12 Dec
From Japanese art to the appreciation of well shaped derrières

The second installment of our Best Of 2011 retrospective series focuses on the Top 10 Books of 2011, including photo-heavy coffee table books, research tomes and literature. From the history of menswear staples to Japanese art to modernist architecture to the appreciation of the well shaped derrière, there were a multitude of books published covering […]


2 Dec
A limited edition hardcover by the “Godfather of Pop Surrealism”

A new collection of California artist Mark Ryden’s work is presented by Taschen in two special edition hardcover coffee table books. The collection is titled Pinxit and is translated to mean “painted by” in Latin. An intriguing blend of high classical techniques with surrealist elements, Ryden’s paintings are partly responsible for ushering in the current […]


23 Nov
Because there's nothing wrong with staring at naked Latinas

Wow — who would’ve thunk it? Already the 50th volume in our beloved and illustrious Because We Love You Series, and who better to knock it out than homegrown Los Angeles photographer Estevan Oriol. We’ve shown some of Oriol’s work before, including when we interviewed him for the coffee table book counterpart to this aptly titled […]


17 Nov
The History of Modern Art chronicled in Taschen's new hardcover

From Impressionism to Contemporary Art, Taschen’s new book Modern Art 1870-2000 – Impressionism to Today is an impressive collection that looks into the origin and extensive history of Modern Art. The book is comprehensive and breathtaking in its scope — an expected accomplishment given Taschen’s impressive catalog — and covers all the major Modern Art […]


8 Nov
18K gold-plated or chrome finish pistol bedside lighting

Famed French product designer Philippe Starck‘s latest work for FLOS strikes a bold look, emulating the a 9mm gat which you can gleefully peruse the beautiful forms in your copy of Fräulein by. The Bedside Gun Table Lamp features a die cast aluminum lamp body with an over molded polymer coating, utilizing an electronic dimmer on the […]


21 Oct
Because no one's ever wondered what Paris Hilton's butt looks like

Following in the footsteps of Taschen’s Big Butt Book, the hefty coffeetable book Culo by Mazzucco is a 248 page homage to the female derrière. Photographed by Raphael Mazzucco (known mostly for his work with Sports Illustrated‘s swimsuit issues), Culo features over 200 photographs of naked behinds both famous and not-so famous, featuring the likes […]


16 Sep
Only 80 pieces of the exclusive typographic furniture to be made

Herman Miller Japan teams up with House Industries to create a highly exclusive edition of classic Eames wire-base tables (also known as LTR or Low Table Rod) featuring fonts lifted from the House Industries’ 2010 Eames Century Modern font collection. Each tabletop is hand-printed in House’s Grand Rapids, Michigan factory, returned to Herman Miller for […]


24 Aug
A limited edition black PVD roulette-themed timepiece

We’re pretty much suckers for almost anything Bell & Ross do, mostly because of the simplicity and consistency of their design. Not so much with this new limited edition BR01 Casino watch, featured in this article, emblazoned with a roulette table on the face set with concentric discs which tell the time. The wristwatch will […]