14 Oct
One-off café racer-style bike built in Venice Beach

Since Australian custom motorcycle builders/lifestyle clothing manufacturer Deus Ex Machina opened shop in our hometown of Venice Beach, CA, the band of creatives have built 8 custom bikes. The Bully, seen here, is #9. Built from the remains of a post-collision Buell Lightning X1, The Bully had its compromised frame revitalized with a new chromoly […]


8 Nov
Handcrafted North American huntsman-inspired footwear

Yuketen designer Yuki Mastuda’s keen attention to detail and love of heritage American footwear is no more evident than in The Strap Maine Guide DB Boot. Updated for the winter 2012 season with a vibram sole and woodland camouflage panels, the Yuketen Maine Guide DB Boot also features a horween Chromexcel leather upper, Goodyear welt, a hand-stitched […]


28 Sep
Scarves inspired by the Union Jack & American flags

Japanese men’s clothing label Uniform Experiment is set to release a new set of stoles for its Fall/Winter 2012 collection. These three latest additions include leopard and polka-dot patterns mixed into flag designs of the Union Jack and American flag. Bold, yes, but delightfully accented. The stoles retail at approximately $675 (¥52,500) each. Sure that’s […]


Gang and criminal subcultures are always fascinating, especially when the criminal culture comes from Russia — home to the second highest prison population per capita in the world (naturally, USA is #1! #1! #1!). We previously covered the first Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopedia awhile back, and unsurprisingly it has remained one of our most popular […]


20 Aug
Made in the USA of bridle leather & stainless steel

Filson, since 1897, has been specializing in hunting and camping gear for people who care about products of high quality that won’t break. Ever. The Seattle-based brand has recently decided to take on drinking — a beloved activity to many — by introducing the Filson Leather Flask. Made of Bridle Leather and stainless steel in […]


The latest in a special series from New York’s 5 BORO skateboards is the Surgeon General collection, consisting of four designs inspired by premium cigarette brands: Parliaments, Marlboros, Lucky Strikes and Newports. Not unlike Santa Cruz’s Beer Cruzer Collection, the decks offer you a chance to show allegiance and skate on your favorite intoxicating substances… […]


11 Jul
Taschen's 2 volume set captures 100 intricate & enticing interiors

TASCHEN has taken it upon themselves the horrible chore of traveling around the world — North and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia — to photograph 100 home interiors representing a variety of contemporary styles for this TASCHEN 25 Edition 100 Interiors Around the World book. Interior decorations give a dwelling and its inhabitants […]


23 Apr
Limited edition 100% brass lighter made in the USA

This American-made Zippo is a highly limited edition replica of an original 1941 naval lighter, specially modified for the Japanese label Neighbourhood. The 100% brass lighter features a custom metal “NH” anchor on the front, an anchor motif on the side, a stenciled carpe diem lettering on the back and is painted in a distressed […]

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