1 Nov
Display your inner turntable geek proudly

Ever wanted the entire history of the record player — from “Berliner’s first gramophone, through the explosion of designs of the 1950s and the sleek UFO styling of the 1970s, to today’s high-performance superstars” — represented in one simple poster? Well gosh darn it, you’re in luck. The Visual Hi-Fi History of Turntables poster features landmark, […]


16 Feb
From Four Tet, Floating Points, Teebs & DJ Shadow to 50s jazz

Escondido-via-Oakland producer Shortcircles — the latest signee off Los Angeles label Plug Research — released his eponymous debut EP this week. He claims influence by artists the likes of Four Tet, Teebs, Floating Points, DJ Shadow and a “a plethora of 50’s jazz records,” so you can sort of get where his music’s coming from. […]


Can you begin to imagine what wondrous mysteries of nature and physics you’ll be able to witness when Vision Research’s new Phantom v1610 high-speed video camera gets into the hands of the right artist or researcher? With 1 million frames per second, we’re talking about capturing physical actions that take place infinitely quicker than the […]


30 Jun
Unique piece features the word's fastest chronograph movement

In 1969, when TAG Heuer first introduced its “Monaco” design on the wrist of Steve McQueen in the movie Le Mans, the chronograph made headlines. Four decades later, the Swiss watchmaker is making a unique, one-off version to auction off in benefit of Duchenne muscular dystrophy research. The Mikrograph features the fastest chronograph movement on […]


17 May
Tristan Dickerson struggles with the powerful Shembe Church

The upcoming documentary To Skin a Cat addresses the alarming loss of leopard populations in southern Africa to illegal skin trade and poaching, and its close ties to the Shembe Church religion (over four million strong) which uses the hides in ceremonial rituals. Ironically, the Shembe Church reveres these beautiful animals, but believe they are […]


13 May
BPG Motors' Uno III scooter/segway/motorcycle is more than meets the eye

We actually covered this Uno unicycle waaaay back in the early days of LIAS, when spring was in the air and our hearts were filled with childish glee (Motorized Unicycle Helps Nerds Look Cool…Somewhat…). Now that we’ve become jaded adults with souls cold and coal-crusted with resentment, the Ontario-born inventor Ben Gulak has managed to […]


29 Mar
Charles Moore draws attention to the growing, choking problem of plastic debris in our seas for TED

We touched on this epic plastic dilemma facing the Planet Earth a couple years back when we covered photographer Chris Jordan’s Midway: Message from the Gyre in 2009, but it doesn’t get any less scary. We have a serious, serious fucked up problem with our consumption of plastics, and if nothing changes we can just […]


There are a lot of “heritage” products that just sort of reek of exploitation, but I have to admit I’m feeling this Air Sea Bag from Union6 and Heritage Research Project. “Handmade in England from an original WWII heavy HBT kit bag, the AIR SEA bag has original spec 50mm webbing handles, 40’s leather and […]

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