December 16th, 2011
I can’t believe it’s the middle of December already! Time flies pretty fast in the toy world. I thought you could catch a breather, have a cup of tea and check out some of the new releases we have here at myplasticheart. Maybe you need to buy some last minute gifts for people on your list… or… maybe you should just go all out and treat yo’self! I mean you probably did just buy a lot of presents for other people, so go on… do something nice for you. Without further ado, here is this week’s RUNDOWN.
- David Horvath’s Bissy Bear! – That’s right, ladies. Bossy Bear thought he was soooo cool, but here is Bissy Bear and she is ready to put him in his place! You could always buy Bossy Bear too and have a little wedding for them or something. Wait, that might be weird, right? I will take your silence to mean “no”.
- Tokidoki Plush Kaiju – He might look a bit aggressive, but looks can be deceiving because this 9″ plush is as cuddly as they come.
- Dragon King OG edition by kaNO – You remember the Dragon King G.O.D. edition from NYCC? Well, kaNO is at it again in this homage to one of his heroes and one of the biggest icons in martial arts history.
- Emilio Garcia’s Jumping Brain – This DIY brain/frog amalgamation allows for awesome customization… so, hop to it! (Sorry, I couldn’t resist using a bad pun.)
- Gary Taxali’s Hippy Magic Lunchbox Pillow – I am a huge fan of Taxali’s work, so this pillow really stuck out to me. From a run of 250, printed in non-toxic ink and with a feather filled inside, this pillow is both great to look at and use. If this print isn’t up your alley, check out one of the others from tokidoki, Kozyndan, Sylvia Ji, or Gary Baseman.
- Yoskay Yamamoto’s Screaming for the Sunrise – This mythical creature has been brought to life for a second time, now in the original colors from Yamamoto’s painting.
- Jin Baba in Frosted Violett from David Healey – MPH has teamed up with resin mashup artist, David Healey to create exclusive colorways of two of his most popular characters. Check out his Mein character as well. And for more info about Healeymade and these figures read our “5 Questions With…” post with David.
- Snowy Night Pocket Pork from Shawnimals, Squibbles Ink and myplasticheart – Winter-inspired Pocket Pork! The one above features sleepy eyes with a dark blue body and silver and white ‘snow’ flecks. Check out the other variation, Frosty. Only 60 pieces per style!
December 16th, 2011
Don’t forget that we have a giveaway going on in conjunction with That’s The Hookup! All you have to do is log onto Twitter and tweet why you love TTHU and mph. Include #HOOKITUP @thatsthehookup @_myplasticheart in your post, so we can keep track of all of the entries. The contest ends this Sunday (Dec. 18th), so get onto Twitter for your chance to win! And make sure to head over to TTHU for graffiti, music, skateboarding, fashion and everything in between.
December 15th, 2011
Let’s admit it, we all like to geek out on other people’s art toy collections. I love going around to a studio, workplace or someone’s home and seeing what sort of cool pieces they have collected. Today we’re looking into the workspace of thisisnevermore, a London based games illustrator with a desk full of toys!
A lil’ Treeson action
Dunnys and check out the Yeti produced by Patch Together and designed by thisisnevermore
Jeremy Fish Bunny Skull
The whole shebang!
I spot some Tado and Ashley Wood in there…
Thanks to thisisnevermore!
December 14th, 2011
Not too long ago I visited the studio of Caleb Neelon, a name that has been around the graffiti scene for quite some time now. His involvement in graffiti is immense and his knowledge of its history will blow you away. He’s written for magazines including Juxtapoz and Print and served as editor-at-large for Swindle. He’s also co-authored important books in the graff scene such as, The History of American Graffiti and Graffiti Brasil. While visiting with him, I had the chance to see a technique he uses to create letters for murals, which I dubbed “art legos” at the time. He takes pieces of paper, cut out in shapes and then rearranges them to form different lettering styles of his moniker, “SONIK”. The technique is simple enough, but the process looks pretty fun and the results are great as well. This choice for Neelon is interesting because of his use of quilt imagery in his artwork, since this technique is sort of the “stitching” together or shapes to form a word. Enjoy the images below! And thanks again to Caleb Neelon for letting us into his studio space!
Images courtesy of EVOKER.
December 13th, 2011
The next time you visit myplasticheart and work up a hunger, head over to teany, a restaurant opened by Moby and Kelly Tisdale. Located at 90 Rivington St, teany’s menu features a wide array of tasty food, and although it is a vegetarian restaurant, I brought along two non-veggies and they were equally impressed. I’d recommend the veggie blt, which is what all four of us ended up getting, since it sounded so tasty. Along with super good food, teany also has 98 teas on their menu, hence the name of this little cafe. Holy Moly! Caramel, vanilla, jasmine, honey, ginger… the list goes on and on! And if tea isn’t your thing, don’t worry, you can indulge in another fancy drink, such as a raspberry lime ricky, lavender lemonade or an italian soda. Yum! So next time you are in the mph area, pay a visit to teany and see what all the fuss is about!
VEGAN BLT! YUM!
And if you are in the mood for a cup of tea after reading this post, make sure you check out our cup and saucer sets, including this one from I Love Dust or others featuring designs from Jon Burgerman, Sam Flores, Frank Kozik and Si Scott.