Andy Prokh Photography - Russian photographer Andy Prokh has spent the last few years documenting a profound and everlasting friendship between his daughter Katherine and the family cat. Although some pics were probably taken “in-the-moment”, many are well-thought-out and conceptualized in order to creatively capture the true depth of their relationship.
As a result, Andy has created a series of clever, comical and timeless photos that represent the true essence of love and language between kids and their pets. They are fantastic.
Take a few minutes and check out more of Andy’s pics via photodom.com
Bugaboo’s Warhol-inspired “Cars Collection” and “Flowers Collection” will feature some of Andy’s most recognizable imagery on a handful of high-end strollers accessories.
With these new promised collections, and after receiving an incredible amount of hype over their last few collabos - for example their Missoni collection - Bugaboo has definitely established themselves as a top notch player in the baby mobility design world and is surely, if not already, one of the most coveted. If you haven’t considered a Bugaboo as of yet, be sure to look into it. They just know.
Visit bugaboo.com to locate your nearest Bugaboo x Warhol stockist.
Calvin and Hobbs Nursery - This amazing Calvin and Hobbs nursery has been floating around the internet over the last few days and it has everyone we know writhing in envy. Seriously this is sooooooo cool!
Turns out the nursery was made for a young Finn by his loving and very talented aunt. According to pellari, a Redditor, the mural was created by slightly modifying an original C&H picture and then painted free-handedly by Aunty with the help of the grid-method.
The tree house was created by using a second hand bunk bed, which already included a sweet slide, and then adding wooden planks and wood laminate bits to make it look outdoorsy.
Babar The Elephant x Soulland Capsule Collection - Although we generally only cover kidswear, we thought that this up-and-coming collection from Scandinavian menswear brand, Soulland, is one that shouldn’t be missed by parents and their young reading/picture-admiring enthusiasts.
Soulland has become the first menswear brand to license the original 1931 Babar artwork by Jean de Brunhoff. The new “Babar Meets Soulland” collection offers button-down oxford shirts, t-shirts, a sweatshirt and shorts featuring illustrations from the timeless children’s book “Histoire de Babar”.
With all the hype about the new blockbuster film,Oz the Great and Powerful(out in theaters in two weeks), Harper Design could not have picked a better time to revive the outdated look of the famous story. It would have certainly been a shame if the story’s main characters were forever linked to the glamorous faces of Mila Kunis, James Franco, Michelle Williams and Rachel Weisz instead of the now amazing new characters developed by Michael Sieben.
With over sixty un-traditional, full-color illustrations included throughout the book, the dazzling journey along the yellow brick has become an exhilaration stroll through a contemporary art gallery. The beautifully reimagined takes on Dorothy, Toto and all their interesting friends and enemies will surely have you and your kids giddy with excitement.
Eames House and Studio Blocks by House Industries - House Industries has recreated the Eames House and Studio, a mid-20th century modern architectural landmark found in California, out of 36 sustainable Michigan basswood blocks. The blocks feature a variety of visually stimulating patterns, beautiful lettering and walls from the Eames House and Studio. Teach your kids a bit about art and design while they enjoy building up this lil piece of history themselves.
FYI, these blocks look pretty dope displayed on your modern, living-room coffee table. ;)
ToddleWood “Mini Red-Carpet” Pics by Tricia Messeroux - For her newest photography concept, photographer Tricia Messeroux has recreated Red Carpet celebrity pics from the Golden Globe awards with the help of some “diva-esque” kids. ToddleWood, a play on Hollywood, features pics of decked out kids playing acting as Hally Berry, Anne Hathaway, George Clooney, Taylor Swift and more celebs from last weekends award show. The pics are very well done!
Let’s Make Some Great Art by Marion Deuchars - Sometimes it takes a lil inspiration to excite your kids/teens into the idea of getting in touch with their creative brain and making art. Marion Deuchars’ “Let’s Make Some Great Art” is the exact inspiration that we think your kids might need. The activities in this interactive book were made to encourage creativity, art and design, by helping to discover what art can be, how it can be made, what it can mean for the artist and what it has meant for the great artists of the ages.
Marion Deuchars is an internationally acclaimed illustrator. Her illustration and lettering is much loved and highly influential in the design industry. Her work includes covers for Penguin Books, commissions from The Guardian, New York Magazine and Jamie Oliver, as well as advertising campaigns for Volkswagen, Ford and Formula. Her light heartened and fun approach to ART makes “Let’s Make Some Great Art” a great tool in learning for the whole family.
