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Kidrobot Helps With Hurricane Sandy

Kidrobot is an iconic brand that is a large part of the modern collector art toy movement. The company is now located in Boulder, CO but has a large influence on the East Coast and specifically New York. They want to help with relief efforts from Hurricane Sandy. To help out, Kidrobot is auctioning off 5 [...]

Misery Bear for Sport Relief

(YouTube link) BBC Comedy’s Misery Bear does his bit to promote Sport Relief 2012, a British running event on March 25th to raise money for Comic Relief’s charitable works. As always, Misery Bear runs into obstacles in his quest, like a friendly competition with champion UK runner Mohammed “Mo” Farah and a break with a distracting [...]

Soviet War Memorial Gets Americanized

A monument featuring a relief of soldiers stands in Sofia, Bulgaria to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Soviet takeover of Bulgaria. This weekend, street artists altered the scene with paint. Now the figures resemble Superman, Ronald McDonald, Santa Claus, the Joker, and other pop culture icons! See more pictures at io9. Link

Tokyoflash Holding Sale to Benefit Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami Victims

Our friends over at Tokyoflash is donating the proceeds of the sales of their really neat watches to help victims of the Japan earthquake and tsunami: Please consider helping Tokyoflash Japan support the emergency relief efforts in Japan by letting readers of your website know that for the next two days, until March 24th at 5PM [...]

The History of Roller Skating

I always enjoyed roller skating, but I gave it up for good about four years ago (to the relief of my embarrassed children). I had borrowed my oldest daughter’s skates, which were built for stunts and have no brakes. That won’t happen again. I just found out that roller skating goes back about 300 years: …the [...]

The Amazing Bas Relief of Ron van der Ende

Although this wood sculpture looks basic enough, it’s actually quite remarkable. You see, artist Ron van der Ende creates works like this out of found wood – and makes bas relief sculptures. So while you’re correct in deducing the width and height, the depth is only a few centimeters. Inspired by working in his father’s woodshop [...]