21 Aug
Shutter shades attempt a comeback

German-Iranian designer Boris Bidjan Saberi has teamed with avant-garde London-based eyewear creator Linda Farrow for a pair of updated, sleek shutter sunglasses. Like Farrows other far out collaborative eyewear (with Jeremy Scott and designer Walter Van Beirendonck), these metal blade-like shades are quite unique, and hark back to the days when a young Yeezy first […]


23 Apr
New Art Correspondent Freddi C hits up MOCA for opening night

We previewed the Transmission LA: AV CLUB last week, and sent new Art Correspondent Freddi C with mic and camera in tow to check out the exhibit. This was her recap… As the sun set downtown at the Geffen Contemporary MOCA, the Veuve flowed under an enormous shiny Mercedes-Benz logo suspended to look like a giant […]


20 Apr
The Avant-Garde Diaries hosts their 2nd exhibit in L.A.

We were guests of Mercedes-Benz last night at their Transmission LA: AV CLUB exhibit, and the show was by all means a great success. As we explained in our interview with Mike D, who is curating the event, the array of artist involved is impressive (including Peter Coffin, Benjamin Jones, Mike Mills, Tom Sachs, Sage […]


When you’re offered five minutes with one of your heroes, you jump on it with vigor like Kool Aid-geeked grade schoolers on a trampoline. Or at least, you should. Such is the case with one Mike Diamond, aka Mike D, the high-pitched smooth talker in the archetypal Beastie Boys. In this humble man’s opinion, if […]


23 Sep
A Q&A with jewelry designer/humanitarian Kali Arulpragasam

Kali Arulpragasam is a UK-based jewelry designer and creative force behind the avant garde line SUPERFERTILE. Her controversial, often violence-plagued work — which includes jewelry emulations of gunshot wounds, slashed flesh and head trauma — has been heavily influenced by issues involving environmental decay, geopolitics and human rights. Much like the work of her little […]


3 Aug
Avant garde American designer's simple longsleeve tshirt

There’s a lot of avant garde American designer Rick Owens’ stuff that takes a lot of confidence to pull off, but this long sleeve hooded shirt would be a standout in most men’s wardrobes. Part of his DRKSHDW collection, the shirt features a slightly elongated fit and drawstring, and is available at The Corner for […]


8 Jun
World-renowned watchmaker marries precise engineering with 21st Century technology

This morning TAG Heuer unveiled the first teaser shots of its LINK — the very first Swiss Luxury Smart Phone. The world-renowned Swiss watchmaker has been fusing precise engineering with avant-garde design since 1860, and is now extending its savoir-faire to the leading edge of 21st century communication technology for the first time with a […]


28 Apr
Future forward eyewear for Spring/Summer 2011

MYKITA has certainly never shied away from teaming up with an avant garde designer to offer a far-future look at eyewear. Their designs with Rad Hourani — as well as their headscratching Yuri sunglasses — are exercises in the eccentric. This latest collaboration effort with designer Bernhard Willhelm may not be as pioneering, but they’ll […]