Hey, do you remember where we were at this time last year? Shut away in our homes with no fun stuff to do except take long walks, order food for delivery, and binge-watch Netflix. Some of us are still doing that.
Do you fantasize about owning a Plush Bear that’s as tall as, and likely (hopefully) much, much rounder than you are? If so, then your search is over, and all you need to make that dream a reality is 1,300 American dollars! Here’s what I can tell you about the World’s Largest Rilakkuma Plush:
“Brought to you by San-X Japan, Rilakkuma is loved for his cuddly cuteness and tendency to to be lazy. Rilakkuma is big in Japan, big in America, and now . . . BIG in your house! This gigantic jumbo plush measures in at 6 feet tall and weighs 24 lbs. He’s so big, you could probably just use him as a chair. But if not, he definitely makes the comfiest BFF ever. Includes signature zipper and blue polka dot material inside.”
$1,300 you say? I say: worth it.
Spotted in ItSugar on Broadway in Downtown NYC.
If you pay attention to global pop culture, then you’ve probably heard of the Japanese Harajuku style and Kawaii (Cuteness) culture, where the adorable has an undercurrent of rebellious edge. For just a short time you can immerse yourself in a kind of Cuteness Overload at Tokyo-based Artist and Fashion Designer Sebastian Masuda’s Colorful Rebellion (Seventh Nightmare) installation, through March 29th only at Kianga Ellis Projects. Geoffrey and I paid the space a visit yesterday and it was positively disorienting.
If the new standard of originality in the arts is based on how cleverly you appropriate and reinvent images and ideas from other well known sources, then LA based pop art sculptor known as Desire Obtain Cherish (real name Jonathan Paul) is a genius. We Are Known By The Company We Keep is his new solo show at Unix Gallery, and it is a mind blower.
Breaking Bad fans will flip over this slightly singed, one-eyed pink Teddy Bear Cake, which any avid viewer of the show will recognize as a reoccurring thematic prop from season two, and the key object that fell from the crashed plane into Walter White’s swimming pool. Created by Redditor Hollyicing, details of the cake are below:
It’s a variation of a madeira cake that’s lemon and passion fruit flavour with passion fruit butter icing and stacked using home made passion fruit and lemon jam. Three layers were stacked, then sculped into before I did a crumb layer of icing and then piped the butter icing on top. The eye ball was going to be a gob stopper but I couldn’t get a plain white one in the right size so lumped for a ball of white marzipan. The whole thing was splashed with black food dye and then burnt a bit to give it that burnt bear look (and also because I like burning things).
She did a great job, didn’t she?
Thanks to Neatorama For The Tip!