Because I tend to favor cats on this site, here’s one for the dog lovers. The Jai & Jai Gallery in Chinatown, LA recently released its first exclusive art figures, Stubbs + LuLu. Stubbs + LuLu are the first of many collectible art figures to be designed and produced by the Jai sisters and fabricated by my favorite fabricators, Pretty In Plastic.
Jomjai and Jaitip in front of their LA gallery, Jai & Jai
The Stubbs + LuLu art figures are based on Jomjai and Jaitip’s real-life Chow Chow counterparts, a pair of intensely loyal dogs that are as much family as the Jai sisters themselves.
Stubbs, the regal and smoothly-coated male, stands with an air of peace-loving ease and silent authority; LuLu’s fierce energy radiates from her crazy spikes and defensive stance. Both of these figurines project the cunning and confidence of the real-life dogs, who have brought luck and love to the lives of the Jai sisters. As Chinese emperors were buried with terra-cotta soldiers for protection in the afterlife, let Stubbs + LuLu serve as your protectors in this life.
You could consider Stubbs + LuLu the canine equivalents of the feline LuckyCat.
Jaitip, the younger of the Jai sisters, designed and 3D-modeled Stubbs + LuLu. Together, the sisters established Jai & Jai Gallery as a design collaborative and gallery aiming to explore and promote Los Angeles artists.
The glossy figures are 4.5 inches in height and come packaged in handcrafted, etched bamboo boxes. They’re available in limited edition colorways of Pop Pink, Bubblegum Blue, Porcelain White and Seafoam Green. Stubbs + LuLu can be purchased at the Jai & Jai Gallery in LA and the Jai & Jai online shop for $135 each. There will also be a few special, one-off “chase” colors available, and you can visit the dogs on display at Kidrobot LA.
If you have fancier taste, check out the one-off 24K Gold Stubbs and Midnight Bronze Stubbs.
The sisters were kind enough to send me a hot pink Stubbs. Thanks! Click through to check out the other figures and colorways. I think that Seafoam Green LuLu is pretty rad!