Cavey is a new plush toy coming to us from UK artist and designer Holly aka A Little Stranger. If you have never heard of Cavey... you must either be new to the designer toy scene, or have been living under a rock because these little plush creations have grown in popularity since the second half of this year! Each Cavey is handmade solely by Holly and they come in many breeds, each with their own unique personalities. Something about handmade anything is super attractive, it really shows the hard work and dedication put into each and every piece. Holly says that "The idea for Cavey came about from my love for my 3 pet guinea pigs, "The Punisher", "Lord Violence" and "The Lizardman". I just love their fat little bodies and shy nature." Holly sent over a special 1-off punk rock skeleton for us to review... and above is just that! Take a few minutes and watch the video then head on over to the Cavey site HERE and pick a few up for yourself! Thanks Holly... top notch stuff!
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Patricio Oliver hits us upside the head with a harsh dose of reality as this fantastic Argentinian has created yet another fine character dubbed "Tearfang"! This nightwalker was done up on the very cool Mugo platform, the MP3 player and USB flash drive. If you have not sen these yet, it's about time you do it with this version because it sweet... and for only $60, you can't go wrong! Art, MP3 player, and USB storage in one device... head on over HERE now and pick one up!
k.olin tribu, a French porcelain company, showed off as they teamed up Frank Kozik... and up until now we had no idea what they would be making. Introducing Frank Koziks' Potamus "Red" and "Black" Anarchy porcelain Limoges! These are set to drop on Wednesday, December 15, 2010 HERE, are limited to 250 pieces and will include two different buying options. The first is sold as a single figure for $177, but if you want both, the 2-pack is retailing for $280 which is limited to only 50 packs! They all come packed in a collectible box along with a certificate of authenticity. I really do like the way they are doing these figures in porcelian, the only thing that is kinda off for me on this one is the cigarette... something about it being apart of the main piece just looks weird... would be rad if it were a separate piece, other than that I dig what I am seeing! Hit the jump to check out the packaging!
Dragatomi played host to the new works of NYC based artist Lou Pimentel. This solo show titled "Safe From Harm" showcased tons of new works by Lou which were designed to take the viewer on a visual journey as each piece will tell a story left for the viewer to decided good, bad, or indifferent in the outcome. Out of all the works that Lou completed for this show, there are only a few left, so head on over HERE now and browse the select few and why not pull the trigger on em' and add this awesome art to your collection! If you are in or around the area, the show will be up until January 2nd, 2011, so swing by and see it in person! Hit the jump to see the works installed in the gallery.
Blamo Toys. The SF based toy company opened their 2nd annual "Blamo Custom Toy Show." This year Blamo asked 30 artists to re-envision their popular "Nimbus" character to fantastic results.For those who couldn't make it to San Francisco for the show, Blamo has put all 25 customs from the show into there online store right HERE! That's right, 25 unique handmade nimbus figures by 25 incredibly talented artists are available RIGHT NOW. With prices ranging from $77-$1000 there is sure to be a custom for every budget. Order now to receive your figure by Xmas!