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Featured Artist: Augustina Woodgate | RedFlagMagazine
"Artist Augustina Woodgate goes “beyond skin” with her colorfully woven tapestries created from re-purposed plush dolls. Each piece in her “Skin Rug” series is a hand-sewn and designed rug made from recycled stuffed animal “skins”.

The process starts with the memory of the love imbued into each stuffed animal when they are in the hands of their owners. The rugs not only reference the personal histories of the toy’s owners, but investigate the rug as an object that organizes and displays memories and lineages. Woodgate is particularly drawn to the specific meanings in the arrangement of rug designs, and how the different histories belonging to each rug represent stories of the past and ways of tracing archetypes in physical and material forms. Woodgate sees the rug as an object of having the power to centralize the living space into pattern, operating beyond utility to depict the spiritual and mental world in woven form."
art  tapestries  plush  artists  augustinawoodgate  glvo 
march 2014 by robertogreco
Jonathan Harris . Sep 1, 2009
"Childhood drawings from 1989, labeled (in Mom's handwriting) "Favorite stuffed animals", photographed with matching subjects 20 years later. Clockwise from bottom left: "Fish", with matching fish; "Dog", with matching dog; "Bear", with matching bear; and "Bunny", with matching bunny mysteriously absent. Something terrible must have happened to Bunny."
drawings  children  plush  glvo  jonathanharris 
august 2010 by robertogreco
raquel paiewonsky: 'mutants' at venice art biennale 09
"raquel paiewonsky of the dominican republic is exhibiting her installation 'mutants' in the latin american pavilion at the biennale. unknown worlds populated by rare species and different races make their appearance
raquelpaiewonsky  art  sculpture  plush  glvo  hybrids  dominicanrepublic  latinamerica  dolls  mutants 
june 2009 by robertogreco
'soft sculpture' exhibition at national gallery of australia
"'soft sculpture' exhibition currently on show at national gallery of australia looks at the ways artists use
art  sculpture  glvo  fabric  softies  plush 
may 2009 by robertogreco
Buttons for Mouse: Mandelbrot the Fractal Bear
"Continuing my mutant teddy bear theme, a gift for my brother: the fractal bear.

His name is Mandelbrot."
plush  math  fractals  softies  glvo  mandelbrot  geek  toys  sewing 
january 2009 by robertogreco
Gapers Block : A/C : Chicago Arts & Culture - Whose Goons Are These, Anyway?
"Maybe you've seen these wheat paste faces grinning out at you as you grab a Red Eye or pass a doorway. You're not the only Chicagoan to take notice. There is an entire Flickr group dedicated to capturing and collecting the work of this prolific graffiti artist and speculating on his identity. "I dig the the goons. They are like off-brand, Third World Sesame Street-like characters from a show that you could only pick up on a scrambled channel." -- jugheadjones, via Flickr Now if only a crafty Etsy seller would turn these drawings into stuffed animals."
glvo  ego  softies  plush  streetart  chicago  mysteries  graffiti  wheatpaste  projectideas 
january 2009 by robertogreco
REFERENCE LIBRARY: Renate Müller, Animals
"Renate Müller's leather and jute animals were designed in the early 1970s for H. Josef Leven, a manufacturer of therapeutic and developmental toys for the disabled. Success was short lived, the parent company was nationalized and rights to the toys were lost. In 1991 Renate Müller regained control of the rights to her own designs. Since then, she's been running a bed and breakfast and filling orders for animals and toys for therapeutic zoos — mainly for kindergartens and hospitals in (surprise) Japan."

