day 403 – four thank yous

This is the final post of four things on but the site will remain open with updates on the things to come.

This has been a truly amazing year with this project. From day one I knew when I was organizing my studio and seeing how many small collections of things I kept and really loved, to Allison Sommers first post on January 2nd 2011, and in early November when all weeks had been assigned, and now when everything is all said and done that the concept of this project was something people really enjoy. We love our stuff and other peoples as well.

I can’t thank the Guest Editor’s enough for making this what it is. It takes courage to expose the things we hold onto. The Guest Editor’s did it and the internet has found out a little more about each of them.

I encourage everyone to keep checking back to find out what is next for this little project. My hope is a bound book and art exhibition. But I am open to other possibilites.

My humble thank you to everyone who made this possible and the collectors around the world, past, present, and future.

Happy New Year.

s. arden hill


day 251 – four mini Ojo Rojos

day 251 - four mini ojo rojo

Designed by Martin Ontiveros based on his original characters and paintings. Made by Japanese toy company Gargamel. The two on the left are painted by Martin. The two on the right are painted by drilone and myself.

day 250 – four Silver Rings

day 250 - four silver rings

stormtrooper bootleg found on eBay. .44 Cal ring by Blue Bayer. Keith Richards by World Dice and Ojo Rojo by Martin Ontiveros.

day 249 – four RealxHead Kamen Rider toys

day 249 - four RxH Kamen Rider Toys

Real x Head vinyl toys from Japan. All painted in Kamen Rider tribute. The Kamen Rider the First (blue) painted by toybot studios.

Guest Editor’s Profile – toybot studios

toybot studios

San Francisco, CA

In terms of your things, what does your space (studio/office/orliving area) look like? please describe.
See attached picture of my workspace.  I like things organized and on display.
I subconciously re-created my local childhood Japanese toy store

Where do you normally get your things?
mostly online. various toy stores, ebay, Yahoo Japan, skullbrain

What is your prize possession/”thing”/collectible/tool?
Probably my stippled Kaws vs Pushead handpainted Companion