designer-toys

Hi, everyone! I am so excited to launch my next plush.. the Shiba Inu! I have such a love for the Japanese breeds (I own a Kai Ken myself!) and wanted to bring a Shiba Inu plush into the hands of dog lovers! I really need your help to make this project happen so if you want to go ahead and give the Kickstarter a read, I would greatly appreciate it! You get the chance to own some cool Kickstarter exclusive awards for helping me out as well!

If you can share this around, or even pledge, I will be extremely grateful for support! :)

https://www.kickstarter.com/proj…/1852466551/shiba-inu-plush

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“Hi… Eh. Meh!” Such is the traditional greeting of the Crabapple family. 

I’m keeping this project super streamlined–the goal amount is for the plush, digital wallpaper downloads and an after-campaign postcard. If we get further than that, I’ve got all sorts of cute goodies lined up for ya! 

Join the crabby revolution! 

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/inki-drop/crabapple-cousins-plush-toys

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THIS IS NOT A TOY exhibition 
Design Exchange, Toronto 
FEBRUARY 7 - MAY 19 

This Is Not A Toy, curated by John Wee Tom and DX Associate Curator Sara Nickelson with Guest Curator Pharrell Williams, is the world’s first exhibition featuring a collection of contemporary sculptures, figurines and artworks created by artists including Takashi Murakami, KAWS, FriendsWithYou, Coarse, Huck Gee, and Frank Kozik. 

The exhibition explores the conceptual toy – a form made solely as an expression of an aesthetic, concept or idea – as an art and design object as well as a contemporary cultural signifier. On display until May 19, visitors dive headfirst into the realm of designer toys as the Exhibition Hall is transformed into a vibrant and whimsical environment, filled with forms ranging from tiny trinkets to enormous free-standing pieces. 

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Junko Mizuno’s Stunning Kuro Megami For Kidrobot Black

Kidrobot Black, the vinyl company’s high-end designer collection, has releases few and far between. There hasn’t been one I’ve been interested in since Lilitu, but they’ve finally caught my eye again with this collaboration with Junko Mizuno! Her ‘Kuro Megami’ figure is absolutely gorgeous, with way more detail than you usually see on a vinyl piece and some very intricate sculpting.

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A photo from the factory! Bad news is that my corgi plushes are officially sold out! Good news is that the new generation of corgi plushes are coming soon! The left is current plush (a little beat up, though!). The right one is a prototype for one of the new colors (I will  have two new colors, including a tailed cardigan!). We just need a few more revisions.


Stay tuned!

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From murals to designer toys, Tristan Eaton emerged from the streets and into well known force in the art world. We featured his TrustoCorp project in Hi-Fructose Vol. 22, but he’s since put that venture aside to focus purely on his solo career. His striking, almost dream-like figurative style weaves together contrasting elements of pop, cartoons, and typography. One look at Eaton’s work and you can immediately see a collage of influences, and he has always sought to represent this visual language that he loves in a single piece. Eaton really dug deep for his next solo exhibition at Subliminal Projects on his home turf of Los Angeles.

See more on Hi-Fructose.

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threeA: 3AA 2014 Membership (Lasstranaut)

Продажа членства 3АА 2014 идет полным ходом. Цена $200. В комплекте, помимо кучи всяких ништяков,  фигурка Lasstranaut в масштабе 1/6. Ну и стандартная скидка 15% на покупки в течение 2014 года. Скидка будет действовать уже при следующей новом релизе компании. Рассылка членского набора намечена на второй квартал этого года. По идеи продажа закончится завтра в 5 утра по московскому времени. Поспешите. Вслед за Lasstranaut, будет анонсировано ее транспортное средство Lasstralander (или как оно называлось раньше Lass Tra-Lander) Обсудить…