Nike gives some shine to Kevin Durant’s alma mater, the University of Texas, with this Longhorn-inspired sneaker. Taking the KD7 Lifestyle silhouette, Nike uses pony hair material to craft the upper as an homage to the Longhorn’s spotty hide. The “Longhorn State” KD7 Lifestyle Sneaker also features a suede midsole and “KD” branded strap, tongue and insole. Lastly, Nike’s Swoosh logo on […]


19 Dec
Middle of Beyond wishes you all a most holy night

There may be an ugly sweater party coming up for Christmas and you don’t have a thing to wear. Middle of Beyond (the guys in Austin, TX who like to knit and made this rug) won’t supply you with a sweater that is ugly enough to win you that prize of an evil Starbuck’s card, or […]


15 Sep
Culled from the natural pelt of a great acrylic beast

If you’re looking for the Hobbes to your Calvin, but in a way you can really sink your toes into, then Middle of Beyond has got a Tibetan-style throw rug for you. Each Tibetan Tiger Rug measures 72″ x 44″ and is hand-tufted from the wild pelts of a real-live hunk of 100% acrylic beast. The authentic […]


4 Aug
Texas modifiers aim to put the Bugatti away once & for all

Houston, Texas-based modifiers of obscene horsepower, Hennessey, fill their corporate coffers supercharging Corvette and Cadillac engines to the point of absurdity. But they are best known for their Bugatti-killing Venom hypercar. Hennessey and Bugatti, in fact, have gone back to the lab many times in the past 10 years to squeeze out a bit more power […]


6 May
The world's only toy rendition of the godfather of the living dead

Mondo (the gallery/shop based in Austin, TX dedicated to posters, prints and nerd-worshipping tchotchkes like this) have joined up with Retroband Toys to put out the first-ever limited-edition action figure of the overlord of zombie films, George Romero. By no coincidence, the figure was created in time with the Texas Frightmare Weekend‘s screening of Dawn of the Dead this past weekend, […]


29 Apr
Posters of Marvel's very best heroes & villains in Austin, TX

Artist Mike Mitchell, known for the portrait-like quality he gives to the subjects of his work, has applied this dignified aesthetic to 60 heroes and villains of Marvel Comics. The result is to have transformed the Mondo Gallery in Austin, Texas into something more along the lines of a Marvel Universe Pantheon — representing everyone from icons like the […]


26 Mar
An anthropological study of a little-known American tradition

If your perception of Texas is that it’s just a big state full of big trucks, perhaps you could use some clarification. Texas Quail Hunting, a 296-page photo collection by A. Lokey, makes it pretty damned clear that Texas is actually a big beautiful state, and some of those big trucks happen to be highly souped-up quail-hunting rigs […]


15 Jan
Second edition beatmaker with a few celebrated upgrades

Dam-Funk and Bleep Labs collude to create the Dam Drum 2.0, a handheld drum machine and sequencer. Who better to bring about such a handy rhythmical machine than LA’s own “Ambassador of Boogie Funk”, producer Dam- Funk? With the help of Stone Throws Records, he brings the world of drum beats right to your doorstep, […]