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Mitch O’Connell’s Jewelry Line


Mitch O'Connell has joined up with the folks from Kitsch 'n' Kouture to release an exclusive line of jewelry. The lineup includes rings, necklaces and bracelets featuring many of Mitch's more memorable characters.

Dirty Donny “Halloween Exclusive” Vannen Artist Watch


Vannen has introduced their first Special Edition Holiday Watch (with a Halloween theme). They've joined forces with artist Dirty Donny to create a watch that's not only wearable during the holiday...but year 'round.

Donny's Halloween exclusive is a black and purple watch with flying bats along the straps and a warped, twisted, ghoulish neon face on the dial. This version is limited to 100 pieces worldwide. But they've also released a super-limited "Toxic Chase" color variant, limited to only 50 pieces.

This Halloween exclusive is packaged in an orange Trick-or-Treat (blind) bag filled with goodies. So you won't know which version you've received. I guess that's a little trick and treat. These are $85 and currently available from Vannen.


REVIEW: Vannen Watches – The Order of Things




Vannen Art Watches recently released their first series of designer watches from a quartet of recognizable names from the designer toy and art scene. Buff Monster (Happy Creamy), Brian Morris (Time Waits for No Man), Damon Soule (Square Takes the Circle) and Chris Ryniak (The Order of Things) are the chosen ones for this go-round.

Vannen watches capture the electrifying worlds of art, fashion, and pop culture and infuse them into every limited edition timepiece we produce. Designed by some of the world’s best artists, we construct wearable art that appeals to forward-thinking, style-conscious individuals while honoring the distinctive vision of our faction of artists. Our watches are stylish, compelling and intriguing. Each watch not only tells time, it tells a story from a unique point of view with an opinion and perspective. By taking a pro-art stance, we also strive to build a global community that invites people to discover new art, embrace it and incorporate it into their lives. This is Vannen.

We got our hands on Chris Ryniak’s ‘The Order of Things’ watch design for purposes of this review.



The Facts

The Order of Things
Series: Series 1
Manufacturer: Vannen Watches
Artist: Chris Ryniak
Material: Plastic
Edition Size: 500


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Vannen Halloween Exclusive


Vannen Art Watches have given fans this little teaser of an upcoming Halloween Exclusive release coming this October. Being a huge fan of the holiday, I can't wait to see the full reveal of this watch...probably coming next week.

Formula Werks x MCA – Evil Design


Formula Werks and MCA - Evil Design have teamed up to introduce two new designs as a part of their Build Your Own line. Both the Mighty Ape Paw of Metal and the Mean Ol' Evil Ape designs are available in men's and women's t-shirts. The Mean Ol' Evil Ape can also be purchased as a zip-up hoodie. These range from $26 (t-shirts) to $56 (hoodies).

Vannen Artist Watches Drops Series 1


Vannen Art Watches has released Series 1 of their artist designed wrist wear featuring designs from Brian Morris, Buff Monster, Damon Soule and Chris Ryniak (shown above). Each one is a limited edition of 500 pieces and sells for $65. Why wouldn't you want to wear a little art around your wrist?

Ronin Hoodie


The newest hoodie from Rocket World - the Ronin Hoodie - is a streamlined hoodie made with a technical 2 layer softshell fabric. It's versatile in multiple seasons; you can brush off the occasional drizzle, and it blocks chill and wind. The subtle TS-kull and Bear Paw logos are embroidered on each sleeve ontop of the Velcro loop
swatches. And 5 zippered pockets allow for any number of today's digital
music players, cell phones, energy bars or ninja stars. The hoodie is great
as a lighter weight summer riding jacket on your favorite form of 2
wheeled transportation. It has a suggested retail price of $199.99 and is now available from Rocket World.

Use It T-shirt


Uh Oh Toys has released a new t-shirt design featuring the white Bullhorn Use It logo on the front. The shirt is available in medium through x-large sizes and runs $12 each.

Paul Shih’s Astronutz


Paul Shih has a new summer tee line coming up - called ASTRONUTZ. Based on a character he worked on earlier this year, five t-shirt designs based on the space peanut creature will be released on August 14th. To help celebrate the launch of the line, they'll be offering FREE SHIPPING to anywhere in the galaxy - only on launch day!


SpongeBob x Nooka


Nickelodeon/Viacom Consumer Products and fashion
design brand Nooka Inc. have partnered to create a line of
limited-edition, high-end wristwatches inspired by none other than SpongeBob
. In honor of the pop-culture icon's 10th anniversary
celebration this year, Nooka has created two limited-edition timepieces
featuring graphics and colors inspired by SpongeBob and "Bikini
Bottom," with additional collaborations to be released throughout 2009
and 2010.

The watches utilize two brand-new
Nooka styles - the ZUB ZENH (horizontal bars) 20 mm in Yellow and the
ZENV (vertical bars) Aluminum in Night.
collection, available for both men and women, will be available at
retailers in July, The watches will retail at $170 and $275,

Basically...if you're a fan of the TokyoFlash style watches and are a big SpongeBob'll probably buy this.