which isn’t all that far from the truth. This is why we season our foods in moderation. Saltily set your kitchen to the Other Side of the table with the Neighborhood Booze Reaper salt and pepper shakers. These marinated-carcass dressers are made from traditional […]

5 Aug
Combining elements of traditional Chinese painting with pop art

Jackie Tsai is a Shanghai-born and London-living mixed media artist who seems to have added flowers and bones, or at least their likeness, to the artist’s arsenal. Most known for his flower skull art done for the late fashion designer Alexander McQueen — whose many fashion bits you’ve seen around these parts before — Jackie Tsai’s detailed work combines […]

30 Jul
Destroy Alderaan from the comfort of your living room

Drop your star cruiser couch onto the Death Star rug which has kindly been made possible for your bedroom/mom’s basement/womanless nerd shed by Totem rug makers out of Canada. This 6’x6′ circle of awesome may just be the finest accoutrement any part of your house has seen since this Lebowski business. But why be the Dude […]

The highlight of Blackbook Gallery‘s Deathstar Blues show that ran in Denver last month are these AT-ATs constructed completely of reclaimed skateboards by artist Derek Keenan. The show’s concept was led by artist Axel Greittman‘s vision of a Death Metal-inspired Star Wars universe, although the exhibit additionally served as a first-look appearance for Vans and Santa Cruz […]

14 Mar
Play your own MacBeth & question the existentialism of life

Look, we’re all gonna die. It fucking sucks. There’s no amount of haggling, begging or denying that will save you from the cold dark void that we will all come to embrace. So why not embrace that mortality on a daily basis? A good way to start is with this vividly detailed Black Skull Candle. […]

21 Feb
Dutch artist Frodo Mikkelsen's silver plated odes to mortality

The contemplation of one’s mortality can come in many mediums. Dramatic pessimists prefer poetry, intellectuals may wax eloquent in novel form, Norwegians form death metal bands and murder their rivals, while fashion types seem to prefer putting skulls on everything. Meanwhile, artist Frodo Mikkelsen has decided to sculpt pretty detailed landscapes onto the decayed heads of […]

Two months after releasing Glaciers, what some consider to be Blue Sky Black Death’s most progressive and expansive album to date, the Los Angeles producers return with the second volume in their Euphoric Tape series. It’s another stripped down collection of instrumentals of Blue Sky Black Death’s previous works and rarities that served as backdrops […]

This past month two automotive legends ceased production, their spirits rising into the Great Pantheon of Iconic Cars in the sky. Two vehicles that defined terminally opposite points of the spectrum, different in pricepoint, performance, utility, powertrain, spirit… well, just about everything. Even the reasons for ending their lifecycle could not be more different, but […]