24 May
Shoes for the 2nd best franchise in the history of the NBA

Normally I wouldn’t give anything associated with Kobe any shine (Celtics pride), but seeing as this pair of his signature shoes are dedicated to the greatest place on Earth I’ll have to make an exception. I’m not exactly sure how the Kobe 8 System low-tops represent Venice Beach, but I’ll just have to assume it’s […]


11 Jan
Using the Congolese Warlord's weapons against them

With desks dusted from dumpsters in Venice Beach, five lonely dollars, and a simple idea to help bring peace to the Congo, Falling Whistles began battling perhaps the world’s biggest war. In the Congo, child soldiers are sent to the front lines with only a whistle as a weapon. After meeting with 5 boys who […]


17 Jan
One of Australia's top bike shops releases latest custom creation

While Sydney’s highly touted Deus Ex Machina motorcycle shop continues to expand — first in Bali, and soon opening up shop in Venice Beach, CA — they keep aficionados sated by releasing a steady stream of custom conversions. The  Bald Terrior 1200 is based on a Kawasaki W650, but is customized with 19″ and 18″ […]


10 Nov
Jason Hernandez, Jasmine Worth, Megz Majewski & Young Chun

A new exhibit opens tomorrow (Friday, November 11th, 6 – 10pm) at C.A.V.E Gallery in Venice Beach, California featuring artwork from Jason Hernandez, Jasmine Worth, Megz Majewski and Young Chun, and will be available for viewing until December 3. The various artwork in the exhibit has sprung from the curiosity of the each artist, with […]


26 May
Venice Beach's clean and simple cycle solution

Venice Beach manufacturer LINUS uses French and Italian bicycle designs of the 1950s and ’60s as inspiration for their simple and dependable city bikes. As bike culture grows evermore from LA to Portland and Denver to NYC, new companies seem to crop up everywhere, but few have put as much thought and personality into the […]


6 May
A couple minutes with one of our favorite bands on Earth

I’m just gonna say it: Noah & the Whale’s debut album, Peaceful, the World Lays Me Down, is one of my favorite albums of the decade. No shame, no caveats, no qualifiers. Not only is it an emotionally candid album (sometimes painfully so), with some of singer/songwriter Charlie Fink’s most personal lyrics, but it is […]


23 Sep
Start your Saturday night right with some deranged sculptures

So there’s this “art” event called GLOW happening on the beach in Santa Monica this Saturday, but I went to GLOW two years ago when it started and the art all looked pretty damn corporate to me. So corporate that we ended up on the SM Pier drinking tequila gimlets on the rickety roller coaster (that combo […]


12 May
America's Worst Nightmare

The New York Times have an interesting article this morning about a carless suburb development in the German town of Vauban: “Street parking, driveways and home garages are generally forbidden in this experimental new district on the outskirts of Freiburg, near the French and Swiss borders. Vauban’s streets are completely “car-free” — except the main […]