Coming later this year is the new ultimate in LEGO’s collector’s series: the Slave I Builder’s Set. Not only will it come with 1996 pieces that will allow you to reenact every moment from The Empire Strikes Back, but you’ll have a chance to let Hans Solo (in either frozen or thawed version), Boba Fett [...]


New York skateboarding label 5boro has come up with a clever redux on antiquated media. Remember all those VHS tape labels you thought were restricted to garage sales, mildewed garage boxes, your old Tera Patrick porn collection and the bookshelves of pretentious guys in prescription glasses? Now they make the finest of retro-inspired deck designs in 5boro’s [...]


Taro Okamoto, an abstract Japanese artist who rose to recognition during the WWII era, has had his motif images printed on the classic Converse All Star silhouette. Traditional rubber sole and toe cap are upgraded to the world of avant grade art as his signature work makes it to both the inner and outer of [...]


28 Jul
"The Longer You Last" skull-cast series from Hedi Xandt

Artist, graphic designer and all-around creative force Hedi Xandt has bumped up the price tag on this puzzle box by giving our good friend Pinhead from Clive Barker’s Hellraiser series a bit of the Midas touch. While die-casting objects, not excluding the human skull, into golden hues seems to be a recurring motif in the artist’s work, what [...]


Tim Bessell surfboards began its artist series not long ago, beginning appropriately with a set of Warhol-inspired surfboards. Newest in the series, and conjured up during Dave White’s visit to the SoCal area, the Dave White and Tim Bessell collaboration will feature White’s artistic interpretation of a Great White shark and will appear on a 10-item [...]


The next time you need Scotty to beam up the volume, grab your Star Trek Original Series Phaser universal remote control. This pistol grippd infrared beam shooter will store up to 36 programmed gestures, thus transforming you into the true captain of your sofa/ship. And let’s not forget the most important feature, which, no, is [...]


9 Jul
The 2nd release in a series devoted to classic drum machines

Illustrator and toymaker Patrick Wong has released a limited-edition 3″ resin toy representative of his Beats Series — a collection designed in homage to old-school 12-bit drum machines. This time, Wong anthropomorphizes the legendary E-mu SP-1200 sampler, first released in 1987. With a limited-edition run of  only 50 toys, each is hand-crafted of polyurethane resin and thus to [...]


Harlem rapper Cam’ron (also known as Cameron Ezike Giles or Killa Cam) has released the first EP from his highly anticipated “First of the Month” series. The track list from the Diplomats founder includes five songs with appearances by Sen City and UN KASA. Stream First of the Month Vol. 1 below and catch Cam’s “Funeral” [...]

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