Win a handmade knitted plush Durian from Stephanie Sun at Bearo.com!

Stinky the Durian - Plush Giveaway!

Win a handmade knitted plush Durian from Stephanie Sun at Bearo.com!
Follow Stephanie Sun on Facebook, Ravelry and GoodReads.

Read Stephanie’s new novel, The Orientations right now on Amazon Kindle!
Win a handmade knitted plush Durian from Stephanie Sun at Bearo.com!

Bearo’s very first giveaway is Stinky, a handmade durian plush in two pieces. Designed by San Francisco designer (Ravelry profile) and indie fiction writer Stephanie Sun, see below for how to enter our contest for a free Stinky toy handmade by the designer in Cascade 220 wool. (Or, make your own - the pattern is available free here!)

This amigurumi was inspired by the creations of Anna Hrachovec of Mochimochi Land and, of course, a certain big, green, malodorous fruit native to the jungles of Borneo (where Stephanie’s debut novel The Orientations is partly set).

Update! Thanks for participating! Congratulations to Sarah K, our first ever Bearo Giveaway winner!

Win a handmade knitted plush Durian from Stephanie Sun at Bearo.com!
I grew up on the mean streets of Chinatown. Let me show you around.
Win a handmade knitted plush Durian from Stephanie Sun at Bearo.com!
I was always kind of a loner… I still don’t know why…
Win a handmade knitted plush Durian from Stephanie Sun at Bearo.com!
Sometimes I wonder what life would be like if I were a pineapple… naaaah being a Durian rocks!
Win a handmade knitted plush Durian from Stephanie Sun at Bearo.com!
Everyone always gave me a lot of space and respect. It’s kinda nice!
Win a handmade knitted plush Durian from Stephanie Sun at Bearo.com!Win a handmade knitted plush Durian from Stephanie Sun at Bearo.com!
Most people see my pointy exterior but I’m really just a softy inside.
Win a handmade knitted plush Durian from Stephanie Sun at Bearo.com!
My other spot was the stinky tofu restaurant down the block.
Win a handmade knitted plush Durian from Stephanie Sun at Bearo.com!Win a handmade knitted plush Durian from Stephanie Sun at Bearo.com!
Chinatown is MY kind of town!
Win a handmade knitted plush Durian from Stephanie Sun at Bearo.com!
You look hungry. I know a place.
11 months ago • Posted by bearotoys
Daniel Fleres presents The Gathering, a Swanicorn group show at Dragatomi

Swanicorn: The Gathering

Daniel Fleres presents The Gathering, a Swanicorn group show at Dragatomi
Swanicorn: The Gathering

Opening Night is March 9th
Dragatomi, 2317 J St Sacramento, CA 95816‎

As a fellow member of the Swanicorn Observational Society (SOS), I’m proud to have followed SOS Lead Researcher, Daniel Fleres up to the Dragatomi Art Gallery in Sacramento to deliver this truly one of a kind discovery known as the Original Swanicorn, shown here in a diorama of its natural surroundings. You really have to view this piece in person to appreciate the layers of detail that went into it and this Saturday, you’ll be able to do just that at the opening night of The Gathering!

This exhibition will gather more than twenty new discoveries from observers all over the world including artists Drilone, Downtimer, Eric BroersJason Limon, Jay222, Jerome Lu, Josh Pearce, J*Ryu, Leecifer, Luke Chueh, Martin Hsu, Matt Linares, D.Ross Scribe, Shadoe Delgado, Topher, Yosiel Lorenzo, 40 Threads, and 64 Colors.

Opening Night is March 9th at Dragatomi, 2317 J St Sacramento, CA 95816‎

Daniel Fleres presents The Gathering, a Swanicorn group show at Dragatomi
Swanicorn in profile
Daniel Fleres presents The Gathering, a Swanicorn group show at Dragatomi
A classically observed pose
Daniel Fleres presents The Gathering, a Swanicorn group show at Dragatomi
Thinking about life outside of the box
Daniel Fleres presents The Gathering, a Swanicorn group show at Dragatomi
Where do rainbows begin?
Daniel Fleres presents The Gathering, a Swanicorn group show at Dragatomi
Swanicorn Diorama-rama
Daniel Fleres presents The Gathering, a Swanicorn group show at Dragatomi
Swanicorn: The Gathering
1 year ago • Posted by bearotoys
   

An epic look back on Art and Designer Toys in 2012 and the friends we made along the way! Come join us in 2013!

