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CAROL T CHUNG

Carol T Chung

BROOKLYN
GAMES
GIFTS
HOLIDAYS
KICKSTARTER
CARDS
CATS
Amigos Playing Cards
After initially planning to start a fundraiser to support the creation of an online card playing club, web- and iOS-focused creative group Fictive Kin decided to center their campaign on something more tangible—simply, playing cards. Thus, the Amigos...
GAME DESIGN
VIDEO GAMES
COLLABORATION
CREATIVITY
INTERACTIVE
INTERVIEWS
TWITTER
XBOX
Game Developer Other Ocean's #IDARB
From their headquarters Emeryville, CA and three studios in Canada and Northern California, game developers Other Ocean work on a multitude of projects that span mobile, handheld and console games. They've produced numerous noteworthy titles over...
SCULPTURES
DOLLS
TOYS
RESIN
SAN FRANCISCO
TOY ART
Doubleparlour Sculptures
Say hello to Cassandra and Ernie Velasco of Doubleparlour—and all of their little friends. The husband and wife duo is based in Lower Haight, San Francisco and started showing their work in 2007. Over the years, they’ve shown artwork at group and...
DOCUMENTARIES
GAMING
KICKSTARTER
VIDEO GAMES
Outerlands: Season One
Every now and then a project comes along that can make even the most jaded curmudgeon crack a smile—Outerlands is one of those projects. Video games are a diverse form of entertainment, and one that is oftentimes misunderstood, vilified or mocked...
STUDIO VISITS
DESIGN
DOLLHOUSES
DOLLS
JEN SPECTACULAR
SAN FRANCISCO
STOP MOTION
Studio Visit: Jen Spectacular
Forget Barbie and her Pepto-Bismol pink Dreamhouse, Jen Furman (better known as Jen Spectacular) creates stories by making and modifying dollhouses. Growing up in Romeo, MI (about an hour north of Detroit) she hung out with The Muppets, spent countless...
EXHIBITIONS
ART
PHILADELPHIA
Blaine Fontana: Lineage Show
Blaine Fontana (you may remember him from a Scion) will be having his very first solo exhibit on the east coast, opening this evening in the city of brotherly love—Philadelphia. As his largest installation show to date, it will feature original...
SHOPPING
FASHION
Carson Potter Fall Collection
If you found yourself flipping through Elle this month while waiting in line at the grocery store or while doing some other mundane task, you may have come across the small feature on Carson Potter. Sariah Carson and Jaylin Potter (Parsons survivors...
TOYS
KIDROBOT
EXHIBITIONS
ART
NEW YORK
EVENTS
Things and Stuff @ KidRobot
Tara McPherson is having a solo exhibit at KidRobot on Thursday 6 July 2006 where she'll be showing some things and stuff. What? "things and stuff" not descriptive enough for you? Well for those of you unfamiliar with her work, I guess...
EXHIBITIONS
ART
SAN FRANCISCO
Joshua Ellingson at Super7
This Friday in San Francisco, the Super7 store will have the opening reception of their upcoming art show featuring the work of SF local, Joshua Ellingson. According to Super7's PR blurb, "Joshua is a talented artist/illustrator who began...
ART
OPENINGS
SEATTLE
EXHIBITIONS
Slow Moving Vehicle at Moksha
Just a heads up for those of you in Seattle or heading up that way. Brandon Francis (aka Slow Moving Vehicle) will be showing his work at Moksha. For more information regarding this artist, check out this previous post. Moksha 4542 University Way...
PSP
GAMES
JAPAN
Loco Roco Demo
Some of you may remember, last month when I reported on this year's Loco Roco. The official Japanese website has a demo of the game available for download. I wouldn't normally put a post up on CH saying "you gotta try this," but...
ART
SHEPARD FAIREY
EVENTS
SAN FRANCISCO
STREET ART
White Walls Shepard Fairey Show
Just a heads up. The White Walls Gallery in SF will be showing new work by Shepard Fairey for the month of April. Even if you're not sure of his work, chances are you've seen it. When and Where: Opening Reception Saturday April 1st 7pm to...
