Sunday, January 31, 2010

Melted chocolate restaurant

Designed by Wonderwall, melted chocolate Godiva restaurant in Harajuku. Via.

*Previously: The Han Solo chocolate bar.

*Buy gourmet chocolate at Amazon.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

The Mandalorian Guernica

Picasso's Guernica (A painting I never cared for):

Picasso's depiction of the Mandalorian War against the Old Republic Jedi (courtesy of this week's episode of Clone Wars):

The episode also featured a cubist painting of Duchess Satine Kryze, the Queen Amidala clone/ruler of Mandalore (I don't know whether it's an homage to a specific painting):

*At Toycutter: Custom Mandalorian toys.

*Buy Boba Fett toys at eBay.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Custom Mighty Men & Monsters kit

Custom kit based on the same idea:

You'll find more pictures here.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

The Wolfman

poster for the Wolfman by Olly Moss for Empire Magazine.

Plush Conan O'Brien

Plush Conan O'Brien by Laura Granlund, who has various plush creations on sale at Etsy.

*Previously: Conan O'Brien expresses his admiration for Salacious Crumb's skills as a sidekick.

*Learn how to make plush monsters with these books at Amazon.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Gatchaman by Yoshitaka Amano

MOCA Taipei currently features a an exhibition of Gatchaman/Battle of the Planets art by Yoshitaka Amano. There's some related artwork on sale here.

*Previously: G-Force fan art.

*Buy Yoshitaka Amano collections at Amazon.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Burlap potato sacks on Project Runway

This week's challenge on Project Runway was to create party dresses out of burlap potato sacks. The results.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Don't hurt the kitty

Gabriel Hargrove, Lynn Lim and William Newhouse at the fabrication shop in the School of the Art Institute of Chicago's Architecture, Interior Architecture and Designed Objects department figured out that you could deter people from damaging the table on the drill press by placing a photo of a helpless kitten. See also: Chicago Children's Museum Tactile Map. Via.

*Previously: Tiny kitten.

*Buy "I Can Has Cheezburger?: A LOLcat Colleckshun" at Amazon.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Guy Davis' monsters

CBR has an interview with Guy Davis about monster design, and the post includes lots and lots of Davis' sketches.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Portal ARG

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Under the Milky Way

Neptune and Pluto from Ross Beren's Under the Milky Way series (which will apparently soon be on sale).

Quick-draining boots designed for Navy SEALs

The quick-draining ABYSS boot available in two different color choices here.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Wall of Knowledge

Concept art by a team including Oliver Charles for the Wall of Knowledge at the Stockholm Public Library.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

When Peter Pan attacks

The video is named "Greenport Peter Pan Fiasco," and the description says:
This is what happens when you mix flying rigs with Greenport...
Our 2009 production of Peter Pan went horribly wrong during the last five minutes of opening night. Thus ensued.

This is after a week with the flying professional. None of this is out fault. It was a mistake by the rig guys, and we were just tethered to the ceiling.
The awesomeness is not over when the stage is fixed...

*Previously: Peter Pan book cut sculpture.

*Buy Peter Pan toys at eBay.

"For the last 5 years Kidrobot has been purchasing classic out-of-stock toys from collectors, and reselling them in our stores"

"Recently we realized, since we're carrying everyone else's rare toys, why not re-buy our stuff from collectors and sell them in our stores as well?"

Monday, January 11, 2010

Vintage Pan Am travel poster

One of several vintage Pan Am travel posters posted here.

Sculptures by Toi Ogunyoku Jr

Mondoshawan (Fifth Element), Master Baster (Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome), and Cole (12 Monkeys) sculptures by Toi Ogunyoku Jr., who has model kits on sale here. See also: Dropship and APC, and Sulaco from Aliens.

*Previously: Fifth Element desktop wallpaper.

*Buy the Polish poster for Alien at eBay.

Sunday, January 10, 2010