24 Nov
Hand knit sweaters from the Isle of accents & little ponies

Ah Shetland, the isle of funny accents, beautiful hand-knit sweaters, and those little ponies. Thanks to Jamieson’s of Shetland, you can at least knock out the sweater part, but you are on your own when it comes to speaking incomprehensibly or riding on a miniature trusty steed. Jamieson’s, despite the sprawling metropolis we think of when […]

Hot Toys has been hooking it up with intensely accurate Dark Knight collectibles for some time now, if you remember  the Batmobile and the Bat having made some bat-stops here before. (And let’s not forget other LIAS favorites like Robocop and Spiderman.) Here we bring you the the Hong Kong toymaker’s second highly detailed Joker figure, this one […]

16 May
Limited run of only 10 pieces from the Hong Kong toymakers

Coarse Toys is an artist duo in a Hong Kong studio who have gained international recognition for their sculptures and lofty “themes of denial, betrayal and lies.” (Oh my!) In fact, their beautiful take on the buzzkill has been through these parts before, multiple times, perhaps best with the rabbit-suit wearing False Friends. Their most recent work is […]

31 Oct
Berlin artist executes sculpting on a new canvas

Eviscerating text and whitespace from antique books, Alexander Kortzer-Robinson creates entirely new narratives from only pre-existing charts, graphs, illustrations and other visual elements inside of each book. The result is a relatively 3-dimensional collage of relics that have lost their value over the passage of time. Much like Guy Laramee’s Landscapes Carved from Books, the tomes […]

After going soft porn in 2010 with Terry Richardson’s unforgettable take on the Pirelli Calendar, the Italians toned it down quite a bit and went classical with Karl Lagerfeld behind the lens in 2011, then went the naturalist route with Mario Sorrenti in 2012. Now Pirelli is continuing the tamed path with a very clothed […]

Peruvian-born Mario Testino is one of the most highly regarded lensmen on the planet, having photographed nearly every A-list celebrity worth their teeth-whitener (Gwyneth Paltrow, Lady Gaga, Julia Roberts, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Claudia Schiffer, Madonna, Rolling Stones, Giselle Bundchen and let’s not forget his Kate Moss by Mario Testino book) for the most prestigious magazines on […]

24 Oct
Lo-fi lens offers soft bokeh, vignetting and shallow focus

Vintage is in, case you haven’t heard. No we aren’t talking about vintage ’70s era porn (though we don’t discriminate) we’re referring to the fact that along with fashion, vintage photography has exploded with the popularity of apps like Instagram — which with the touch of a button you can take a photo from your cellphone […]

Every year the Pirelli calender brings a little dollop of joy to a very troubled world, and today we receive the first images of the 2012 edition — just when we needed some really good news. This year’s photography epic is shot by the great Mario Sorrenti, just another legend in a long string of Pirelli […]