17 Mar
Quickly slaying indecent bacteria with ultraviolet light

The people at PhoneSoap want you to know your iPhone is a filthy, filthy contraption. Don’t be fooled by its shining glass and brushed aluminum casing, what you’re holding is 5S worth of vile, fetid bacteria. 18-times more bacteria than a public restroom, they’ll have you know. So if you want to rid your handy [...]


18 Dec
Reflecting how we simple humans perceive passage of time

The fine folks over at NOOKA offer a head turning timepiece that’s as stunning in its design as it is in its heft (or lack thereof). The NOOKA K gets its name from the Japanese word “Kei” meaning light — which makes sense, as the K is NOOKA’s lightest watch ever made. Weighing in at an airy 1.5 ounces, [...]


27 Sep
The world's most beautiful Light Sport Aircraft gets X-rayed

We covered the Icon A5 when it first debuted in 2009, and then used the ingenious flying device when we test drove the Aston Martin DB9. Suffice to say, we’re huge fans of the planes design. Its brilliantly engineered, aesthetically gorgeous, and one of those rare achievements that reminds you that yes, the future is [...]


It’s not complicated: sometimes you just need a good blanket. Those of us in a city like Los Angeles know it well, if you ever venture to the beach and need to stake a claim of real estate out on the sand. A light, well constructed quality blanket is key. But it also works for [...]


26 Jul
2nd single from upcoming album "Some Say I So I Say Light"

The great Ghostpoet returns with the second single from his new album Some Say I So I Say Light, set to be released on September 24th. Shot in Iceland by Cyrille de Vignemont, the video for “Cold Win” depicts Obaro Ejimiwe as a man unwilling to leave his life behind, his narrative interwoven with the [...]


10 Apr
The industrial shoegaze sounds of London

Binary’s EP Amber came out right before the vernal equinox on March 18, released through their own imprint, Echoplex Records. The music on this, their latest, engages as it builds. The confessional symbolism on the first track (and their first single) “You Need the Blue Key” establishes the London-based band’s place in the universe of industrial shoegaze — [...]


2 Nov
Already lightweight supercar gets a trim & bright new dress

While the original McLaren MP4-12C is already a masterpiece novel of carbon fiber — including a full monocoque carbon fiber chassis — HAMANN Motorsport take the exorbitant material investment to an entirely new level. The German modifiers have developed a full body kit to not only improve the aerodynamics of the hypercar, but also lower its [...]


16 Oct
Latest clip from "Coexist" album via The Creators Project

Created in collaboration with VICE‘s The Creators Project, The xx release the latest video from their sophomore album Coexist. The video clip was directed by Young Replicant, and is essentially a watery essay on light and mood. Nice.

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