Friday, May 30, 2008


I got a chumby recently, it is a really cool thing. I am getting obsessed with it.

It is basicallly a cool rss reader that is an alarm clock that can tell the weather, that is on the internet, that shows photos, that plays music, etc. whew. It is a "whatsit".

I am still trying to figure all it out, I think it can do more than I realize.

They have this cool DUNNY gallery widget available, and a bunch of other ones like this flip clock one.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008


Kidrobot was invited by Cooper-Hewitt to participate in their GlassLab a project of Corning Museum of Glass.

It was a really amazing experience, we opted to start at base one, by recreating a Munny and Dunny to learn what the material limitations are. Having any future chance, I would love to push some boundaries on this in the future, with a vinyl glass mash-up.

Joanna and Alex of Kidrobot were also on hand, and were (of course!) excellent companions for the trip. I think we all really learned a lot from the experience. The weird similarities between glass and vinyl are interesting to note as well.

There is an excellent write up on the whole event in the NY Times today.

Friends of mine, Tobias Wong, Patrick Li (Work In Progress), The Boyms, and Harry Allen (who also designed our newest NYC store) are all involved, and have contributed crazy sick items so far. One of the craziest things was a book on typography, enclosed in a glass envelope (which then caught on fire due to the heat, fahrenheit 451˚ anyone?), unfortunately the glass guys couldn't remember who did it. (mb Tom Scott?)
Here are some pics.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

back from tulum.

We slept a whole week in the sun, we had amazing, albeit windy, weather. Basically just laid on the beach the whole time.

We stayed at casa de miel, it was a great place, a bit under-managed, but in a good way. The best place to eat is posada margherita, we wound up eating there more than once, most places are overpriced and are not good, it was at least good, actually it was excellent, hand-made, pasta.

The beach was wonderfully empty, and of course, of the few people there most were from NYC.

All in all, a great vacation, and one that didn't need a follow-up vacation to recover from.

Here are a few pics.

Monday, May 19, 2008

our tulum view!

Friday, May 16, 2008

tim biskup - the artist in you.

Checked out the pre-opening for Tim Biskup's The Artist In You tonight. Tim is a good friend and one of our favorite artists over at the Kidrobot camp.

His newest show Is a collection of about 25 paintings and a wonderful sculpture.

Tim Biskup
The Artist in You
Solo Exhibition, Gallery I
May 17 thru Jun 14, 2008
529 West 20th Street, 9E
New York, NY 10011

(sidenote: I am dj'ing with Tim aka Alphabeast at LIT on 2nd ave tmw nite for the afterparty of his official opening with Titi Freak. Try to swing through.)

The pieces are a new direction for Tim and he mentioned the new optically sharp style was actually a representation of how he saw things when he has migraines. Whatever the influence it is really wonderful to look at.

Go check it out.

moma vs kidrobot vs devilrobots.

Images from last night's launch of Destination:Japan of the fun little Mochi figure we made with MoMA and Devilrobots. Pulled from our Kiiro set.

He is also the guide to the products in the store, "explaining" the info on each piece.

It's a great little show/store installation, my fave piece in it is the duckbill soy sauce number.

Go check it out!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

newtube obsession.

I got this preview e-mail from friends over at Areaware for upcoming ICFF pieces.

I am really digging this tube amp, I spent half my childhood following my grandfather finding tube radio parts and was never able to get one of the ones he fixed up for my later life.

This could be a nice gap filler for that, and contemporary enough the it has an aux in plug.

"The newest creation by Jonas Damon for Areaware is the 2B Tube Radio. Designed using transistor free analog technology, the 2B Tube Radio processes sound through three vacuum tubes to create a warm, full spectrum, resonant sound with no digital distortion."

falling up, never falling down...

I forgot how good this is....

Aiyahhh. It won't let anyone embed for some reason.

BEP before Fergie ruined them.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

nathan jurevicius reformation show.

Here is a preview of Nathan Jurevicius's show at Magic Pony in Toronto I mentioned below, incredible work. (actually this is the same piece I took a pic of below.)

"While his career thus far has spanned both commercial design and fine art, Reformation reflects a deeper engagement with his artistic process and materials, while simultaneously demonstrating a highly imaginative, philosophical approach to storytelling. Reformation revolves around weighty themes of religion and spirituality, drawing specific reference to Eastern European folktales. This is Nathan's first North American exhibition in four years. The opening reception is May 15 from 7-10pm. Reformation will be on exhibit until June 30, 2008."

Magic Pony
694 Queen St. W.
Toronto, ON
M6J 1E7

bijules relaunch.

Jules, my good friend, fellow January 17th birthday-urrrr, and rad jewelry designer just relaunched her site.

It looks really great! Designed by (another friend) Dust La Rock, art maven of Catchdub's and A-Trak's FOOL'S GOLD label, it incorporates some great, if not a bit off beat, imagery.

Check it out, and buy some of her amazing new jewelry made of hair (no, really really, it's amazing!)

kidrobot nyc store opening video madness.

Video edited down from the live feed we had going during the new NYC Kidrobot store grand opening!


Monday, May 12, 2008

toronto and the weekend.

So, I had posted up some pics of Sket's installation in the Kidrobot Room at CiRCA Friday night as he was posting them up. Really great Dunny custom's featuring classic board games. Life, Jenga, Battleship, Chutes, Candyland, and Trouble (with a working popper!)

Here are the ones I didn't blog from my phone. They will be available through the Kidrobot site.

I was then off to visit Nathan Jurevicius working on some art for his show, here are a few more pics.

Also at Pony, was the great Gary Taxali show for his "Oh No!" figure, I bought one of the prints for the wife.

Sket and Kristin at Magic Pony and I checked out this grad show at OCAD Saturday, great Puzzle paintings from a Pony employee.

The crazy "memphis" -esque OCAD building is by Will Alsop.

Then I was off, off to return home.

Friday, May 9, 2008

nathan jurevicius under the gun.

Nathan is preparing for his show at magic pony in Toronto, opening on May 15th.

I got to see some of the things first hand (looks great!) and see him finishing up the last few pieces inside the pony brain (upstairs). Haha.

sket's battleship.

sket's trouble.

sket's chutes and ladder custom!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

homer vs css.


If you don't know about CSS, its' long handed name is, cascading style sheet, it's a rather common website markup language that allows one to customize the style of their website, and control many things, including placement of text.

In this rare instance, Román Cortés, has used the language to create art by controlling the placement of his text. Even better, it creates Homer Simpson. hahaha.

See the "animation" of the letters and more info here.

Via Klar and that website linked.

mike 2600 vs wonting.

I did the guest intro for our friend Mike "the 2600 King" Davis over at wifey's wonting brog.

If you are interested in his excellent mixes, here is a great mix he did for grain edit.

Here is Mike's great site, click over to buy some rad prints. Like this banger...

Monday, May 5, 2008

the office's new hero.

Everyone here at work is highly impressed with this guy's choice in coffins.

FOX (of course!) has the whole story here.

via Fumi.

the FAKE tim tsui's milk studio truck.

I sent this to Tim, apparently he didn't do it. haha.

oh well, someone bites.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

shane brog.

mr shane jessup on the brog.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

it's open!