21 Sep
Earn a buck off some suckers with Nostalgia Electrics

Sure summer is cooling down, but there’s always a need to beat the heat. And the next best thing to grabbing some ice cream, and better if you’re slimming down for Fall, is a snow cone. The shaved ice treat topped off with colored syrup may sound like an easy thing to make, but believe […]


15 Aug
Store your beats with this detailed 8GB drive

New from Alkota is this Roland Tr-808 Drum Machine-inspired flash drive. From Electronic to Country, the sounds from the seminal drum machine/synthesizer have been used in almost every genre of music. Heavy bass addicts, hip hop heads and synth fans will all appreciate the detail put into this scaled down version of the vintage drum […]


2 Aug
LIAS checks into the most expensive hotel in the world

In 1993 William Gibson wrote an infamous critique on Singapore in Wired, entitled “Disneyland With the Death Penalty“. 18 years later, chewing gum is still banned, and his portrayal of a sanitized, technocratic, insipidly consumerist culture still has some truth to it. So what would he make of the Marina Bay Sands Hotel? Whether arriving […]


14 Jun
The Italian Astoria Dual Espresso Machine

With the influx of coffee shops popping up like Anthony Weiner twitter pics, the quality of your lattes, cappuccinos and macchiatos seems to differ from shop to shop and from barista to barista. The original column espresso machine was a handcrafted piece of machinery made of brass and copper, featuring copious mechanical dials and switches. […]


6 Apr
Austin, Texas trio prepare for May 10th album "E.S.P."

You have to love any band who’s favorite person to take a long train ride would be Uncle Buck and Yoko Ono. And those are two of the three first-ballot ride mates of Austin, Texas’ Love Inks — as they explain in our Q&A below. The trio play simple dream pop, stripped down indie united […]


An absolutely amazing concept so brilliant, it’s hard to believe it actually exists. Filipino artist Louie Cordero usually manifests his art thru painting, but in his latest exhibit “My We” he’s created 4 fiberglass figures which have been impaled with weapons of every sort. The bodies are thrown against the walls, and crawling on the […]


10 Mar
Complete Technique's antique finish pendant

I’m not sure what the political statement of this AK-47 necklace might be, but Complete Technique’s antique finish pendant at least sports some remarkable detailing — a very accurate replica of the Russian AK-47 machine gun scaled down to a pendant size. Ironically enough, the price of the necklace is probably more expensive than what […]


3 Mar
NYC producer Brian Suarez celebrates his latest EP

New York electronic DJ/producer Brian Suarez, aka Allies, has just released an EP titled Hour of the Wolf (available on iTunes). Initially breaking through years ago with the electro-house club track “Taboo” (when he was known as Gater), Suarez has evolved his sound to include a more complex, lush and layered synth-pop sound, rounded out […]