Friday, February 20, 2009

Etsy Finds: More Tetris Love....

Did I mention that I love Tetris? While Browsing Etsy this morning, I came across some artists and their spectacular tetris creations. The fused glass pendants by urbanfusion are awesome and the bandana by strangeandviolent puts a whole new meaning into urban chic for me.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Tetris Alley

Recently I've been a little tetris-obsessed, acquiring versions of the classic game for both xbox 360 and nintendo ds. Friends have been bugging me about making little tetrimino charms out of clay for awhile now, and when I stumbled across this article on the blog, even more inspiration was to be had. Video-games have actually been great for inspiration to me --the design and thought that goes into characters for games such as Katamari, Mario and more has allowed me to brainstorm with my own creative juices, in an effort to create designs that are simplistic yet streamlined --reconfigured into a 'cute-format' that perhaps would be a condensed version of something in real life.

Below is a picture of an alley way created by an artist with giant tetris blocks that appear to be falling. If we could live in a real world of surrealistic wonder such as this depiction, or something whimsical that almost smacked of a cartoon universe, I'm not sure how that would be, --but I think I would personally appreciate it...

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Friday, February 13, 2009


Stumbled upon these yesterday, browsing around on the internet. Recently my love affair with dr. martens boots has been recharged -- I covet my tall velvet and 14-eye patent when I saw these fun variations, I was reminded of candy:

In my opinion, I think they'd totally compliment my kawaii jewelry to make some kickass outfits. one just has to have some creativity and some balls --(speaking of which, the red ones might need a home in my closet soon...)

get them here:

Thursday, February 12, 2009


In my opinion, Valentine's day is a severly overrated holiday conjured up by the media to guilt the majority of men and women around the world into showering their partners with a plethora of candy,flowers,dinners and whatever other material mumbo-jumbo, in order to validate their undying love for one another. (naked, pagan romans with whips are a good excuse, but I really fail to see this as a logical credential for history).

Recent statistics:

"An estimated 45.8 percent of U.S. consumers will exchange Valentine's
Day candy, according to the retail federation survey—adding up to a
sweet billion dollars in sales, the National Confectioners Association

About 75 percent of that billion is from sales of chocolate,
which has been associated with romance at least since Mexico's Aztec
Empire, according to Susan Fussell, a spokesperson with the

Aztec Empire? Maybe they are talking about the sacrificial heart rites to the gods...? (I saw apocalypto for example, --that poor mayan dude didn't look like he was feelin' the love when they ripped his heart out) At any rate, I'd have to say that I have a love hate relationship with Valentine's day, but one thing I can't deny is my undying love for my awesome Komodokat customers:


Now that IS love. :)