Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Broom Chair | Philippe Starck x Emeco

Philippe Starck and Emeco have teamed up again to create a new "green" chair - The new Broom Chair, made of 75% Reclaimed Polypropylene, 15% Reclaimed wood fiber and 10% glass fiber.

 Imagine”, says Philippe Starck, “a guy who takes a humble broom and starts to clean the workshop and with this dust he makes new magic”. That’s why we call it Broom chair. 

The chair is made from industrial waste plastic and reclaimed wood from lumber factories that would normally be swept into the trash.

 Broom - a film by Eames Demetrios starring Philippe Starck.

No Church In The Wild Music Video | Jay-Z and Kanye West

The official music video for Jay-Z and Kanye West's "No Church In The Wild" feat. Frank Ocean and The-Dream.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Closer look at PUCHAA | Huck Gee x Christian Tamondong

Here is a closer look at PUCHAA by Huck Gee and Christian Tamondong.

The limited premium toy will be launched in Secret Fresh Gallery, RONAC Art Center on June 2, 2012.

"Unwavering in its commitment to put the Philippines on the international designer toy scene, Secret Fresh will once again be a proud host to one of the landmark collaborations by sought-after San Francisco based artist and designer Huck Gee and well-established Filipino artist Christian Tamondong. Their collaboration which is also a Secret Fresh exclusive release, is named Puchaa, a whimsical mix of Tamondong’s tea-cup based on one of his paintings and the angel-winged-skull-headed Puto figure which is one of Huck Gee’s signature figures.  The art toy will have a limited run of 50 pieces. $299 per piece.

Both Huck Gee and Christian Tamondong will be present for the special one day launch on June 2 Saturday at 5: 30 PM at Secret Fresh."

PUTO | Huck Gee x Fresh Manila 

Over A Cup Of Coffee | Christian Tamondong 

International orders for Puchaa can be made through email while local orders are on a first come first serve basis.

Secret Fresh is at Ronac Art Center, Ortigas Avenue, Greenhills, San Juan, Metro Manila.
Secret Fresh is open from Mondays to Saturdays from 2-10 PM and Sundays from 1-6PM.
You may also contact Secret Fresh at 570-9815 loc 7. Updates can also be tracked through Secret Fresh on Facebook, and and through their website

Friday, May 25, 2012

BANG! | bitplay

BANG! by bitplay is a desk lamp with a gun-shaped remote controller. User can fire the “gun” to turn the light off. The light goes out and the lampshade knocks to the side, showing that it’s been hit. To turn it back on, simply shoot it again, and the lampshade will raise up slowly and turn the light back on at the same time.

The cool promotional video made this lamp interesting! 

watch the video:


Sphero by Orbotix - A new exciting toy that is part ball and part robot that you can control from your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or any Android devices.

I want one!!

"Sphero is like nothing you’ve seen before. It’s the first robotic ball gaming device that you control with a tilt, touch, or swing from your smartphone or tablet. You can even use Sphero as a controller for on-screen gameplay. Sphero delivers a unique mixed-reality experience with single and multi-player apps that let you engage in the virtual world and play in the real one."

 Play in the real world, control it from your smartphone, or play in the virtual world using Sphero as a controller. Your experience changes with every new app you download 

 Change Sphero’s color to suit your mood, play in the dark, or create a team color.

watch these videos to learn more of Sphero:


American Depress | Ron English x Kidrobot Black

Ron English for the 6th limited vinyl toy from Kidrobot Black.

The 12" American Depress toy features a bloated Mickey Mouse crucified in a credit card/mouse trap.

Edition of 200 at $400 each.

"Pop iconoclast Ron English presents the ultimate black vinyl fetish item – American Depress. A three dimensional depiction of America's Bloated Billionaire Mouse Messiah is crucified upon the mousetrap status symbol of American capitalism: the Black Card.

Ron English reinvents imagery from modern popular culture, manipulating visual symbols to create complex, humorous, and insightful meanings. For American Depress, the urban pop prankster has focused on a beloved character happily entrapped by the consumerism that has made him. The over-stuffed mouse is splayed on a 12-inch tall sheet of black ABS, embellished with gold printing. The card numbers reference the beginning of the royal rodent’s reign, and, a very short time after, the darkest hour in the history of the American economy. From there both iconic rodent and consumer grow to obesity until the card’s expiration date - the day of the foretold apocalypse. Fitted with an indent on the back, this modern relic is built to be hung over all we devour. 

