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I think he might be reading my mind….. It’s those terrifying eyes. And the sinister way he’s reaching out to shake your hand, while thinking about how good you’re going to taste with a bit of piri-piri marinade, and pineapple. Creepy… Find out more about Marcel Dzama’s work .

Meanwhile, on Heidi Slimane’s fashion diary

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I think the main thing we made was a mess! But the nice chaps in there were very nice to us, and let us take over the back part of the pub with our chopped up socks and piles of felt. A few shadies were had, and a couple of characters brought to life. Rex was constructing a 3D effigy of his famous Grip Wrench (Hollywood Hardman) character, complete with awesome stuffed quiff. Cookie was sketching away doodling ideas for a tshirt range. And Jay was creating an athletic looking striped monster. A good night was had by all!

Photos are talented photographer Jaypeg

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Making some things in the pub tonight. Pop down to say hello and a quick shandy if you’re in the area :)

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Commando Group’s brilliant cut-out rock monsters. Really nice technique of using part of the photo texture as a fill. Their surfaces strange and reflective – Predator-like. Although the top one, he looks a little sad shedding his waterfall tears.

Original photography by Damian Heinisch.

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I was sweeping the yard yesterday and i spotted this little fella grubbing around under the deck chair. I could never quite figure out how you’d go about moving if you only had one foot, so i drew closer and had a gander. Suddenly i remembered i have a timelapse function on my camera. He seemed agreeable to a photoshoot, and so here he is in all his breakdancing glory – May i present … Snail! ( Extended version here ). I was thinking Benny Hill for music – whatdya think ?


Snail Stop Frame from Nicky Gibson on Vimeo.

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He may have a yellow belly, but don’t call him “chicken”! Or he’ll go proper mental. Mr.Yellow has a short fuse and a big mouth – the Jo Peche of the sock monster world lets say. Stay well back or you’ll feel the rip of steel zippy teeth ripping through your ankles… He’s a mean little bugger.

A relatively new addition to the household, i’ve just gotten around to taking his picture. If he went on the BBC series “Who do you think you are?” i wouldn’t be surprised to find a certain zip faced loud mouth, and a boy made of sack in his lineage ;)

Yellow Belly is made from American Apparel thigh length socks ( for extra big head-ness).

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Diseases have never been nicer to have. And i never thought i’d say that i’d actually quite like to get hold of some herpes – But there we go… My personal favourites are Brain Cell, Chicken Pox, Flesh Eating, Penicillin, Typhoid Fever, Salmonella, and Scum! Whole catalogue of evil nasties and giaint cells here. Brilliant :)

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These inky squid monsters are spiraling out of control. I can’t tell if they’re being flushed away or if they’re swarming out to get us, but i like their creepy cute personality either way. You can do a lot with a simple bold black and white. Spotted over on Anton Tramm’s blog sent in by Kevin Crepin. Cheers Kev! Nice find.

Been a bit lean on the postage recently as i’ve been hanging out with Cookie in Amsterdam. It’s very nice, if you’ve never been – but perhaps a touch too relaxing lets say! ;)

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Needed to look at something soothing and nice today after a renagade weekend away with the Pokers. Broken i am! Not sure we can show our faces in Devon again. Anyway, so here’s a little something from ljudbilden with some jolly faced monsters to take the pain away.


Minilogue – Animals from ljudbilden on Vimeo.

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The colours on this are gorgeous. Very subtle. I’ve been meaning to post it for a while, and now i can’t remember where i found it! If you spot it somewhere let me know so i can credit the artist – ta : ) I wonder what he’s doing out of the water, that deflated octopus…

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Sackboy’s been keeping out the London snow chills with this fetching orange hat. This is by far the best fan-made Sackboy i’ve seen. So cute! He’s really got personality. I hope the ‘real’ Sackboy is available soon, or i’m going to have to upgrade my knitting skills somewhat! Homage to Sackboy, is handmade by Em-En. You can read more about her love of Little Big Planet on her blog – I Like Lemons.

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Analogue primates ;) There’s a couple more monkeys to see here. Pics By R▲▲S. Whilst rummaging about in his flickr ( he has all kinds of interesting things buried in there ) i came across his awesome circuit board shots, taken from parts of his tv and computer. The top one reminds me of a city train network.

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A sweet gift for the robot lovin’ lady in your life this Valentines Day… ? But i guess if she really loves robots, she might want a robot instead. Robo Bag design by Sirena con Jersey over at the Supermarket HQ.

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Big Bears, giant rabbits, owls, stags and squirrels – all from the Stealthy Rabbit. Made completely from recycled card, paper, boxes and magazines, each is unique. How wicked would they look on the wall at home?

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Yey it’s snowing! Can’t remember the last time i saw this much snow. Totoro Snowman above spotted over on Gemma’s blog. Cheers Gemma!

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