oct13 \\ SUPERHAPPYBUNNY: BIG IN JAPAN?
aug17 \\ THE COCA COLA BOTTLE!
jun17 \\ STUDIO FEATURED IN 2005 CA DESIGN BIENNIAL
may15 \\ VALUE MEAL EXHIBIT OPENS in NYC
feb02 \\ OKSANA and EDWIN's DESIGN FOR CHUNKS project hits Virgin Atlantic's Int'l flights!
HAPPY HOLIDAYS! /// dec15
SUPERHAPPYBUNNY featured as part of the St Etienne International Design Biennale, France /// nov06
OKSANA and EDWIN's contribution to the DESIGN FOR CHUNKS project is selected as part of the Chunk20 for Virgin Atlantic /// nov05
SUPERHAPPYBUNNY en ESPAÑOL /// aug06
Intent on walking the earth, Edwin and Bart split the Americas this month. While Bart fishes in Vermont, Edwin will trek to Cusco and Lima, Peru as part of the Amauta Projects' ambitious cultural development project in the works there. More soon...
SUPERHAPPYBUNNY vs NIKE /// jul12
Edwin and Bart head to New York this week to teach a high school workshop at Parsons with Nike's Brand Jordan. As part of the Cooper Hewitt's Design Directions and Summer Design Institute, the week long program brings together students, educators and professionals to share ideas on teaching the next generation of designers.
The studio completes new super secret project for Coca Cola. Worldwide in 2005! /// jun25
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WIRED magazine /// 01dec03
In this month's issue, the PixelBlocks bring out the retro Atari fetish from the big kids at Wired. With their lo-res appeal, the Pixels had them building quarter chugging space invaders and ghosts in no time.
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PICTOPLASMA 2, New York /// 05nov03
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LOS ANGELES TIMES, From Everyday to Extraordinary /// 16oct03
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PIXELBLOCKS LAUNCH /// aug03
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SUMMER DESIGN INSTITUTE, Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, New York /// 18jul03
INTRODUCE YOURSELF, Los Angeles /// 01jun03
Over the last two years painter Alexis Brandow has documented three generations of artists and designers that have contributed to the culture of Los Angeles. Included in the month long exhibit of portraits is bunny Edwin Roses alongside loftmate and longtime collaborator Aaron Rincover (!). Guests can also catch painterly views of satellite bunny Oksana Badrak, seminal punk photographer Edward Colver plus heros Ben Benjamin and the Clayton Bros. The opening show wiill include a yodelling performance from Ren & Stimpy creator John K. and grooved ambiance from Edwin. Introduce Yourself runs through 30jun03 at The Grove. More info at introduceyourself.org.
LOS ANGELES TIMES, Seven Easy Pieces /// 08may03
"Smartly designed, idiot-proof furnishings don't require a single tool: they simply slide, snap, pop, click into shape. In just about the same amount of time it takes to watch a sitcom, you can make all seven of them." SEE ARTICLE
COOPER-HEWITT, NATIONAL DESIGN MUSEUM TRIENNIAL, New York /// 22apr03
INTERNATIONAL TOY FAIR, New York /// 13feb03
PIXELBLOCKS are coming. . ... details soon. .
I.D., The I.D. Forty /// 01jan03
A collection of Superhappybunny's graphic design is proudly part of the new book and exhibition LOS LOGOS. The collection brings together more than 3000 works by over 200 designers from around the globe.
The Self Heating Cans of Soup get Euro press in this month's issue of Gentleman's Quarterly.
The studio contributed work to the exhibit and book for the AIGA's MARK YOUR TERRITORY Logos - Past, Present, & Local . 'A comprehensive look at the best and brightest marks to emerge from Los Angeles.'
AARON RINCOVER heads east this week to the opening of SKIN, Surface Substance + Design. His Bubbles are proudly part of the international showcase of products, architecture, and digital media that runs through 15sep02
EAST TOUCH magazine, Hong Kong ::: 02may02
CITY AZ magazine ::: 24mar02
Our new subscription to ID came with the surprise of our Soocoop speakers being showcased in this issue. The launch of the aluminum spun line couldn't have been sweeter for us. The "minty" high fidelity speakers are also headed to the International Contemporary Furniture Fair for their proper premiere with our friends from Orange22.
Superhappybunny was added today to CORE77's list of favorite design firms. As the online Mecca of design, CORE77 also featured the Bunny in its showcase last May. "It's not just that we, as long-time bunny lovers, are hooked by the name alone, but they've got a great vibe throughout their whole site, a feeling that seems to translate to their work. ." (!)
My Company: SuperHappyBunny, Los Angeles
My fellow company founders: Hayes Urban, Edwin Roses, Gabriel Carlson
My mission: To offer emotive products. Most things we use everyday are built to be less expensive or less obtrusive. You clean your kitchen with a broom. But if your broom is slightly entertaining, you're more excited to do it. We take mundane, routine activities and we brighten them up a bit.
