24 Jul
Limited edition Parisienne artful horology

French luxury line Hermès, inspired by the lacquering techniques of the ancient Orient and the style of Persian miniature horses, apply the intricate modern French lacquering process to these limited edition watches. First miniature pieces are applied to the base of the Arceau Cheval d’Oriente watches, then the pigments lacquered in, layer by layer with […]


6 Jan
"Made in China" soldier portrait by Joe Black

Artist Joe Black’s “Made in China”, an amazingly intricate and creative work of art, should be considered a metaphorical piece. With thousands of toy soldiers making up photographer Robert Capra’s 1938 LIFE magazine portrait of a Chinese solider, it conveys visually how each individual soldier is part of a collective that contributes to the military […]


20 Jun
The DiRT 3 video game promo gets miniaturized

After releasing his Battersea Gymkhana video last month to promote the DiRT 3 video game, master rally driver Ken Block releases a tilt-shift version to get the eyeballs stimulated. Already a stunning visual feast will all his infamous Gymkhana videos, the tilt-shift photography application gives an entirely new look to the razor sharp precision stunts […]


14 Jan
Lori Nix's The City snapshots

Lori Nix takes photography to new heights… or is that its most intricate depths? Her photography isn’t that of majestic landscapes and windswept natural wonders, but rather captures whole  narratives she constructs through miniature dioramas. Her most recent work, The City, is a series where she constructs a world that has long since self-destructed, only […]


5 Oct
From Arizona to Brooklyn to Neon Indian opener

Although initially baked in the searing tandoori-style oven that is the Arizona sun, you can thank Indie Band Production Factory (aka Brooklyn, NYC) for Miniature Tigers hitting the radar of music fans worldwide. Lead by  singer Charlie Brand’s infinitely catchy melodies, and supported by the band’s rich instrumentals — always hopped up on some breezy […]


3 Feb
When all you've ever wanted fits in one fine leather briefcase

Without question, our favorite “affordable” single malt Scotch at LIAS is Balvenie 15-year, absolute gold at Costco for about $40 a bottle. We would’ve loved to try that Balvenie Madeira, of course, but haven’t had the opportunity (Balvenie, if you’re out there sweet Lord of Scotch, feel free to send us a sample!). To give […]