Aero Burger

Aero Burger

Studio DIY Burger Balloons

As lone rangers, the simple burger and the humble balloon are wonderful creations in their own right. Two of our favourite things. But when combined they appear to make something even better, an improbable match made in heaven.

Float away to deliciousville with these fun Burger Balloons from Studio DIY. A super simple DIY involving only a few materials, you will be grilling up a bunch of these for your next barbeque in no time.

Check out Studio DIY for the full low-down on the instructions.

Photography by Mary Costa Photography

New on Mr P :  Mini Islands

New on Mr P : Mini Islands

New on Mr P : Paper Island

Today we printed and made these paper islands, a specially created paper toy project by Michelle Romo of Crowded Teeth for Mr P readers. Sweet little island slice boxes that nestle together to form a big island where all the quirky characters can meet. We were having so much fun we almost forgot that she made them for you! ^ ^  So without further ado here they are, follow the link!

 

People by Blexbolex

People by Blexbolex

People by Blexblox

People! Meet a clown, spy, heroine, hypnotist, goddess and a tight-rope walker all and many more are in this beautiful book People by Blexbolex.

People by Blexblox

We bought this book first because of the wonderful illustrations in a retro silk screen print style, with the lovely over lapping effect and limited colors. We were happily surprised by the rich and unusual content! It’s a fabulous book.

People by Blexblox

There are 208 pages of people engaging in all sorts of activities, with different appearances, roles, jobs … real and imagined, with only a short description on top of each, juxtaposed on the left and right of the spread. The coupling of different people is designed to provoke questions and discussion. The relations are sometimes clear, sometimes vague, surprising and witty.

People by Blexblox

You’ll see a biologist and an astronomer, a painter and a tagger, an eccentric and a legend, bystanders and a risk-taker, an astronaut and a day-dreamer … so many people!

There are a few complaints in the Amazon reviews because the book also includes a slave, executioner, amputee, corpse, a migrant in a miserable situation for example. Those that you don’t normally see in children’s picture books, that reflect the diverse, minority and sometimes dark reality of the world.

I think if children are at certain age and are not afraid of facing and questioning these topics, it will only add to learning and expanding their minds.

People by Blexblox

There are over 200 different people illustrated and juxtaposed in beautiful and thought-provoking ways, so be ready for hundreds of questions and endless story-telling if you’re introducing it to a curious child.

People by Blexblox

The book is beautifully made in great reproduction of original screen prints. Oh and the cover folds into a poster too!

People by Blexblox

ps. This post was lost by accident so I had to rewrite it. So we’ve lost a few lovely comments as a result! : (  Sorry!

Crowded Teeth by Michelle Romo

Crowded Teeth by Michelle Romo

Let’s travel to the magical world of Crowded Teeth! 

Crowded Teeth is a whimsical universe where sweet good times, cuteness overload and a dose of delicious weirdness are all awaiting us. This 10 year old brand by illustrator Michelle Romo is filled with vivid characters trying to give you hugs and share their fun adventures with you.

Crowded Teeth by Michelle Romo

As a self-taught illustrator, Michelle has created a wonderful body of work over the years, with her love of Mid-century, Japanese pop culture and all things cute as fuel (along with cookies and naps she says).  She has launched a range of fab products with Land of Nod, collaborated with The Flaming Lips, Sanrio and Disney and continues experimenting with different media, creating sculptures, exhibiting installations, spreading happy feelings from her studio in LA to the world.

We’re super lucky to have something very special from her soon here on Mr P & I can’t wait to share it with you. While the drums roll, today we’d love to show you some of her works. These are only a fraction of the seemingly endless imaginative worlds & cuteness on her site, so check out tons more over there.

Crowded Teeth by Michelle Romo

Crowded Teeth by Michelle Romo

One of our favorites is a series of illustrations called Super Mini Universe. It’s an ambitious project where she dreams up an entire world, from realms in outer space to the underground, densely populated with her cute creatures going about things (maybe something mischievous? it certainly looks like lots of parties are involved). Starting with a kind of overview map of this universe, it carries on with a series of rich illustrations with zoomed in scenes of different areas where you can meet everyone right up-close.  The project is now becoming an on-going extravagant travelling art show with sculptures, plush characters, prints and more!

Crowded Teeth by Michelle Romo

Crowded Teeth by Michelle Romo

Crowded Teeth by Michelle Romo

Crowded Teeth by Michelle Romo

We definitely want to go to there! And make friends with all of them!

Well, we could go on, but I don’t know if we can take too much cuteness all at once here today, there’s 10 years worth of work to browse after all.  We know we’ve left you wanting for more, so take a visit to Crowded Teeth in your own time! ; )

As mentioned, there will be something very exciting for you from Michelle coming up. So we’ll be meeting these toothsome creatures again very soon!

Calligraphy Animals by Andrew Fox

Calligraphy Animals by Andrew Fox

The word calligraphy is derived from two Greek words, kallos (beauty) and graphi (writing). Andrew Fox had his own take at beautiful strokes on paper and made a bunch of calligraphy animals! Absolutely love the outcome, so simple yet so bold! (Via Andrew Fox)

Calligraphy Animals by Andrew Fox

Calligraphy Animals by Andrew Fox

Calligraphy Animals by Andrew Fox

Calligraphy Animals by Andrew Fox

Calligraphy Animals by Andrew Fox

Calligraphy Animals by Andrew Fox

Calligraphy Animals by Andrew Fox

Calligraphy Animals by Andrew Fox

Calligraphy Animals by Andrew Fox

Striking!