Seriously...I had no idea, and yet congress still finds the little time they have to mess this country up in a major way!
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Steve over at Shoparooni gave me a heads up on a new project that Chris Ryniak has been working on, and is now available at the Shoparooni shop. These cute (yeah I said cute...watcha gonna do?) little magnets come in a variety of diffrent shapes and sizes, and I guarentee all will put a smile on your face for $6 a piece!
Swing on over to the Shoparooni shop and give these magnets a gander(and CLICK ON the picture to the left to make it big)!
From the Shoparooni webstore:
New from Cleveland artist Chris Ryniak comes Bug Jar! A line of kid-friendly magnets, bags, plush, and clothing! These Bug Jar magnets are all hand-painted by Chris...future editions will be silkscreened so snap these up while you can! Acrylic paint on wood, with a strong magnet on the back.
These are on sale NOW(as of 09/12/08) at Panik's Toy Box for $7.50 a piece, this is a great deal, so hurry on over while supplies last!!! Thanks Grim!
Info from the very great, and amazing DKE Toys. For Wholesale Inquiries about this amazing product please contact www.dketoys.com.
Designed by Brian Flynn, the Ghost Land series is 5 different characters, Peg Leg, Bump, Six-Gun, Blowfish and Working Stiff that have taken on the aspects of their personality that led to their demise. Varying from 2.5"-3" tall and available in four ghostly colors, translucent yellow, translucent orange, translucent blue and translucent grey and made in Japan (not China) these are the first price point Japanese translucent vinyl figures ever made. Adding to the over the top quality control, each figure is packaged in a printed tin box, as opposed to cardboard, that you can open and close to avoid the blind box blues. Perforated display flats finish the experience, giving a little bit of Ghost Land for display in every store. Each flat is a complete set of 20 figures, guaranteeing complete sets instead of uneven packs in each flat.
What are they going to think of next! If you are really serious about home protection you can go get on for yourself from their product page.
Just browsing some great sites, like I normally do, and ran across this great post by Hana on her "Supah Cute" website(which is what it is ;-p). After digging a little deeper I also found some more info directly from the MunkyKing site! Munky King always produces some very interesting pieces IMHO, not sure what to think about it yet, but I can say this is a very unique piece and I am sure it will appeal to many!
Info from the Munky King site:
In 2005 Martin Lowenstein and Diego Vaisberg created DGPH, one of the leading Argentinian design houses that blends art, illustration and animation. Here's what they have to say about Tsuchi:This piece of vinyl stand 6" tall and is limited to 150 pieces for the black and silver, and 500 pieces for the blue. Not quite sure on a release date, but these are up on the Munky King site so I suspect thme to be releasing very soon(**edit...maybe not so soon, per the Angry Clobber monkey (This is so true, been on the back burner for a long time now)...thanks Hana**)!
"Tsuchi is Father Earth, the oldest god and wisest being that has ever lived. Seated on his throne in the planet's core, he rules the seas and the land, surrounded by his little minions.
His upper half controls all the nice good things that happen in the world, while his bottom half rules the mysterioius dark side. The energy caused by the friction of his internal struggle keeps the planet on its rotation. As long as both sides keep up the fight, life will continue its natural course."
Hot off the press...Found on Variety.com:
Paramount Pictures has made a deal with Wildbrain to turn its Kidrobot branded collectible character creations into a series of feature films that will be a mix of animation and live action.
The films will be generated through Par's Nickelodeon Movies family label and produced by Scott Aversano, who made an overall producing deal with the studio after ankling his post as head of the Nick and MTV Films labels.
The limited edition vinyl figures are designed by Budnitz, and then painted by a group of graffiti and graphic artists and musicians. The figures, along with an apparel line, are sold in high-end stores, including Kidrobot stores in New York, L.A., San Francisco and Miami.
Aversano saw a complete collection of the characters and got the film idea while he was running Nickelodeon, and will spearhead the project as producer. The creatures come with no linear storyline, so the plan is to draft a writer for pen a story about ordinary kids who are transported into the edgy world populated by the Kidrobot creatures.
Wildbrain, which acquired the company from Budnitz, is the producer of the Nick Jr. series "Yo Gabba Gabba!," and "Higglytown Heroes" for the Disney Channel, and a prolific maker of commercials.So...i really don't know what to say or how to feel about this. I would love to hear all of your opinions on this topic, is this going to ruin the "collectible" appeal of KR items, or has that already happened in your opinion and did you already think this kind of thing was inevitable!
So...I was browsing the net last night, which I normally do, looking for random things to post about, and I ran across these awesome pictures of "A day with Bertie". Bertie was designed by Ashley Wood, and these photos were obviously manipulated to make Bertie look HUGE. I found these on Nael.'s Flickr and thought they were so creative. I don't know if these have been posted anywhere else...so enjoy!
It was created by Site Specific Design, which is an interior and furniture design company that is based out of Brooklyn, New York. The lamp would be great to add a quirky twist to any modern home. Especially with the bright white coloring for the body and legs.
The body itself is made of a two-part fiberglass mold with a white lacquer finish. The legs are made of 5/8” hollow steel tubes, no two legs are exactly alike either. Each one’s curve is unique to it’s specific location. The light cover is made of Corian and overall it is topped off with a white powder coat finish. It measures 19in tall by 15in wide by 31in long. The lamp will end up costing you $2,600. Which means it’s not just any novelty lighting, but overly expensive novelty lighting.
This is a super cool lamp, not sure if or where you could use it. I guess if you were an entomologist and your home was decorated in bugs and wildlife then this thing would fit in perfect, but even though we all don't love and collect bugs, we can still admire the design...right?
From Stefan's Blog:
Now, what's going on here? How did 143 find itself on this ledge? On the lip of... what exactly? Is it scared? Or excited? Or simply crazed? Many of the monsters are obviously posing for their moment of fame, but we seem to have caught 143 in a decisive moment. What led to this moment? What happens next? Needless to say, I'm counting on you to tell me. Will you please take a minute and...