Friday, May 30, 2008

The book that started it all

SO - since this is the end of rat month - we thought we would show you our favorite rat item - Rats: Observations on the History and Habitat of the City's Most Unwanted Inhabitants, by Robert Sullivan. It is an amazing book - super creepy, but also filled with an amazing history of rats and New York City. It will leave you spouting rat facts left and right to everyone who shows any interest to the topic.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

working hard

We are working like crazy gearing up for this summer. Get ready Philly shoppers,we are bringing our key catchers, plus a ton of new work.

Friday, May 23, 2008

the new shrew

Eww... Mike just bought this shrew for us - so look out. Right now it is super tiny - about 3" long, but once it is scanned and enlarged, I think there are a lot of possibilities. And, it is kind of cute.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

the rabbit and the duck

the eyes glow red - and we are not telling how...

An interior shot of our new rabbit lights(shown with our super new - not yet ready to be released cnc milled duck blocks)and - as you can see, these are our brightest lights yet.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

studio clean up part two

SO - after the big clean up - here are shots of the studio...
(the floor stills needs some work)

side one

side two

the back "wall"

our new and improved kiln/slipcasting room

Friday, May 16, 2008

studio clean up

We just gave the studio a major overhaul - took down the spray booth and re-lined it with visquine, set up a new projects wall, painted, cleaned - you name it.

Work in progress...

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Rat Curtains

I love paper curtains - they are easy to put up, fold up, move around - and you don't have to know how to sew. We have been die cutting like crazy at the studio, and are especially fond of the whole rat die,and how the tail can be used as pattern. On this set, vintage wallpaper has been laminated to the front, so they are super decorative and a little less creepy...

Hand ringed by me, and a set of 5 tiny pliers - panels can be custom made to size.
(studio shot)

Thursday, May 8, 2008

the paint factory

We are working in an old millworks, behind the paint factory out near the airport over by the train tracks. The paintmen must be hard of hearing because we catch faint bits of instructions carried over the loudspeaker. The fence is too high, we can not see them. We seem to inhabit some strange middle land, open fields where factories used to be. We can’t quite tell if the hawk screech is real or just a loop played by the paintmen to frighten the rats.
Also - I think they let out more paint fumes at night.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Rat Swag

Die cut wallpaper from our hand vectored images (vector files, not an organism that transmits diseases - but that works too) Hang this swag anywhere - windows, doorways, over the fireplace, and maybe it will keep the real rats out.
vintage wallpaper, cardstock, and brads, 55"x 7".

Friday, May 2, 2008

The Real Deal

Okay - rat month is in full swing, so we thought we would give you a sneak peek at what we are up to. or, going to be up to once Guy prints out his 3-D scans of this guy (sounds weird) he has been posing...

It can stay so still because it is freeze dried