Kidrobot fans are passionate about their art and toys, and with that, they tend to have amazing collections. With the Designer Toy Awards rapidly approaching and the brand new Treehouse of Horror episode airing this Sunday (with an epic opening by Guillermo del Toro),we thought we would showcase some of our own “Best Collections”.
Series 1 and 2 look great in this lighted display with cards behind each figure.
Looks to be a complete collection!
He doesn’t just collect minis but the 6 inches too! He will need both Day of the Dead Homers next.
We can’t forget the bran new Treehouse of Horror series! All the zombies look killer!
For the space-saving fanatic who hates to leave even one square inch unused, or the minimalist who wants everything to work smoothly and simply, this collection may be the ultimate(albeit ambitious and not-inexpensive) all-in-one solution.
Rolands Landsbergs designed the Boxetti Collection to address every major type of living space, “driven by three basic design principles – functionality, advanced technologies and contemporary aesthetics of minimalism. Each of Boxetti modules is designed to achieve maximum efficiency of particular demands for functionality and suitability.”
Five boxes form the basis of the system: a bedroom box with a bed, closet and more; a living room box with couch and tables; a media center with television, music player and stereo speakers; an office with seating and work surfaces and a kitchen with storage, cooking and food preparation surfaces and spaces. Each one uses the same language of angular geometries, glossy white exteriors and warm orange interiors.
From the designer: “The capability of the modules to be transformed into compactly solid blocks is essential for the design concept in order to obtain an unobstructed and comfortable space – free of uselessness. The Boxetti Collection is a handmade product – the quality of materials as well as structural and technological solutions endues the collection to the extent of exclusiveness.”
Akomplice continues to set the bar higher with each line they drop, and today they keep it moving with “Magic Plant Series”. The line is centered around the wonderful world of botany, fitting as we near the spring & summer months. Some of my favorites are the “Opiate,” “Absinth” tees, as well as the 5-panel cap. They kept it fresh the whole way through, especially love that there was no need to throw a cannibus leaf on a t-shirt. Peep some of the collection below, but make sure to hit their site for the full lineup.
All these unwanted toys have been saved by Hiroshi Fuji for his recent solo exhibition, “Central Kaeru Station — Where Have All These Toys Come From?” at 3331 Arts Chiyoda. The famed contemporary artist is a pioneer of “recycling art” in Japan and for this installation, Fuji has accumulated over 100,000 plastic, plush and vinyl pieces from the last 13 years for this culture rocking display. Best thing is all these forgotten toys will make kids smile once again as they all will be donated to a community group toy recycling project.
It’s no secret that DJ/ singer songwriter Samantha Ronson has a Kidrobot addiction. ELLE Magazine recently toured her Venice Beach home where she showed off your 300+ piece Dunny collection. Not only does she have a house full of Dunnys, she also keeps a stash of MUNNYWORLD figures around for when friends stop buy to draw one for her ever expanding vinyl collection.
For more than a century, typewriters were an essential office tool. The constant click-clack of keys could be heard echoing in the halls of every workplace, providing a constant soundtrack to the workday. But beginning in the 1980s, word processors and computers began edging the humble typewriter out of the office and eventually into the arms of vintage technology collectors. Keira Rathbone is one such collector, but she does much more than lining her shelves with her beloved vintage typewriters. She creates unique, intricate works of art using nothing more than a vintage typewriter and a piece of white paper.
With more than 30 typewriters in her collection, Rathbone has an impressive piece of history at her disposal. But unlike most other collectors, she doesn’t allow her beloved objects to simply collect dust; she uses them to create portraits of her world. She applies characters to the paper one line at a time, carefully going backward and forward to apply layers of shading, just like a painter uses a brush.
London-based Rathbone is something of a performance artist, creating her unusual art in public while wearing the clothing of the era in which that day’s typewriter was produced. Her unusual method and fascinating art attracts plenty of attention from passers-by, some of whom stop long enough to share their own stories or memories about the heyday of typewriters.
The work is very similar to ASCII art, the digital version of what Rathbone creates. The biggest difference is that a digital canvas doesn’t allow for the rich layers of characters that Rathbone uses. By going over the same area of the paper multiple times, she is able to create amazing depth that rivals even the more traditional artistic materials.
Perhaps most incredible of all is the fact that Rathbone creates these works of art with no preliminary sketches. Her expert eye is so well-tuned that she can simply look at the object or scene she wants to paint and recreate it on whichever typewriter she has chosen for the piece. Different character sets from foreign typewriters are especially exciting for this artist, who considers them akin to entirely new palettes for her exploration.
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Unconventional architectural and furniture design firm Atelier 010 recently created one of the most dynamically designed book shelves for a Dunny collector from Rotterdam. This cleverly customized shelving unit showcases the owner’ s Dunny collection in a very unique and unobtrusive way by using magnetic hinges and back lighting. The most interesting feature is seen in the darkness, when the silhouettes of the Dunnys are strikingly visible.
By far one of the sickest custom collections in the art toy world, Kidrobot Forums member Eduardo Olegario aka vinyltoyzhas amassed a display that most can only dream of. With pieces by just about every customizer in the scene, established and emerging, this hardcore collector from Massachusetts has been seeking out customs on every platform imaginable over the past 3 years.
Take moment and live vicariously through vinyltoyz’s 148 page Flickr slideshow below. Be sure to view at full screen for best results.
In no particular order the arsenal of artists include: Chris Ryniak, 64 Colors, Kathie Olivas, Brandt Peters, Travis Louie, Scott Radke, Amanda Louis Spayd, The Beast Brothers, KaNO, Gary Ham, Rohby, Jeremian Ketner, Cris Rose, Lou Pimental, Squink, Timself, Kevin Gosselin, Chauskoskis, ZAM, Sergio Mancini, Igor Ventura, Nikejerk, Fuller, Lunabee, Sean Viloria, Matt A, Nerviswr3k, Bryan Collins, Chrisosaur, Fuller, Hugh Rose, F Plus, B.A.L.D., Squidnik, Wuzone, Fas, Ardabus Rubber, Vinylassassin, CrestOne, Clark Rothamel, Diakka, Tyler Coey, Artmymind, Nakanari, Amanda Visell, Scribe, Julie West, Jason Limon, Dan May, Bjornik, Ken Keirns, JennyBird, Fakir, Rsin, Angry Woebots, Drilone, Huck Gee, MAD, Leecifer, Trex, KidAkira, Vinyleater, Southern Drawl, Jacenko, Doktor A, Reactor 88, JC Rivera, Friff, Markie Darkie, Konako, Grimsheep, Phu, Okedoki, RunDMB, JonPaul Kaiser, Dr. Befa, Gabriel Carpio, Avatar666 and Stu Witter.
Forgive me if anyone has been left out as this collection continues to grow.
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