Friday, July 31, 2009
Artist collective Kaikai Kiki has seen its product releases mainly in the form of simple accessories and plush toys. However, on the horizon is a new project which features jewelery. The Dokuro Ring Series comes a in a few different styles and colors such as the Dokuro Knuckle Ring and the Dokuro Ring with material options including white gold, 18K gold, diamonds and sterling silver. The prices range from ¥3,675,000 JPY (approximately $39,000 USD) for the Dokuro Knuckle Ring to ¥68,250 JPY ($722 USD) for the sterling silver Dokuro Ring.
The main tank called the 'Kuroshio Sea' holds 7,500-cubic meters (1,981,290 gallons) of water and features the world's second largest acrylic glass panel, measuring 8.2 meters by 22.5 meters with a thickness of 60 centimeters. Whale sharks and manta rays are kept amongst many other fish species in the main tank.
Brian Harsanto's resin figure "The Beat Up Boxer" is finally out from the factory, in a very limited amout, 10 of them! Brian says the he is going to be coloring them soon, and there are going to be 5 OG, 4 White DIY, and one monotone sample.
Demand for this shirt keeps coming in at a steady clip, so Jared Mraitis aka Pop Monkey had no choice but to give the people what they want! He is now taking preorders for the third printing of the ZOMBAMA: BRAINS shirt, so visit his webstore over at Big Cartel and place your order now to guarantee a copy. He won't be printing much more over the amount of preorders, so order asap. The shirts should be done and ready to go within 2 weeks.
Available in Guys Small thru XXL sizes and Gals XS thru XL sizes.
Thursday, July 30, 2009
This solar design house in Otake, Japan, was designed by Suppose Design Office. It’s amazing how they can open up the living room, it becomes one space with the terrace. I’m not really sure about the exhibitionistic bathroom though.
Circle is made up of four parts - two of its parts making up a semicircle, all of them creating the round sculpture. The slope of the back and the seating area make up an unbroken flow from sitting upright to lying in relaxation. The height is the only thing that remains constant. The closed or the open circle, consisting of only three parts, allowing access, creates its own space: seating in the inner circle. Change the configuration and the design allows one to sit on the outside: seating in the outer circle. The connection of convex and concave shapes results in sweeping sculptures.
By designer Ben van Berkel.
This music video was shot for Sour's 'Hibi no Neiro' (Tone of everyday) from their first mini album 'Water Flavor EP'. The cast were selected from the actual Sour fan base, from many countries around the world. Each person and scene was filmed purely via webcam.
Director: Masashi Kawamura + Hal Kirkland + Magico Nakamura + Masayoshi Nakamura
official site: SOUR
A bunch of trips to the wayback machine for me on this one -- most shockingly the remembrance of my Amiga 1000. Wow.
In the DKE Toys booth, Noferin is showing the third-edition of their excellent Pecan Pals wood figures. Following the full color, and the natural wood editions, the new pecan pals feature a gray/mono color scheme.
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Click HERE to download the demotape...
Vans and Taka Hayashi teamed up for the No Quarter LX collaboration, complete with the artistic flair that Taka Hayashi has brought to both the streetwear and sneaker realms.
Fontplore is an interactive application designed for searching and exploring font databases on an interactive table, using tangible objects to navigate. Fontplore combine both web and print based research using a pyramid, a round shape, your fingers and paper.
More info at Fontplore.org
Nice little drawing app from Odopod. The sketching tools have a really tactile feel, almost paperly. Click on sketches to watch playback of how they were drawn.
"Spied at Ragnar’s booth – a prototype of his upcoming Pepper figure from 3Dretro. Pepper is a humorous yet unassuming little character. The figure is still a work-in-progress – expect changes and refinements before the final product is released in December. This is the first vinyl figure produced by 3DRetro – congrats."