Sunday, April 05, 2009

A Tour of my Studio














63 Comments:

At 4:25 PM, Blogger Robb said...

Dreams are made of this.

 
At 4:29 PM, Blogger galvinator said...

That's gotta be the coolest office on the planet!

 
At 4:51 PM, Blogger Matthew Long said...

I'd never get any work done in that room, so many awesome things to play with and look at.

 
At 4:55 PM, Blogger Onno Knuvers said...

Nice, I wish I had a giant Playmobil dude!

But just wondering how long does it take to dust the place?

Cheers
Onno

 
At 5:03 PM, Blogger Charles K. said...

That is definitely the coolest office I've ever seen.

BTW couldn't help noticing a book on the shelf about Art Deco. You couldn't tell me the name and author by any chance? Please? :)

 
At 5:55 PM, Blogger Aisleen said...

Haha its like an artist's playground! That pile of copics is just as amazing as the walls that are filled with the coolest toys ever. Love the Jen doll!

 
At 7:28 PM, Blogger Amy said...

"Mm-hm, loves his action figures... ooh, Obelix!, action figures, action figures ARGH GIANT PLAYMOBIL PIRATE!!!"

Ending with a big ol' lovely Golden Retriever is very nice :)

 
At 7:49 PM, Blogger Mark McDonnell said...

Alright . . . SERIOUSLY . . . is this place earthquake proof.

Awesome,

MAC

 
At 8:48 PM, Blogger MutantKitten said...

Most impressive! :D

 
At 11:59 PM, Blogger Stephen James. said...

Wow! That's a cool workspace.

 
At 1:06 AM, Blogger ADN said...

Too cool! I want the same workspace! :-)

 
At 2:58 AM, Blogger Piekaryo said...

My wife would kill me, if i have sth like that in my flat (but I think I have to have it)

 
At 4:54 AM, Blogger The Snob said...

i seethe with fiery jealousy. good job!!!

 
At 8:09 AM, Blogger hmsweaver said...

Wow! So much inspiration in that space. It's now obvious to me that I don't have "too much stuff" in my office. I just have too few shelves. :-)

 
At 9:57 AM, Blogger SACKS10 said...

This is Madness. What a ridiculous collection.

 
At 10:20 AM, Blogger Kmann said...

The only person that has you beat with an office like this is John Lasseter. and you may even have more toys.

 
At 10:30 AM, Blogger Pop-Monkey said...

I am in awe. If all my stuff weren't packed up in boxes, I may be approaching that level of ... crowdedness (minus the expensive Muppets and Pinball machines).

How on Earth do you handle dusting?!

 
At 11:47 AM, Blogger rngnt99 said...

I think it needs some toys......

 
At 2:20 PM, Blogger samacleod said...

Yeah, first thing Mike said was this picture will be great for insurance purposes once I rob his house.

 
At 3:11 PM, Blogger SamuraiFrog said...

I now know where I want my ashes scattered.

 
At 3:44 PM, Blogger Alex "Toon" Deligiannis said...

Very glad to see a Ray Fillet in there...

 
At 4:43 PM, Blogger Mukpuddy said...

Holy crap dude! Absolutely insanely cool!!

 
At 9:12 PM, Blogger Azzamckazza said...

!!!!!!!!

and

!!!!!!!!!

Mygawd

 
At 10:57 PM, Blogger Thierry Cattant said...

It's not a studio, it's a Museum!

 
At 3:49 PM, Blogger Tapan Gandhi said...

this just made my life.

 
At 12:01 AM, Blogger Jeff said...

WOW... i am sooo jealous. That's an awesome set up

 
At 4:46 PM, Blogger Dan Yu said...

I would pay to get a tour of your museum..err.. i mean studio..

 
At 4:50 PM, Blogger Paula said...

Man, you are my hero! This studio space is wicked awesome! It could cheer up the Grinch himself!

 
At 9:10 PM, Blogger Rocca said...

Wow! It is the studio of my dreams!!! I am fan of your job!

Cheers!

 
At 5:24 PM, Blogger Noel said...

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At 5:52 PM, Blogger Noel said...

.....CCCCCintiq!!!
You don't rotate?
Your wife/Girlfriend is understanding
you make a lot of money
Your bills are mostly paid
You're a very lucky man

 
At 3:39 PM, Blogger JULIEN BIZAT said...

Wow! This is beyond amazing!
How long does it take to dust the room?

 
At 6:39 PM, Blogger Kyle Poling said...

No Fair! I want an office like that - maybe someday...

 
At 9:06 AM, Blogger lorelay bove said...

that is insane!!! so many toys!

 
At 11:22 PM, Blogger pbcbstudios said...

nerd central - hahahaha

pinball machines = awesome!

 
At 9:27 AM, Blogger KYLE RICHARD ANGUS MCQUEEN said...

