Last year the hip Christmas animal was an owl and this year something I did not see coming…. festive dinosaurs or cretaceous Christmas tress if you prefer. I LOVE all of mine. In the UK you can pick them up from places like Butlers or Paperchase, naturally I jealous of the selection offered in the US and if I lived there would have an entire dinosaur tree! Graaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!! << dinosaur noise
Where there are ornaments there are also Christmas Cards and other festive dino fun. Personally I am going to keep mine to the tree.
*Collet is very dangerous, do not proceed any further if you are at work!* Released by Native, Collet is a Japanese online exclusive figure based on Tony Taka‘s artwork acquired via proxy buyer Tokyohunter last week. This premium 1/6 figure ships in an exquisite packaging with absolutely no opening on the box, consealing its succumbing etchi charm.
Well it makes a change from the scottie dog / snowball fight / christmas tree / robin adorned Christmas cakes on sale in the UK.
So…. from what I can grasp this cake is based on a figure from 2009 and sold out. Even though this cake may well not be your cup of tea (erm Fish down the pants for example) you can’t question their OH MY GOD level of detail.
Want extra details – read more over at Danny Choo’s blog and see all images (some VERY NSFW) here.
BLOGGING ADMISSION: I can’t quite figure it out and this may not be a cake but just a figure which comes in a cake box. In which case please mentally replace the word cake with plate in the previous paragraph. PLEASE do correct me if I have managed to totally get this one wrong!!!
‘Thanks’ to @morgainegaye for tweeting this – unique christmas picture from NKD Waxing…
One of the things I find fascinating at Christmas is how agencies try to PR themselves. Great example here from Stupid. Lest we forget THAT video from Publicis - you’ll need a cushion to hide behind if watching this.
How To: A Christmas Cottage Cake revolution! The perfect festive alternative to the traditional Christmas cake. A recipe guide created for The Great British Bake Off extraordinaire Holly Bell and the brilliant food blog Recipes From A Normal Mum.
Ridiculous amounts of festive cheer to Tiger Kat for sending me this link to gay christmas mermaid baubles for the tree. See ALL gay men having impeccable taste is clearly a myth…
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And of course Christmas just got even gayer with this tree!
There’s a new disease called The Kardashians
I have always loved Ad Fab and I am so excited about the Christmas special. I don’t think I’ll ever get bored of watching Bubble trying to figure out how to use a iPad. I also can’t shake off the hankering to do an Ad Fab high tea.
“My shoes are my hedge fund”
Lest we forget when the Pet Shop Boys did Ad Fab?..
I am loving the concept Marc Jacobs rock star Santa – you even got a free Polaroid when visiting Santa so you could take a picture of anything you wanted (am thinking of posing with the last Santa on the post here clearly). Originally posted in 2009.
The classic Santa skeleton…
OK as a rule I hate repetition, and know I have tweeted about this project a fair bit, but The Mince Pie Project is for a good cause I can’t believe I have not read about it more (flakey PR pastry?!), especially online. Anyway it is for a really good cause so DO get involved. Massive festive hat tip to Pete Butler who came up with the really good idea and is apparently launching something exciting to do with food in 2012.
Ashley Palmer-Watts (Dinner at Heston / Fat Duck) is currently leading with Greg Wallace at the bottom.
Fancy getting your mince pies cooked by a Michelin starred chef this Christmas? Well now you can do just that, and raise money for two great causes.
The Mince Pie Project has lined up 36 of the UK’s best chefs to each cook an exclusive batch of 50 mince pies. Each batch will be auctioned off, online, with every penny raised divided equally between Action Against Hunger and The Jamie Oliver Foundation.
Many of the chefs have their own unique take on the humble mince pie. From Nigel Haworth’s melt-in-your-mouth Swiss pastry, to Ashley Palmer-Watts deep-fried version.
The auction opens at 9am on Friday 9th December, and closes at 6pm on Friday 16th December. All the action can be followed by going to ‘The Auction’ tab, where you place your bid.
Each batch of 50 mince pies will be cooked fresh and same-day couriered directly to the winning bidder by City Sprint , on the 22nd of December.
The project was conceived just 6 weeks ago by 23yr old Pete Butler. Having recently left his job in the City, the idea randomly came to him during a particularly boring session in the gym. He’s currently working on an exciting food project, launching early 2012.
Whoever was responsible for that awful BBC Christmas promo video please note >> This is how you do a BBC Christmas feel good video – gives you a warm fuzzy feeling and no need to have Frank Skinner on screen (via Nerdcore)