We saw 15 years of Ellen von Unwerth’s impressive career as a fashion photographer in Fräulein, which pays homage to this generation’s most alluring women — including Adriana Lima, Britney Spears, Monica Belluci, Kate Moss and many, many more. Now, von Unwerth takes up what was previously Bettina Rheims foray by photographing the second erotic narrative featuring […]


Boutique Milano eyewear manufacturer SUPER, aka RETROSUPERFUTURE, has teamed up with Los Angeles sneaker specialist shop Conveyor for the second edition of its “SUPER moves to” project. Landing in the Santa Monica Fred Seagel store, the Italian brand is giving three models to Conveyor —the Flat Top, the Ciccio and the Classic — and named […]


20 Sep
Dedicated to crafting quality apparel inspired by vintage speed

Champions Moto is known for building bikes adhering to the excellence of the vintage race bike design, yet powered by the performance of modern engines. Recently the company recruited Jason Bleick, former Vice President of Design for Quicksilver, to channel his love for vintage objects and classic motorcycles to design the Champions Moto So-Cal Speed […]


12 Dec
From Japanese art to the appreciation of well shaped derrières

The second installment of our Best Of 2011 retrospective series focuses on the Top 10 Books of 2011, including photo-heavy coffee table books, research tomes and literature. From the history of menswear staples to Japanese art to modernist architecture to the appreciation of the well shaped derrière, there were a multitude of books published covering […]


With models touting perfectly red painted lips, seductive stares and a playful sensuality, Ellen von Unwerth captures moments of sublime female sexuality in her new hardcover, Fräulein. In this collection of photos spanning fifteen years of von Unwerth’s work, women are portrayed as cute, assertive, overtly sexual, soft and contemplative to explore all expressions of […]


26 Aug
Come naked in your skivvies, leave with a full wardrobe

There are promotions, and then there are promotions. One has to tip their hat to the team at Desigual who have come up with one of the better promos in recent memory. For the Spanish apparel brand’s aptly named “Undie Party”, all you gotta do is come in your underwear to the Desigual Santa Monica […]


Yesterday we hit Treyarch Studios in Santa Monica to witness a Battle To the Death between NFL superstar running backs Maurice Jones-Drew and Arian Foster. Of course it involved no actual physical violence, it was instead the reveal of the first new series of “First Strike” maps for Treyarch’s mega-hit Call of Duty: Black Ops […]


23 Sep
Start your Saturday night right with some deranged sculptures

So there’s this “art” event called GLOW happening on the beach in Santa Monica this Saturday, but I went to GLOW two years ago when it started and the art all looked pretty damn corporate to me. So corporate that we ended up on the SM Pier drinking tequila gimlets on the rickety roller coaster (that combo […]

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