Uanyi Pixel Art Backpack - Here is a great last minute holiday gift for the lil creatives in your home. The Uanyi Pixel Art black canvas backpack let’s you or your kids create new oeuvre d’arts everyday with silicon LEGO-like pieces. The pieces adhere to a flexible yellow base on the back of the bag. When your kids get bored of their knapsack, just simply pop off the pieces to create a new 8-bit design.
This bag might make going back to school after the holidays a lil less painful. Check it out at thinkgeek.com
FriendsWithYou “I Am Malfi” and “I Am Malfi II” Limited Edition Prints - FriendsWithYou has released a new limited edition print series featuring our absolute favourite FWY character “Malfi”. Both the sad face and smiling Malfi prints are limited to 150 copies and are being sold exclusively at PosterChildPrints.
Each 24” by 36” print is embossed with the PCP seal, signed and numbered by the artists, and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity and a super special Malfi Club sticker. The prints are standard frame size, 2-color silk screen printed on 100% archival cotton paper.
According to FWY, these beautiful portraits of the great and powerful wizarding Malfi will bring magic, luck, peace, prosperity, happiness and friendship to your home. What a great combo!
BAPE KIDS Store Opens in Hong Kong - A Bathing Ape has recently opened it’s first BAPE KIDS store in Hong Kong. Designed by Tokyo based design firm WONDERWALL, this well stocked 800 sq/ft shop is bright, colourful, cute, simple and a perfect piece of art. Just like the other BAPE KIDS spaces, there is a banana pool full of colourful plastic bananas in the center of the store. This has become a trademark to the BAPE KIDS retail spaces and we are happy to see that Hong Kong has also adopted the custom.
If you live or are visiting HK with the kids, be sure to check out the great selection of new kidswear, toys and accessories at the new shop.
Harbour City 1 Canton Road | Map Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon Hong Kong
Paper Karakuri Models by Keisuke Saka - Keisuke Saka is one of Japan’s most honored paper engineers. His mindful, yet slightly sarcastic designs combine the magic of physics and the beauty of art in a lovely moving sculpture. His karakuri, which are mechanized puppets originating from the 18th and 19th centuries in Japan, are not necessarily easy to assemble but they make for a perfect afternoon project for you and your kids. These specific models are available via aplusrstore.com. For more check zuko.to
The Monster Weekly: The Extraordinary and Ordinary Lives of Monsters - The Monster Weekly is dedicated to showcasing weekly short stories and illustrations featuring monster conquering their fears and surmounting challenges. Just like kids, these beautiful drawn monsters have everyday decisions to make that help in developing personalities and the person they will become. The writers and illustrator at the Monster Weekly tap into these regular kids concerns an address them positively, making these short stories perfect addition to your collection of bed time stories.
The Rammellzee Galaxseum Exhibition at the Children’s Museum of the Arts in NYC -
The Children’s Museum of the Arts presents the most comprehensive collection of works to-date by visionary artist and MC, RAMMELLZEE. Entitled The RAMMELLZEE Galaxseum, the exhibition will reveal the inner workings of RAMMELLZEE’s artistic vision and trace his career trajectory which began in the 1970s as a pioneering “Wild Style” graffiti writer and hip hop MC and evolved in manifesto and medium to the far reaches of the imagination.
RAMMELLZEE’s legend grew in a Tribeca loft known as the “Battle Station,” where the artist conceived a new vision for the future – a self-made mythology, known as Gothic Futurism, with its own set of heroes and villains, which he called Recyclers and Trashers or more notably, Garbage Gods and Monster Models. For over 30 years, RAMMELLZEE inhabited the universe he created, building layer upon layer of legend and legacy.
Star Wars x Dr. Seuss Mash-Up Poster Series by Jason Peltz - Similarly to the Dr. Seuss Star Wars Illustrations by Adam Watson, Freelance illustrator and former animator for Disney, Jason Peltz, has mashed-up iconic Dr. Seuss children’s books and characters from the Star Wars series to create a collection limited edition prints. Not only have the characters taken on Dr.Seuss-esque form, they have also been tied to lovey poetic lines. Priceless.
Actually, only $30! The prints are available via stealthisart.com. Today’s 24-hour-only Steal is Hop on Hutt so get it quick before they sell out.