My first DIY prop project I decided to make was a Wonka Bar. It’s from the film, “Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory,” obvyy. For all you new kids out there, this one’s the original, and the best, nothing like the J. Depp one. Ugh. Anyways, I thought it was was fairly easy to make since I’m already a designer. Some measurements here and there, Staples for print, Any somewhat large chocolate bar. Then bam. Done and done. A Wonka Bar! If you’d like to make one yourself I included items you need and a sized jpeg file link below. Enjoy!
- Chocolate bar (I chose Hershey’s Symphony just in case I wanted to eat one. Heh. Your local drug store should have ‘em.)
- Wonka Bar File (The file is a lot bigger than the chocolate bar, I had the printers size it down for me.)
- Ruler & Exacto-knife or a paper cutter
- Tape or glue
Oh, also, I’m working on the Golden Ticket as well. So y’all come back for that. Can’t have Wonka bars without the five lucky golden tickets!
“We are the music makers, we are the dreamers of dreams.”
A blog post about Korean Pop. You gotta be kidding me. Get a hold of yourself, Thomas–sorry, It’s true. I’m addicted. First with all the Korean Dramas from, “My Girl” to “Dream High(Currently watching Dream High 2).” That’s what started this all. Dream High, a story about students striving to become the next big Korean Pop star. They struggle, just like your average teenager, with emotional and physical problems in high school life. There’s love stories, bullying and parental issues. Nothing crazy, right? It’s nothing really. But I did some more research, this is what got me hooked, I found out most of the actors in the series are all famous singers and even producers. The girl above, IU, AKA Miss. Sushi in Dream High is huge in Korea and I’m pretty sure here too. Youtube after youtube, I couldn’t stop. Maybe it’s the fact that they’re Asian. And Asians just like to watch Asians. Same goes for most races nowadays. Most of my aunts watch Kdramz (Sounds cooler this way), with all subtitles in Vietnamese of course. I prefer English sub, obvyyyy. Oh yeah, they’re all subtitles so you get pick up some Korean as well. Simple yes’s and no’s, and hello of course. Anyong Haseyo! Total poser, so lame. Anyways, watch these awesome videos by two of my favorite girl(s) performers. Favorites, for now. I’m still learning this new (pop) culture!
Wonder Girls. I Love you, Sohee!
This has got to be the coolest Zamboni ever. I don’t really know much about these so I’m just going to quote their page.
“In 1983, a Zamboni started its life, resurfacing the ice at a small arena in South Dakota. After decades of service, the Zamboni was retired and put into storage. But before it rusted to pieces, Target was approached with a branding opportunity. After a quick tune up and a cosmetic overhaul, the Zamboni started its new life as Target’s “Red Hot Seats” – hauling handfuls of lucky fans in right-handed laps around the rink between periods during NHL home games in front of 10,000-person crowds at the Xcel Energy Center, in St. Paul, MN.
After a few seasons as the Red Hot Seats, it was time for something new. The creative brief was simple – “Make it read ‘Target’ at a glance.” Target’s in-house agency came up with a bunch of ideas, but presented only one – “The Big Red Basket.” In partnership with TivoliToo, a custom 3D fiberglass shell was fabricated in record time, sanded smooth, painted a glossy PMS 186.” -Allan Peters
(Source: Allan Peters)
First, the Back to the Future Nike Mags came out. Now, Mattel has announced that it’ll be making the pink hoverboard. Marty McFly made infamous in Back to the Future II. My life is complete. Well, almost. The Mattel hoverboard doesn’t actually hover as it’s only a 1:1 replica of the movie version but that’s okay! Mattel will start taking pre-orders for the hoverboard from March 1st through the 20th and will ship the board during the 2012 holiday season. Even if it’s not the fairy tale floating hoverboard I dreamed about as a kid, I’m all in on this. But what gives me a bit of pause is this part of Mattel’s press release:
“Because this is such a high-cost item, there will be a minimum number of orders required to go into production. If we don’t receive the minimum orders, won’t go into production and customers will not be charged. The price will be announced later this month.”
I expect every self respecting BTTF fan to buy a hoverboard to make sure it happens. Don’t ruin it for me! Pre-orders will be taken on MattyCollector.com. We’ll update you when we find out the price. Because this is such a high-cost item, there will be a minimum number of orders required to go into production. If we don’t receive the minimum orders, won’t go into production and customers will not be charged. The price will be announced later this month.
Garden Row Media is a film production collective that was started by two friends based in Orange County, California and New York City. As you know, Franco Shade made a lot of vlogs (Video+blog, I didn’t know either) back then. And the person who was in charge of them was my old boss and good friend, Joe Navran. Ever since the company went out of business, I kept doing my design thing at other companies and I thought Joe, well I didn’t know really. All I remember was Poker. Poker, poker, poker. But seeing that he’s starting a film production company with his friend, I couldn’t be more proud. So if you’re ever in need of any media work, check them out. I provided links and contact information below.
One of those things you just have to have.
(Source: Best Made Co.)
Over the years, the words “Bearbrick” and “toy” have almost become synonymous with each other thanks to a steady stream of collaborations and limited releases, the most recent being with Japanese manga series Naruto. Modeled and designed after the series’ main character, the detailed figurine comes in a 3-inch, 100% model and an 11-inch, 400% model. The toy is currently available for purchase exclusively through Brasyna in Japan.
This is by far one of the coolest things I’ve found. If you’ve eve read of seen Dan Brown’s, “Angels & Demons” you know exactly what this is. Brooklyn Superhero Supply Company is your go to brand for all of your crime fighting essentials. They have capes, Vacuum strong suction cups, x-ray glasses and as you seen above, Antimatter! All the sales of these whimsical products help support the NYC chapter of 826 National.
826 National is a nonprofit tutoring, writing, and publishing organization with locations in seven cities across the country. Their goal is to assist students ages six to eighteen with their writing skills, and to help teachers get their classes excited about writing.
The WVIL Concept Camera is the creative vision of award-winning design team Artefact. While touchscreen monitors are quickly becoming a common sight within the world of digital cameras, WVIL which stands for Wireless Viewfinder Interchangeable Lens offers a further dimension to the concept of digital photography. Full in-body image editing together with sharing options make the WVIL a true social media powerhouse for photography with greater image quality relative to the current trend in mobile phone photography. Let’s hope Artefact are foreshadowing the future with the WVIL.