12 Sep
The historic trial of Russian feminist & political activists

In case you’ve avoided reading any online articles that had the words “pussy riot” because you thought it was spam or NSFW, let’s catch you up quickly. Pussy Riot! is a Russian punk performance collective and feminist/political activist group. In February 2012 five members staged a protest performance, or “punk prayer”, inside the Cathedral of […]


15 Jun
Moscow artist's "Sicksystems" combines graphics and handwork

With both multinational corporations and small independent brands simultaneously reaching out to him, Moscow-based graphic artist Aske has been in demand these days. His followers throughout Europe and here in the US helped bring attention to his work and led to him being featured last year in Print Magazine’s annual New Visual Artists “20 under […]


23 May
LIAS gets their hands on 2011's most coveted calender

Last week we met with the fine folks at Pirelli and the ID Agency for a possible project, and in said meeting they were kind enough to hook us up with this year’s coveted Karl Lagerfeld-helmed Pirelli calender. Of course we previewed the mythology-based calender of International Supermodels Gone Greek back in November, but to […]


28 Apr
Future forward eyewear for Spring/Summer 2011

MYKITA has certainly never shied away from teaming up with an avant garde designer to offer a far-future look at eyewear. Their designs with Rad Hourani — as well as their headscratching Yuri sunglasses — are exercises in the eccentric. This latest collaboration effort with designer Bernhard Willhelm may not be as pioneering, but they’ll […]


30 Nov
Karl Lagerfeld takes the camera for the 2011 mythology edition

Today in Moscow Karl Lagerfeld unveiled the first few calender images from Italian tire giant Pirelli — whose limited edition creation has been one of the most coveted calenders by straight men everywhere since 1964. As is the case every year Pirelli commissions a new photographer to curate the calender, and this year Lagerfeld takes […]


15 Apr
The Macallan in Lalique Cire Perdue Decanter

One of the finest mass-produced scotches, Macallan has teamed up with Lalique to craft a one-of-a-kind decanter for charity. Created using the ancient cire perdue (“lost wax”) method, the decanter depicts a detailed panorama of the Macallan estate in Speyside — check out the main estate on the stopper. The bottle is based on a […]


13 Apr
Tell time with 1 Laser + 60 rotating mirrors

Using sixty rotating mirrors to reflect a single laser beam, the ingenious Reflectius clock concept is a study in precision. Created by Moscow-based design house Art. Lebedev Studio, the clock is intelligent both in its display and casing design. If you’re at all confused, check out the design page to see exactly how the Reflectius’ mirror-driven timekeeping […]


15 Oct
Every night throughout the world hundreds of people dream about this face

The story goes…In January 2006 in New York the patient of a well-known psychiatrist draws the face of a man that has been repeatedly appearing in her dreams. In more than one occasion that man has given her advice on her private life. The woman swears she has never met the man in her life. […]