Thursday, June 20, 2013

Bwana & Michelle FUCK SHIT UP this Sat!! @ QPOP ....

Join us this Saturday and meet Michelle Valigura and Bwana Spoons.
Ceramic artist Michelle Valigura will be showcasing many new works.. and Bwana is coming from Oregon with a crazy stash of new paintings, custom vinyl toys, and who knows what??!!!!
We'll have cupcakes too!! SAY WHAT??!!


Come see new art by Bwana Spoons and Michelle Valigura! Meet these two artists in person and see them FUCK SHIT UP.

Gallery opening reception is June 22 from 7pm - 10pm, but the show itself will run through to the end of the month.

New toy prototypes from both will be on display as well....

Disclaimer: please do not FUCK SHIT UP in our store. We appreciate it ;)


Bwana Spoons is an artist all the way thru the brain and into the guts. He is a painter, illustrator, and toy maker. Bwana has his works featured on just about anything imaginable, from cars, to strollers, to shoes. His artwork has been featured around the globe from his current hometown of Portland, to San Francisco, Los Angles, New York, to Japan, Spain, London, Paris, and a few parts in between. His favorite form of art these days is the installation working with wood and painting large scale murals. When Bwana isn’t doing any of this you can find him running his gallery, Grass Hut Art Market or tinkering away in his self made studio in Portland Oregon.


Brought up in Washington state Michelle learned from a very early on to fear and respect all aspects of the earth (fishing with her dad in the summer and running from bullies the rest of the year). In 1998, eager to create a much needed new path far from the dark seedy projection booths she had spent the last 5 years working in, an obvious choice was to move to the land of eternal sunlight, Los angeles.
She found her way into stop-motion animation some of her credits include the Simpsons and Elf. The progression to fine art sculpture and eventually ceramics was perhaps the most fluid and self realizing moment throughout her very sordid career. Her work is shown in museums and galleries in all corners of the globe including Disneyland USA.
Along with Amanda Visell, she is “the other one” of  the design collective called Switcheroo. 
She is very honored to have found her way back to basics, of what she feels is the most simple and complex art forms, playing with dirt.
The end.


Q Pop is a shop/ mini art gallery located in the historic Little Tokyo district of downtown Los Angeles. Opened by animation artist Chris Mitchell and his partner Miki Panteepo in 2010. Q Pop strives to bring artistic and creative products to the general public. They have mini gallery exhibitions every month showcasing some of the greatest artwork from across the globe.


Tuesday, June 4, 2013

New Shibara...Kuroshiba....and also mini negora & shibara blindbags....from Konatsuya

Just Arrived!!! stock now!!
The newest colorway of Negora's rival and canine counterpart, Shibara. Designed by the amazing Konatsu.
This "Kuroshiba" is a beautiful black version with red collar. Woof!!
As usual these are extremely we suggest you order they will be gone gone gone!!

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Even more limited.....we also got a batch of Migora and Mamera in.
These are basically little mini Negoras and Shibaras. They come in a "blindbag" so you won't know what you get until you open it. These were made for Superfest in Japan and we were able to score some leftovers....which is why they are way get em while you can!!

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if you like Konatsu.....we just put her amazing piece from the Go Nagai Tribute art show online...

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All of this stuff and more  is available in our webstore.....

Thanks for your support guys!!