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July 7, 2007 5:38 PM   Subscribe

Toy art: tribal scooters, spider car, little animal robots out of broken electrical parts, a color changing house designed by a 14 year old boy, of wood, wind-up, MunkyKing, Ugly Dolls, out of beer cans, with balloons, Cute Things, artoyz, toys from trash, tiny knitted dolls clothes and accessories, vintage and retro at Tick Tock Toys.
posted by nickyskye (15 comments total) 18 users marked this as a favorite
Wow, metric tons of fun! And I'd expect no less from indefatigable linking machine nickyskye. There's so much here to peruse, big fun!

And thanks for reminding me of the Tick Tock Toys site: that's a good 'un. The old snapshots site there, for example, has some great stuff. Looks like they're not adding new stuff though, still just a coupla pages. Oh well...

Thanks for the post!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 6:44 PM on July 7, 2007

Really fun links, nickyskye - all wonderful, but I am really loving that Cute Things blog - what a treasure!

Also love the knitted doll clothes - the Warhol and Picasso cardigans are too much - and check out these socks.

I'll add these very fun creatures - check out the pixelated palz and the bread and toast dolls - cute!
posted by madamjujujive at 7:10 PM on July 7, 2007

i love the scooters!
posted by garethspor at 7:45 PM on July 7, 2007

Those wooden robots are frigging sweet. Great post!
posted by Terminal Verbosity at 8:38 PM on July 7, 2007

Oh man those tribal/flinstones scooters are really cool nickyskye. WANT.
posted by vronsky at 8:58 PM on July 7, 2007

Aren't those scooters amazing?! Flintstones, exactly. Well, with feather headdresses. Could hear the Yabba Dabba Doo sound effects on first sight.

The pics were taken by an excellent Filipino photographer, amusingly named (in light of these pics) Harley Palangchao. He has a great Flickr set under his user name there, Harley501, about the Cordillera highlands in the Philippines, where the male villagers of Banaue in the Ifugao province have that fun looking scooter race.

Did anybody look at the color changing house and the spider car? *waggy tail*
posted by nickyskye at 9:21 PM on July 7, 2007

yes I love the spider car thing, creepy crawly clanky
posted by hortense at 10:23 PM on July 7, 2007

ha! i know the owners of the munky king shops out in los angeles. :)
posted by cazoo at 12:58 AM on July 8, 2007

I love the color changing house. I wish I could find more pictures / info about it but I'm a lazy googler this morning. Really fun post!
posted by dog food sugar at 5:26 AM on July 8, 2007

creepy crawly clanky

Such a perfect description in so few words.

the owners of the munky king shops

That would be Patrick and Chanda Lam. Please offer MeFite greetings. Their urban designer vinyl concept is very LA and very fun.

I love the color changing house.

Oh YAYY, dog food sugar. I did Google the dang thing for an hour and couldn't find anything about it, no other pics and the only Jouni Ikonen findable wasn't 14 years old. Somebody with ninja google fu will out it as a hoax or do it justice as a fun housing idea.
posted by nickyskye at 6:04 AM on July 8, 2007

The color changing house is cool - reminded me of these heat-sensitive color changing tiles I had seen recently - trippy!
posted by madamjujujive at 7:32 AM on July 8, 2007 [1 favorite]

omg mjjj, I *love* those heat changing tiles. Beautiful and yeah, they have that trippy look of the Aurora Borealis. Marvelous!
posted by nickyskye at 7:56 AM on July 8, 2007

I've seen some of these on the Makezine Blog, but all of them are worthy!

Check out street use for more home brewed nift.
posted by Kid Charlemagne at 8:57 AM on July 8, 2007

Great post, nickyskye!

I particularly liked the miniature knitting. The size of some of those doll sweaters blew my mind, especially the scrolling picture in Gallery 1 with about six tiny sweaters balanced on someone's index finger!
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 11:54 AM on July 8, 2007

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