Photographer Anton Kusters spent several years documenting the Japanese Yakuza subculture for his series, 893-Yakuza: a personal visual account of the life inside an inaccessible subculture, a traditional Japanese crime family that controls the streets of Kabukicho, in the heart of Tokyo, Japan’.
Somewhere out there in that vast expanse of space, there just had to be a planet made from bling. What’s more, it’s in our own Milky Way galaxy. That’s right, practically within reaching distance. A team of researchers have discovered a giant crystal space rock, measuring some 60,000km in diameter (five times the size of [...]
Only in New York! I encountered this guy, and his friendly, well-balanced cat Nicholas, yesterday at the intersection of Houston and Broadway where he was only too happy to pose for a photo in exchange for a crisp dollar bill. Wonder if Nicholas got to spend any of it?
By their own admission, designers Anielle James and Erin Kauffman of Axe To Grind create ‘jewelry that is drunk tested sober approved’. But who really cares? We’d dig it drunk, we’d dig it sober. It’s rad. Albeit, aptly named.
Whoever designed this Afro-themed cookie packaging, take a bow. And make it a long one. Let’s hope the cookie tastes as fine as the plastic it comes in.
Ah, ok. A group of Chinese dog owners are demonstrating their newfound fondness for the canine by dying their pets to make them look more like the exotic animals they will never, ever have. Oh well, each to their own(er). [photos via China Foto Press]
Yes, we agree, life would be so much easier if those simple misunderstandings weren’t so commonplace. The Manslater may well be the saviour for men the world over. We’ll take five of them, please. In a range of sporty colours.
If getting up in the morning is a problem for you, we have a simple, albeit potentially pricey, solution: the Cash Shredding Alarm Clock takes your hard earned and starts chewing it up for as long as it takes for you to get active and turn the damn thing off. That’s a nice wad of [...]
Forget hurling sneakers at George Bush. That’s a waste. He’ll only duck them anyway. Think twice about chucking your kicks at John Howard. He’s too quick for us. Now you can toss a virtual shoe at Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and take your frustrations out on the world without being hauled off in cuffs.
Designed in 1989 by architect Charles Jencks, and open to the public for only one day a year, the eye-poppingly original Garden of Cosmic Speculation features gardens, bridges, sculptures, and architectural works, and was inspired by mathematics and science. [Photos below by Paulus Maximus]
We’re big fans of the music of Montreal producer Miracle Fortress (aka Graham Van Pelt), whose deep electronic sound has received critical acclaim from SPIN, Paper, XLR8R and KEXP, among others. Check out the awesome Pantha du Prince remix of his first single, Raw Spectacle, below. [audio:http://www.secretcityrecords.com/press/miraclefortress/audio/Raw%20Spectacle%20%28Pantha%20du%20Prince%20remix%29.mp3]
Manchester-based artist Butcher The Bar has announced his first new material in three years in the form of sophomore LP, For Each A Future Tethered, set for release via Morr Music on June 21. [audio:http://www.morrmusic.com/upload/audio/ButcherTheBar_Bobby.mp3]
Remember when the Beastie’s were the hottest thing on the planet? When only Foreigner could tussle with them for that honour? Yeah? Well, they’re back. And they’re still relevant, as this new ear-shatteringly good single reveals.
X-ray Spex founder Poly Styrene has returned from years out the spotlight with her highly anticipated album, Generation Indigo, produced by Youth (The Verve, Killing Joke, Edwyn Collins). To hear a track from the album, listen to the neo-X-ray Spex punk rock track Thrash City below. [audio:http://girlieaction.com/music/poly_styrene/downloads/Thrash_City.mp3]
Indie rock band Chamberlin have just released their debut album, Bitter Blood (Roll Call/EMI). The album was produced by Scott Tournet of Grace Potter And The Nocturnals. Check out the a track off it, Fools, below. [audio:http://sneakattackmedia.com/media/chamberlin/fools.mp3]