My headquarters: We live and work in a place called the Brewery, the world's largest arts community. It's like a free-range reserve for artists that not only allows, but encourages personal creativity and drive.
My choice of materials: For the Neo-Amish furniture, we use 14-ply finished birch. Special #8 is a CNC-cut, bent, milky acrylic. It holds its shape very well. We recently worked with RTF, which is a vinyl veneer. It has a great fake wood grain and can be vacuum formed, so you can pull off really complex corners.
My inspiration: The Neo Amish furniture is about total efficiency. Two chairs are cut out of one 4-by-8 foot sheet of plywood, and there's only about 7 percent waste. My idea came from the book, "The Measure of Man and Woman," Henry Dreyfuss. The book states the ideal seat angle and height, and the proper armrest height for making a chair that's comfortable for 99 percent of all body types.I decided that if I was going to design a chair, I wanted it to fit everybody. People often say, " That looks uncomfortable, do you make pads for it?" But then they sit in it and they're like, "Oh my!" It's comfortable.
My first licensing deal: Special #8 was designed by a gentleman named Dino Alzadon - he went to Art Center College of Design with us. At our Senior Show, we saw his model and said, "That's a clever little product what do you intend to do with it?" And his response was, "I think I'm going to give it to my grandma." We absolutely fell in love with it, and it became SuperHappyBunny's first licensing deal.SuperHappyBunny's products are on display at the Brewery, the design firm's home/office in Los Angeles.
Our Bunny head logo sneaks in a cameo in Pictoplasma, a new book and exhibition of contemporary character-design. The exhaustive collection impressively surveys one of the most global languages in graphics. As an international platform and playground, Pictoplasma showcases progressive character-design by an array of independent artists and corporations including loft favorites ot-to, Eboy and ASTRO graphica.
the CHRISTOPHER LOWELL show ::: 25sep01
Our very own Dr. DeEtte DeVille visits the CHRISTOPHER LOWELL show today. Best described as "the happiest man in America", Christopher holds millions of tv viewers under his spell every week on the Discovery channel. Tune in to sparkly conversation on design, cozies and Superhappybunny's home decor.
Today starts a five week engagement for the bunny product line at the East Meets West Exhibit in Chinatown, Los Angeles. Organized by Program 12, the showcase features designery artists from both coasts including Raid Projects NY, Why Knot Project and the forward sounds of Dublab.
Our Special #8's "Zen-like inner glow' made MBA JUNGLE's HOW TO SPEND A MILLION BUCKS pages.
Mathmos LLC of London, England, displays the Bubble light to the press. This occasion is the culmination of much work for Mathmos, designer Aaron Rincover and the SuperHappyBunny Co. Developed by Rincover with SuperHappyBunny in LA, the Visopia lights were licensed and renamed the Bubble. We bunnies are very happy with this development and will soon be selling Bubbles here in North America.
It was recently brought to our attention that the SuperHappyBunnies have not only fans, but also a fan-site. Two young girls, named Amee & Lynda, have taken it upon themselves to construct an unofficial and unauthorized website dedicated not to our products or services, but to the bunnies who work here at the SuperHappyBunny Co. (they know every thing). Go check it out at www.geocities.com/ameelynda. But if we have to start paying someone to guard the dumpster behind the grotto, you kids are in trouble.
The bunnies poke their heads out of their hole for contributing editor Marien Rentmeester. She calls us weird and quirky in print, but we think she likes us.
Australia's NETWEEK magazine announced SUPERHAPPYBUNNY as winner of it's EDITOR''S CHOICE AWARD.
starting today you'll find SUPERHAPPYBUNNY heading up SPONGELAB'S ONLINE DESIGN EXHIBITION for FALL 2000. the most telling feature yet on the elusive HAPPY4 reveals their desires to make the future a better place and earn some submarines along the way. Lots of nooks + crannys to explore.
INTERIOR DESIGN magazine was on the trail of our own AARON RINCOVER during his sprint of europe + new york. they caught eye of his silicone lights and mentioned the motherly orbs in their special LIGHTING EDITION this month. pictured here is AARON + lights throwing down a limbo in harlam with object prophet PHILIPPE STARCK at INGO (seen through PHILIPPE'S arm in adjacent limbo line) MAURER's party and the lights as shown in the magazine.
VISOPIA LIGHTS PREMIERED @ MILAN EXPO ::: 11-16apr00
Meanwhile, back in the states, renowned architect FRANK GEHRY was greeted on stage by a Neo Amish chair during his speech at ART CENTER. After the show he pronounced the Neo Amish "DECEPTIVELY COMFORTABLE." Bart said, "He signed it. It's in my bedroom."
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Superhappybunny, b. Fall 1999. Los Angeles.
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