Archive for the ‘Housewares’ Category
For the second time in two years Deadgood have teamed up with leading British illustrator Jon Burgerman, this time to create the ‘Doodle Rug’ in which Jon’s distinctive doodle scrawls have been transformed into this bold and distinctive product.
The new rug was unveiled at Design Junction last week. It measures 2500mm x 1500mm and is made of 100% hand-tufted wool.
In an interview with Breaks of 10, Jon refers to the rug as “fuzzy and warm”. He further states:
It’s great to make works that people will hang on their walls but it’s just as cool to have stuff people can walk all over or park their bottoms on.
There you have it! Pick up a Doodle Rug (and then put it down and park your “bottom” on it) here now for £1487 or ~$2,312 USD.
The Bathtime Favourites tin is back at Lush! This very special and limited edition box of miniature bath ballistics is an essential collectors’ item for fans of our fresh handmade cosmetics. After a winning collaboration with Lucy, he doodled this masterpiece and she filled it with some of our finest ballistics for nine fizzing and fragrant baths. Bathtime Favourites is a brilliant gift for bathers; once you’ve used all of your ballistics, you can reuse it to store anything and everything.
The Bathtime Favourites: Jon Burgerman Edition is filled with nine miniature bath ballistics: Think Pink, Keep it Fluffy (orange), Geo Phyzz, Blackberry Bath Bomb, Honey Bee, Big Blue, Sex Bomb, Avobath and Butterball.
Of the project, Jon can be quoted as saying:
I thought I’d draw some new little characters. We’ve got some of my characters on there and we’ve got some of the characters made out of soaps and… balls? Is that what you call them? Well, they’re all having a lovely time - they’re all partying. It’s a party in a tin.
You can buy the tin and ballistics for £29.95 (~$50 USD) from LUSH online here.
I’ve been waiting to see what’s inside the colorful tin Jon recently posted to Flickr (and tagged “lovely” and “likable”). Thanks to a tweet from Danny, we have the reveal. I did a little more
stalking sleuthing and found out that what look like delicious scoops of sorbet and gelato are, instead, decorative soaps! The soaps are being produced by LUSH, international purveyors of “fresh handmade cosmetics,” and are due out this summer. So, in case you need to feel more confused when your early morning alarm goes off, here now are soaps that you will want to eat in the shower. Can’t wait! Click through to see the spoiler. Read the rest of this entry »
In my experience, tea-drinking in the U.S. is not as evolved or habitual a pastime as it is in the U.K., but our newest slogan is about change, isn’t it? Although mobility is a reality of our modern lifestyle, you might be looking to upgrade from this handy portable beverage tumbler to something a bit more fancy. This is a Limited Edition, who previously brought us the Trample and Scrum pillows, are here to help you be more like what Drake was talking about on the MTV VMAs. The California posse has been promised a sample for review, so we will post an update when we are suitably fancy with pinky pronation…
This is not a plastic crap cup. This is a limited edition. It is also a “Demitasse cup and saucer set made from Staffordshire Bone China”. The tea set comes in a handsome collector’s box with an A6 Fine Art Print (from this design, though bearing no relation to the Gary Numan song of similar name) and a certificate of authenticity.
The In the Park Tea (or Coffee) Set was produced in Stoke-on-Trent, England for This Is Limited Edition. Only 250 sets of this design will be made available, with a price of ~$60 USD reflecting its limited nature. Set up all your favorite dollies, and prepare to serve some tea. The set is currently available at Burgerplex here and at ClickforArt here.
After nearly two years, Jon makes a triumphant return to sprucing up your sofa. With doodled cushions last seen here, Jon is now working with ClickForArt on a new range of pillows. Lovingly titled Trample and Scrum, the cushions are approximately 46×46cm / 18×18″, constructed of super-soft faux suede and printed with non-toxic waterbased inks. The pillows are printed with a graphic on one side and a plain black back. They feature a feather-filled inner. Only 250 of each pillow have been printed. They will be delivered with a Certificate of Authenticity.
Each cushion is currently available and costs £39 or ~ $60 at Burgerplex.
Oh, but that’s not all. I clicked over to ClickForArt and saw some exciting teasers. I’ve seen the quality of their merch through US stockist, Neon Monster, and it’s really quite impressive. From this ad I snagged off the CFA site, it looks like we may be seeing another pillow, a zippered (iPad?) case and an eye mask.
Here’s a bit about Click For Art from their website if you’re not yet familiar with their products: Read the rest of this entry »
Our friends Jeps and Evelien of Darker and the Dutch Doodlesplatter posse got the rest of us front row seats for Jon’s recent Lossy Botany Lab show at Hamburg’s heliumcowboy artspace. Stay tuned for a plethora of posts [click here for current tag archive], each concerning a separate element of the installation and exhibit. Herein lies the goods on the actual Lossy Botany Lab, rules for entry shown below, and building process shown here. Please note that banana-beer phone with fruit earpiece and bottle mouthpiece is not for sale, but you are encouraged to make your own.
OK, I couldn’t resist this. When I read about these pop culture tea bags on the Jailbreak blog, I knew it was only a matter of time before I swapped out Pablo’s head for Jon’s. These fun teabags (almost seems like an oxymoron) hail from Hamburg through Donkey Products. You cannot (yet…) get a Burgerman teabag, but a whole host of exciting possibilities are available online here or in the UK where tea is like the national beverage or something, here.
This morning’s post about dixie cups got me thinking about housewares and remembering this bit of merchandise from last summer’s NY International Gift Fair. Well here they are! Aladdin makes recycled plastic into art, specifically artist bowls and insulated art mugs. Jon has two pieces in Artist Series 1. The 20 oz dishwasher and microwave-safe art bowl has an easy grip art-lid and is free of BPAs. The 12 oz mug is dishwasher and car-cup friendly with a flip lid and is also delightfully bereft of those BPAs. DIY blank mugs in 8 and 16 oz sizes are also offered for those of you customizers out there.
I like the language Aladdin uses and their commitment to recycling. Fun stuff you can feel good about. Both items are priced at $20 each through Aladdin or for slightly cheaper among Jon’s art at Kidrobot online. Dang it if Jon and Buff Monster aren’t going to make me start wearing and eating more pink. Here’s a bit more about Aladdin. Check ‘em!
Aladdin has been creating lifestyle products for people just like you since 1908. From the character lunch boxes you remember as a kid, to the sleek mug you use to tote your morning coffee, we’re committed to creating unique food and beverage solutions that fit your lifestyle. Products that are sustainable, stylish, and above all, functional. Products to love.
Elektrodrop is a “creative collective of designers, artists, fashion, music and lifestyle enthusiasts trying to get by in this crazy world.” Following the instructions in Jon’s pre-signing tweet, they brought along a truly random object to have burgerized: the common dixie cup. The results really elevate this formerly disposable object. The Elektrodrop crew also picked up a customized Munny and an autographed microfiber cleaning cloth. For the entire roundup of doodled objects from the KR London signing, click here.
It’s been great seeing the variety of objects fans brought to Jon’s Kidrobot London signing. To be fair, he did send out a tweet inviting people to bring out the crazy. Both photos courtesy of Kidrobot’s Flickr set. Click here to see the full array of random doodled objects.