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New 3D Hand-Stitched Felt Beetles by Felt Mistress

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Stitch kitsch superstar Felt Mistress can’t be pinned down. Here, she continues to delight all compassionate coleopterists, especially those who’ve been bit by the collecting bug! [Instant rimshot.] Today, she revealed four new 3D hand-stitched felt beetles. The detail is … Continue reading

Posted in Art, sculpture | 1 Comment

Embossed Gun Handbags Are Popular With Celebrities

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If you’re gun-shy, but not fun-shy, look no further than the Guardian Angel collection from Netherlands-based duo, Vlieger & Vandam. Since 2002, Carolien Vlieger and Hein Vandam have been embossing guns and knives into leather and wool felt handbags, briefcases and … Continue reading

Posted in Design, fashion, Pop CULTure | 2 Comments

Threat Objects: Designer Weapons From Mass Production

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Earlier this month, The American Design Club presented an industrial design exhibition called THREAT. The show encouraged designers to experiment with common household objects in the creation of defense weapons that could be used during a break-in. THREAT’s roster, mainly … Continue reading

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Teddy “Bears” and Pornal Plush from Poland

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It’s easy to forget sometimes that life in the Bay Area is a bit of a bubble. For instance, Bears are more common than Republicans. I’m not talking about Cal Bears; I’m talking about full-scale Folsom Street Fair Bears [wiki]. … Continue reading

Posted in Art, plush, sculpture, Toys | 1 Comment

Felt Mistress Opens The ‘Beetle Boutique’

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Admit it. If you’re kinda arty and eclectic and maybe at one point you were also a bit gothy, you like the look of delicately arranged pinned insects. And if you’re all those things plus neurotic or vegetarian or environmental, … Continue reading

Posted in Art, plush, sculpture, Toys | 1 Comment

Interviews

  • Brutherford Industries
  • Emilio Garcia
  • Frank Kozik
  • Brian Flynn
  • Coarse Toys
  • Jason Freeny
  • FERG
  • Steff Bomb
  • Shag
  • Junko Mizuno
  • TADO
  • Godmachine
  • Mike Leavitt
  • Joseph Harmon
  • Nathan Jurevicius
  • Huck Gee
  • Double Parlour
  • Ron Hollatz
  • Skinner
  • Ryan Roberts Photography
  • Felt Mistress
  • Tristan Eaton
  • Greg Craola Simkins
  • The Toy Hunter
  • The Sucklord
  • Kathie Olivas & Brandt Peters

Studio Visits

  • Doubleparlour studio visit
  • Junko Mizuno Studio Visit
  • Frank Kozik Studio Visit
  • Mark Nagata Studio Visit
  • Huck Gee Studio Visit