How do you get anything DONE!!?

Amazed.

 
At 7:11 PM, Blogger Silver's knight said...

wow! when can I move in? ;P

 
At 3:55 PM, Blogger IRene said...

this is just too good to be true!!

 
At 3:46 PM, Blogger sakiteriyaki said...

Where did you get the Marc Davis bear? very jealous

 
At 10:19 AM, Blogger XAV said...

I'm sure it's a dog plush toy... From what cartoon does he comes from ?

 
At 7:07 AM, Blogger DonKelly said...

I can only hope to have my office this damn cool when I finally get it built and my stuff unpacked!

 
At 9:15 AM, Blogger rad sechrist said...

That is amazing! Are you going to sell those seaweed bat dolls? I would totally buy one!

 
At 9:10 PM, Blogger Paul Adam said...

I haven't had toy envy like this since I was six. You have awesome taste, sir.

 
At 1:48 AM, Blogger Troy said...

How do you get ANY work done? I'd just grab Indy Jones and Fett, sit on the ground all day, and go "Ptom! Ptom! Boom! Nooooo!"

 
At 11:24 AM, Blogger Steve said...

this must be what God's room looks like in heaven...haha nice

 
At 9:38 AM, Blogger Dougmian said...

How you clean your studio?

 
At 10:23 PM, Blogger Greg said...

Jaw dropping awesome.

 
At 3:48 PM, Blogger Nick Weidner said...

Oh wow...right by your Death Star Box in the second picture...you have a toy from 'The Black Hole'! That is pretty rad. I grew up on that movie...rather abstract really but neat all the same. Strange that Disney put it out too.

Oh, and your work station is killer! I wish I had a similar setup. I need to decorate more. I find what little decoration I do use helps a lot when your stuck for ideas. Good spur-the-moment insperato.

 
At 3:57 PM, Blogger Marcelo Vignali said...

I'm going to guess you were born around 1971.

Way cool, I don't know how you get any work done surrounded with such temptations!

 
At 10:02 AM, Blogger Nathan Lindsay said...

totally cool Ben. It's probably best not to tally up the total cost of all that awesomeness.

 
At 4:15 PM, Blogger Bill Ferguson said...

Hot damn this is awesome. I have to agree with the others. How do you get anything done? A lifetime of treasures. Especially the Disney memorabilia.

 
At 11:25 AM, Blogger OV! said...

BB!!!

dude, you are insane. i thought toyRus had a lot of toys.

your studio reminds me of my own...10 years ago.

now ive sold everything and its as bare as my babies butt.

some good memories there in your studio.

you're crazy bro. much love !

>oVi

 
At 11:42 AM, Blogger Ben Balistreri said...

Hi All Sorry I've been so lame inresponding to all these posts! Glad you dig my studio! To answer the general question about dusting, I'm afraid to admit I rarely do. Ugh! I've found if you let a nice uniform layer accumulate it isn't as noticeable! Please don't think less of me.

Charles: I have two Art Deco books entitled "essential Art deco" by Iain Zaczek and "American Art Deco" by Alastair Duncan

Mark: If "The Big One" hits I'm going down in a sea of plastic! But what a way to die!

SamuraiFrog: I've got a little plastic Arc of the Covenant I'll put the ashes in!

Alex: I can't beleive you know His name. Wow your a nerd! :)

Noel: Yes she is!

sakiteriyaki: They had them at Disneyland about 4 years ago.

XAV: awesome comment!

Rad: Sorry that's a one of a kind curtesy of my awesome wife!

Marcelo: Very close...1972

 
At 2:22 AM, Blogger qstom said...

Damn!nice studio"
Hey where is this bear playing guitar coming from? I think is my favourite!

 
At 4:33 PM, Blogger Jamal O said...

omg, there is so much going on here : )

 
At 10:05 PM, Blogger Anthony Francisco said...

HOLY CRAP! this is awesome!

I am soo jealous :)

 
At 9:59 AM, Blogger tiffannysketchbook said...

CUTE DOGGIE!!!!!!!!!!!! Looks like my girl :)

 
At 3:30 PM, Blogger Matthew Luxich said...

fantastic work BEN! I gotta ask where in god's name did you get the statue of Big Al? good gawd one of my biggest inspirations was that show... i needs it!!! Please help a fellow artist out in his search!

 
At 5:50 PM, Blogger Ben Balistreri said...

Matthew: They sold them at Disneyland about 4 years ago. You'd probably need to go on ebay now.

 
At 10:18 AM, Blogger PRADIP INGALE said...

god , what is the studio ! dammmmmmmmm

 
At 12:37 AM, Blogger disa said...

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At 11:31 PM, Blogger 桂綸鎂Diana said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.

 
At 1:18 PM, Blogger yara adel said...

That awesome creative child who survived ♡

 

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