Monday, December 22, 2008
Friday, December 19, 2008
So they might be a day late (KR had some shipping issues), but they are here, and they are seriously amazing. The quality is top-notch and the heavy resin makes the piece very realistic. We scored some really low numbered ones and these are sold-out already from Kidrobot so we expect these to sell fast at Hero too since we only have a few, so you best hurry in and get yours NOW!!
Extended holiday hours at Hero:
Saturday 12/20 - 12pm - 6pm
Monday 12/22 - 12pm - 7pm
Tuesday 12/23 - 12pm - 7pm
Christmas Eve Wednesday 12/14 - 12pm - 4pm
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
I don't usually watch YouTube videos, because usually I am let down or just far too antsy to take a few minutes to sit still and watch something, but this beauty is worth watching. We Buy Your Kids is Sydney based design duo Sonny Day and Biddy Maroney, who do all sorts of lovely graphic design and illustration. One of their latest projects is this video for fellow Aussie Megan Washington, the song and this video are just both tooth painfully sweet and adorable. Watch it.
Oh and here is a Quicktime of it which looks even better than the YouTube video
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
London-based Tatty Devine's Winter 2008 collection of accessories are just fabulous. Including the 'Ink Splat Hat' and the 'Pencil Sharpening Necklaces', they are just beautiful .
And here are some of my other favorites from their online store:
The next Dunny series Ye Olde English UK Dunny Series releases January 22 at Hero and we will of course be having a release and trading party. So mark your calendars now and don't miss it!!
Kidrobot brings us a bunch of bloody good olde Dunnys. This proper nice set features 17 blind boxed, 3-inch figures by the top boys and girls from the great isle. Don’t get too pissed with excitement or you’ll miss the 2 chases.
More info soon!
Monday, December 15, 2008
Saw this amazing book over at Grain Edit and I want it!!! So many great designs from the 1950s-1970s and includes many of my favorites like Bruno Munari, Giovanni Pintori, Max Huber, Enzo Mari, Pino Tovaglia, Albe Steiner etc. It also includes a fair amount of work from Olivetti and Pirelli.
Anyone know where to find it?
links and photos from Grain Edit
Oh, how I NEED this work dress!! I always dread print days at the studio since I have to dress like a schlep, which I HATE!! But to be able to have lots of pockets, something that can get a little dirty, all while looking CUTE, imagine the possibilities!!
This dress is a wonderful hybrid between an apron and a tool belt! The designer, Caroline Woolard, will only exchange the dress for local goods and services, so I need to come up with a good offer, and fast!
(If you absolutely cannot barter, you can donate $200 in U.S. dollars and take a dress.)
Friday, December 12, 2008
"Where Buffalo Roams" contains over $2,500 in savings at some of the best local businesses. Available now at Hero for only $10. Check out the coupon for $5 off any purchase of $25 or more at Hero!!
Hurry up and get yours now before they are gone, they are gonna go fast!
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Our great friend (and super talented illustrator) Thomas Rooney, from Pavlov's Togs, stopped by yesterday bearing gifts.
Check out these goodies he gave me...
Sophocles the Hyena by Jim Moran and illustrated by Roger Duvoisin, a wonderfully adorable book from the 60's with the most beautiful illustrations filled with some super rad textures, that I am just in love with.
I started scanning all my favorite illustrations from the book, but there were too many to choose just a few, so check out this lovely...
And check out this amazing gem of a catalog for the Tandy Leather Company, with key pages pre-marked for us (Tom sure has great taste).
He also brought me a lovely Buffalo scarf that he made and Mark got a gift card to Burger King, what every great fast food junkie needs!! If you are in the Buffalo area definitely check out Tom's store on Elmwood and if not, check out his amazing webstore (yup Hero created the Pavlov's Tog site). Thanks again Tom!!!
Oh my word, do I want one of these. Saw them this morning in my email from Apartment Therapy - and they made me soo happy.
by Attua Aparicio Torinos for thorsten van elten
It seems like a normal white mug until you use it. Surprise! Now in a new slightly larger version. Buy online here!!
Also available in pig, rabbit, tiger and monkey:
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Kidrobot created a VERY limited edition, 7-inch, resin version of this New York landmark and got ink guy and graf writer, Krink, to hit it up with his iconic silver drips. Replete with bolts, a debossed NYC stamp and dents from urban wear and tear, this expressionist piece of vandalism drops in a Krink-designed box December 18. Individually numbered out of 500! Retails for only $39.99. The perfect gift for the collector on your list that has it ALL.
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Dutch artist Parra has released new prints at Pictures On Walls. Both the “Nipple Twister” and “New Wave” prints come in editions of 95 and are signed by the artist. They are now available for 95 Pounds.
POW also got in new prints by Blu, Ian Stevenson, Eelus, Mudwig, Bast and others.
Monday, December 8, 2008
Available now online and in store - our newest hand printed greeting card. I am a snow junkie so instead of a new holiday card for 2008, I thought this was perfect!!! Buy one here - available in three colors. And don't forget about FREE SHIPPING on everything in Hero's web store until December 15.
Friday, December 5, 2008
Japanese design team, Tibori Design, have an awesome blog called Dotter Dotter where they post 8-bit inspired pieces of 3D art, including these from some classic Nintendo games (check out their site to see full-sized images). Love.
“The Eyes of the New Gods”
Thanks Dale for sending this to us.