Chet and Dot

Portland, Oregon's Chet and Dot creates adorably cute plushies, bags, cards etc which can be purchased via her Etsy shop or a number of retailers throughout the Portland area. Stock up for Easter, or unplanned children.

From her Etsy profile, "The cuter the better, in my opinion." Agreed.

i hate cars

Sorry about the hiatus. A weekend road trip to San Francisco turned into much more when my car broke down on the PCH 300 miles from home...

but stay tuned, lots of fun stuff to come!

(p.s. thats not me or my car but pretty damn close)

Lisa Alisa

New York artist Lisa Alisa mixes Asian culture, marine biology and innocently erotic children in her tantalizing paintings. Above is "Octopus" which can be purchased via her website in various sizes.

Also, check out Lisa Alisa a t Studio:Project in Los Angeles on March 3rd for a book signing


Jill Ayers of everyspace

Everyspace design from Brooklyn, NY creates furniture and household items for urban dwelling with natural integration. The "arrange" multi-functional shelf designed by Jill Ayers is made of bamboo, steel, glass, and rubber and can be found here, along with many other wonderful things.


Christine's wieners a winner!

You heard me right. Christine Domanic of Jackrabbit won Etsy's Upcycle Contest with her wiener bench made of re-used, recycled and upcycled goods! Who doesn't want 369 wieners to cuddle up with and have a glass of milk on on a cool february night??

Get more of Christine and other crafters at the Bay Area Makers Faire in San Francisco this May put on by none other than the creators of Make and Craft magazines.


Munky King Chinatown

This saturday night Munky King, "designer toy temple" will be celebrating its 3rd anniversary and Chinese new year with a party at their Los Angeles Chinatown location from 7-11 with artists on hand and DJ Tetris rocking the turntables. I'm interested to see who I'll run into...