Archive for August, 2010

With images from southern and central Russia in the news lately due to extensive wildfires, I thought it would be interesting to look back in time with this extraordinary collection of color photographs taken between 1909 and 1912. In those years, photographer Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii (1863-1944) undertook a photographic survey of the Russian Empire with […]

The Backyard Axe Throwing League started the way all great ideas do: alcohol and lethargy. A few guys that got a little too sauced in the woods, and serendipitously invented a sport by throwing axes at trees and then making up a point system and bunch of rules. Four years old now, the league has […]

After several previews, announcements and teaser images I can finally show you a full clean image of the much anticipated Kaws designed Pinocchio and Jiminy Cricket toys. The set will release tomorrow at Original Fake Tokyo and will later on be available through other Original Fake retailers. A larger vie

Jason Clay Lewis, an Oklahoma-born, New York-based artist, has generated considerable attention for his most recent sculpture, “Drill Baby.” Politically driven, the sculpture finds a baby tattooed with a fierce narrative inspired by the BP oil spills. The connections are thinly veiled… ships dripping black and religious iconography flipped into odes to big oil commerce. […]

None too surprisingly (their name is derived from a Victorian euphemism for a woman’s skill in the bedroom), The Lake and Stars features bottomless leggings Inspired by the fetish photography of the 60’s and 70’s, previous Lake and Stars lensman Tom Hines captures a fem me fatale house party featuring the drabbest of interior furnishings and a […]

Jetset Graffiti profiles Dabs and Myla, new faces on the LA street art scene, in this lovely video. The duo are also gearing up for an exhibition at ThinkSpace.

September 1, 2010, will see the release of Luke Chueh’s “Black in White” vinyl toy. The rabbit shaped figure comes dressed in a hairy suit (at least partially removable) and with a frightening knife in hand. Monkey King will have it.