Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Toy display ideas - Light Box

I am always on the look out for things to display toys in. Sometimes I find objects myself but other times I see interesting things that other people are using to display their toys. This display box is one of those things that I saw in someone’s feed on Instagram. When I saw it I immediately was interested.

The Oneyes Blog - Toy display ideas 1
Photography & Styling: © Marianne Roosa / Toys by Jason Limon

I am totally in love with this display light box! The product is called Synas, available at IKEA for €29,95. The box is big enough to display 8 inch toys. But it’s also the perfect size to show a selection of smaller sized toys. You can even make a small display including plants etc. On top there is a lid so you can easily replace what is inside.

The Oneyes Blog - Toy display ideas 2
Photography & Styling: © Marianne Roosa / Toys by Otto Bjornik and Doktor A

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Photography & Styling: © Marianne Roosa / Toys by Junko Mizuno and Jason Limon

It has a modern look and feel but because it is transparent the focus will go to the toys inside the box. So for example if you place Steampunk style toys in it I can easily see it fit in less modern interiors too.

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Photography & Styling: © Marianne Roosa / Toys by Doktor A 

I really like this product. But be aware... if you have bought one you'll probably be like me and want more than just one!

Monday, January 16, 2017

Art for a Cure - The robot series by Mitutake Nishimura

Starting this year with some new customized toys. I was invited to participate in the Art for a Cure show featuring the robot resin toys by Mitutake Nishimura. His resin toys are amazing! This art show is curated by The Mattia Fagnoni Association and will take place at Castel dell’Ovo in Naples, Italy from Jan 27th till Feb 20th, 2017.

Art for a cure custom art show
 Custom toy design and Photography: © Marianne Roosa

It was my first time to customize a resin toy. It was an interesting process because the toys arrived in small packages. They had to be assembled. At first I did not know where to start. There were so many pieces! Then I do what I usually do and just go with the flow. I let my feelings guide me and see what I end up with. I had some difficulty choosing the color. Should I go for the cool colors like gunmetal and blue or let nature and old industry inspire me? I decided to go for the green and copper colors.

Custom Resin Toys

Customized Resin Toys
Custom toy design and Photography: © Marianne Roosa

I am pleased with the end result but I wish I had time to make a special diorama for the toys. I became sick at the end of last year and ran out of time. Never mind… not making a diorama will give the buyer the flexibility to display the toys as they see fit.


ART FOR A CURE - THE ROBOT SERIES BY MITUTAKE NISHIMURA
CASTEL DELL'OVO
NAPLES, ITALY
JAN 27th - FEB 20th, 2017