13 Oct
Staple accessories for any seasoned rider

Deus ex Machina, the bike and bike-stuff makers who brought us the likes of the Pegasus and the Gicleur know that you need a good pair of gloves for gripping onto your bike. The entire line of gloves are handcrafted in Japan and made from 100% Napa cowhide leather. Choose from three styles, the black straightforward Gripping Glove (below), […]


16 Jun
Talk about 91 proof mud flaps, my girls got 'em

Is there a way to even glance at this Oregon-based bourbon-style whiskey and not think of Spinal Tap’s biggest hit? You know there’s some Nigel Tufnel and David St. Hubbins fans at Big Bottom Whiskey — an independent bottler that works with multiple distilleries to source their products. Two of their products include their New […]


2 Feb
Even more wood from the innovative Belgian designer

It seems Martin Margiela has an obsession with wood for 2011, and thinking way outside the box with the material. On Monday we shared with you the Belgian designer’s Wood Effect Shoes, and today comes the Wooden Wallet. Whereas the shoes were simply an applied effect on real napa leather, however, this wallet is actually […]


31 Jan
Like clogs, but more stylish

Not satisfied with simply slathering their high-top suede sneakers with white paint, Maison Martin Margiela has decided to offer you the ability to wear wood on your feet… like clogs but more stylish. Or at least shoes that look like wood, but are actually brown 100% napa leather with a wood effect applied. The shoes […]


6 May
The latest from LA's Gourmet

Gourmet has been putting out some nice shoes for a young company, and these Quadicis in Napa leather are no exception. I love the unabashed Italian American fandom of the Gourmet founders, which they take so to the limit with their NTN logo (which stands for, yes that’s right, “Not For Nuthin’”). I have to […]


3 Sep
Strap yourself in, Audi's done it again

“Police frequently hide here,” chimed my iPhone repeatedly as I hummed in my bloodnail red Audi R8 5.2 along the 101, just minutes before crossing south over the Golden Gate Bridge into San Francisco. I’d just downloaded an app called Trapster that informs habitual speeders like myself of speed traps, red light cameras, radar and […]