27 Jun
Medicom goes Megatron with upcoming film release

With the onset of the 4th installment of the mega-blockbuster Transformers franchise opening this weekend, Medicom Toys brings us the 200% Be@rbrick version of all the big hitters: Optimus Prime, Megatron, Bumble Bee and Star Scream (above). Each Be@rbrick stands a bit under 6″ tall and fully transforms into robot form, something no other Be@rbrick can offer. Pick up each figure for […]


6 Mar
More giant robots beating the shit out of each other

We haven’t been huge fans of the Transformers series, mostly because, well, Michael Bay is kind of a hack. But truth be told Transformers 3 was by far the best in the ongoing saga, and at the end of the day what’re ya gonna say? They’re essentially beautifully rendered giant robots beating the everliving shit […]


16 Jun
Takayuki Hori’s folded and connected Oritsunagumono series

Takayuki Hori’s Oritsunagumono takes Origami, the traditional Japanese art of paper folding, and reshapes it with an environmental-themed collection of translucent skeletal Origami works. Oritsunagumono (“things folded and connected”) is made up of eight endangered species native to Japan’s coast — even more imperiled after the recent earthquakes and tsunamis. They are made of translucent […]


17 May
Tristan Dickerson struggles with the powerful Shembe Church

The upcoming documentary To Skin a Cat addresses the alarming loss of leopard populations in southern Africa to illegal skin trade and poaching, and its close ties to the Shembe Church religion (over four million strong) which uses the hides in ceremonial rituals. Ironically, the Shembe Church reveres these beautiful animals, but believe they are […]