Lord of the Rings + Ring Pops = Awesome

Ah, the childhood nostalgia continues with the latest T-Shirt from our friends at Made With Awesome. It’s called Precious Pop and it’s an homage to 1. Lord of the Rings, and 2. Ring Pops! How cool is that? Now, I might not be the biggest LOTR fan alive. Truthfully, I’ve not even seen one of the LOTR films. The closest I’ve ever got was 30 minutes into the first film. I know, pretty bad for my geek credentials. However, I did love Ring Pops growing up. These were pretty much a staple for any kid growing up in the 80’s/90’s. Do kids now-a-days still suck on Ring Pops? Are they even still sold? Where can I buy a Ring Pop in 2011?! I all of a sudden want one.

Precious Pop is available now from Made With Awesome for $24.

Oven Fresh Dreams: Where Dreams Are Made

You remember my friend Carlos J. EasyBake, right? He not only makes wonderful baked goods, but is also the purveyor of some damn sexy T-Shirts. Carlos has really been pumping out some awesome stuff with the Oven Fresh Dreams “Collaborate & Dream” Series. Oven Fresh Dreams isn’t a clothing brand per se, but OFD does collaborate with some of the best indie designers. You just need to look at his recent collaborations with Reuben Levi of GRITS Apparel, Nick Automatic and Filipino designer Chad Manzo to see how serious OFD really is. The latest OFD shirt is called Gritty Dreams and was a collaboration between a friend that he made while living in Houston, Texas.

“Levi (GRITS designer & owner) & I have been good friends for several months now. We met through mutual friends while I living in Houston. We instantly gained respect for each other during one of my weekly dinner parties. The “Gritty Dreams” collaboration shows the connection between the New York City & Houston lifestyles. It also symbolizes the bond I made with Levi & Houston. We are both dreamers, who know how to keep it trill & you can too!” – Carlos J. Easybake

The Oven Fresh Dreams X GRITS Apparel tee, Gritty Dreams comes in two colorways. The New York Knicks colorway (top) is available at Oven Fresh Dreams for $20, while the Houston Oilers (bottom) colorway is available over at GRITS Apparel for $25.

Below are two sneak peeks at some upcoming Oven Fresh Dreams pieces. The purple Star Wars / Legend of Zelda mashup was designed by Filipino artist Chad Manzo. Below that, is the second Oven Fresh Dreams X Nick Automatic collaboration tee. I’ve got their first collab tee, and trust me when I say that I want version 2.0.

I’ll keep you guys updated and let you all know when these two go on sale. Keep an eye out! Now, go bake stuff.