We have a motto around LIAS: Keep It Stupid, Simple. It seems Supreme and pioneering skateboard brand Independent heed the motto well. Their latest collaborative capsule collection for Fall/Winter 2012 includes hoodies, jackets and shirts, but most interesting is their simply stated FUCK THE REST wool beanie. Really, what more needs to be said? Pick it up [...]


12 Oct
Italian automaker returns after a half-century of silence

Defunct for over a half century, Italian coachbuilder Ermini Automobili Italia returns with a tiny, ridiculously lightweight roadster with only the joy of driving on its mind. The 686 Seiottosei is called so because it weighs in at a feather-light 686 kgs (1,512 lbs) — about the mass of the Bentley GT’s hood. This levity is [...]


As we continue to live our lives in the very digital world, there’s a major decrease in what’s accessible to us in the physical world. Independent record shops, for example, have been a pervasive topic of conversation when it comes to what’s disappearing due to lack of demand in the physical world. We’ve replaced the [...]


Produced by independent English gin maker Professor Cornelius Ampleforth, Master of Malt has introduced the latest addition to their collection of fine spirits. Using a cold compounding method in a high quality copper pot, the spirit has been infused with Juniper, Orange peel, Cinnamon,  Cardamom, Clove and other ingredients that have furnished the Bathtub Gin with its [...]


14 Sep
Karma's Shooting Brake cousin debuts at Frankfurt Motor Show

By now you should now know about Fisker Automotive, a California-based independent startup founded by premier designer Henrik Fisker — best known for penning the gorgeous Aston Martin DB9, V8 Vantage and BMW Z8. But unlike most startup auto companies, Fisker actually has a chance of succeeding — first because it’s executive board is loaded [...]


22 Jul
A Sundance award-winning allegory of loss and redemption

Fox Searchlight’s Another Earth is directed by Mike Cahill and opens today, Friday July 22nd in Los Angeles and New York City, and on July 28th nationwide. Madman Mundt Another Earth is the type of film where you have to get the premise out of the way immediately, as it requires a temporary suspension of [...]


16 Jun
Talk about 91 proof mud flaps, my girls got 'em

Is there a way to even glance at this Oregon-based bourbon-style whiskey and not think of Spinal Tap’s biggest hit? You know there’s some Nigel Tufnel and David St. Hubbins fans at Big Bottom Whiskey — an independent bottler that works with multiple distilleries to source their products. Two of their products include their New [...]


15 Jun
Moscow artist's "Sicksystems" combines graphics and handwork

With both multinational corporations and small independent brands simultaneously reaching out to him, Moscow-based graphic artist Aske has been in demand these days. His followers throughout Europe and here in the US helped bring attention to his work and led to him being featured last year in Print Magazine’s annual New Visual Artists “20 under [...]

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