Sunday, December 30, 2007

Ugly Dolls

David Horvath, illustrator, and Sun-Min Kim, designer, created the Ugly Dolls during letter-writing sessions to each other when they were living in separate countries. Each soft and cuddly character has an individual story and personality, portrayed by the captivating expressions on their faces. These plushes are the coolest toys to collect.

Bop n' Beep are best friends...with you. They want to take you to lunch!!! It's just hard to reach their wallet... They left it in their back pocket. So would it be OK if you took them out this time? They promise to return the favor...oh wait...Well, Beep does. Anyway, hug?
This plush figure is double sided. One side is Bop the other side is Beep.

Peaco is very shy. Well... shy on the outside. On the inside, Peaco is a wild man!You can see it in his eyes. All three.
Peaco really shines when he’s doing what he does best. DANCING!
Peaco loves to dance in the water...much to the dread of his cousin Cinko.
Why dance in the water? Well, think about it!
When you dance in the water, no one can see you!

SHY! Remember?

It’s kind of a pain explaining water dancing to lifeguards though.

Please dance with Peaco. He’s seen your moves! (So don’t step on his ears.)

Moxy's got a lot of "moxy". She's a real get up and go Ugly, with far more energy than her older brother OX.
Moxy's favorite activity seems to be bouncing off the walls and jumping in and out of mischief.
Her giant antennas are always on the look out for a good time, and she can hear a party from miles away.
She could hear you coming from all the way back over there!
Are you a party animal? No? Would you like to take care of one? No? Well that's ok because Moxy is here to take care of you. She can take care of pretty much any problem you may's a gift of hers.
For example, see how messy your room is?
No problem! See? Moxy is on your side.

Babo is best friends with Wage...and the cookie jar. But once he gets to know you and the kinds of snacks you keep around the house...he will focus mostly on the snacks! We all know Babo's got your back, and he will stick up for you when the chips are down...unless it's potato chips. If those are down, it's time to get over to the store and pick some up. Why does Babo seem smaller? He's just too far away from you! When you guys hug, he'll seem to be a lot bigger.

Wedgehead has his eye on you. And he likes what he sees! He knows exactly what you mean. Of course he has to stand on his head to do so...but he totally gets it. are his proof! Evidence that humans really do exist! But to prove this to his best buddy Ox...Wedghead needs something. You know that pocket change you've been saving? Yeah, Wedgehead kinda needs all of it. No? OK. Hug?

Bow WOW that's ugly! But what's ugly? To Uglydog, ugly means being A.O.K. with who you are, what you like, and just being yourself! Uglydog is always happy to let others know what he's all about...being fed and sleeping all day long! Beg? Roll over? Sit? Well, sit is OK...but beg? No thanks. Uglydog doesn't play like that...but he does like to hang out, watch TV and read a good book from time to time. You down?

Ok, you know what? Chuckanucka. That's what. Chuckanucka worries about pretty much everything under the sun: What if the phone rings when I go out? What if the mail man tries to deliver my Deluxe Ugly Earmuffs when I'm in the bathroom?
Hey, I don't remember leaving the closet door open just a crack like that! What if I can't ever stop thinking about my name over and over?
Chuckanucka has a pretty strange way of looking at life.
Sometimes he wonders if this is all just a hologram,
and on other days he wonders what's going to happen if they stop making CD players... How will I play my favorite CDs??? I have over nine of them!!!
Poor Chuckanucka. Lucky Chuckanucka.

Big Toe is very busy, but he’s going to take care of everything. Just watch. At first, Big Toe may seem a little slow... until you realize he’s always one step ahead. Those donuts you were saving for tomorrow? Gone. Those leftovers from the picnic? Done. Big Toe’s on top of things! An unstoppable force of knowledge, Big Toe’s got the scoop on all the latest info, and knows what’s going down at all times... Except for when it comes to you. What’s up with you? Big Toe wants to know.

Uglyworms want power. The power to do great and wonderful things. They want your power.
You know that thing you do? Uglyworms want to do that. And you know those things you think you can’t do? Uglyworms know you CAN do those things. They think you’re bluffing. Oh what power!
Some Uglyworms are sneaky. Some are crafty. All are hungry...For knowledge... Like where do you keep the carrot cake? How long before ice cream goes bad?

