Terry Richardson may be a little creepy, but who among us doesn’t have a little perv in ’em? Terrywood ($38) is a compilation of Richardson’s boffo exhibition earlier this year in L.A. where he trained his focus more on Hollywood and less on ta tas. This book details the exhibition in picture form, as well as the year-long process of putting the whole thing together. As you wait for the book to arrive, pass the time with some of Terry’s finest.
Terrywood: Terry Richardson’s Vision of Hollywood
Media By on Dec 5, 2012
Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story
Media By on Sep 27, 2012
Being a world-class bodybuilder, movie star, and governor–ehh… yeah… I guess that’d make for a somewhat interesting life. But boning the live-in housekeeper? Now we’ve got a book! Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story ($19) details Arnold Schwarzenegger’s amazing life, from the move from Austria to America, to the move from Maria Shriver to the maid. From The Predator to the predator in the housekeeper’s room. It’s all here.
Gear By on Sep 24, 2012
Celebrities, like Brad Pitt, Scarlett Johanssen and Daniel Craig, love their Leicas. Now, they’re sure to grab the newest version, the Leica M ($6,950). It retains the stout and solid construction of the M9, but the new innards are even more enticing than the sweet arils of a plump pomegranate. Upgrades include a new 3-inch 920k-dot LCD and a dedicated button for recording 1080P video. Stills and video should excel with the new 24-megapixel, full-frame Max CMOS sensor.
Skate Upton Skateboard
Gear By on Jun 12, 2012
Freaking Kate Upton… goddamn she’s hot! So hot that it’s worth the risk of slamming neck-first into a just-opened car door because you were looking down at her lovely vision on your Skate Upton skateboard deck. Yes, now you can do your grinds, ollies, and peppercorn pudding pops* with one of the world’s foremost beauties underneath your feet–where they all should be, btw.
The skateboard for kids still rule as a means of transportation, but maybe you want to class it up son. Enter Salt Skateboards ($220). 100% walnut top and bottom veneers with a middle layer of maple, it’s a durable skateboard sandwich of top-shelf wood. The top features clear grip tape, while the kick tail gives more control when shredding. To the extreme! Don’t do any serious grindage on these, lest you ruin a fine, fine board.
Unless you really get cracking on that time machine, your best bet at owning a 70’s era skateboard is right here. The limited edition James Pearse skateboard is modeled after the classic decks of yesteryear and they’re handcrafted from select solid walnut planks and accented with solid wenge strips for added stability. High-performance trucks and wide polyurethane wheels keep the vibe all lava lampy. Pearse’s pedigree is pure So-Cal artist, and these boards show it.
*Not a real move (yet)
James Franco x Latama Limited Edition Switchblade
Gear By on Jun 12, 2012
James Franco doesn’t wanna have to cut you, but if need be, well… he still probably won’t, because let’s face it, the guy’s got a lot to live for, and doing a 15-year bid upstate ain’t worth slicing your gut. That being said, Mr. Franco could do such a thing with the new James Franco x Latama Limited Edition Switchblade ($850). This hand-built, custom-made-in-Italy blade measures 11 inches when erect. Its black & white Brazilian Horn handle says “Don’t mess with me! I paid $850 for a knife, and I plan to use it someday! Burgeoning acting career or not!”
Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol
Media By on Apr 11, 2012
For better or worse, Mission: Impossible has been ingrained into pop culture. We’ve hummed the theme song ad nauseum, most of the time when sneaking into the kitchen or attempting to steal vital information on government officials. Yes, the movie series has been flawed: the first was confusing, the second was dumb, and third was boring. And yes, I enjoy making sweeping generalizations about the filming/editing/sound work of very talented people. But surprisingly it took the fourth movie for Mission: Impossible to hit its stride: smart but never confusing, with dizzying money shots of the Burj Khalifa and dizzying money shots of Paula Patton’s cleavage. Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to get a hold of Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol ($22).
Leo DiCaprio x La Colombe Coffee
Culture By on Feb 22, 2012
I’ve gotta hand it to Leonardo DiCaprio. The guy’s charitable foundation has teamed up with world-renowned coffee roasting company La Colombe ($12), and he’s not even using the killer phrase “DiCaffeinated” anywhere on the package! Heck, he’s even resisting the temptation to drop an occasional “DiLicious” in the marketing push. Plus, 100% of the net proceeds from the Lyon brew will benefit causes supported by Leo’s foundation, including wildlife protection, healthy oceans, water access, disaster relief and climate change. Early reviews say the stuff tastes damn good with just about any DiSsert, too.