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 [...]


The Esther scroll, known as the megillah in Hebrew, captures the ancient legend of Queen Esther. Yearly the scroll is read on the Feast of Purim, a full swing celebration of the salvation of the Jews in the Persian empire under the rule of King Xerxes I in the 5th century. Dating back to 1746, [...]


This week at the Jim Henson Studios in Hollywood Smart Car took the sheets off what will surely be its most talked about creation ever: the Smart Forjeremy fully electric vehicle. Smart were obviously going all out for the event, plying the couture crowd with plenty of top shelf booze and appetizers. The Bulleit Rye [...]


2 Nov
Already lightweight supercar gets a trim & bright new dress

While the original McLaren MP4-12C is already a masterpiece novel of carbon fiber — including a full monocoque carbon fiber chassis — HAMANN Motorsport take the exorbitant material investment to an entirely new level. The German modifiers have developed a full body kit to not only improve the aerodynamics of the hypercar, but also lower its [...]


Typically known for pairing hot naked women with city-famous monuments, and I guess fruit as well, the crew at Passarella Death Squad introduce two new designs to their “Surfs Up” Collection. “Crystal Voyager” and “L’ete’ Sans Fin” are inspired by 1980s surf tees, and like always are made from 100% unique imported Japanese fabric. Manufactured [...]


This week The Drums wrapped up their North American tour on the stage of El Rey Theatre in the Miracle Mile of Los Angeles, and there was no doubt the night held special meaning — for both the audience and the band itself. Photos by Damon Cirulli After a great warmup set by Stockton-via-Seattle’s Craft Spells, [...]


29 Nov
Made in Japan of herringbone three-stranded Melton wool

From the Japanese company’s Fall/Winter Collection entitled “Birth of the Cool”, Deluxe’s Moon Light Duffle Coat is made with unique herringbone three-stranded Melton wool, leather trims and branded Deluxe wooden toggle. Made in Japan with an adjustable hood, the Moon Light Duffle Coat is now available at Haven for $725.


Couple weeks back we launched our new artist featured series Rock (Poster Art) Gods! with Dan Stiles, and now we continue with another top illustrator in his field Casey Burns. You might recognize the above poster for Sonic Youth, or one of his many excellently sexy/implicitly malevolent posters for Spoon — most of which feature [...]

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