Knowledge is power.
Ice-Bat lives in an ice box. Everything he touches turns to ice...yet he warms our heart. Aww. Ice-Bat wants to chill with you. Why? He thinks you are cool! You guys have a lot in common. Ice-Bat's tall ears can hear the Ice Cream truck from miles away...and you hear the boss coming down the hall! So close your web browser, shut down the computer (also frozen), and go grab some snacks! Ice cold!

Black Ninja series

Target is the oldest and the wisest of the Uglydolls. He is also the hairiest.
The other Uglydolls are a bit scared of Target's body hair, and wonder why he has so many arms. But they come running to Target when there are questions to be answered.
Old age may bring Uglydolls extra arms and whiskers, but it also brings wisdom and foresight.
Target is often bailing the other Uglydolls out of trouble and getting them into more sophisticated forms of mischief.

Target is the grandpa of he Uglydolls. As he always says: "Hair means I'm smarty!" So what's up with the small size and green color? Even when Target was younger he was still the oldest! What Target really wants is a nice comb or brush for his lovely hair style...but if you kick back with him and pat his head a few times a day, he'll stay happy enough to continue his long winded tales of wisdom. On and on he'll go. Lalala.

What kind of name is OX? No, not like the animal OX, as in HUG and KISS!
How can he hug you with such short arms?
OX uses his ears! He's not a very good listener, but he puts his ears to good use in many other ways!
OX is great at magic, and his best trick is turning your stuff into his stuff.

His best buddy Wedgehead calls that stealing, but OX just wants to borrow things from you for a few hundred years.
He promises to put everything back when he's done.
What he wants to steal most are kisses, whether they're in the chocolate variety or
just plain, and he promises to be your friend if you would lend him a hand, or an ear...or like Two Dollars!

Ox has a special magic trick. You know that stuff in your house? well that all belongs to OX now. That's right! He would just borrow it for a few hundred years, but that's way too temporary. OX is here to stay, so he likes things that are more his dedication to looking out for you and his best buddy Wedgehead, who also used to have a lot of stuff. OX likes you, not just for the money...but because you read all of this and didn't run.

Cinko is an Uglydoll of the deep. Keep him away from water though... he can't swim! Cinko is very shy and quiet, but has a funny sense of humor. He likes to waddles around and stick his tongue at everything and everyone. Because this is not polite for people to do, Cinko makes the perfect pal! Instead of sticking your tongue at folks, just hold up Cinko and let his funny little face do the talking for you.

Cinko looks up to his older brother, Target, and follows him around wherever he goes. If you tape a red button to your forehead, Cinko will follow you too.

Poor little Cinko. He freaks out over everything. He's even a little bit nervous... especially about WATER! Are tears water? What if I have a family and they all order water at the drive thru??? Can Ice-Bat melt? That's water! On and on he goes... Cinko needs a break. Don't we all? If you help out little Cinko with his water problem, he'll be sure to stick with you forever. Yeah but not when you wake up early.

Minimum Wage gets the job done! See that apron? Told ya! Wage is hard working and super smarty, just like you. Hired, fired, never come back... Wage has heard it all, and doesn't need to know what any of it means. Why? Hmm yeah. But Wage does know that come pay day, it's time for cookies, snacks and plain ole chillin' with Ice-Bat, his best buddy Babo...and you, the human!

What's up with Jeero? Don't ask. What time is it? Where's my keys? What are bills? Jeero doesn't know! Neener neener neener the questions never stop...Why does everyone ask Jeero? Do noses mean you're smarty? Anyway, Jeero will like hanging out with you. You seem to have the same workout!

Jeero wants to hang out with you. Why? He needs you. Jeero thinks life is so complicated, so he needs you to comfort him. Wage and Babo ask him so many questions, and he isn't sure what makes them think he has any of the answers. Maybe they think his red nose makes him Jeero the wise.

Well he's not.

What time is it? Jeero has no idea. How do you get from here to there? Don't ask!...Jeero doesn't know. Jeero just wants to sit on the couch with you and eat some snacks. Is that too much to ask? Jeero doesn't know, but he does know that you know it is time to cancel your plans and hang out with the Uglydolls.

Tray is the brains of the bunch, not because she is smart, but because she has three brains -- one in each lump (or one per eye, as Babo likes to point out). Tray also has a desperate need for blueberry pie -- some say her eyes are blue because of her craving for it!

