Sunday, 27 September 2009
Both from 2003, these flyers are wonderful souvenirs on their own. The 3rd Gardener exhibition by Michael Lau was held by Maharishi with the flyer showing all the figures up to the latest at the time (Hardy in headstand mode). The other was for a Medicom exhibition at the Bape Galllery. The Medicom flyer is a Bearbrick/Kubrick box unassembled, which is a wonderful idea.
Friday, 18 September 2009
Could this be the greatest Australian band of all time? Clearly the kings of pub rock, Barnsy et al had an amazing arsenal of songs. Whilst at times the lyrics remain simplistic, and there are elements of dubious cod reggae, they are forgiven when the moments of brilliant story telling or a feeling is conveyed that wonderfully captures a time and place in 70/80s Australia. Who else was singing about shorn offs and robbing the TAB or sappers round Khe Sanh?
Tuesday, 15 September 2009
I love waiting to see what Supreme manage to get their name on each season. By teaming with some well established American names there have been some real winners over the last few years, especially with Maglite, Masterlock and Zippo. But this Buck knife is something else. I am by no means a "knife nut" and have no desire to collect them but the quality is something else. It is very weighty and the locking mechanism confidently secures the blade in place. It feels like a proper piece of kit rather than a frivellous novelty item. Dare I say it (and it is approaching blasphemy) but I think just a plain Buck knife would be better and less "cluttered". Still as a Supreme collectable, it is up there with the best they have done.
Sunday, 13 September 2009
Sunday, 6 September 2009
Thursday, 3 September 2009
The Kun collection grew a bit bigger today with the arrival of Kaws Kun. I didn't think I would ever get my hands on this beauty. Made in Japan with Medicom/Original Fake it has a very different feel to standard Kuns. The paint work is glossy and there is a lot more give in the articulation. The base of the neck of Kaws is more visceral than expected and a funny touch. This sees me needing an original Skull Kun, Screwbiter and a Secret Base DX Skull Kun to complete the set (excluding Venom, and store exclusive colourways and the giant Skull Kun). I think realistically the DX Kun will prove the least elusive and financially realistic. The hunt continues!