Case Studyo is a new(ish) venture from the excellent Toykyo folks. While the Belgium-based agency continues to collaborate on toy art with contemporary artists, Case Studyo’s projects emphasize the latter word: toy ART. This week, Case Studyo announced the release of Little … Continue reading
I was skeptical that the happy, hairy, magic-loving artists of FriendsWithYou would adapt to their relocation from Miami to Los Angeles, but all appears well and colorful in West Coast Rainbowland. FWY recently designed cycling jerseys for the California chapter … Continue reading
If someone was going to have to scratch me, I’d want it to be Samantha P. The artistic food blogger recently painted her nails with inspiration from FriendsWithYou‘s joy-filled 2008 Wish Come True toys. Nail art is fun stuff.
FriendsWithYou has released a “transmutation device engineered to empower its user”. The Magical Space Gem is a 52-piece puzzle using colors to represent the spectrum of emotions, “from power to peace and all the feelings in between”. The Magical Space … Continue reading
If inflatable art toys have previously seemed inopportune, listen to this. No, it’s not the sound of air escaping, but rather money savings. The Loyal Subjects are back on Fab.com with inflatables by Gary Baseman and FriendsWithYou. Toby and Mr.TTT … Continue reading
Mimoco, makers of characterized USB flash drives are on Fab.com today. 8GB flash drives by tokidoki, Gary Baseman and FriendsWithYou are discounted by 40% of the usual going rate. I’ve got the green Modman by Baseman (pictured above left). They’re … Continue reading
At a time like this, artists are the last people to be in favor of economic inflation. Perhaps it’s just a coincidence, but it seems like quite a few artists are turning toward another, more fun, kind of inflation. Here … Continue reading
[Mike Leavitt was one of the first artists I interviewed at ToyCyte. The following transcript was originally published in 2008.] “His own art wasn’t enough anymore. Art itself wasn’t enough anymore. But he knew it was the answer…he needed a … Continue reading