20 Nov
"Mission to Planet X" bomber-jacket series

Artist, designer and fashion chef Drx Romanelli has teamed up with a member of N.A.S.A. (meaning the DJ/Producer Sam Spiegel more so than the nation’s Space Administration) for a line of jackets inspired by vintage astronaut fashion. Truly of the one-of-a-kind, made-to-order variety, each jacket is a hand-picked vintage bomber from Alpha Industries’ MA-1 astronaut flight jackets […]


23 Jul
NASA images of the universe & Earth printed on fine silk

Slow Factory is a New York-based company founded on sustainability, handcrafted artful products and, most importantly, the bright lights of and around the Earth. Slow Factory takes scarves and garments to the outer limits via the direct inspiration provided by NASA’s satellite and telescope open data images. Collections include the “Floating In Space” collection, where fine silk-blend […]


1 Apr
Korean artist lifts Nike & N.A.S.A. to the moon for Air Max Day

Just a few days ago, Nike and Nike-shoe enthusiasts celebrated Air Max Day, a Nike holiday of sorts which commemorates the release of the original Air Max 1 back in 1987. The celebration is in honor of the athletic shoe that changed the expectations of what a running shoe could be in terms of fit, function […]


10 Aug
A soulful soundtrack to a NASA-inspired love story

Pittsburgh DJ/producer Kastle dropped a really interesting mix this week, one that heavily samples an interview by WNYC’s Radiolab with Ann Druyan. Druyan was interviewed about her NASA-driven love story with Carl Sagan and their role in the compilation of the Voyager Golden Record. “Toward the end of the summer of ‘77, NASA launched two spacecraft as […]


28 Jan
Red Vines, arm candy, and good old American guts

The continuing saga of one girl’s plight with unemployment…(read vol I,  vol II, vol III, vol IV, vol V,  vol VI, vol VII, vol. VIIIvol IX, vol X,  vol XI, vol XII and vol XIII) Confession. Diving with sharks scares me. Being broke scares me. Moving to Texas scares me. But really what scares me the most is being offered another corporate job […]


16 Sep
LIAS sits down with Sam Spiegel to figure out exactly who they've got naked pictures of...

We’ve covered N.A.S.A. (North America South America) here many times in the past, partly because they’ve managed to corral an almost unholy stable of collaborators to work with (“People Tree” featuring David Byrne, Chali 2Na, Z-Trip and Gift of Gab, “Whachadoin?” with M.I.A., Santogold and Spank Rock, “Spacious Thoughts” with Tom Waits and Kool Keith, […]


7 Sep
Gola vs. Jean Charles de Castelbajac's very colorful Spring/Summer 2011 sneaker collection

Gola and French designer Jean Charles de Castelbajac have collaborated to create some very playful and colorful sneaekers for their Spring/Summer 2011 sneaker collection. Although very kitschy and tongue-in-cheek, the sneakers still manage to retain sufficient style to work. The new collection features several high top and low top styles, as usual featuring colorful and […]


16 Aug
GM's Robonaut 2 will send tweets from space

I feel bad for robots. They get charged with all of humanity’s most laborious, repetitive tasks, with little or no glory. Welding car chassis joints, sealing up gushing oil platforms, carrying rich drunks to bed. Thanks to NASA and GM that’s about to change, and our robotic underlords are about to make their way into […]