28 Feb
Turkish designer Mert Gutav's promiscuous ode to Mad Men

If the world was like Mad Men, the Sexy Lamp would be more than a mere desk lamp — it would be a promiscuous suggestion noted for all the secretaries in the work place. However the world is not Mad Men, so instead it is just a simple desktop reminder about all that is good […]


21 Feb
High performance spider-web lattice frame handcrafted in USA

Based on a patented (and very unique looking) IsoTruss carbon fiber and Kevlar open lattice tube design, the Delta 7 Arantix Mountain Bicycle is a high performance 2-wheeler that weighs in at a scant 2.74 pounds. The lightweight hardtail bike frame is handcrafted in the USA, with a “spiderweb-like” design that boasts an unparalleled strength-to-weight ratio resulting […]


19 Jul
Friendship, Quantum Physics, loss and the afterlife

In the novel The Summer We Came to Life, three lifelong friends unite for their annual summer journey of discovery. What has changed with this trip, however, is the death of their fourth friend, Mina. The protagonist, Sam, battles hardest with the loss in the wilds of Honduras where she has temporarily relocated, and through […]


18 Nov
Internet overlord launches Boutiques.com

Yesterday internet goliath Google unveiled its Boutiques website – a new portal dedicated specifically for shopping fashion items. As the second largest sector of online shopping (after consumer electronics), it really was only a matter of time till our Internet Overlords dipped their toes into the market of soft goods. As the LA Times reports: […]


29 Oct
Let the internet culinary gods decide your gastronomic fates

Did you by any chance ask yourself today what the fuck should you make for dinner? If so, then this website is right up your alley — short, simple and to the point. User friendliness and blatant aggression makes the site an absolute treasure. Behold yourself to random recipes, both vegetarian or meat eater options […]


29 Mar
Part Two in the lost history of a pop-fashion machine

This is Volume II of Lo Pan’s History of tokidoki (read vol I from Friday), the story behind one of the most prolific pop fashion lines of the decade. You’ve seen their coveted hyper-stylized Karl Lagerfeld vinyl figures, ubiquitous LeSportsac handbag collection, and Cactus Friends plush toys — not to mention all their wide-ranging Sanrio […]


26 Mar
Part One in the lost history of a pop-fashion machine

Tokidoki is a Japanese word whose etymology is, for the most part, vague. The definition can flip from “sometimes” to “constantly”, although the latter’s more appropriate when applied to the flourishing pop-fashion brand tokidoki, as its proprietors are always in motion. Their output is prolific, their hustle grand. You’ve seen their coveted hyper-stylized Karl Lagerfeld […]


26 Aug
Predicting the end of an industry in 1981

Hard to imagine this is from 1981. David Cole of the San Francisco Examiner must feel like Nostradamus when watching this on his iPhone, patiently waiting in line to pick up his unemployment check. “We’re not in it to make money – we’re probably not going to lose a lot, but we aren’t going to […]