I’m a long-time fan of Gary Baseman. He’s one of those low-brow guys from old issues of Juxtapoz that really spoke to me. His paintings don’t always land for me but goddamn if this Ahwroo figure isn’t hitting me in my sweet spot. I’m not chipping in the $340 for it but I am definitely happy to tell you about it.
(FYI, my little Hand of Truth is still hanging in there, and on there)
via, Arrested Motion
via Spoon and Tamago, these appeal to my appreciation of the miniaturized mundane.
The clever idea is the brainchild of a Japanese designer who goes by the name monde. Based in Tokyo, monde creates objects inspired by the city but also animals and insects. The back alley bookends come in a pair and can be used together to replicate a small back alley, or they can be used individually, exposing the intricate stepping stones, A/C units, piping, plants and other details that have been carefully recreated by hand.
I do not like the Lumineers.
This pen is the third thing I’ve ever funded on Kickstarter. It’s really really nice. Dead-silent click mechanism, juuust long enough to be usable but still small enough to disappear into a pocket.
The makerset brand is an offshoot of Machine Era where they focus on writing instruments. I’m excited to see where they go.
Took in the Terracotta Army: Legacy of the First Emperor of China exhibit this weekend and it was damn impressive. I’d read about the Terracotta Army before, but to see these 2000-year-old figures in person was humbling. It was shocking to see the level of detail that still exists in this clay. The horse and chariot, above, is a recreation based on the originals from the tomb network.
The below figures are the real-deal statues. You can see the detail in the hair and moustahces. It’s bonkers.
The exhibit runs through March of 2018, so check it out if you can.