Posts Tagged ‘random objects’
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.
This fella is known as Lab Assistant Ollie. He works at heliumcowboy artspace in Hamburg, where The Lossy Botany Lab will make its debut on July 1st from 8-11PM. I wonder what will become of this giant lemon of a balloon? Could it get a similar treatment to 2007’s Immature Miniatures inflatables? See example (lab hypothesis) only below… Until we have a definitive diagnosis, check the tag archive of all previews and sneaks here.
Kidrobot posted a slideshow of photos from Jon’s recent Doodle and Scrawl signing at KRNY. The event looked well-attended, and Jon added colorful doodles to many a Munny. Although the bulk of the objects tended to be Munnyworld, I really dig this one person’s customized hat. A few photos follow. Click through for the slideshow courtesy of KR’s Flickr set.
What is Floppyswop? Why, it’s “a place for sharing any files small enough to fit on a conventional floppy disc (1.44meg High density), art, media, sound, noise, its up to you, all files are hosted here for taking and swopping…”
Have a most random weekend!
Just found out about this through a tweet from Infectious. How completely random and cool.
The Hand Collector is a project started in 2005. I started the project when I realized that the hand is not just a tool behind a piece of artwork, but a work of art itself. Send me your hand (a photo, of course) with drawings/paintings or whatever and I will add it to my collection.
Check out more handiwork at The Hand Collector.
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.
Doodlesplatter posse member, Amir, sent in these great snaps of his beer matts. I love the concept of framing something as “disposable” as coasters. Amir got the Burgerman beer matts at Broadway Cinema and had them framed at Paramount Picture Framing in the UK. Writes Amir:
I assumed broadway and paramount picture framing were in collaboration for this event. Since I haven’t seen anyone else doing this online, it makes me wonder if I was the only one who did it. Imagine that.