We awoke this morning to the news that Japanese fashion designer Issey Miyake has died. He was 84. The Washington … More
ON THE BOOKSHELF: A CHEEKY LOOK AT MEMES!
“The Memeing of LIfe: A Journey Through the Delirious World of Memes” is a droll, entertaining study of a most … More
SO JUDGY! BEST BOOK COVERS OF THE PAST YEAR!
We all know the adage “Don’t judge a book by its cover.” That’s a pretty good nugget of popular wisdom. … More
SUPER COOL COFFEE-TABLE BOOK! “AFROSURF” CELEBRATES AFRICA’S RICH SURF CULTURE!
As regular readers of this blog know, we love to surf every chance we get. So when a new artful, … More
MEDIA DIET: WHAT WERE WATCHING, READING & LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW!
Here it is, folks! A brief run-down of our current media diet: Some of the TV shows and movies we’ve … More
MEDIA DIET: WHAT WE’RE WATCHING, READING, AND LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW!
In a new installment of “media Diet” here we’re sharing some of what we’ve been consuming across the cultural landscape. … More
CINEMATIC: NEW PHOTO-BOOK “ACCIDENTALLY WES ANDERSON” TAKE INSPO, STEALS STYLE OF AUTEUR FILM DIRECTOR!
“Accidentally Wes Anderson” is a new book of photography compiled by the folks behind the Instagram account @accidentallywesanderson. The account … More
FROM OUR BOOKSHELF: “RACKGAKI” DOCUMENTS AN ERA OF JAPANESE GRAFFITI ART
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
Surf Photography Books
On a recent visit to the Arcana bookstore in Culver City, in Los Angeles, we checked out some beautiful coffee-table … More
On the Scene at Arcana Books
Among our favorite places in Los Angeles is the Arcana bookstore in Culver City. It’s specialized in “books on the … More
“Surf 80s Divine”
We stumbled upon this this first-edition copy of the long and precisely titled “Surf Photographs from the Eighties Taken by … More
“Photo / Stoner” Surf Photography Book
Goodbye to Chuck Klosterman IV …
One of our New Year’s resolutions was to sift through our library here and choose books to throw out, give … More
WTF Awesome … The “RGB Colorspace Atlas” by Artist Tauba Auerbach
A couple of weeks ago, we stumbled upon the magnificent “RGB Colorspace Atlas” (Volumes 1, 2 & 3) by New … More
Photography … The Mysterious “Me TV” Photos
“ME TV” is a photography book collected and edited by Thomas Sauvin and Erik Kessels that presents an obscure, mysterious … More
800 Views of Airports
We love this book of photographs by the renowned Swiss artist duo of Peter Fischli and David Weiss. “800 Views … More
Contemporary Chinese Art … Liu Chuang’s “Love Stories”
We love this recent artwork titled “Love Stories” by young Chinese artist Liu Chuang. The installation consists of a table … More
Classic Tintin Poster
Classic framed poster for Les Aventures de Tintin for the “Au Pays des Soviets” edition of the comic book series … More
The Wonderful Minimal Design of David Byrne’s “How Music Works”
“It Was Books That Taught Me …”
The decor of the bathroom at the McNally-Jackson bookstore in New York City includes a quote by American author James … More
EPIC: THE SURF CULTURE PHOTOGRAPHY OF LEROY GRANNIS!
This week we added a striking new volume from Taschen to our library of coffee-table photography books at Global Graphica … More