Posts Tagged ‘ toys ’

Carrie M Becker: Barbie Trashes Her Dreamhouse

I have a love of all things miniature.  As a young adult, I collected small Japanese toys from a company called Rement. During the summer after completing graduate school I had some down time and decided to use my commercial photography skills to shoot my miniature collection as though it were “real”.  Also during that time, I also frequently watched shows like “Hoarders” and “How Clean Is Your House?”  With that in mind, this past summer I began creating the images that are presented here, though I reflect their inspiration as a mirror and not a judgement. For me, this series is about creating a small, but perfect world where the viewer cannot distinguish between what is reality and what is fiction. All images taken with a Nikon D40.   Re-purposed 1/6th scale doll accessories with other handmade items.

Working From HomeImages from Flickr.

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Popin’ Cookin’ and Konapun

Bit of an odd post, but here goes: YouTube user RRcherrypie has made a series of videos demonstrating food-based toys from Japan. Popin’ Cookin’ is a series allowing children to make sweets resembling miniature food items. Official site

Konapun is a similar item, only the food isn’t edible but the making process often strangely resembles the real thing. No heat is involved in the ‘frying’ and ‘baking’ processes, but the toys use sound effects. The series is unfortunately no longer running, but you can still find some on eBay.

Various: Kmart Packaging

Five students from the Academy of Art University, San Francisco have grouped together to create packaging solutions for Kmart. All the designs have been great, but I particularly like these C+S milk bottles with their smart wooden holder and letter block tops.

Project page on Lovely Package

Designers:

Nicole Berman

Cristina Rotundo

Maya Ostrander

Juancarlos Hendriquez

Woorim Choi

 

Jeremiah Ketner

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View an extended portfolio at Flickr

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Ufuoma Urie: Little Apple Dolls

Images and dolls from Screaming Matriarch.

Little Apple Dolls Official Site

Little Apple Dolls on MySpace

Maddie Chambers: Hand Made Hobbit Hole

Maddie Chambers spent several months making a replica miniature hobbit hole.


Official Site – includes the making process

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ThinkGeek.com sells many, many amazing things.

8-Bit Dynamic Light Shirt. Sold as a pair for you and a loved one. The closer the shirts are, the more ‘lives’ they have.

Universal Gadget Wrist Charger. Able to charge several phones and hand-held game consoles.

Ultimate Survival Kit in a Water Bottle. Contains 13 vital items compacted into a one litre bottle.

Blade Runner Style LED Umbrella. Comes in blue and white.

Otto Plush Animal Bag. A neat way of storing all your child’s cuddly toys.

Shower Shock Caffeine Soap. Sure to wake you up in the morning.

Monkey-Picked Tea. Chinese Tea leaves from a village where monkeys are trained to pick them! (No monkeys are harmed or mistreated during this process.)

Illuminated JetBib Feeding System. To add a little realism if you like to ‘airplane’ your baby’s food into their mouth. The bib also lights up for that authentic runway look.

Antworks – Space Age Ant Habitat. A light-up ant farm filled with a gel the ants can both feed from and construct a nest.

Video Swim Mask. A pair of goggles with a built-in video camera.

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