31 Jan
Upsetters, Sabbath, Van Halen, Iron Maiden, Howling Wolf & plenty of stoner rock & 70's experimentalism

Seminal Finnish trip hop/downtempo/breakbeat outfit Pepe Deluxé just dropped their fourth longplay, Queen of the Wave, this week. They’ve come a long way since their 1999 debut Super Sound, their electronic output taking a deeper delve into live breaks and organ-led rhythms. To illustrate their influences and direction, Pepe Deluxé — aka Jari Salo and […]


1 Dec
Inspired by Juha Kankkunen’s 205 mph world-record ice run

Inspired by Finnish four-time world rally champion Juha Kankkunen’s 205 mph world-record breaking run on the frozen Baltic Sea, the Breitling for Bentley “Ice Speed Record” Chronograph is a celebration combining aesthetics from both top-tier luxury brands. The speeds were achieved in Bentley’s most potent convertible ever, the Supersport “Ice Speed Record” (of which only […]


4 Aug
Colors collide for this revised take on the timeless high-tops

Converse has collaborated with Nike and Marimekko, a Finnish design firm, to produce yet another redo of their timeless Chuck Taylor All Stars. The venerable shoe company has joined forces with many design teams over the years and this latest edit is just another rendition of the high-tops that’ll get you plenty of attention. This […]


3 Mar
When extreme sports go really extreme

Have you heard of Underwater Ice Hockey before? Are you telling me there’s a bunch of dudes out there in Finland and Austria playing ice hockey under the ice? WTF? Not only do they play upside down, with sticks, in freezing cold Arctic water, but they do it without oxygen masks. I repeat: WTF?! Sure […]


12 Mar
Interviewing a Finnish legend

Hanoi Rocks are one of those bands that limitless musicians list as seminal, bridging the glam world of the New York Dolls with the gutter punks of the late 70s. When they dropped Bangkok Shocks, Saigon Shakes, Hanoi Rocks in 1981 they seemed on the cusp of world domination, captivating Europe and London with 1000 […]