If you’re like me, you love stuff and things. Toys, books, little electronic knick knacks that serve no purpose other than to light up, make noise and slowly make you regret ever purchasing the thing in the first place. Shit like that. You know what sucks about having a fondness for stuff and things? Not having a place to put your stuff and things. In New York you don’t get a lot of room for bookshelves and night stands. So I find that floating-shelves make great space saving places to put your shit, Wouldn’t it be straight bitchin if that very shelf was actually more stuff and things!? Enter my new Jankins Floating Mouth Shelf™. One of the first pieces selling on my upcoming Etsy store. I can get you one before that if ya want though.
So it’s been a minute yeah? I’ve been moving around a lot over the past six months but now that I finally have a permanent home for all of my creations and projects I can catch up on a bunch of old stuff. Forgive me though, my scanner was destroyed during the move so it may be a second before I can post like woah. Yeah, I said it.
So the goodies kinda have a cool pad. Kevin, who acts as the leader, brains and resident inventor of the ‘Toy Mech‘ protagonist, has built a cozy mobile home for his motley crew. The Mongo-1 will have awesome interior design inspired by the cut away’s of my boy Wes Anderson.(Think the train in Darjeeling limited or Steve Zissou and his yellow submarine) If your nice, maybe I’ll show ya some of the sketches of Mongos guts. Mongo-1, another fun piece to make.
If it’s not “Toy Mech“, it’s work. But once again they put me on a project that I kinda enjoy. Without getting into the long story of it, the new showroom designs involve a room inspired by Louise Nevelson. So far I’ve cranked out three or four shows worth but It took finishing the New York showroom to make me appreciate it. Here’s some shots of that very showroom. Photos by Gordon Chou. Hugo (Lopez) made the stairs and the faux skylight.
I started working in the BKI in Soho when it first opened. We had a huge chalkboard and my manager was cool enough to let me spend hours on piecing it up. It brought lots of customers in so that made it kinda work related. After awhile there was a small group of customers who would come in weekly to see the new piece. Yeah, I’m not going to lie, I liked working at BKI I just hated working for BKI. If that makes sense.