While the term “dog tag” has traditionally applied to either walking pets or identifying casualties of war, now they also refer to wearable universal tools. The simple, straightforward and smartly practical design of Prometheus Design Wear’s Standard Issue Dog Tag Tool is that of a basic closed-end wrench, made of titanium. Described by the PDW as […]


2 Aug
LIAS interviews the Barcelona-based graffiti & street artist

When recently catching up with Barcelona-based artist Max Ripo I had an uncanny feeling that I’d somehow, somewhere met him before. It wasn’t until a few meetings later that Max told me about his twin who I just happened to meet while he was helping Anthony Lister do a performance at my old Lab 101 Gallery a […]


13 Feb
Austrian military truck tarps, tractor innertubes & vintage WWII canvases used to craft unique bag collection

When first introduced to Defy Bags we knew we were onto something special. Chris Tag, founder and mastermind behind the hand-crafted Chicago-based leather goods company, grew up in an industrial auto manufacturing town which fostered his appreciation for hard work and craftsmanship. Since launching his brand in 2008, Tag has crafted each product from mostly […]


1 Feb
The latest in the Swiss watchmaker's most successful lines

TAG Heuer revealed the latest Chronograph in its FORMULA 1 series, the Black and Red Bezel, this week. Inspired by high-performance Formula 1 automotive technology, the quartz movement chronograph features a black titanium carbide-coated steel fixed bezel and a sharply contrasting red aluminum ring. Launched in 1986 and revamped entirely in 2004, the Formula 1 is […]


22 Dec
Hidden stash pockets & magnets keep you safe from Johnny Law

High end graffiti paint manufacturer Clash have teamed up with Italian brand IUTER to create the ultimate bomber hoodie, especially made for the graf writer who wants to stay real undercover (and which ones don’t?). The hoodie features several hidden pockets custom-built to stash all the nefarious tools of a graf bomber’s trade. There are […]


14 Nov
The first watch displaying one-hundredth of a second intervals

Swiss watch maker TAG Heuer introduces its Carrera Mikrograph 1/100th — completely designed, patented, developed and manufactured by the folks at TAG. What sets the highly technical timepiece apart is a central hand that can measure and display time with 100th of a second precision. Two limited editions of the Mikrograph were launched by TAG Heuer […]


21 Oct
100% premium leather & cotton daily commuter bag

Quality is synonymous with Ralph Lauren, and the latest product from their Purple Label, this Leather Messenger Bag, only reinforces the preconceptions. Featuring two buckle fastening front pockets, an adjustable shoulder strap with metal buckles, a luggage tag, an interior pocket and an RL emblem embossed on the front, the bag is exactly what the practical […]


14 Oct
Italian-made dark green & black luxury high-tops

The latest shoe from Adam Kimmel, the man otherwise known as Mr. Sobieski (his wife being actress LeeLee Sobieski), come in a unique green and black colorway. The sneaker’s upper features a mix of wool and leather detailing, completed with a white Adam Kimmel logo tag placed on the tongue and a sewn-on outsole for longer […]