23 Sep
A Q&A with jewelry designer/humanitarian Kali Arulpragasam

Kali Arulpragasam is a UK-based jewelry designer and creative force behind the avant garde line SUPERFERTILE. Her controversial, often violence-plagued work — which includes jewelry emulations of gunshot wounds, slashed flesh and head trauma — has been heavily influenced by issues involving environmental decay, geopolitics and human rights. Much like the work of her little […]


23 Dec
The beginning of a series of Godard-inspired musings

The upcoming Alphaville Series takes its name from hipster God and French New Wave pioneer Jean Luc Godard’s 1965 film of the same name. The themes from the 1960s cinematic movement— full of stylistic experimentation and philosophical dialogue — centered on the ills of contemporary society. Godard’s Alphaville is about a city called Alphaville, a […]


21 Oct
An Ornament and A Crime

Is your beautiful but humble home lacking in artistic decor? Check out this interesting head sculpture of the Russian Marxist revolutionary Lenin, painted with Delft… aka, the blue onion pattern. Titled “An Ornament and a Crime”, the artist Maxim Velcovsky has combined two of the most common images of his childhood and created this interesting […]


10 Sep
Ferrowatch = Ferrofluids + wristwatch

The Ferrowatch from designer Karim Zaouai is the first watch to use Ferrofluids to tell time. A ferrofluid (or iron + fluid) is a liquid which becomes strongly magnetized in the presence of a magnetic field: The watch’s face contains a small pool of the magnetic fluid and when held horizontally a magnetic backing creates […]


14 May
Playboy Legacy Collection at Art & Artifact Gallery in Los Angeles

Photographs like that above always make me wonder: Is there such a thing as universal sexual appeal? What I mean is, I’m pretty sure every heterosexual male who sees the above photo gets a special stirring of the loins, even if they’re 95 and haven’t felt a stirring since the Reagan era. And I’ll pretty […]


16 Apr
The carbon fiber YikeBike aims to be the perfect 2-wheeled urban commuter

The carbon-fiber black YikeBike hopes to revolutionize urban transport as a highly portable two-wheeled solution. It weighs an astoundingly light 22 lbs and folds into a small bag you can throw over your shoulder when you arrive at your destination, making it an incredibly convenient mode of travel. The YikeBike can travel as far 6 […]