[via: http://www.dwell.com/daily/blog/29624014.html ]
plush  glvo  animals  health  therapy  toys  schools  hospitals  kindergarten  renatemüller 
september 2008 by robertogreco
The Particle Zoo: Subatomic Particle plushies - Higgs Boson
"What a snob. He's the one everyone wants to meet, but for now he's playing hard to get. Higgs Boson is also part of the Theoreticals 4-Pack. and Boson 5-Pack."
science  toys  humor  physics  higgsboson  plush  glvo 
september 2008 by robertogreco
LA Weekly - LA Vida - The Plush Life of Food: A Collector's Story - Gendy Alimurung
"Current pricing sucks for plush-food creators. Sewing a set of $20 shish-kebab skewers can take a half-day. It’s currently a buyer’s market. Plush-food collectors reap the benefits."
glvo  plush  losangeles  felt  craft  collections  markets  economics 
july 2008 by robertogreco
My Home 2.0 - DIY - STEPS - Twittering Teddy Bear
"The result: a real-time Twittering, talking, live-streaming social media phenomenon. I worked with my team at the Drexel Music and Entertainment Technology Lab to develop Teddy’s text-to-speech software."
arduino  twitter  projects  make  diy  glvo  toys  plush 
june 2008 by robertogreco
matt kirkland > designer for hire > stupid projects > in vestimentis ursum
"Surely the robot hiding in the bear's clothing, vestimentis ursum, is impressive. So: armed with my childish curiousity and the spurious excuse of 'product design research,' I set out to discover what, exactly, these creatures are hiding."
via:kottke  plush  toys  robots  dolls  glvo  robotics  photography 
june 2008 by robertogreco
Hmmm: Herman Miller Stuffed Centaur Looks Like Marilyn Neuhart Stuffed Centaur -- Daddy Types
"Is this another one of those Gloria Caranica situations where the actual designer gets written out by her male collaborators?...Girard saw Neuhart's dolls, ordered 2,000 of them...What that has to do with Argentina is a mysterioso grande to me."
plush  hermanmiller  glvo  marilynneuhart  argentina 
may 2008 by robertogreco
PingMag - How To Make Hybrid Toys
"The Dutch Mediamatic centre is known for connecting the physical world with the digital. So, a couple of weeks ago, they held a Hybrid Toys Workshop to teach people how to make physical toys with digital and/or networked components."
toys  plush  glvo  howto  workshops  education  learning  diy  arduino  projects  hybrids  make  pingmag 
march 2008 by robertogreco
High-End Auction Therapy, Maybe: Renata Mueller's Therapeutic Toys -- Daddy Types
"Around 1969 and into the 70's Renata Mueller [that Müller, with an umlaut, btw] designed a collection of therapeutic toys with a former instructor, Helene Haeusler, for the venerable German teddy bear manufacturer, H. Josef Leven."
toys  design  play  therapy  history  plush  glvo 
february 2008 by robertogreco
Kent Rogowski - Bears
"Bears, is a series of portraits of the most unusual sort: ordinary teddy bears that have been turned inside out and restuffed. Each animal's appearance is determined by the necessities of the manufacturing process. Simple patterns and devices never meant
bears  plush  toys  glvo  photography 
january 2008 by robertogreco
Plush toys design for dummies
Plushie...allows nonprofessionals (even those who are not able to draw "appropriately" a 2D pattern) to design their own original plush toys...constructs 2D patterns and applies simple physical simulation to it on the fly during 3D modeling."
sewing  plush  fabrication  3D  glvo  art  toys 
december 2007 by robertogreco
Toy Comix
"The goods: The curators invited contemporary artists to pick up a toy in their collection and create an art piece starring the toy. The result is that an exhibition which you'd expect to be for the Under 12 Only is a huge hit with adults."
plush  art  glvo  toys  software  softies 
december 2007 by robertogreco
Toy Comix à la galerie du jouet du musée des Arts décoratifs - Etienne Mineur archives
"Quelques photos de l’exposition Toy Comix, au musée des Arts décoratifs prises la semaine dernière lors de l’inauguration"
events  exhibits  art  toys  glvo  plush 
november 2007 by robertogreco
Berliner Kunstsalon (part 1)
"Hilde Kentane had some inflatable pets made of recycled plastic bags and still bearing bits of commercial messages, icons and labels."
animals  plush  recycling  glvo  art  inflatable  advertising  inflatables 
october 2007 by robertogreco
Lupus in Fabula
"three big and lovely bears sleeping on the floor. She cuts them open, disembowels them and little robot bunnies emerge from the stomach"
plush  art  animals  glvo  fables  comments  storytelling  economics  politics  globalization  grimm 
october 2007 by robertogreco
Berliner Liste
"The anthropomorphic sculptures explore the possibilities of genetic deviation and ponder society's fears and reluctant fascinations with the unexplained while offering a look at the inconceivable yet probable devolution of man"
art  plush  glvo  evolution  mutation  genetics  animals  humans  sculpture  photography 
october 2007 by robertogreco
dustbunnies** *
"'Dustbunnies' is a small colony of digital dust balls that scan the space in search of crumbs of lost thoughts, emotions and dreams. They are a group of LoFi amoeba addicted to a past caught in flakes of skin and hair, in dust and in dirt."
design  art  interactiondesign  interface  plush  sound  toys  experiments  entertainment  robots  interactive  interaction 
september 2007 by robertogreco
PingMag - The Tokyo-based magazine about “Design and Making Things” » Archive » GIFT: Adidas Deconstructed By Yoshiaki Kaihatsu
"Yoshiaki Kaihatsu playfully tears apart Adidas tracksuits - to sew cute little pets out of them for his GIFT project that was exhibited this summer at Berlin’s Galerie Tristesse. A little bit of fashion deconstructed, please!"
artist  art  fashion  japan  japanese  design  plush  toys  dolls  glvo  pingmag  artists 
september 2007 by robertogreco
Consumed - Rob Walker - Marketing and Advertising - Television - Nicktoons Network - Japan - New York Times
"What’s unusual about Domo, however, is that he arrived in the U.S. retail marketplace well ahead of his debut on American television. He’s on T-shirts and accessories at Hot Topic, greeting cards at many Barnes & Noble locations and grocery stores an
japan  culture  kawai  internet  web  marketing  domukun  plush  toys  chatacters  animation  stop-motion  tv  television  video  softies 
july 2007 by robertogreco
steak zombies - fashion research - rare and well done!----welcome!
"Steak Zombies' field of work embraces formats such as graphic characters, plush-dolls and accessories, stage-outfits and theatre costumes as well as character- based real-life-costumes. In a series of Live-Sewing and Clothes Customizing Performances in c
berlin  characters  performance  toys  plush  sewing  glvo  design  fashion  typography 
may 2007 by robertogreco
Chumby Industries
"Introducing chumby, a compact device that can act like a clock radio, but is way more flexible and fun. It uses the wireless internet connection you already have to fetch cool stuff from the web: music, the latest news, box scores, animations, celebrity
media  web  flash  fun  future  technology  toys  ubicomp  ambient  devices  electronics  wireless  wifi  radio  hardware  internet  life  rss  consumer  news  plush  networks  crafts  widgets 
august 2006 by robertogreco

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