Artist Kevin Dart (creator of the 1960s Japanese spy girl, Yuki 7) says:
I wanted to let you know about a really cool new shop that my friend just opened in Little Tokyo. It’s called Q Pop and it’s got the craziest selection of toys, clothes, books, art, music, and everything else from Thailand, Japan, and Los Angeles. They’re also going to start having gallery shows in the new year. The owner, Chris Mitchell, is a longtime animation veteran and super pop culture geek, and he can tell you the story behind every piece in the shop!
The address for the store is 128 Astronaut E S Onizuka St, Los Angeles CA 90012 (right by the space shuttle statue outside Weller Court), and you can follow their blog.
Also me, my wife, and my friend Chris Turnham painted murals at the shop the other week. Here’s a little video following our progress.
This stand stops my spool of kitchen twine from rolling off the counter. Years ago I bought a loose spool of kitchen twine. My cat constantly knocks it off the counter. I finally finished that spool, and replaced it with this spool on a stand! Seriously a spool of thread lasts so long that I […]
During a concert, this June, someone at Berkeley, CA’s Greek Theater called out “FREE BIRD!” Naturally, rock and roll legend Bob Dylan obliged.
Evidently you can be full of the wrong shit. A cyclist, by testing her friends fecal output, determined she needed better critters up in herself to improve her pedal pushing. So she did. The madwoman behind “poop doping” is Lauren Petersen, a postdoctoral microbiologist at the Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine. Petersen has been racing […]
Although flagship smartphones are unlikely to adopt heavy-duty outer casing anytime soon, you can always prepare your device for the outdoors with a beefy case and and an external battery like this Nomad Tile Trackable PowerPack, available in the Boing Boing Store for $119.95.The Nomad Tile can fully recharge an iPhone 7 over three times […]
Even though credit cards now feature an EMV chip for securing transactions, they still have to include the magnetic strip for compatibility with older point of sale systems. Because of this, there’s no way for the chip’s new security capabilities to protect against card skimmers in the wild.How do you protect yourself from legacy-technology-induced fraud? […]
As the old saying goes, “You should sit in meditation for 30 minutes every day. Unless you are too busy, in which case you should meditate for an hour.” Since most of us have an endless list of things to do and people to see, carving out quiet time can feel impossible, especially when most […]