26 Oct
Taschen reprints their best-selling book of all time — about arguably the greatest mind of all time

The great Leonardo da Vinci has inestimable traces of his influence within endless realms of artistic and scientific institutions. The Italian archetype of the Renaissance man was not only a painter but a sculptor, architect, engineer, scientist, inventor, musician, botanist, geologist, cartographer, anatomist and writer. He could easily be God. Thus, it’s no surprise that […]


12 Jun
Revisit your Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth

The Wu- Tang Clan’s the Genius — aka GZA — is reissuing the essential Liquid Swords album in a deluxe double box set. Between Wu’s legendary debut Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) and the followup Forever, RZA helmed the first wave of Wu Tang solo albums, each a verifiable classic in its own right. But most […]


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 […]


2 Mar
A hip-hop tweaked re-invisioning of a classic 60's album

Boston producer Will C established himself first as a talented engineer, mastering hundreds of releases from hip hop artists such as MF DOOM, The Pharcyde and Madlib to jazz, soul and R&B greats like Tom Scott, George Benson and Patrick Adams. He now turns his attention to an often-times tragically slept on American band, The […]


20 Feb
Download & stream latest project with producer Dot Da Genius

Brooklyn rapper Rilgood teams up with rising producer Dot Da Genius (best known for his upcoming WZRD project with Kid Cudi) for this JFK-inspired mixtape aptly titled JFK. Many think Rilgood is on the cusp of breaking, with two tracks off this mix booked for the soundtrack of Keanu Reeves’ new film, Generation Um. Stream […]


2 Feb
What better way to show her you really, really, really care?

I don’t know a lot about women, but what I do know is that they love anatomically correct cakes shaped like bleeding organs. How else to show them that you really, really care than to give them an oozing representation of your viscous, guilt-filled heart? Luckily the geniusly named baker Lily Vanilli is here with […]


11 Jan
Brian Chan's mathematical genius makes origami

Engineer Brian Chan from M.I.T. has fashioned art work with his impressive math skills, creating his own origami patterns and using one single uncut sheet to fold into paper masterpieces. When Chan first started this simple hobby he mastered making traditional animals and intricate insects, but now paper is no limit as he manifests sci-fi […]


21 Dec
The ever clever CardSharp credit card-sized folding knife

What do you get the plane hijacking terrorist that has it all? A boxcutter necklace? Gunpowder Nikes? An “I’m With Obama!” tshirt? Not bad ideas, but a bit too obvious in these post-TSA groping days. A good place to start would be the CardSharp credit card-sized folding knife, a handy blade that you can fold […]