Known Gallery
Los Angeles

Extraterrestrial feline friendly label RIPNDIP surprised the streetwear capital of the world that is Farfaix Avenue by opening up a surprise one-of-a-kind art gallery and retail pop-up to launch their renaissance themed spring 2016 line.

The whimsical collection includes nods to famous works by artists Dali, Rodin and Michelangelo, replacing the original works with venerable characters Lord Nermal and We Out Here Alien.
RIPNDIP converted Known Gallery’s bright and lofty space into a installation art exhibit, where the brand icons come to life in statues, animatronics, furniture, and traditional paintings.

LA industry types celebrated the opening with two nights of open bar festivities where the furry and green creatures themselves made an appearance as well as social media savage Lil Mayo. The pop-up is located at 441 N. Fairfax Avenue and is open daily from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. until March 21st.


Before ED-IT by Tesselate


‘Before ED-IT’ is the new range of handmade resin robots by Tesselate; which detail the life of the ED-IT DJ’s before they formed the group. First up is B5100 in the pre ‘Law of Awareness’ working colour.




The 2068 ‘Law of Awareness’ granted all non human creations the same right as humans themselves, and changed the way the working world existed. The B5100 series (pre 2068) were primarily employed to work on governmental architectural projects as an electrical maintenance engineers.

The work was sometimes dangerous and often involved working around Class Q Construction Platforms, which were never known to be very caring about their movements, and this shows in the outer modular ‘Toughskin®’ of this B5100.

Many B5100 bots were happy to keep any damage to their working kit as a sign of what a tough series they really are.


Now available at the Tesselate Shop, standing at 6″ tall and VERY limited with an edition size of one!


Boards Don’t Hit Back – Custom Paw by Pause


Pause just finished up this awesome custom Coarse Paw for a collector; titled “Boards Don’t Hit Back”.

The collector commissioned me to make him a Bruce Lee themed piece and this is what I came up with. It’s loosely based on the final battle scene in Enter The Dragon. (If you haven’t seen the movie, Mr. Lee has to fight the final boss who has a Vega-style claw hand in a room full of mirrors. Which one is the real one and which is just a reflection?!) So I made a background out of cut mirror and wood.

Another custom that serves to prove how talented an artist Pause is.  Such a cool concept, flawlessly executed; with a ridiculous level of attention to detail that rivals and even surpasses many production pieces.


Kevin Gosselin x Pause Collaboration


Kevin Gosselin and Pause have teamed up on a secret project.

They will be revealing a little more every 6 days with another teaser picture, with the full reveal on Feb 14th, and the release on Feb 21st.

This project has been in the works for over two years now, and we promise it will be worth the hype.

I think it’s a dead cert that we can believe the hype. The combined talents of Pause and Kevin Gosselin should yield something spectacular, keep your eyes peeled folks!

Veggiesomething’s Chunkie Fries Plush


New from Veggiesomethingcomes the awesome, Chunky Fries Hipsta Gangsta edition. The face features a moustache and one of the fries has an aioli dip. (The hipsta parts.) It also has a switchblade tucked under a blue bandana. (The gangsta parts)

The plush measures approximately 7″x7″x2.5″ and all the parts are removable. (The bandana comes tied and has a simple stitch in the back. The stitch can be removed if desired.)


Scott Wilkowski – …Of All Ages II

Artist Scott Wilkowski Infects Ron English’s “Mousemask Murphy”, plus a very special “Labbit” skeleton November 3, 2012 Designer Con – DKE Toys booth #124

For Designer Con, DKE Toys is pleased to announce two special releases by Scott Wilkowski. First off, Scott infects Ron English’s “Mousemask Murphy” in beautiful red and black colors.

These hand-cast resin editions will be limited to 25 pieces of two different colors each, adding up to an edition of 50 total pieces. They will be $250 each and will go on sale at the DKE Toys booth #124 at 11:00am. The infected critter sits atop a special black Japanese vinyl airplane by ZacPac.

Scott Wilkowski has infected the iconic “Labbit” designed by Frank Kozik in his previous shows. Now, by popular demand DKE will release the “Labbit Skeleton”. An edition of 50 pieces will be available for $50 each at DKE Toys booth #124 at 2:00pm.

DBTV interviews Ron English

via Dudebox

A conversation with Ron English
On Art & Inspiration

In their second in an ongoing series of interviews with artists, Dudebox have just released a short film on Ron English.

Dudebox’s very own movie production department DBTV headed to Ron’s studio and explored his work space. The king of POPaganda gave them a very personal insight into what feeds his imagination, how he forms ideas and what inspires him to create.


Jason Freeny’s CAPSLs – Series1

With CAPSLs Artist Jason Freeny Shows Us Once Again; It’s What’s Inside That Counts

One minute you’re an unknown artist working on a quirky new project; the next you’re being named Clutter Magazine’s Breakthrough Artist of 2011. Suddenly you’ve got an army of avid Facebook fans following your every move and your pieces are selling for $10,000 each. So where do you go from there? For Jason Freeny, who made his name by  dissecting toys, the answer was fairly obvious. Today Freeny is launching his very own line of designer toys; CAPSLs. Available online at, CAPSLs are super-durable, interactive keychains with pocket-sized personality and just enough space to store your smallest goodies, like candies, mints, “prescriptions”– whatever it is that keeps you going (and hey, we’re not here to judge).

In 2011, Freeny’s “Pop Anatomy” sculptures gave us a very literal look inside of  pop culture icons as Super Mario and Hello Kitty and launched Freeny into the spotlight with glowing write-ups in Gizmodo and High Snobiety, among others. With those pieces, Freeny started with mass produced toys and turned them into unique works of art. Now this web phenom is partnering with FCTRY, an independent product design firm, to turn the tables and mass producing his original creations for everyone to enjoy. For the first time, Freeny’s thousands of fans can each take home a piece of the rising star’s work.

“For my first line of designer toys, I wanted to add function” Freeny says. “ Everything else out there is all about form, but CAPSLs are actually useful too. And I wanted to add a 4th dimension, since so much of what I do focuses on what’s inside; CAPSLs let you go inside and actually use that space to store things.”

The first series of CAPSLs features 12 original designs ranging from sweet (Flower Bomb) to zany (Frog Squid). Tops and bottoms create an airtight seal, and they’re interchangeable, so you can mix and match with more than 100 combinations. In addition to the original 12, several special limited edition CAPSLs will be released over the next few weeks.

The full series is available for $99 and will include all original 12 plus 3 blind boxes. Individual CAPSLs can be purchased for $7.99 at Buy the full set and get a limited edition Medicine Man for free.

Connect with FCTRY. on Facebook to learn about how CAPSLs were designed, special releases and to connect with Jason Freeny at

CAPSLs (series one) include: 3 Eyed Squid, 40 Watt, Bones & Band-Aids, Brain Monster, Daily Dose, Flower Bomb, Frog Squid, Happy Pill, Frog Squid, Peace Bomb, Shark Bomb, Spray Bomb, Squid Monster and Medicine Man (limited edition 300 available)