Like I said last night, I just couldn’t narrow down all the awesome artist, and their wares, that will be at Designer Con this year!
So here I go again. If I had Unlimited funds to go to Designer Con 2012, I would buy…
1 – Feather Gold Fatchel Bag by Park La Fun (they also have really neat wallets and guitar straps) /// 2 - Gumbo in Grombyland – Orange Creamsicle by Black Gard
3 – I Ain’t Afraid of No Ghosts print by the Beast Shoppe
4 – The Alphabot print by Genuine HAHA /// 5 – Cursed Candy Corn Plush by House of Darkly
6 - Winslow the (much larger) Beastlie by Beastlies /// 7 – Pink Rice Baby by Blamo Toys
8 – Out For a Drive print by Extracurricular Activities (this print is kinda part of a set! They’re not very expensive, and I bet they would look really neat next to each other. Maybe over a couch or sideboard?)
9 - Flat BunGoyle the Gargoyle Bunny Plush by Flat Bonnie /// 10 – Uninspired print by Gary Musgrave
11 - The Forest Warlord – Black and Silver Edition by Bigfoot /// 12 – Bigfoot Barbershop print by Ryan Roberts Photography (I’ve seen these prints on Fab a few times, and always want to buy them!)
Well, I’ve spent way too much time looking at toys and such. I have way too much to do this weekend, so I’m off to cast a few hundred necklaces and build some new displays. Oh and again, if you would like to see all of the other vendors that will be at Designer Con 2012, check out their list here, and if you go, I’d love to see photos!!!
Have a great weekend everyone!!
I’ve been meaning to put these posts together for about a week now, but with all the craziness during the storm (we did lose power and some trim on our house) and then getting ready for Crafty Bastards, I just ran out of time!
Anyway, this post, and the next one will be dedicated to Designer Con! What is Designer Con you ask? Well to quote their website… “Designer Con is an annual art and design convention that smashes together collectible toys and designer apparel with urban, underground and pop art!“. It’s a one day event, this Saturday, November 3rd in Pasadena, CA. It looks awesome, and I’m seriously bummed I can’t go. Maybe next year?!? (hint hint JC).
Just because I can’t go doesn’t mean I can’t look at, and dream about, all the awesome stuff that will be there. So If I Had Unlimited Funds to go the Designer Con 2012, I would buy…
1 - 6″ RAAR! by Gary Ham /// 2 - I Don’t Wanna Grow Up print by Brett 2D Bean
3 – Florene & Talbert print by doubleparlour /// 4 - white resin ovok sculpt by Odd Fauna
5 – Ghost Larm by Sawdust Bear (I have been eying these for awhile now, you should check out the entire site, there are so many neat “specimens”)
6 – Curiosity Resin by Nathan Hamill (via Pretty in Plastic) /// 7 – Yummy Face Coin Purse by Jupey
8 – Owl Tote by Crowded Teeth(one of my all time favorite artist!!) /// 9 - Narwhal Plush Art Doll, Norbert by Nonesuch Garden
10 - CrappyCat Tuf-Fluck by Crappy Cat /// 11 – Bronze Polkadot Cavey by A Little Stranger
12 - BOOMBOT1 LAZ-E BLUE by Boom Botix (It’s a wireless speaker that looks like a little monster! how cute!)
So these were the first half of all the things I thought were super cute!! I just couldn’t narrow it all down, everything is so neat looking. Check back tomorrow for the rest of my favorites!!
If you’d like to see all of the other vendors, check out the list here.
Last week I did a post about my little collection of Mold-A-Rama figurines, and I mentioned I snagged one of Rotofugi’s new pieces. Well, here he is! He’s called a Helper Dragon and is by Tim Biskup.
You get this card with each piece that explains a little bit about their machine. Apparently their exact machine use to live at the LA Zoo and made kangaroos. I thought that was really neat!
I hope they make more molds, because I’d love to have some other pieces.
Also, if you’re interested in buying one of these in person, Rotofugi is located in Chicago, IL. Their shop is awesome and super fun to walk around. Plus everyone there is really nice!
I have been collecting designer vinyl and plastic toys for almost a decade now. I love how simple and and interesting they can be, at the same time. It started with Be@rbricks and just snow balled into everything else, fast.
For years I only ever bought from designer toy boutiques and ebay. I only bought the well known and easy to find pieces, which is how I ended up with boxes of toys when we moved. Lately however I have started getting into the more diy type of designer toys. The short runs, hand cast resin and hand painted pieces. They are really interesting and very inspiring! These designers are what made me feel like I could try my hand at this whole toy thing (I’m still in the way beginners stages of this).
My budget is very tight right now due to upcoming trips, trying to buy a car and business supplies. So I can’t buy too many toys. I wish I could snatch up every single awesome one I see! They are all so neat. Luckily I WAS able to get my hands of two awesome pieces this past month that were in my budget!!
The first one is a mini Ice Scream Man by Brutherford Industries (their currently sold out, but he has larger ones available too) I knew they were going to be released at a certain time, so I set a timer on my phone and snagged one the second they went live! Shipping was super fast and I received my awesome little man two days later!! It was blind boxed in really nice little packaging. The best part about this little dude? HE GLOWS IN THE DARK! really well actually. I didn’t know it until the artist let me in on the secret. I really love the design and seriously want one of the big ones now, a “vanilla” one to be exact!
My other awesome handmade purchase was a Blank Ick by Milky Robot. I love blank toys. I prefer them actually. This was Jess’s first try at casting toys, and I think they came out so well!! I really wanted one of the painted ones, but payday and release day never coincided. I was able to request a blank piece before she cast her third batch, that way I knew I’d get my hands on one. Jess has been really great to talk to about all things toys and casting. Talking to her was the last push I needed to try my hand at toys. Oh and she’s been showing all the progress over one her blog! You should check it out.
These two toys are awesome, so they were lucky enough to make it onto the shelf with all my other favorites. I FINALLY got a good enough photo to show! This is the landing between stairwells going down to our basement. It’s lit by recessed lights and is kinda small, so it’s really hard to photograph, but I really wanted to share it! You can see more shots here.
Do you know of any handmade designer toys I might like? Any artist I should check out? I love looking, even if I can’t buy!!