Tray often combines her hunger for pie with her brainpower to talk Babo into getting food for her. Unfortunately, Babo usually brings back a branch, a rock, or something even less tasty. If you want to make Tray extra happy, sit her next to you in the subway or car. It makes her feel important.

Tray also sees everything in 3D so you will have plenty to talk about with her. She may look a little confused...that may be from each brain working hard at the same time! While one is wondering about the meaning of the universe, the others are arguing over stuff like why Babo keeps bringing back all kinds of rocks and sticks when he is sent to do the shopping. 1+1+1= Tray's busy.

I love them. Unfortunatly, they don't deliver to the part of our world I live in:(

Source: here

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Christmas Trees Ideas

Here are some tips and ideas how to decorate your Christmas tree.
If you really hate Christmas.

So they say that your drinking is useless...
Now you can show them all!

Here is "leftover" tree. Use old newspapers, aluminum foil, felt, or crepe paper.

If you need a really, really last minute Christmas tree to put up, you need a Magic Growing Christmas Tree. Simply insert the tree in the dish, spread out the branches, add the magical, non-toxic water and watch it grow. In about 12 hours, it will have magically transformed into a full 6" tall tree. It even comes with sparkles, a string of balls and a shiny star to place on top. The tree lasts about 3-4 days after being grown.

Make this lollypop tree...

Or if you are handy you can make something like this. You can even make these fake presents!

If you're not that handy use the ladder. It looks almost as real tree!

Or barrels.

Or everything.

You will love these ...If you are really miserable.

Upside-down tree. Your guests will look at nothing else, but the tree (they will watch for something not to fall on their heads...)

Use your children's toys! Kids will love it and they'll be proud of you!Maybe they won't even notice how cheap you are.

Or you can just go and buy proper tree...

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Down With Crop Circles! - New Crop Formation

Crop circles? Nooo...It's boring.
This new pattern is hit!
And it's not the aliens who were drinking and driving.

It's actually made by a drug user who was attempting to escape from police in his father's car.
Four police cars were damaged in a desperate attempt to prevent the crazed driver from reaching public roads, but they could not save the crop from irrepairable damage.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Say Cheese!

Here are some realy crazy photos.

"Hey! Wait for us, we want to be on this photo, too!"

I really don't want to be on this boat!
Or near it.

Why would someone want to do this?

What's wrong with people who took these photos?
Why didn't they say something, like... RUN!

Or... SWIM!

Saturday, December 8, 2007

One Night to Enjoy

Do you wonder what this is?
It looks like wagon or caboose, but actually it is one-room, luxurious mobile hotel.

Hotel Everland was first developed on invitation of the Curator Gianni Jetzer for the Exhibition concept "Everland" at the Swiss national exhibition in the year 2002. The Hotel was planned by L/B (Sabina Lang and Daniel Baumann) and built by a team of craftspeople in Burgdorf.

It was transported to Yverdon where it was located on the lake of Neuchatel for 4 moth. After the end of Expo.02 the mobile pavilion was brought to Burgdorf and was placed on the factory roof at L/B's studio.

From June 2006 until September 2007 the one room hotel was exhibited and run as a Hotel on the roof-deck of the Museum of Contemporary Art Leipzig, Germany. Like in Yverdon, visitors could take a peek at the Hotel during the opening hours of the museum, after closing hours at 18.00 it was reserved for the guests.

Everland is a Hotel with only one room including a bathroom deluxe, a king-size bed and a lounge.

The concept for operating the hotel was defined by the artists. All facets are important constituents of the artistic idea: The room can be booked for one night only, the mini-bar is fully stocked and included in the price, breakfast is delivered to the door and a record collection stands at ones disposal.

Notable is the request to steal the golden embroidered bath towels as a memento.

As a last destination Hotel Everland moves to Paris from October 2007 until end of 2008. High above the city, with a view on the Eiffel Tower, it is installed on the roof of Palais de Tokyo. It will also be possible to book the room for the night or visit it during the day.

If you have 333 Euro (Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday) or 444 Euro ( Thursday, Friday, Saturday) to spare and you are patient enough to try and book a room for a night...go for it!
Check on everland booking and...good luck!

If you don't want to look at Eiffel Tower maybe you should wait 'till the end of year 2008 to see where the hotel will be placed next...