9 Oct
Signature-engraved, Detroit-made, limited-edition timepiece

Shinola, the Detroit factory dedicated to expertly made all-American watches, is taking a step further toward the vintage-inspired pocketwatch side of the dial. Giving some love to the home city roots, this “Henry Ford” limited-edition piece is individually numbered and engraved with the signature of Mr. Ford himself. The black face with cream-print piece comes with […]


7 Oct
American-made timepieces with Detroit pride

Shinola represents all-American made in their Detroit factory, their foundation being a unique Argonite movement using dozens of Swiss parts, domestically assembled with custom-made tools handled by highly skilled craftspeople. The Runwell Sport wristwatch, built for action with the highest possible quality in mind, has a 715 high-accuracy quartz movement, Super-LumiNova printed dial, stainless steal case and a sporty […]


16 Jul
Timekeepers & ball tossers, in an 8-mile sort of way

Shinola, the rare Detroit watchmaker, is founded upon the principle of quality American-made goods. While we’re sure to be hearing more from them on the watchmaking tip — and they have indeed just released nine new timepieces — their new line of individually crafted, high-quality leather-bound sporting goods are especially noteworthy. Get your game on […]


25 Jun
5 Parties, 5 Cities, Sh*tloads Of Burgers & Beats

Not near Miami for a Dirtybird BBQ? Well now they’re bringing it to you. Sloppy, fun, backyard BBQ-style party with dirtybird-style beats abound. The erstwhile San Francisco (and currently LA) crew is taking their party on the road for a five-city BBQ tour that is guaranteed to get your grill turnt up to 11. Claude […]


5 Jun
Collaboration grants blank canvas to shape future of Detroit

In the upholding and expansion of a tradition that has meant building automobiles for a good 110 years now, Buick has teamed up with BASF in applying the new ideas of young innovative minds at Detroit’s famed design school, the College of Creative Studies. After wrestling with concepts introduced by the competition such as population issues […]


8 May
A collection of the first color postcards from the "New World"

This country may be young in terms of its years of history as a “New World”, but that doesn’t speak any less of its capacity for volumes of photographic documentation. With the photochrom postcard of the late 19th and early twentieth century, the significance and possibilities of photography rose immeasurably. As the marking point in […]


28 Jan
Three customized Italian-made frames in homage to Detroit

The highly talented brothers over at RETROSUPERFUTURE have collaborated with Carhartt’s premium Work In Progress sub label to release their latest collection of handmade eyewear. Specifically for the upcoming 2014 Spring/Summer season, RETROSUPERFUTURE have taken three of their silhouettes and had them customized by Carhartt WIP, who names each frame after an area of their hometown […]


27 Aug
Second single off upcoming "Urban Animal" album

A new track by the illustrious VonStroke, Mr. Claude VonStroke that is. Although his upcoming album Urban Animal, his third studio LP, is notable for the new directions the Detroit-via-San Francisco-via-Los Angeles producer is exploring, “Dood” is quintessential VonStroke — meaning, expect bass, booty shanking rhythms and idiosyncratic beats. In other words, superb underground house.  If […]