Check out Florish Hovers, a Dutch designer who has come up with one of my new favorite looking toys. Arche Toys are awesome. Floris, recently featured in I.D Magazine for his design work is also being recognized for his toy work. Here’s an old article on dezeen from last year about the toys. You can Buy now (sortof) here, but I think it involves a phone call.
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Ever since China had the toy scandal, wooden toys have become the go-to toy. Check out these little gems from Noferin. The Pecanpals are hand crafted and limited to a 200 piece run. What more can you ask for? You can also get a print for your “kids” room as well. Available December10th, Just in time for Christmas. Will they ship in time?
Fixed gear dreams, designer bikes seem to be all the rage these days even outside of the Brooklyn. Designer Georg Jensen has created the money shot. The wheels features hammer marks that pays tribute to the hammered surfaces of Jensen’s Silver hollowware pieces that Jensen himself designed a century ago. The bike also features a handmade sterling silver plated bell and leather grips and saddle by Brooks of England. Via:here
Penthouse is now celebrating its 40th anniversary with a limited edition book collecting over four decades of the magazine’s most famous photographs. Designed by Assouline. Buy now: $500
This is a must have for all vinyl collectors from secret base. Rebel Ink.
On 13 January 2009, Royal Mail will release a series of stamps dedicated to British Design Classics. Included in the series of ten are the Mini, the K2 telephone kiosk, the London Underground Map, the Routemaster bus, and our favorites—the Concorde and mini skirt. See them all at CR Blog.
How good are you with paper? Check out these paper craft storm trooper helmets. Pepakura is a site all about paper craft models, from iron man to transformers to …just about everthing, they even have how to’s for creating 3d pop-up cards. Very cool site. the only problem is finding what your looking for.
“Adriean Koleric is putting together an exhibition called Herd: rat-ATAT-touille, based on a group of refurbished AT-AT toys from 1981. The herd also stars in related graphic depictions. The artist wants to bring out how pop culture influences art and design today, as he was more inclined to look at these pieces as art rather than mass-produced consumer objects when he was growing up. The exhibition is a salute to the nameless, faceless product designers who unknowingly inspired many artists to come.”
So we just received the Christie‘s catalog for the New York Pop Culture Punk Rock Auction. Its a great catalog, and I wish I never hung all those flyers in my locker. The Auction features work ranging from Kaws, to Metallica’s Master of Puppets orginal art, to Black Flag flyers, and Jim Morrison Poetry. So much all for sale…. more after the jump. Did I mention how cool the catalog is? The Auction starts November 24th.
On December 4th Ron English signs his freakishly rare 8-inch Dunny at Kidrobot Miami to kick off Art Basel.
The picture above, courtesy of SpankyStokes.com, is of said Ron English 8” Dunny. No information on run size or price has been released.
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Russian Vogue celebrates 10 years with one of a kind Matrioshka dolls fashioned after famous designers. For more info check out Russian Vogue. I am into the Hellraiser looking doll.
Jesus ‘Muerto Borracho’ Diaz of Gizmodo had the honor of working on a story compiling the history of the lego minifig. Click here for the story. They also did a piece on the secret vault of lego.
Suckadelic is in LA for the Suck Off Group Show featuring custom artist interpretation of his Sucklord 600 figure. Opening this Thursday, October 30th at Munky King, the show features one-of-a-kind custom Sucklord figures displayed in removable blister packaging complete with custom backing boards – a great look, almost as if these customs were off-the-shelf toys. The show is sponsored by Vinyl Pulse.
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Looking for something to fill your friday? Check out pocketcalculatorshow. A huge assortment of classic boombox’s from one extreme to another.
The Limited:: PaperMonster Laser Skateboard Deck based on PaperMonster’s “He’s Here” design will be released at 1pm Eastern on October 13th (Monday) click below:
There are a total of 10 original decks for sale, each on 100% Canadian maple with incredible detail.
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Kaws and Marc Jacobs collaborated and designed patent leather Mouse Flats to celebrate the brands 10th anniversary. Limited to 200 pairs worldwide. Colette (Paris), OriginalFake (Tokyo) and Marc Jacobs flagship stores (US and London) will be the only stores that will carry these. Something for the ladies from KAWS.
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Radio Silence documents the ignored space between the Ramones and Nirvana through the words and images of the pre-Internet era where this community built on do-it-yourself ethics thrived. Authors Nathan Nedorostek and Anthony Pappalardo have cataloged private collections of unseen images, personal letters, original artwork, and various ephemera from the hardcore scene circa 1978-1993. Unseen photos lay next to hand-made t-shirts and original artwork brought to life by the words of their creators and fans. Radio Silence includes over 500 images of unseen photographs, illustrations, rare records, t-shirts, and fanzines presented in a manner that abandons the aesthetic clichés normally employed to depict the genre and lets the subject matter speak for itself. Contributions by Jeff Nelson, Dave Smalley, Walter Schreifels, Cynthia Connolly, Pat Dubar, Gus Peña, Rusty Moore, and Gavin Ogelsby with an essay by Mark Owens.
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