Infamous skateboarding legend Christian Hosoi has signed with Penny Skateboards as an ambassador and more importantly as a rider for the nascent Australian company. “I wanted to work with Penny because after riding all the plastic boards on the market nothing felt as good under my feet as a Penny,” stated Hosoi, which carries a lot of […]


15 Nov
Stiff's quality smoke with a New Age industrialized design

Imagine an industrialized pipe with the same classic taste, quality and detail found in the handmade wooden pipes so timelessly befit the grandfathers of generations yore. Then add a hispter’s love of color to a minimalist modern design. In comes Stiff employing Dieter Rams’ famed “less but better” perspective of design — the pipe even […]


9 Oct
Hear original "Cast Away" single + new Plastic Plates Remix, & win tix to this weekend's show at the Echo

We’ve been supporters of Australia’s indie disco champs Strange Talk for a minute now (read our To Whom It May Concern: Strange Talk interview), and are stoked the band is making its way through Los Angeles again this Friday to play at the well curated The Echo in Echo Park. To celebrate the occasion we’ll be giving […]


We covered Seattle-based photographer Chris Jordan’s Midway photography project back in 2009, and its impact was undeniable. Since that time, Jordan and a film crew have spent the past three years at the Midway Atoll (located halfway between North America and Asia) filming the albatross living and breeding. Why? Because they’ve been consuming our plastic […]


30 Jul
Hide a headache-curing — or causing — pill in your cufflinks

Besides looking like ecstasy pills, these cufflinks seem designed for the Austin Powers of a generation just as into pills as they are into acid. Like in a movie made in 2042 with whoever is going to be the Mike Myers of the day playing Skrillex crossed with Katy Perry. Made of nylon plastic injected […]


6 Jun
Sure to keep up with your clumsy, drunken summer days

If you lost your sunglasses in a drunken stupor this past Sunday at the Standard rooftop, left a pair behind at a day festival, need a sturdy pair you can get down in while playing beach volleyball this summer, or simply need a new look but aren’t ready to commit to spending $100+, Neff’s new line […]


16 Mar
Turbines, recycled wood from Venice canals & projection artwork: quite possibly the most innovative luxury EV ever

Sure it’s very early in the Auto Show season, but it would be hard to beat Pininfarina’s brilliant Cambiano concept. Moreso than most concept vehicles, the Cambiano is Pininfarina’s authoritative statement of purpose. One of the preeminent design houses on the planet, Carozzeria Pininfarina has crafted the Cambiano as a very definition of what it […]


9 Nov
Forty-five designers art featured in benefit project

The last time we mentioned the Kartell Loves Milano Project at the end of October, we spoke of the auction that was held to raise funds that would benefit  the Umberto Veronesi Foundation. As we mentioned, 45 different artists re-imagined designs for the project. Kartell has sent us an expanded gallery of the re-imagined works, […]

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