Archive for the robots Category

Firelight Cottage Cake

Posted in art, food, humor, robots on August 24, 2010 by shewalkssoftly

I could have sworn I posted this amazing picture at some point (I guess I didn’t devote an entire post to it):

Well, a brilliant submitter who saw the design on Threadless turned it into a phenomenal CAKE!

Telenoid R1 Humanoid Robot

Posted in japan, robots, technology with tags , , on August 7, 2010 by shewalkssoftly

This minimalist robot has been getting a ton of web coverage lately, so I’m going to keep this brief and take a different angle.

If you’d like to read about the actual robot and its telecommunication purposes, you can do that anywhere (or at my source).

My personal opinion is that this would make a KILLER horror and/or suspense thriller prop.

So I ask you…what kind of horror plot do YOU think it belongs in? Get creative in the comments!

Sci-fi Bar Stools

Posted in craft, furniture, home, robots, sci-fi with tags , , , , on August 7, 2010 by shewalkssoftly

The always impressive Nicole has done it again! Here’s my favorite new project from this craft mistress. Sci-fi bar stools!

Details on her site.

Desktop Goodies 6/24

Posted in absurd, art, comics, humor, nature, oddities, photography, puppets, robots, taxidermy, vintage with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 24, 2010 by shewalkssoftly

I hope people don’t mind these desktop image posts. They are lots of fun for me, and allow me to post things that don’t necessarily warrant their own entry.

Okay, it’s a fake…but it’s a great fake.

I don’t have any original info about this, but I’m guessing it involves sarcasm or hard drugs.

From Eric Joyner’s new show at Corey Helford, “Donut Logic” (I’m sold from the title alone):

I wish I had this much mobility in MY spacesuit.

I don’t know…

I REALLY don’t know…on so many levels…

Et tu, Brute?

Priorities, people!

I’ll end with this stunning image:


Posted in Books, craft, plush, robots with tags , , , on June 14, 2010 by shewalkssoftly

I’ve never attempted to make amigurumi creations (one day, perhaps…but there are so many craft methods I’m itching to try). But for those who are already skilled in the art of crocheted plush toys, Crobots seems like a wonderful resource.

I’m sure every robot in this book is adorable! I wish I had the time to learn how to make them.

Does anyone do amigurumi creatures? If so, please show me photos!


Vintage Robot Gallery

Posted in ephemera, geek, retro, robots, vintage with tags , , , , on May 2, 2010 by shewalkssoftly

Okay, okay…I said I was going on a blogging break for the week. But I want to share this collection of vintage robots, recently posted on PopSci.

I like this one because he looks like he’s actually DOING “the robot.”

…and shoots? *blinks in bewilderment*

Because if there’s one thing you want a seven foot metal creature to do…it’s yodel:

They really needed to invent a robot to complete these tasks?

The robot golfer:

From the gallery here.

Robot Nesting Dolls

Posted in craft, robots with tags , on February 10, 2010 by shewalkssoftly

What a great job on these Robot Nesting Dolls (currently the only item in the Etsy shop, but I’d love to see more from this artist).

Matryoshka dolls have such potential in terms of design. I really enjoy exploring the different sets people create. If you’ve come across any interesting ones, please share.

Robots and Monsters

Posted in art, charity, robots with tags , , on February 2, 2010 by shewalkssoftly

Robots and Monsters makes me so happy. I think more artists should join forces for projects like this one. is a charitable art project that matches goodwill and charitable giving with custom-made commissioned cartoon and pop art. Giving just a little bit gets you an original drawing of a robot or a monster of your specification sent to your door – and in the process, you get to sleep better at night, because you know you’ve just helped out a great cause.

There are currently 14 participating artists, but they are on the lookout for more. I’m not much of a painter, but I’d gladly submit something if they would accept plushies or multimedia art.

Current proceeds go to Doctors Without Borders to help Haiti. Great work, great idea, great cause.

E.B. Glassworks

Posted in craft, robots, sculpture with tags , , on January 29, 2010 by shewalkssoftly

Although E.B. Glassworks is home to many lovely ornaments, I’m partial to these flamework robots:



…Self Propelling!

Flameworking is a type of glassblowing that uses a gas-fueled torch to melt rods and tubes of clear and colored glass. Once in the molten state the glass is formed by blowing and shaping using a variety of tools and hand movements over the open flame.

See more glass creations here.

Image Odyssey: Thomas Kinkade Mashups

Posted in art, humor, image odyssey, robots with tags , , , on January 23, 2010 by shewalkssoftly

The world knows Thomas Kinkade as the “Painter of Light.” His work is so charming, so emotionally soothing that it’s borderline unnerving.

A post over at Monster Brains prompted me to seek out “Thomas Kinkade mashup” artwork.

This one is my favorite:

It appears that a number of people have bastardized Kinkade’s glowing, idyllic scenes (a few in response to a contest held on

For the Lovecraft fans…

Expect a roundup of actual products made with Kinkade’s art during the holidays, because they can be unintentionally hilarious (like this snowman cult leader who appears to have devoured an entire village).