20 Dec
LIAS compiles the most thoughtful, unique sets of the year

As is the case almost every year, 2013 was loaded with amazing music put out by the most creative artists of our age. We posted mixtapes from some of the biggest names in hip-hop like Pusha T, Gucci Mane, Lil Wayne, J. Cole, Killer Mike x Big Boi, Jay-Z + 9th Wonder and then other tapes by […]


9 Dec
Handcrafted & screen printed on 100% 7-ply Canadian Maple

We’ve covered other“Skate Moss” Skateboard Decks before, in the form of artist Jeff Gaudinet’s take on the timeless beauty. Well now Australian designer Nick Thomm gives his shot at the famed UK supermodel’s play on words, creating a skateboard deck with various images of Kate Moss — including last year’s ubiquitous Supreme ad — displayed in […]


31 Oct
A tribute to H.G Wells, Jeff Wayne, Richard Burton & Solid Steel

The great Herbaliser, aka Ollie Teeba, has made many a world class mix in his day. Not simply satisfied with blending 20 or so jams together, the Herbaliser instead creates mixes with large scale concepts, or thematic motifs, that elevate them to the level of soundscape. Such as with this mix for Solid Steel’s 25th […]


18 Oct
Another cinematic dynamic of protegee & mentor

Wes Anderson returns with the trailer to his latest film offering, The Grand Budapest Hotel. Although Wes certainly has his tropes — not to mention favorite actors — the release of one of his films is always something to look forward to. His newest exercise of whimsy revolves around Gustave H (played by Ralph Fiennes) and […]


9 May
Serious Jibber-Jabber with CoCo & his old scribes team

OH my god, I just pooped my pants when I read the headline to this video. Do you have any idea how long I’ve wished to be a fly on the wall in The Simpsons writers room during its halcyon Conan O’Brien years? You know, when they were penning the monorail song, and sending Homer […]


9 Jan
Jeff Skierka Designs' high-fidelity tape deck tabletop

Remember the long lost art of the mixtape?  The cassette tape ushered in the era of portable playable music that could not only coax any emotion from your intended listener, but could also be right there existing in the heat of the moment. On the cusp of the 50th anniversary of the now retro audio […]


6 Jul
Fondation Beyeler collects the country's 1st solo Koons exhibit

Fondation Beyeler in Basel, Switzerland is hosting the latest Jeff Koons showcase. The new exhibition displays Koons’ highly polarizing catalog in three different categories — The New, Banality and Celebration — all providing a key to the Koons sensibility. The New ironically focuses on the early work of Koons, the period where he incorporated cleaning […]


6 Jun
Updating Skate Moss to America's favorite buxom supermodel

Remember that “Skate Moss” Skateboard Deck project we talked about last month? Well someone has decided to take Jeff Gaudinet’s brilliant idea and translate the meme to current swimwear supermodel champ/Terry Richardson muse Kate Upton, resulting in the aptly named Skate Upton. Launched by Jason Yim, Edsel Dilag and Chris Vilchez, we kind of have to […]