Dubbed the “post-modern playground slide” in the park across the street from my in-laws’ home near Roppongi in Tokyo. The … More
We got to Tokyo early in the morning just after sunrise. It was bright, hot morning with the humidity already … More
Would you drive this stickerfied vintage station wagon? We spotted this car parked along a remote stretch of Pacific Coast … More
We saw this wheat-pasted poster on an electricity utility box on Fairfax Avenue in Hollywood on Monday. And we thought … More
Skateboarding magazine Jenkem interviewed Werner Herzog. Yes, THAT Werner Herzog, the auteur German film director and actor whose directorial credits … More
A short skate film called “The Girls of Guanabara” is a mesmerizing clip that showcases the dance-like skateboarding moves of … More
An architecture firm in Montevideo, Uruguay is building the worlds first memorial to the global COVID-19 pandemic. The firm is … More
We made a stop at Sur Coffee over the past weekend. It’s a cafe with a roastery in San Clemente, … More
Sage-and-cheddar croissant with a sprinkle of black sesame seeds and paired with an almond-milk cappuccino at The Boy and The … More
Do you ever see something really yummy when you’re hungry and get “hangry”? “Yes,” you say? Yes, you do? We … More
This dumpster at a popular beach in Southern California is covered with graffiti and stickers. The meaning of the graffiti … More
The plant-covered structure pictured here take the term “green building” to another level. The tower is one among several buildings … More
We recently went to see a small but formidable collection of mostly paintings and some sculptural artwork by the iconic … More
And here’s another one, this one one of Frank Stella’s iconic minimal masterpieces.
And here are some more Frank Stella paintings at LACMA in Los Angeles.
We’ve stumbled upon a new obsession the past few months. This in addition to those our other obsessions regular readers … More
The short film “Multiverse” by Hiroshi Kondo is a mesmerizing visual document of the overwhelming scooter traffic in Taipei. The … More
Seriously, it took a while, but here it is, the new website of the esteemed Los Angeles County Museum of … More
Our band Aloha Death has released a fresh new tune! It’s titled “Beach Condo.” You can stream it or download it now on Apple Music / iTunes, Spotify, YouTube and almost everywhere! Or give it … More
As part of Global Graphica’s ongoing electronic music project Aloha Death, we’ve released a re-mastered version of our first tune, … More
Lee Clow announced his retirement last week. Who? What? Who again? Ok, so you might not know his name — … More
This small smoked-glass cube by artist Larry Bell is a classic of minimalism. And now it can be yours for … More
This street art mural of a tiger in Los Angeles is cleverly placed behind two dumpsters. The effect is of … More
Mr. D. At the agency office in Los Angeles with another one of his awesome typographic tee shirt. This one … More
We woke this Tuesday morning to the news of the passing of a fashion legend. Karl Lagerfeld died after being … More
The Museum of Modern Art in New York is set to close for four months starting in June for the … More
Is this building the poster child for late-modernism? No, it isn’t. But maybe it should be. It’s certainly one of … More
A colleague recently rocked this rad pullover hoodie with the words “Anti-High” on the front. On the back are black-and-white … More
We saw this van parked in the far corner of the sprawling parking lot at our gym in Los Angeles … More
This epic painting is by Los Angeles-based artist Mark Bradford. Its title is “160 Portrait Tone.” LACMA is showing the … More
Spotted in the wild at a cafe in Los Angele, this denim jacket with cartoon images from the classic Disney … More
The artist Roy Lichtenstein is a giant of post-modern art, and, more precisely, the pop-art era of the 1960s. His … More
The latest issues of the magazines Monocle, the Surfer’s Journal, and — most exciting — Juxtapoz with photo of recent … More
“Noh” is a poster designed by Los Angeles-based Japanese designer Takenobu Igarashi. Using a mix of Roman and Japanese characters, … More
We’ve just released an tune as part of our electronic music project called Aloha Death. The new song is called … More
Did you know that words can die? It’s true. This stencil street art on the pavement in Venice Beach, in … More
Don’t we all? Don’t we all need money for rent, in some way, at some time? At least, don’t most … More
The oft-repeated quote “Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar” comes to mind here. The quote is attributed to Sigmund … More
On Abbot Kinney Blvd. in Venice, Los Angeles.
Look up in the sky! It’s … it’s a … it’s a hashtag! Yes, right there, in the air, under … More
It’s Pride Month and some of Venice Beach’s iconic lifeguards towers are getting a rainbow pride-flag makeover.
Some quick-and-dirty spray-painted graffiti art of a fish on the side of a dumpster in a Venice Beach alley.
Our colleague L. showing off a graphic t-shirt with the image of a boxing panda bear. How can you not … More
This is probably the most minimalist coffee-making/-serving set-up we’ve seen. It’s in the courtyard of the Hammer Museum of art … More
We were in Silver Lake, in Los Angeles, stopping by a popular espresso bar for a quick coffee, driving around … More
It’s time again to randomly browse our bookshelves at HQ and re-discover a forgotten coffee-table tome. Today we’ve pulled out … More
There this. And also this. And then there’s this too.
Junk Food Clothing and Levi’s, the iconic purveyor of denim jeans, had collaborated on a pop-up concept store in Venice, … More
Sooooooo … Spanto is a Kook. “Who is Spanto? Why is he a kook?” you ask, savvy reader. These are … More
You are looking at this photo and you’re thinking “WTF?” Maybe you’re even mouthing the letters as you think them, … More
Swamped by a preening horde posing for carefully-crafted, eye-catching seflies, the parking lot at the Los Angeles store of U.K. … More
The exterior of the Los Angeles concept store of Swedish clothing brand Acne is a peach hue of painted and … More
The idea is genius, if maybe accidental and gimmicky to the extreme. HWY is a shop on Sunset Blvd. in … More
The Atlantic magazine produced a cool little video about Studio B and efforts to preserve and exhibit graffiti art from … More
The current mural at the “Bowery Wall” (a.k.a., the “Deitch Wall”) in downtown New York City is an epic, colorful … More
The British jazz-pop singer Sade can be counted in the Pantheon of 1980s music icons. Her music videos for songs … More
The New York Times has just published a fascinating article titled “Eight Ways to Build a Border Wall” that looks … More
A funny thing about “art.” Sometimes the happiest of aesthetic accidents happen as a consequence of totally non-artistic impulses. Take … More
Style. It’s important. You know it. We know it. When it comes to personal transport, the mode of transit you … More
An electric utility box along Sunset Blvd. in Silver Lake, in Los Angeles, has been painted as an old-school public … More
Clever, fun and intriguing installation artwork by artist Monica Sosnowska at Hauser and Wirth gallery in Los Angeles.
We were were recently walking down the street in the Arts District near Downtown Los Angeles (a.k.a., DTLA). We … More
… And it looked like this.
We spent last weekend on a surf trip in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties north of Los Angeles. On the … More
We found this street art on a local newspaper box in the kinda gritty, kinda hipster Kaimuki neighborhood of Honolulu. … More