Saturday, September 25, 2010

Blankie release party Oct 1st!

Join us to celebrate the launch of Blankie™! a new designer blind box series by design company Aarting. We’ll be hosting the official release party which will feature Aarting, the designers behind the Blankie figure. Come to myplasticheart nyc from 7-9pm on October 10th and join in on the fun. As an added bonus, the first 48 people to buy a Blankie™ gets a free cupcake. See you there!

Blankie Release Party
October 10th 2010 7-9pm
myplasticheart nyc
210 Forsyth St.
New York NY 10002

About Blankie™

This groundbreaking series is the result of an online competition aimed at finding exciting new designers. Artists from all over the world submitted 196 designs, and over 150,000 toy lovers voted to choose the 12 designs that are included in this amazing series. The grand prize winner, Matucha, also designed the packaging.

Blankie™ Series 1 is the first designer toy series to be released by the Aarting Collection,which exists to create high quality, limited edition art products from designs submittedand chosen by its members.

For more information, visit

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Say hello to AARTLIFE.COM


We've decided to migrate the blog to it's own standalone site! Why? The aarting blog has grown by tremendous leaps and bounds in the last two years, we're now one of the fastest growing lifestyle sites on the net!

You can check out the new site at:

and on facebook here.

Posts will be going on as usual, so bookmark the link and add us as a friend!!

Thanks to all of you who visit, to those who have supported us since our humble beginnings, to our new visitors and to those who have contributed by sending us "tons" of product press
releases. KEEP EM' COMING!!!

See you on the other side :)


Friday, September 10, 2010

mastermind JAPAN x Globe-Trotter Suitcase

Cult Japanese brand mastermind JAPAN team up with storied British luggage company Globe-Trotter on a new suitcase, offered up in a 21″ and 30″ version. The suitcase perfectly pairs Globe-Trotter’s distinguished designs with the signature dark aesthetic of mastermind JAPAN, featuring a beautifully crafted leather exterior, adorned with a custom skull print lining and several key details throughout. For those interested, both sizes can be found through Anytime Hong Kong.

Source: Bee

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Anselm Reyle for Mekanism Skateboards

Mekanism Skateboards gave carte blanche to German artist Anselm Reyle for its latest collaborative project. Taking on his signature approach, Anselm Reyle applied several thin layers of spray painted neon pink and added two different mudstone colored paints, before the boards were covered with a two-component lacquer, giving it a shiny surface. In these works, the boundary between the slickness of the neon pink and the roughness of the brown paints – resembling mud, sand or dirt – is blurred by the lacquer. Glossy and matt, flashy and dark, slick and rough are now inextricably intertwined. But beyond the contradiction of colors and textures, the artist is contrasting our prospect of neon pink as a color used for posters of the punk and the psychedelic scene in the 70s and 80s with the mudstone colors applied in post war gestural abstract paintings, notably in Abstract Expressionism and Art Informel. Only 50 editions were produced, with 10 artist proofs, all signed by Anselm Reyle.

Clark Magazine Issue No. 44 featuring DELTA

The 44th installment of renowned Clark Magazine has made its way to production featuring exclusive cover art by Boris Tellegen, better known as DELTA. Within the pages you’ll find features covering French artist Oliver Kosta-Thefaine, skateboarder, photographer, and poet, Scott Bourne, as well as tattoo artist Mark Mahoney. There are also extensive interviews with musical talents Jay Electronica, Chromeo, and the Jacuzzi Boys. Issue number 44 of Clark is available here and priced just over $7.

via: hypebeast

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Brietling Chronospace Jet Team

After re-introducing the Chronospace earlier this year, Brietling follow-up on the summer release with a new limited edition Jet Team model. Created in part with the inspirations of Brietling’s L-39 Albatros Jet Team, the watch attempts to capture the essence of aerobatics team which often reach speeds of nearing 700 km/h. The watch features a stainless steel 48mm case with AR-coated sapphire crystals. Movement comes courtesy of Brietling’s Caliber 78 and SuperQuartz with features including a chronograph, alarm, countdown timer and dual timezone display among other features. The watch also includes a steel Aero Classic bracelet. The Brietling Chronospace Jet Team will carry a limited edition run of only 1,000 pieces.

Source: Timezone

Takashi Murakami Kaikai Kiki Toy Collection

Kaikai Kiki, the art production company from Takashi Murakami, releases a new collection of toys, most consisting of the stuffed variety, along with a couple of puppets. Featured amongst these is a “Kiki” puppet, “Mr. Dob” stuffed toy, “Kaikai” puppet, and “Frazzled” stuffed toy. All play of Murakami’s characters featured within his renowned superflat paintings. These new releases are now available through colette.