Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Domo cuteness

Target has hired NHK Japan's Domo character as its mascot for its Halloween costume campaign, and Target's official website did host an exclusive stop-motion animated short for Domo and its friends. It took all day to only produce five seconds of footage. It's no longer on the Target site :( But you can find it on YouTube.

I've seen Domo around on Urban Outfitters products and online scaring kittens.

Domo also reminds me of my other brown buddy, Domino's Fudgems.

Target went over the top by hanging a life-sized plush Domo in their entrance. He's so adorable and I want him! I wonder which Target employees are going to win the fight over Domo when he comes down after Halloween.

Also, Target is offering a dozen Domo character goods, including milk chocolate lollipops, Halloween plush dolls, mini figures sets, tackle box with candy, plush tote with candy, chocolate dextrose game, gummy teeth candy, assorted marshmallow candy, Countdown to Halloween gummy candy, candy skewers, fabric bag with candy, candy necklaces and bracelets, and a Domo-shaped gift card with interchangeable "costumes." (Ironically, there are no Domo costumes for humans at Target.)

The website has also posted Halloween-themed paper cutouts for Domo and his friends as well as a paper cutout theater in PDF format.

Happy Halloween!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008



This video is so awesome... the graphics are hot too.

"Vote for Hope" was written by M.C. Yogi and produced by Robin Livingston. The "Vote for Hope" video was created at Ursa Minor Arts and Media in San Rafael, CA with chief animator James Curtis, using designs and direction from M.C. Yogi. Video funded and supported by grassroots donations.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


Cool hand-cut stencils for mass producing pubic paintings, by PIXNIT.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

TRADE - October 1st at WORK
theme: "fashion"

Actually this was our September trade. But we had to change the date because of work schedules. It gave folks and extra week to get their ATCs done!

So in honor of Project Runway the theme was fashion.

I had a little book I got from a co-worker from French Paper. The promo was all of these sewing patterns and such. So I cut it up, sewed on it and guled on some old vintage buttons.

Cards from the trade:

Card by Galye Baddeley.

Cards by Cathy Kouris.

Card by Kim Gardenhire.

Cards by Dayle Bennett.

Card by Hattie McWhirt.

Cards by Anne Riekenberg.

Card by Esther Boyd.

Cards by Ruth Donikowski.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

pattern & color

Wow! Talk about bright!!!

This line of upholstered furniture, mirrors and lighting, by Squint incorporates a mix of contemporary and vintage fabrics.

Squint opened in East London at the beginning of 2005, it was started by Lisa Whatmough a former sculptor and painter. Her initial desire was to showcase the antique textiles she had been collecting and found that a fusion of period furniture and fabrics made for unexpected one off pieces.