Chocolate Museum Fossils & Incredible Edible Art

6 Jun

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So excited to be blogging again (!!!) and what better way to start than by sharing the work of  an incredible food artist and fine artist Sarah Hardy. If I tell you she gained her skills in in wax-work museums, and as a internationally recognised fine artist, you can guess the quality of the edible fossil pieces Essex based Sarah accurately reproduces in the finest dark, milk & white Belgium Chocolate.

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These incredible museum quality edible fossils are created with intricate casting and hand-painted detail – creating ultimate collectors items not novelty chocolate. With the largest fossil – the Megalodon Tooth – weighing in at 120g and a whopping 14cm long. 2 hours are spent hand finishing each one to the finest detail with a 11cm long T Rex Tooth and collectors box of 16 separate fossils also in the collection.

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IT GETS EVEN BETTER…  Sarah has even created edible decapitated human heads from cake for international film companies and even a raw turkey cake which went on to be an online viral hit, food artist. Now she (& I) are dreaming of the day she gets to create a life sized T Rex Skull in chocolate.

A gallery of some more of her work is below – remember that all of the below are cakes or in the case of the anatomical heart chocolate…

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Conch Cake - Tate & Lyle
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Fat & Furious

7 Jun

I love the fact that I am not the only person who gets lunchtime rage at sub-standard food, and I love it even more when others get so bored of crap lunches they start something as epic as Fat & Furious Burger. Of all their works of burger art this all white burger has to be my absolute favourite, not that it was easy to choose…

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Fat & Furious is a self-initiated project born from the collision of two strong appetites. Thomas & Quentin (who founded the Graphic Design & Art Direction studio Furious) were so bored about random sandwich at lunchtime they decided to cook some crazy burgers in their little kitchen.  It soon became a ritual:  improvising and experimenting each week new ways  of cooking and representing a burger in very short lunch break. It takes about an hour and a half to find an idea, run to a supermarket to get everything, 
cook, take a shoot and eat. From week to week, they tried to re-invent some edible burgers,  despite their over the top made to be photographed nature. From tomato to tabbasco, from pepper to gold powder, from eggs to eggplants,  everything is good between two buns.

The end result go their project – and an amazing blog – is some amazing images and a book – now a life goal is to make my hangry moods as productive as Thomas & Quentin’s lunchtime boredom « Fat & Furious Burger » 

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David Bowie in Space

13 May

I don’t think it is ever going to be possible to beat this amazing, inspiring and strangely moving David Bowie cover. It featured Canadian commander Chris Hadfield covering Space Oddity, which he recorded on the International Space Station shortly before handing over command of the space station to Russia’s Pavel Vinogradov. Follow him on Twitter @cmdr_Hadfield

 

Plane Crash Photography

27 Apr

Check out these stunning plane crash pictures from German photographer Dietmar Eckell. The concept for his ‘Happy Endings’ project was to visit plane crash sites – where all passengers survived – and photograph the planes that  years on still remain. Eckell is crowd funding via Indiegogo to raise money to self-publish a photo-book. With images such as this it’s not a suprise he has already raised twice the amount he needed (via Shortlist).

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Maurizio Cattelan – Macabre Taxidermy

24 Apr

Wow the work of artist Maurizio Cattelan is so macabre – I absolutely adore it. Her portfolio is a dream mix of taxidermy, sculpture and photography.

 

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Vintage Fancy Dress

21 Apr

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1950’s – photographer unknown

 

 

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Women on Venice Beach (1930's)

Women on Venice Beach (1930’s)

 

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Hats & Headgear Fashion in the 1930s (13)

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1930's Clown Costume

1930’s Clown Costume

 

 

 

 

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Vodka for Gay Marriage

18 Apr

Nice adverts here from Smirnoff & Absolut in support of Gay Marriage:

 

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