Thursday, February 24, 2011

Hang Up

Many thanks to our pal and loyal reader, Marc, who recently directed us to some vintage hangers which bear a striking resemblanceactually, they appear to be manufactured by the same anonymous German companyto the two we picked up locally (and showcased here) a while back.

Tina, Susi and Sabine are slated for permanent display in Valery's dressing room, but we're still working on that one, so we snapped these quick pics in the guest bedroom instead. Thanks again for all of your help, Marc!

Just in case you forgot, here are the two nameless models we picked up a few months ago.

In a weird coincidence, Valery and I found these locally (and at the same store, even!) earlier this month. We were pretty stunned when we saw Bill, Brian and Keith immortalized in 60s mod hanger form! Sadly, the dealer who bought these was unable to get the original owner to sell her Mick—apparently, he was the only one deemed irreplaceable! We're hopeful that we'll somehow get Mick and Charlie (if his exists?) some day, but seeing as how these are (again) German, and most definitely unlicensed, it seems pretty unlikely. Help?

Monday, February 14, 2011

Feeling Called Love

Just a quick Valentine's Day update to let y'all know about the li'l bundle of joy the stork brought us. Now, this isn't our first one of thesemy buddy CV gave me Boris a few years back and Glendora was an anniversary gift I gave Valerybut this is our first Kustom Kat. Circa 1968, Kustom had these specialty critters produced to promote their exclusive amp coverings—and you can differentiate 'em from yer typical Nauga by the presence of glittery Naugahyde and googly eyes.

We're real happy to have Rémy on board, and we'd like to thank Justin (again) for hipping us to the battered display case this poor guy had been stuffed in.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Three Wishes

Today's my birthday and Tony surprised me at midnight with these three presents. I'm so excited, I had to post them immediately!

Tony asked our friend Hidehisa to help him find this out-of-print Ryohei Yanagihara book, and Hidehisa ended up finding the book AND my most desired piece of vintage Ryohei merchandise. I can't believe we finally have this viking in our collection! Thank you so much, Hidehisa and Tony!!

Another one off my want list and this copy's in perfect shape! I could listen to Epicycle's You're Not Gonna Get It all day! So far, my birthday is off to a great start, and I'm really looking forward to spending the weekend with my family and friends and visiting the local animal safari.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Holidays In The Sun

January found us visiting Arizona and our friends and family for the first time in over a year. Pickens were surprisingly slim this time out, and we rolled into Tucson an hour after those recent shootings, so that only augmented the palpable bleakness I've come to know and expect from my beloved home state. Despite these shortcomings, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves: hanging with loved ones, stuffing ourselves with my mama's fine Mexican cuisine, snagging one of Valery's top wants and purchasing some additional trinkets on the veritable cheap.

The Parker Palm Springs has this horned fellow on prominent display at its reception desk, and Valery has long been one of his admirers. You can only imagine how elated she was when she spotted this bronze, strigiform scuplture by Ernesto Gonzalez-Jerez in one of the Phoenix antique stores our pal Mike took us to! Definitely one of those pieces we never expected to capture in the wild.

The same shop yielded this complete, six piece demi-tasse set, which bears the distinction of having been designed by LaGardo Tackett. Admittedly, we wereand remainmuch more into the original packaging. The rippled Italian decanter was a gift from my parents—they bought it in the 60s and left it sitting near a fireplace for the past 45 years. Yoink!

We turned up this vintage ice bucket at the same shop, and the complementary yellow planters + custom Dream Pet from Sambo's were (even more) gifts from Mike.

We don't normally go out of our way for new toys, but we made an exception for these recent examples. The Eyezon figure by Mark Nagata has the multi-ocular look we really appreciate in our Kaiju, and we knew the pink elephant by Amanda Visell would occupy a specific empty slot in our kitchen.

Since we're always in the mood to pick up unnecessary flair, we couldn't pass up these vintage buttons—the Be My Slurp badge being the nearest and dearest to our hearts, of course.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Picture My Face

Dearest pals,

Gonked, Glooked and Slurped! has finally succumbed to Facebook's siren call. Please, won't you be our buddy?