Washington-based illustrator Wendy Bryan is the brains behind the I Heart Guts label based on internal organs. If you have any favourite viscera, chances are you’ll be able to find these here in the form of cheery plush toys with smiling faces. The usual suspects — hearts, brains, liver — are understandably present, but then, so are the more obscure organs like the uterus, the pancreas and the gall bladder. Funny how we thought we might luck out with finding the skin as a fuzzy blanket plush. No such luck there.
What hasn’t gone plush these days? Now you can make yourself into a Plush Person or just buy one of these Marvel Superhero Plushies and indulge that fantasy you’ve always had but never sated.
I’m a big fan of toys, not all toys, but cute, adult-adaptable toys. The Germusu pouch is a good example of that: it’s small enough to sit in my pocket, large enough to keep all my change, and funky enough to make me look cool. Created by artist V.Germy, Germusu are pouches with a twist. [...]
The first-ever do-it-yourself designer plush toy based on the popular Wee Ninja character shape is set for release as over 60 artists show off custom Plushform art works in one mega-event called Plushform to be held tomorrow night (June 27) at Rotofugi Designer Toy Store and Gallery in Chicago.
The name is clever (it did take me a while to get it though) and the concept is great. Crammed Organisms is the world largest plush show at which you’ll be able to pick up a designer soft toy for the display shelf. Don’t worry, though, whatever you pick up will never replace your old [...]
That fun, fluffy, and playful Japanese furball, Domo, is now a plush toy which comes in four colors: classic Brown, fabulous fuchsia, royal blue, and polar white. Quick, clear some space on the mantlepiece!
Melbourne-based artist Beck Wheeler is in the middle of an exhibition at St Kilda’s Uber Gallery which runs until March 30th. The show, called Hey, Hey, Which Way? is ‘a labyrinth journey into the afterlife. Based on a board game she used to play with her siblings, Wheeler has entwined fables, the polemic, beliefs, the oddly beautiful and lucid realities of the departed. If dreams were an ocean, then she has paddled across it and collected all the messages in bottles that have drifted between the living and the dead’. Sounds like fun! We caught up with her to get the lowdown on what to expect: Sounds like you’ve been in some deep thinking space lately? ‘I like working with dark subject matter, but producing playful imagery. The mystery of what happens after you die, is one of the mysteries that someone has yet to prove. We know the earth is round, we know butter won’t cure a burn, that smoking is bad for you, that e=mc2 … but what happens to us after we die? I asked a bunch of people I knew what they reckon happened, and then started making drawings and paintings from the ideas and stories they told me’.