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Miniguide Barcelona

Two of my customized Dunnys were featured on the cover of the October issue of  Miniguide Barcelona. Oh, how I’ve always wanted to travel to Spain- one day!

Miniguide is a cultural magazine and guide to Barcelona that gives you all you need to know to about the best places to eat, nightlife, and latest fashion. It appears the designer toy trend has made its way over there.

Vinyl Toy Experience

I took almost 2 years off from designing jewelry to experience the world of custom vinyl toy making. It all began as a 3 month internship with Huck Gee which led to a creative director position. I had a lot of fun working with many different types of medium- wood, clay, paint, fabric, etc. Not to mention, working on a larger scale than jewelry was quite freeing. The figures I customized are called Dunnys. They are a product of Kid Robot. I think the name Dunny comes from the combination of the words bunny and dummy. Anyways, the best part of my toy job was that I got to create a few of my own special Dunnys to keep.

This is my apprentice geisha, or maiko. I decided not to give her the white make-up because she is a geisha in training. One of the skills a geisha must learn is how to play the shamisen, which is the instrument she is holding.

I was inspired by the movie “House of Flying Daggers.” The most intense part of this dunny’s outfit was weaving her hat. Let’s just say I have a new found appreciation for the art of basket weaving. This creation was well received by Kid Robot. They produced a 3″ version of it for Dunny series 5. You could only get this figure if you got 1 of the 600 golden tickets hidden inside the box. In other words, it was very exclusive!

Who needs camouflage when you have a panda skin hood and cape for a disguise? No pandas were harmed in the making of this ensemble. His wooden staff is actually a sword. Sneaky!

Do not mistake her ninja outfit for pajamas, she’ll cut you. Hiya! Who knew you could find Hello Kitty satin fabric? I couldn’t help myself.