22 Sep
Latest custom bike from the House of Simple Pleasures

Aussie-via-Venice Beach makers of custom motorcycles and surfboards Deux Ex Machina have unveiled their Pegasus — an impressive wheeled steed inspired by a customer’s 1969 Camaro and CBR1000 Fireblades. Decked out with quasi-neon red rims on an otherwise black frame, the Pegasus uses a customized Yamaha SR400 tank, its gasses moving through two-in-one style headers. Similar a […]


7 Aug
Love Will Tear Us Apart: The Next Generation

With their high concept “Pleasures” tshirt, Threadless is perhaps imagining an all-Klingon Joy Division cover band fronted by the one-and-only Worf. Submitted as a concept back in 2012, the shirt — and the album — have yet to be made available. Prove why you have Control, and vote this band of Klingons into the Federation here. Make it […]


20 Dec
Henry Rollins, The Weeknd, James Blake, Charlie Sheen, SBTRKT, DJ Mehdi, plenty of mixtapes & more

Time for the fourth edition of our Best Of 2011 retrospective series (after ART, BOOKS & STYLE), where we look back on the LIAS Year In Music. Frankly none of these lists are easy — we can trim each down to about 20 but then cutting them down to 10 means we gotta chop some […]


26 Oct
New Order + Ian Curtis' mistress Annik Honoré contribute

So you’re a Joy Division fan. You own Control, you’ve listened to Unknown Pleasures a gajillion times, and you’ve plastered your bedroom walls with Ian Curtis bus poster art. You think you’ve heard the whole story of love lost, brilliant talent squandered and tragic suicide. Well you haven’t. Filmmaker Grant Gee directs the succinctly named Joy […]


14 Sep
Surfing, motorcycles and the sweet life

We were excited for our compatriots over at Deus ex Machina when they opened up their Bali Motorcycle and Surf Shop, and were looking forward to their next project. They just dropped a new video called House of Simple Pleasures, and the title really just nails what it’s about: the Deus philosophy of living, which […]