14 April 2018

girl's scrinium

girl's scrinium? - i don't know what it means either! - but it's the title of the urbangarde 10 year anniversary tribute exhibition at parabolica-bis - april 06 to april 30 - pic above by me, pix below courtesy of parabolica-bis - the inevitable t-shirts made, and badges (7cm with or without polkadots and 5cm with mirror on reverse side), and F3 (22 x 27cm?) canvas giclee

07 April 2018

enamel pins - available now!

what are they?
by popular demand, trevor brown's first hard enamel pins! - three separate designs

how many produced?
120 of each design - it was a 100 plus “get 20 free” bonus deal - ostensibly it is 100 up for grabs as those extra used up as presents etc

how big are they
a cute 3cm - mounted on A7 black card

are they limited?
yes they are - once gone, that’s it for these - originally i was intending to “reprint” if/when they sold out (perhaps in different colors or something?) - but the two month wait for these has somewhat turned me off doing them again

are they signed/numbered?
no - but backing cards all lovingly handmade by me

okay, i want already - how much are they?
$10 each - or $25 for all three - plus postage (airmail small packet) which is $2.50 for one (so total = $12.50) - or $3.50 for three (total = $28.50) - express mail service (trackable and faster) is $23

are wholesale discounts available?
no - i’m greedy - i want all the lovely profit for myself (i deserve it!) - but akatako and timeless will have some

do you accept paypal?
i don't - payment is by square invoices only - you don’t need an account, just a credit card - prices will actually be in yen - but hopefully approximately the same as the quoted dollars - unpaid invoices will be cancelled

how do i order
just message or email me (baby_art[at]hotmail.com) with what pins you want, your email, and your address - then i’ll send you a square invoice

anyone anywhere can order?
i think so - but i reserve the right to accept orders at my own discretion - i won't look too kindly on anyone buying simply to resell at inflated prices - and obvious timewasters will be ignored

do you accept returns?
no - not unless damaged or wrong pin sent - also i can’t be held responsible for “lost” packages

wanna swap/trade pins?
no - sorry

will you do more?
if they are successful! - and if i can find a faster and more reliable maker (i.e. middleman - all these pins are made in china) - and if i feel up to it - i may get sick of envelope stuffing and waiting in post office queues - also, i’m closed for such activities during the summer months

note: all information subject to change!






1つ1000円(税込 1080円)
コンプリートセットの場合は、2500円(税込 2700円)

送料 定形外 1つの場合は120円、2or 3つの場合は140円、





希望数 (希望されるバッヂの名前)
希望される銀行 ゆうちょ or 三井住友銀行


28 March 2018

enamel pins - forthcoming!

120 of each produced - 3cm big (or small?), mounted on handmade A7 backing cards - approx $10 each or $25 for all three, plus postage - payments will be accepted by credit card via square - akatako and timeless will have some, also hopefully some tokyo outlets (span art?…)

pic is a mock up, not the actual pins

i’m figuring on a release date of 7 april

i say 7 april as i’ll be going to asakusa parabolica-bis for the urbangarde exhibition on 6 april and can hit the wholesale stores in the district for plastic baggies and envelopes at the same time - BUT i have no actual guarantee i’ll have received the pins by then - i SHOULD have!, they were allegedly shipped (from china) on 21 march - if sent by dhl, as they claim, i should have received already! - sadly, the british company i went with to produce them (pinpals ltd), haven't been remotely reliable - i was an idiot to order from them

update 30 march

basically, and to put it bluntly, everything i was told by pinpals was bullshit! - i can no longer sift the truth from the lies with them/him - all i know now is the pins were never shipped to me - i pretty much guessed that after his inability to supply me with a tracking number - i've been given the above pix which at least is evidence the things exist (but obviously only just now finally made after being ordered two months ago!) - and i'm being told they will be shipped to england before being shipped to me - whaaaa! - this is such crap - so much pointless frustration - of course i have no idea at all now when they'll be available - and needless to say this will be my first and last order!

update 02 april

good news!!!! - the parcel is in tokyo! - it wasn't sent to england first - so, unless dhl tracking is playing an april fools joke on me, that 7 april release date remains good it seems : )

26 March 2018

midori hayashi - night comers

another "catching up with books backlog" post - in fact i rarely buy books nowadays - i have too many and mrs brown complains - mindless of that, this one wanted - the second photobook of the demonic-looking dolls of midori hayashi - i met midori herself at the tb x nano exhibition (2016) and happy to report she's not at all demonic - instead she's disturbingly normal, you'd never even guess she's a doll artist - an interview here - book published by atelier third, first book "dream child" also recommended

15 March 2018

urbangarde showa 90 skirt and tights

made by dangerous nude - skirt ¥16000 (+tax) - info here - tights ¥4000 (+tax) - info here

10 March 2018

urbangarde 10th anniversary

exhibition at parabolica-bis with costumes and tribute art - i made a new painting "kekkonshiki" - and i think the "showa 90" cover art will also be on show (others too??) - [postscript - no, they're not actually]

my wife now tells me that kimonos should be wrapped left over right - tho dead bodies are dressed right over left for funerals and burial (so not such an embarrassing faux pas as far as my painting concerned!) - yurei/obake are also depicted right over left - tho a google image search seems to show this isn't always the case and no longer common knowledge...?

04 March 2018

trecos available now

copies have at last landed in the western world at akatako and timeless

02 March 2018

secret dreams of erotic princess

well, this was actually a secret to me - it completely passed me by - maybe because i didn't recognise it as a kenichi murata book? -  the cover not a very typical kenichi murata image - ironically the content within harks back strongly to the old hand-tinted murata photographs - an excellent collection - the book released by edition reuss in germany in 2016 - "limited collectors edition" it says - and happily uncensored (i dislike the self-censoring of his japanese books - often ugly and distracting, imo) 

08 February 2018

ayumi vs akaneko

akaneko span art gallery trecos exhibition 2016
ayumi span art gallery trecos exhibition 2018

ayumi black "madaraningen" fix-me-doll

akaneko x ayumi

akaneko classic pink fix-me-doll



06 February 2018

nekodama-girl / nekodama-boy

"nekodama-girl" cosplayed by nananano for "trecos" - an offshoot photo below - she also wanted to do "nekodama-boy", haha!

the paintings were originally ordered, back in 2016, by my wife (hippiecoco) for display in a teddy bear exhibition she was having - but that got cancelled - "nekodama-girl" finally unveiled, and sold, at the "trecos" exhibition - "nekodama-boy" my wife is clinging on to

02 February 2018

mari shimizu dolls trecos

mari shimizu dolls based on my paintings at the tb/nano/mari "trecos" exhibition at span art gallery