CONFERENCES
GAMES
GAMING
Game Developers Conference 2006
Hello! Some of you may remember last year's coverage of Game Developers Conference, rather than report on many different sessions and topics, I'd prefer to mention a couple of very special products as well as common themes. Loco Roco: The...
COMPETITIONS
EDUCATION
GAMING
MOBILITY
Mobile Game Mosh
The second annual 24 hour game design jam took place at Parsons last weekend. Following the structure of last year's Mobile Game Mosh, focuses on mobile games for cell phones. Teams were comprised of students, both undergraduate and graduate...
PLUSHIES
TOYS
Pocket Pork
Now there's no denying the ultimate power of beady little eyes, (just consider the mass appeal of pug dogs) but when those shining black orbs are supposed to belong to plush versions of yummy chinese steamed or fried dumplings, those little fellas...
FUTURE
GAMES
VIRTUAL REALITY
ONLINE
Second Life
If you'll recall, earlier this week I mentioned the Second Life. What makes this virtual space different than that of others, is that the content is both created and owned by its members. Owned as in, they own the intellectual property rights...
GAMES
FUTURE
Games for Women, Games by Women
The Women in Games International held a half day event this past Saturday entitled Games for Women, Games by Women at the Fort Mason Convention Center. The event was composed primarily of panelist discussions about the types of games currently played...
FUTURE
GAMING
3D
NEWS
GOOGLE
Maya 2 Google Earth
The people over at Eyebeam recently launched a new tool, entitled Maya 2 Google Earth. It's an open-source, cross-platform tool that allows you to export 3D models as a single Google Earth Placemark (KML) file. The project was inspired by the...
GAMING
ART
8-BIT
BOOKS
i am 8-bit book
The wonderful folks at i am 8-bit and Chronicle Books were gracious enough to send a preview copy of this collection of work to me. If I wasn't still living out of my boxes in S.F., I'd be honored to place this on my (currently non existent...
AMSTERDAM
Aiko Trittico
I'm glad to see that it looks like Niko Stumpo, the founder of Hanazuki. The shop not only sells self produced products from Aiko, but also other friends and acquaintances who practice the same method of production. Featured above are three friends...
HIP HOP
MUSIC
EVENTS
LATIN
NEWS
2nd International Spanish Hip Hop Festival
Tonight at S.O.B. is the 2nd International Spanish Hip Hop Festival, which brings together some of the best spanish speaking hip hop MCs in the world. Throughout the evening DJ Asho and DJ Freddy Rey will be spinning the best of Latin and Spanish...
ART
SAN FRANCISCO
EVENTS
White Walls "Sold Out" Show
With more than 17 artists displaying their work at "Sold Out," opening today at the White Walls Gallery in SF, I was slightly skeptical of how it could come together. However a quick Googling of most of the names listed had me thinking otherwise...
T-SHIRTS
SHOPPING
VINTAGE
GRAFFITI
Slow Moving Vehicle Online Shop
Back in November I wrote about Slow Moving Vehicle, graffiti art produced by L.A.-based artist Brandon Francis that's applied to canvas, t-shirts, wallets, and purses. He recently added an online shopping section to his website so that viewers...
ART
PLUSHIES
TOYS
GALLERIES
LOS ANGELES
Plush Week at Gallery 1988
Opening this Tuesday night in L.A. at Gallery Nineteen Eighty Eight is Plush Week! The show features hundreds of one of kind plush toys to drown yourself in cuteness consumption gluttony. Featured here is Tsai-Fi's Periwinkle Dust Bunni. Tsai...
DECOR
FURNITURE
HOME FURNISHINGS
Mealbox
Now imagine all of that above fitting into all of that to the right. You might be exclaiming "Oh golly! Those ever so clever designer folk! What will they think of next?!" Or perhaps a simple "WTF?" sums it all up. Anyway, this...
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