Panda Pants!!

When I first saw these pandariffic outfits, I was completely overwhelmed with excitement. How a-doorbell!! But then I started digging a little deeper and learned a lot more about the designer and the interesting controversy surrounding him.

Zhao Bandi is a Chinese artist who uses pandas as a way to raise awareness around certain social issues.

His past works have involved photographs featuring him and his little stuffed panda, which symbolized China’s one-child policy. He used creative messages to often parody Chinese State propaganda on such social issues as smoking, cloning, road safety and SARS. Many of these can be seen here: http://www.artnet.com/artist/423911616/zhao-bandi.html

His most recent effort was a fashion collection shown at China Fashion Week, where he again used the panda as a platform for his own commentary. Each “panda” garment represented a different social status highlighting some of the country’s social problems.

Although I thought this was an amazingly innovative way to promote your messase, Chinese officials do not seem to agree. Their reaction has caused them to create laws prohibiting the “demeaning” use of panda imagery. They feel the panda is a national treasure whose image should not be tainted by such messages.

In January, Bandi showed his pieces again, but this time on a large yacht. Details and photos of this show are at: http://www.artzinechina.com/display_vol_aid564_en.html

Click Here for a link explaining the whole situation.

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February 29, 2008. Clothes. 2 comments.

Dust Be Gone

My desk is a dust magnet. I’m just going to have to pick up one of these for $19 from dynamism.com.

February 26, 2008. Cute, Office. Leave a comment.

Hello Panda Cuteness!!

I see these all the time at the Asian market we go to. I would TOTALLY snatch up a million boxes just so I can say Hello to Panda everyday. Alas, they aren’t vegan. Maybe I should just snatch up some posters from e-bay instead.

I would kill for this t-shirt as well.

http://www.meiji.com.au/hellopanda.html

February 23, 2008. Cute, Foods. Leave a comment.

Let’s GO GO Gadget Panda!!

I want one of each, pls. KTHX. Everything about this is amazing.

I found these at www.strapya-world.com for about $12 USD.

1. It’s a panda AND it’s a mini car. What a wonderful combination.

2. It’s remote controlled and has the absolute best diagram in the WORLD to explain this.

3. The web site has the best description ever.

Panda riding is a very popular attraction for children at the amusement grounds. For grown-ups, who can not ride on panda cars any more, enjoy this mini panda car! Panda car runs in a surprisingly high speed! Let’s get excited!!”

I am definitely one of those grown-ups who cannot ride in panda cars anymore, therefore this product is for me.

Oh how I love thee Japan. I don’t think I need to say more.

February 21, 2008. Cute, Gadgets. Leave a comment.

Everybody was Kung Fu Panda fighting!!

What’s cooler than a regular panda? A KUNG FU panda.

I don’t think you can beat Jack Black for the voice in this movie. I might endure the crowds of little kids to go see this one. Maybe I’ll just kidnap one of my little cousins and expose them to the awesomeness of the panda. Looks like it’s in theaters June 6.

http://kungfupanda.com/

February 21, 2008. Funny, Movies. Leave a comment.

Oh So True!

Well, wouldn’t you if you ate up to 40 lbs of bamboo each day?

This wonderfully clever magnet is available on Tinaseamonter’s Etsy Page.

February 19, 2008. Accessories, Funny. Leave a comment.

KungFuCowGirl on Etsy

KungFuCowGirl has all sorts of amazingly cute goodies on her site, but of course, the pandas pouches are my fav.

February 19, 2008. Accessories, Clothes, Cute. Leave a comment.

Lazy Pandas

Check out these a-doorbell salt and pepper shakers from Modcloth.com.

These pandas totally look like me after a big yummy meal.

Especially if I need to clean up the kitchen.

February 19, 2008. Kitchen. Leave a comment.

Great Wall of Panda

I don’t think you could ever be unhappy in a room like this.

The pandas will always be happy to see you!!

Available at Modcloth.com.

February 19, 2008. Cute, Home Decor. Leave a comment.

I’ll take ten pandas pweez.

Check out these super cute pencil sharpeners from Modcloth.com.

I’ll just take ten pandas, pweez. Ok, ok, the others are pretty damn cute too. They can come play in my cubicle too.

February 19, 2008. Office. Leave a comment.

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