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Bearo 2012 Anthology

Happy New Years from Bearo Toys! Here’s an epic look back on all of the amazing Art and Designer Toys we saw and the new friends we made along the way in 2012! We’re humbled by the overwhelming amount of creativity and love in the designer community and can’t wait to see what 2013 has in store!

2012 was the first official year of Bearo Toys photographing designer toys and the artists who create them. Over the course of a year, we took thousands of photos and only a select few gems were picked and published. Rather than letting those unused photos sit on a hard drive, we decided to blast them in an epic (or epilectic…) video to the beat of Japanese punk rock.

Thanks for watching and we’ll see you in 2013!
-Jian
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Featured Artists, Labels and Friends:


1 year ago • Posted by bearotoys
#MerryMarioMelee countdown to the last of Nintendo inspired plushes!

NerdJERK at work - APE 2012

#MerryMarioMelee countdown to the last of Nintendo inspired plushes!
Follow the #MerryMarioMelee countdown and watch these bobombs go kaboom in the New Year!

The 2012 Alternative Press Expo (APE) was held at the Concourse Exhibition Center in San Francisco this year. I was cordially invited to attend by Steph Cortes of NerdJERK and had the chance to hear what’s on the horizon for her geek inspired brand of handmade plush toys. APE was a very special occasion this year because Steph and her fiancé Roger (Effing Awesome) decided to have their Geek Rockstar Wedding right there at the show! Their special day was celebrated among family, friends, and fans along with a custom made wedding dress and decorations from the art community that took DIY weddings to another level. It was pure NerdJERK awesomeness and I felt honored to be a part of that day. ^____^

If you ever run into Steph at one of these events, you’ll feel an overwhelming spirit that, in my opinion, is a big part of her success. Her presence is energetic, outgoing and impossible to ignore. That’s why it’s difficult to believe that this year has actually been particularly challenging for her including some unexpected health issues that we all hope are behind her. Steph courageously writes about her challenges on her blog, reminding us all that NerdJERK is the product of tireless dedication that can sometimes take its toll on the people behind it.

On Day Two of the expo (and married life!), Steph revealed her future plans for the NerdJERK brand. Perhaps the biggest change is the retiring of those beloved Nintendo inspired plush toys. No more Bob-ombs, Kirbys, or Thwomps ever again so if you’ve been holding out on getting one of those Bob-ombs, your last chance is now (visit her etsy shop)! Starting January 1st, Steph will be focusing on her own original character designs including some hilarious looking “Hot Sauce Wrestlers” and some adorably colorful plush crayons which we got a sneak peek of at the show. While we’re sad to see the video game plushes go, we’re excited to see Steph Cortes take NerdJERK and her creative vision to the next level.

See NerdJERK’s creations at nerdjerk.etsy.com for the perfect holiday gift!

#MerryMarioMelee countdown to the last of Nintendo inspired plushes!
Boo!
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Luma’s for all!
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NerdJERK’s booth is packed with goodies. Yeah!
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The Dark Knight Rounded…
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A sneak peek at some original character designs!
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Waka Waka
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The beginnings of a Hot Sauce Wrestler?!
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Steph Cortes showing off what she loves most
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I’ll be waiting for the Box of 64
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Advanced Amigurumi Techniques
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Plush padding WIP
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Felt eyes and teeth for Chain Chomp
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Chain Chomp’s collar
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Preview of what’s to come in 2013
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Yarn + Caffeine + Music = Creation
#MerryMarioMelee countdown to the last of Nintendo inspired plushes!
Kirby needs some help…
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Oh there’s my arm…
#MerryMarioMelee countdown to the last of Nintendo inspired plushes!
Can someone help put this thing back on?
#MerryMarioMelee countdown to the last of Nintendo inspired plushes!
Ahhhh much better!
#MerryMarioMelee countdown to the last of Nintendo inspired plushes!
Move fast, THWOMP! Someone take me home!
1 year ago • Posted by bearotoys