Typical of the culture this mash-up of feigned innocence and greed represents, American Depress is available for purchase at the right price and limited to the persistent and the lucky. Each of the 200 pieces in this edition is hand numbered, with the artist’s signature engraved on the back."

 Ron's artwork for a trapped Mickey Mouse

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Aluminum Bearbrick 400% | AMIREX x MEDICOM TOY

After the Tough and Tuff Be@rbrick Drycarbon, Medicom Toy has collaborated once again with Japan's AMIREX to release this Aluminum 400% Be@rbrick.

The minimalist Be@rbrick is made of solid aluminum and the only details you can see are the branding under the toy's feet.

Set to launch on June 23, 2012

Kidrobot Exclusive Veggie Burger Bunny | Joe Ledbetter x The Loyal Subjects

Here is a new version of JLed's Wooden Burger Bunny that was released in Secret Fresh Philippines a few months ago.

Limited to only 40 pieces at $300 each

Exclusive Pre-Release & Signing With Joe at kidrobot L.A.  on Friday, June 1 from 6-8pm
"The new 10-inch Veggie Burger Bunny stacking wood toy is packed with all your favorite fixins’ which include two savory garden patties, mustard, onions, tomatoes, lettuce, Swiss cheese all on a whole wheat bun. General release is set for Thursday, June 7 only at Kidrobot stores and"

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Miniature YODA Easy Chair | Kenneth Cobonpue

1:6 scale of Kenneth Cobonpue's popular YODA Easy Chair 

The full-scale Yoda Chair  is made of natural or stained rattan vines woven on a frame of mild steel in a design that uses natural material tension. the outdoor version is made of polyethylene and steel.

I got this miniature chair during the Manila FAME last March in SMX.

We also had the chance meeting the designer during the exhibition. Nice guy.. he signed the boxes of our miniature YODAs. Thanks man!

 Miniature YODA with the signed box

 Nice packaging

Thanks Kenneth!

 metal plate at the back of the miniature chair

 Mini Yoda display at the Manila FAME

Full scale Yoda Chairs

 Me with Sonny & Kenneth

 Mady & Kenneth

 Kenneth Cobonpue Tricycle


PENTAX Introduces their new Digital SLR Camera - The PENTAX K-30 

The Camera features weather resistant capabilities, a 16 megapixel sensor, 3 inch LCD display with a 921k dot resolution, and it can record full HD video in 1080p at 30 frames per second or 720p HD video at 60 frames per second.

 "Thanks to the K-30, for the first time in a long time location doesn’t matter. Whether it’s a sandy day at the beach or a trek into the wet rainforests of Belize, the K-30 is the ideal DSLR camera to capture your memories regardless of your location or the elements you face. Its weather sealed body and intuitive ergonomics give you the flexibility and comfortability to shoot what you want, when you want and where you want." 

The K-30 will be available in July at $850 body-only and $900 for an 18-55mm kit. 

Monday, May 21, 2012

Wooden Bender | kidrobot x Futurama

Our favorite anti-hero robot character from Futurama - Re-invented.

'Futurama’s Wooden Bender 6-inch vinyl figure is here and officially downgraded! Complete with removable red woodpecker and “technology-free” stumpy head and body, Wooden Bender is 6 inches tall and designed with the Kidrobot aesthetic twist, making this primitive vinyl ‘bot feisty and termite-free.'

dropping June 7 at Kidrobot stores,, and select retailers worldwide.

price: $50

Bread Spread | McCORMICK

I discovered something new in the supermarket!

Bread Spread by McCORMICK - Available in three flavors Pesto, Garlic & Herb Parmesan

The spreads are conveniently packed in tubes for easy squeezing.

Perfect for breads and crackers but you may also use them as dips for your chips or as dressing for your salad.

I liked the Pesto flavored spread!

Bread Spread
Manufactured by
McCORMICK Philippines Inc.

Lego x The Sun

Free Lego toys from The Sun!

The Sun x Lego promo started Saturday last week with the Batman Jetski. 

Nine sets are being offered from Saturday 19th to Sunday 26th May.

Friday, May 18, 2012

NOTKAWS | Custom Be@rbrick

Parody of a parody.

NOTKAWS - A custom 400% Be@rbrick I made.

NOTKAWS with Packaging

Packaging Design

NOTKAWS with Supermun [custom Munny, one of my entries from the last Munny Show I participated in]
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