3 Sep
Geoffrey the Giraffe could be the greatest threat to our children

Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder is clearly the greatest thing to clean up the filthy streets of New York City since Mayor Ed Koch was chemical-dowsing trains back in Style Wars. Concerned that stores such as Toys ‘R Us are churning out a future generation of not just vandals but drug-dealing junkies, Assemblyman Goldfeder composed a letter to the […]


To celebrate their 20th anniversary, Southern California eyewear stalwarts SPY Sunglasses have released a new line of Happy Lens glasses that allege to be just that — they keep your eyes, and your mood, happy. Happy technology claims to be the biggest deal to hit a pair of shades since the polarized lens. These lenses will perfect color and […]


London-based fashion-company KTZ has teamed up with luxury eyewear designer Linda Farrow for their 2014 mask-style shades. It’s certainly not Farrow’s first genre-breaking pair of sunglasses, as her collaborations with Walter Van Beirendonck and Jeremy Scott have also been… well… unique. Defining characteristics of the “Black Mask” sunglasses include the oversized rectangular lenses, a foldable hinged center and an adjustable, elastic, logo-bearing […]


28 Feb
Belle Epoch accessories inspired by Norman Lindsay sirens

We’ve been fans of Sydney-based bow tie specialist Le Noeud Papillon for years, even interviewing its founder Nicholas Atgemis about his Jacquard Woven Silk Bow Ties for the Discriminating Gentleman. Now Atgemis is back with his latest creation, a painstakingly created silk pocket square dubbed La Belle Dame after one of Atgemis’ favorite poems by John Keats. Featuring sirens entangled with […]


4 Feb
Brooks saddle, LCD screen, 750w electric motor & 34 mph

Straight from Barcelona come Oto Cycles, a small outfit that manufacturers beautifully designed retro-inspired electric bicycles. Presently Oto makes three models: the OtoR (above), OtoK and Retrov. All the bikes are handmade in Spain, with a 50s twist, and feature such upscale options as LCD screens and Brooks leather saddle seats. If you get tired of […]


18 Dec
LIAS compiles the best for your feet of the past year

Well it’s that time of year again when we recap what we think were the best footwear offerings of 2013 — be they boots, slippers, high-tops, low-tops, sandals, whatever (OK, clearly no sandals). Like many of y’all out there, we have a soft spot in our decrepit hearts for sneakers, and shoes of all sorts, […]


1 Oct
A quick glimpse at one of Japan's most unique bike customizers

These short art films are often beautifully made, and here director Danielle Levitt does a nice job of emoting the inchoate ambiance of being in Japanese motorcycle modifier Shinya Kimura’s workspace. But sometimes it feels like a tease, and you desperately want to get a longer format version where you can actually sink your teeth […]


17 Apr
Benz latest small car entry leaks before Shanghai Motor Show

Just like almost every other auto manufacturer in the world, Mercedes-Benz understands the crucial transition to going small. While the luxury aspect of the brand continues to grow larger and larger, new segments are opening up below the expanding waistlines that offer Benz a chance at a new market. It was such a world that […]

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