8 May
Jim Henson's cult 1980s TV show in poker playing form

If you grew up in the 80s then chances are you watched more than your fair share of Fraggle Rock, Jim Henson’s cult favorite TV show about a group of mythical Muppet-like creatures (which was also produced by HBO). The Spare Room obviously remembers too. Located inside Hollywood’s beloved (and haunted) Roosevelt Hotel, the cocktail […]


Artist Amanda Visell got her big break as a stop motion picture animator and sculptor for The Simpsons and the feature film Elf. When she’s not giving life to characters for television and film, Amanda uses her unique knack for animation to create a thriving world of designer toy characters — demonstrated by these one-of-a-kind hand painted […]


Sure it makes us twisted deviants, but we’re kind of fans of when children’s toys are put in very adult situations (such as when those pesky action figures attacked a very naked Annika Stenvall, or when Barbie committed all those bloody decapitations). So we were immediately intrigued by Mustard Pimp‘s latest video, “ZHM”, which combines […]


6 Jan
A hip hop star's raging id interpreted in Muppet format

Sure this may not be as well done as Bert & Ernie’s “Ante-Up”,  but it still makes for a clever re-visioning of Kanye’s id-fueled poetic catharsis. Muppets covering rappers…will it ever get old? Not when it’s done well… Thanks Lawless!


13 Aug
Joshua Ben Longo finally collects some coin from making stuffed animals

One of the artists we’ve loved for awhile (and did an awesome featured interview with), Joshua Ben Longo has gotten a big break with German ad agency VCCP. Working for their client Euro Telecommunications company, Longo was hired to design and create monsters that represent the tariffs phone companies impose on customers. A fair use […]


22 Jan
The inexplicable beauty of hideous monsters

When I first saw Joshua Ben Longo’s creations I knew I’d stumbled across a little bit of pixie dust. I can’t totally explain it, but his monstrous creations just resonate with me from a distant place reserved for childhood wonders — stuff like comic books, monsters both repulsive and whimsical, sci-fi flicks and, yes, stuffed […]


Ok, this isn’t hilarious, and the voices don’t sound anything like actual Mad Men characters, but the mere idea that Sesame Street would be sophisticated and clever enough to do a Mad Men parody is well worth posting. I wonder how many moms today were asked, “Mommy, what’s a sycophant?” and just stared at their […]

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