The First 100% FSC-Certified Wood Bicycle in the U.S. From Renovo & Collins

Renovo Bikes R4 frame cu IIHIH

The Collins Companies has just announced that it has commissioned the first 100% FSC-certified bicycle in the nation. In case you were wondering, FSC stands for Forest Stewardship Council. Read more

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The Residential Church XL. Holy Modern Home! Renovated Church Townhouse In Utrecht.

The Residential Church XL

In 2009, the Saint Jakobus Church, located in Utrecht, on Bemuurde Weerd Oostzijde 56, was converted under architectural supervision of Zecc Architecture, into a beautiful modern town house. Read more

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Murakami Over Manhattan. Pop Art Kaikai & Kiki Thanksgiving Day Parade Floats.

Murakami Kaikai & Kiki Thanksgiving Day Parade Floats

Japanese pop and anime artist Takashi Murakami added some modern art to the world’s most popular Thanksgiving Day Parade. Studio mascots, Kaikai and Kiki came to life as 30-40 foot tall “balloonicles” in this year’s 2010 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade joining Snoopy, Sponge Bob, Buzz, Kermit, Spidey and other perennial favorites. Read more

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Popular Movie Posters "Zombified" By Matt Busch.

grease zombie detail
above: detail from “Grosse”, Matt’s zombie take on Grease, starring Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta

Zombies keep popping up in popular culture; books, movies, tv series.. and now, in movie posters from classic and cult films by Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Rob Reiner and more. If you’re not familiar with Matt Busch and his re-imagined movie poster collection, Hollywood Is Dead, you’re about to see such lovable characters as Holly GoLightly and E.T. rendered as cataract-wearing, flesh-eating, blood thirsty monsters. Read more

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Recent Realism Paintings Of Fabricated American Landscapes By Alex Roulette.

Alex Roulette Fabricated Landscapesabove: Alex Roulette, Airborne, Oil on Panel, 26″x 37″, 2010

I first noticed Alex Roulette’s impressive realism with his 2008 painting, Summer (shown below), which caught my eye because I have a thing for pool paintings. Read more

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The Juvet Landscape Hotel. 7 Private Dwellings In The Norwegian Woods.

The Juvet Landscape Hotel

On a sheer river bank, amongst birch, aspen, pine and nature-sculpted boulders, lies The Juvet Landscape Hotel, Europe’s first landscape hotel and spa, conceived of by Knut Slinning. Read more

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Perverse Plush Toys: Meet Sanchez & Friends

Sanchez & Friends is a new collection of perverse plush toys and accessories recently launched by Andy Tider of Brooklyn, NY and the first four products in the line are now available for purchase, just in time to make for fun shocking stocking stuffers.

If you don’t know the meanings of the names of the following products, I suggest you google them or look up their definitions on Because as hip as this blog is, it’s not as crass as the terms after which these hilarious miniature stuffed toys are named and therefore will not expound upon them to protect the innocent.

Sanchez & Friends are four small felted plush toys named after deviant sexual acts; The Dirty Sanchez, The Golden Shower, The Donkey Punch and The Cleveland Steamer.

The Dirty Sanchez

The Golden Shower:

The Donkey Punch:

The Cleveland Steamer:

At only $10 each, they make great stocking stuffers for your friends- but only those with a sick sense of humor and an open mind. Let’s just hope they don’t come out with an Alabama Hot Pocket.

Buy Sanchez & friends here.

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Jasper Johns and Tracey Emin Limited Edition 2011 Artist Series Beach Towels

2011 Artist Series Beach Towelsabove: detail from the Jasper Johns Beach Towel for 2011

Works on Whatever and The Art Production Fund have just released their 2011 Artist Series Beach Towels whose proceeds go toward funding public art. This year they have reproduced the art of only two artists (as opposed to four in previous years) on the 60″ x 70″ limited edition cotton towels. Read more

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