Archive for January, 2011

This and That… 111

Friday, January 28th, 2011

first piece in the new year is a revisit of a design i did last year, adding more depth to it, i decide to design a kowhaiwhai pattern as backdrop, its more challenging than i expected, sometimes simple things can be trickier than you think, just like open pickle jars…

new prints are getting ready, im signing & numbering them before send out to Chicago for a group show next week! i’ll have the exhibition details up very soon…

yesterday i was shooting photos/videos of some newly finished custom toys(yes, more than one!), it was so much fun customizing them, lots of new ideas pop up during the process, i think we have a new character joining Hollow Threat family very soon! >:)

i’ll post some W.I.P as soon as i sort out the stack of photos!! by the way, i’ve added some new works to portfolio page, reorganized a little, in an order that make more sense…… me! :P

p.s. an idea of valentine edition toy just came up to me today, what can it be?! 2011.1

Stealthily Acclaim

Monday, January 17th, 2011

i was given a copy of latest issue of ACCLAIM magazine while shop at Triple One(R.I.P) last week, been told that its a cool issue about streetwear and photography, something i’d be interested in, so i flip through the mag when i got home, guess what i found?!

PANDARA! Anniversary edition spot on vinyl culture section!! what a surprise! thanks for the coverage, ACCLAIM! for those whose into street culture and photography, this is the issue(22) for you! :-)

p.s. Triple One closing down sale is on now! *sad*


Holiday Favorites

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

holiday is over for me, jump right back where i left in 2010, i’m customizing 2 toys, and preparing a new print for a show, before i’m ready to post those new works, i’d share some of my favorite founds during the holiday!

Favorite Toy:
Lunartik’s Mini Tea. these are so adorable! got mine from mr. jones, which i’m customizing right now, sadly it has to go, maybe i’ll get myself some more teas later, its well designed inside out! you can see the artist’s creative and effort when you opened a tea box!

Blythe loves Little Pet Shop, its my secret obsession! yes i do like Blythe designs, now the LPS crossover makes it affordable, its small, about 4.5 inches tall, but build quality is fairly good! come with a stand to hold the figure! i got myself a Bunny Duo Blythe(asked my girl to take it to counter for me, pretending she is buying it hehehe…)

Favorite Book:
Mr. Men (A Christmas Extravaganza), this is a gift i got on xmas, digging the simplicity of the MR & MISS series, it’s cool to have this in my collection!

Favorite Park:
Shakespear Regional Park! loving this beautiful park in north of auckland, its got everything you possibly want for a summer day out, best of all its not(yet) overly crowded!

Favorite Drink:
Starbucks Toffee Nut Frappe, 1 of the 3 limited X’mas edition drink in SB NZ, dark cherry was sold out! so i go for this one, its pretty sweet, remind me of the pudding i had in childhood!

Favorite CD:
Avenged Sevenfold – Nightmare.
thats a pretty cool cover artwork by Rafacore! loving the details, and composition(visually)! this is probably my album of the year (2010)!

Bad Religion – The Dissent of Man.
30 years and counting! they just getting better and better!

Now that wraps my summer holiday! very excited to be back working on new toys, soon i’ll be posting my new projects! :-)


Saturday, January 1st, 2011

Happy new year! i hope you all enjoy the holiday so far, i sure do! saw the most amazing fireworks in person at the new year count down, i think we got used to shitty-short-unimpressive fireworks here in NZ, this year we get 2 giant firework display going on at same time, 10 mins long! totally felt the impact at where i was viewing, they did an awesome job this time! (rumor saying some rich german paid for this?!)

this is my favorite! heart shape fireworks!! <3