13 Jun
Beats superlative listening device in red, white & blue colorway

Beats by Dr. Dre being recently acquired by Apple may or may not have something to do with the “Samurai” version of the Studio V2 headphones designed to have appeal to its international Japanese audience. The “Samurai” headphones’ classic Japanese aesthetic is implied by the deep indigo blue and bright red derived from ancient traditional Japanese […]


21 May
A continuation of the Beetle Bailey-inspired watch collab

As a followup to the previous collaborations, namely one with a watch face getting muscle-armed by Popeye, Dr. Romanelli and Bamford Watch Department have joined forces yet again to create a cartoon-inspired timepiece. With this version of the Deepsea model, bad-guy Brutus is clobbering the military grade titanium coated chronograph. This highly limited run of only 20 pieces comes with two-year […]


22 Aug
Yeah we know it's corny, but why do we want some then?

Ha ha — do y’all remember when people used to lament the corporatization of hip-hop? Like, when it first started to go mainstream and everyone was up in arms because N.W.A. and Body Count were being banned from record stores (Google “Tower Records” kids), and Public Enemy had middle America experiencing Tea Party-like fainting spells […]


8 Aug
Only 24 bags handcrafted for Shibuya-ku boutique in Tokyo

Esteemed Japanese luggage makers HEAD PORTER have teamed up with Los Angeles designer Dr. Romanelli for a series of one-off bags. As usual for Dr. Romanelli the bags are handcrafted utilizing unique fabric, which means that each of the 24 bags are strictly one of a kind — the fabric originating from a custom patchwork […]


16 Apr
Artist Gregoire Guillemin delves into the mundane & risque

The life of a superhero isn’t just about whipping up on Turk and Grotto, hanging out in underground lairs and foiling the evil conspiracies of guys like Dr. Doom, Sebastian Shaw and Kingpin, there’s a certain level of banality in their every day lives that we rarely see. That is until Gregoire Guillemin decided to […]


28 Jan
NECA's 6-figure set gets iced out by eBay & Weinstein Company

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 May
Polo shirts, hats, tennis wristbands & Quilt Wing-Tip Shoes

Labels don’t grow much more cultural heritage than Fred Perry, a onetime tennis brand that expanded to become embraced by subcultures far flung, from mods and preppies to 2tones and skinheads (just look at their Fred Perry x Medicom 60th Anniversary Bearbrick Series for verification). The vaunted British brand has now teamed up with fellow […]


10 Feb
5 top producers perform with unexpected collaborators to surprisingly good results

Caught the official premier of the documentary RE:GENERATION last night at the Mann Chinese theater, and have to say we were pretty impressed. LIAS previewed the RE:GENERATION Music Project late last year when we were leaked a teaser and were hopeful with what we’d seen, but the finished product really takes the potential of the concept to […]