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 […]


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 […]


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, […]


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 […]


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 […]


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, […]


Last night the 2012 FIA Formula 1 Championship Series came to an official close with the FIA Prize-Giving Gala in Istanbul, where the F1 Champions were presented their hard-earned trophies. While much of the world watched enthralled as the season’s drama played out, America was only rekindling its love affair with the second most popular […]

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