This design was originally based on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species but I noticed how many awesome creatures they missed out. So I added them in. I plan on screen printing these in the New Year and selling them via my website, so check back if you’re interested. Thanks!
Dodo’s story started far far away. Dodo is the name of that funny feathered fellow who used to live happily on the island of Mauritius – until extinction caught up with him. But, as happens in only the very best stories, after many, many years, Dodo has come back to life and now he lives all over the world because he has become a symbol of nature that needs protection and of Pomellato’s sweetest collection of jewelry. The Dodo pendants are happy company of animals who speak the language of feelings and emotions. Each Dodo reveals a little bit of who we are and what we want to say. It is a gift that can speak for us if we are a little shy. To give as a gift, or to collect, because Dodo doesn’t like being alone and is always on the lookout for new friends. (more…)
I saw some pictures of that wooden dodo on Flickr and I was curious to know where all those people were getting the dodos. I’m not sure about all, but MUJI was selling those dodos and the cute wooden animals toys on the session Toys and Children’s Gifts. Too bad I’m late, they are very pretty.
This bird from the island of Mauritius could not defend itself against humans and their animals, and died out by 1681. This carving is 8 x 8 x 2 cm (3 x 3 x 1 inch).
I use knives and chisels, not a power carver, to finish shaping the basswood. This technique gives crisper details. It is sanded smooth, and an airbrush used to apply water-based inks, with some details being burned In. It is finished with 3 coats of water-based urethane, and signed and dated on the bottom.
The two cute little fellow above are CyberDodo and his friend Panda. The plush dodo was created based on the character of Cyberdodo. By purchasing this product, you will help support the conservation work of the WWF.
CyberDodo is about 20 cm tall. And he looks really chic in his jacket, hat, and trousers made of quality corduroy! Best of all, he’ll let you hide your most valuable treasures in his knapsack.
His friend Panda goes everywhere with him thanks to the handy Velcro fastener on his back.
One more item to my “Dodo wishlist”.
Sorry for lack of updates due to 31ª Mostra Internacional de Cinema (São Paulo International Film Festival). The festival starts today, and the dodos were here were busy watching tons of films during two weeks. This means no updates: I’m going to have a break from here and from the other two blogs. Before the festival starts, I was already covering the previous events of it at Cinematógrafo, that’s why I didn’t have time to update here.
If you have any interest in cinema, or just want to know where I’m, check the updates of the event and some other related things at Cinematógrafo. It’s in Portuguese, but the translator (on the top of the blog) helps a little. Anyway, just wanted to say that I’m still fine. See you in November!
Wally Plush Toys is a company from Mauritius which makes marvellous handmade plus toys. There is no doubt that my favourite toys on the site are those adorable Plush Dodos. Aren’t they great? I’m in love for them. Now I just need to discover what I have to do, to they come visit me one day.
Yes, Dodo Juice Carnuaba Car Waxes. From the release:
The Dodo has landed – Overpriced car waxes may soon be extinct
Dodo Juice, a new carnauba car wax, is launching today with a promise to offer consumers superwax performance at a high street price.
“The most expensive carnauba waxes can cost up to £7000,” explained Dom Colbeck, the creator of Dodo Juice. “I thought it was time for a reality check – there is simply no need for a premium carnauba wax to cost much more than £30 given the cost of the raw ingredients.”
“Car enthusiasts were joking that the superwax being used by a few of the UK’s top car detailers had to contain something extremely rare and expensive to justify its price,” says Colbeck. “So I decided to name our wax after a fantasy ingredient – something that would be difficult to obtain and therefore highly priced – the bodily secretions of an extinct animal. Dodo Juice was born.
“The name really sums up our attitude. We’re a young, irreverent company that’s evangelical about making great car waxes and intent on having fun. We don’t like ridiculous claims and silly pricing so we may ruffle a few feathers along the way. But we’ll do what we can to bring things back down to earth, for the benefit of anyone who has an interest in – or makes a living from – making cars look good.”
The Dodo Juice range contains both soft and hard waxes, and is available in standard and ‘colour-charged’ varieties retailing.
The “dodos” are available in those versions: Dodo Juice Rainforest Rub, Dodo Juice Light Fantastic, Dodo Juice Orange Crush, Dodo Juice Purple Haze and Dodo Juice Banana Armour. Those names sound like moisture cream to me.
PS.: this isn’t a paid post. Dom Colbeck sent me the images of his new product and since it’s “about” dodos, why not?
Update: Well, it seems that those dodos won a home now and it’s called Mauritius – yes, that’s the name of the main page. I updated the post with the link and here is a nice image of their Mauritius:
There are no more dodos or puppet dodo birds at Extinct Animal Puppets. It costed $29.00, but Sadly, the Dodo puppet is now extinct (again!) Discontinued by the manufacturer as of October 2004. Sigh!
This hand puppet is 17 inches tall and has a movable beak. Does it look like Pickwick to you? More complete than earlier cloned versions, this one has TWO wings and a full complement of very soft, feather-like plush. Plock! Plock!
BTW, I’m searching for plush dodos, if anyone knows where I can buy one please let me know. Thanks!