Before and Further

A look through DABSMYLA’s colorfully massive indoor / outdoor installation at the Modernica Factory in Vernon, CA. This is your last week to see the show, on view through November 15th, 2015.

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Q Branch Incorporated

Every Bond Gadget Ever.

Smoke Dog

NBHD-Booze-Bull-Incense-Chamber

The Booze Bull ceramic incense chamber by Neighborhood.

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Aspirational Listening

beolab-90-bang-olufsen-speaker

Not every home can visually handle the presence of the BeoLab 90 loudspeaker, Bang & Olufsen’s new sculpture of sound.

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Snorkel Buddy 5000

underwater-drone

The OpenROV Trident is an affordable underwater drone capable of diving to a depth of 100 meters while delivering live video back to the surface.

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To Protect and Serve

cacti-coasters

Cacti Coasters by Clive Roddy

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“Like the Disneyland of sex”

brazil-love-motel

Inside Brazil’s over-the-top love motels.

The Monotony of Going Nowhere Fast

Something you’ve probably never thought of… the dark and twisted history of the treadmill.

Illuminating Artifacts

old-school-skateboard-deck-wall-light

Using custom lighting mounts, Andy Shinkage turns old skate decks into wall flare.

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You’ll Be Happy When The Electricity Goes Out

manual-coffee-grinder

Until then though, be prepared to look like a rich asshole while manually grinding your coffee beans in this antique contraption.

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A Muggsy Full of Bogues

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When the only press is French.

Back in the Day When They Used to Market Cocaine

 
Like everyone else with a Netflix subscription, we’ve been bingeing on Narcos. And while watching crazy Pablo Escobar pile up and bury money in Colombia is great entertainment, we got pretty curious about where that money was ultimately coming from. In 1979, with one in ten adults using drugs on a regular basis, the American consumer was on fire, pumping an estimated $420 Million per week into Pablo’s pockets. With almost everyone using, needing to distinguish oneself from the next person blowing snow became a status move and the paraphernalia market boomed. Here, we look at some of the advertising from the coke era between 1976 and 1981. Times, they have changed.

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