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Chocolate Museum Fossils & Incredible Edible Art

6 Jun

1.T Rex teeth.chocolate

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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1.Fossil Collectors Box-chocolate

1.Sarah making chocs

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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1.Fossil Collectors Box-chocolate

 

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…

pheasant landscape1
maggot therapy
Conch Cake - Tate & Lyle
Raw Turkey Cake 1
severed head
1.Heart with scalpel -chocolate
A.portrait with pheasant

New 50p coin explains the offside rule

5 Jan

Bloody love this new 50p coin although I still don’t understand the offside rule!

After The Final Curtain

5 Oct

Inspiring site which photographically documents neglected and abandoned theaters throughout the United States – I have total location envy and I have it bad! Can anyone point me in the direction of some locations like this in the UK please so Nathan Pask & I can go for an explore?..

 

Discovered on Nerdcore

Slightly ‘porny’ tea pots

3 Dec

Lost At E Minor said “The mouth tea set and vase set by designer Danielle Spector look like they belong in the Milk Bar in A Clockwork Orange”. I just think they look really porny if you have a dirty mind – 100% would love to have these on my table 🙂

 

Superhero therapy

19 Nov

Saw this post on a tweet from @socialwhisper and had to post – this really has perked me up after shitty storm of late (source):

A few years ago, French photographer Sacha Goldberger found his 91-year-old Hungarian grandmother Frederika feeling lonely and depressed. To cheer her up, he suggested that they shoot a series of outrageous photographs in unusual costumes, poses, and locations. Grandma reluctantly agreed, but once they got rolling, she couldn’t stop smiling.

Frederika was born in Budapest 20 years before World War II. During the war, at the peril of her own life, she courageously saved the lives of ten people. As a survivor of Nazism and Communism, she then immigrated away from Hungary to France, forced by the Communist regime to leave her homeland illegally or face death.

Aside from great strength, Frederika has an incredible sense of humor, one that defies time and misfortune. She is funny and cynical, always mocking people that she loves, including herself.

With the unexpected success of this series, titled “Mamika,” Goldberger created a MySpace page for his grandmother. She now has over 2,200 friends and receives messages like: “You’re the grandmother that I have dreamed of, would you adopt me?” and ” You made my day, I hope to be like you at your age.”

Initially, she did not understand why all these people wrote to congratulate her. Then, little by little, she realized that her story conveyed a message of hope and joy. In all those pictures, she posed with the utmost enthusiasm. Now, after the set, Goldberger shares that his grandmother has never shown even a trace of depression. Perhaps it’s because her story serves some sort of purpose. That through the warm words of newfound friends, she’s reminded of just how lucky she is to be alive.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Strange & offbeat

17 Nov

Strange & offbeat, I am all over the work of New York photographer Ted Sabarese like a rash. He plays with materials to create costumes and other costumes of the most unusual on the themes of food, office or high sewing.

Bring it on these are fucking awesome (source):

FH10: David Shrigley, Stuart Semple, Pete Fowler…

16 Nov

The Futureheads Celebrate Their 10th Birthday With the Help of Iconic British Artists


The Futureheads, have collaborated with iconic artists including David Shrigley, Pete Fowler and Stuart Semple to create a series of limited edition prints, raising money for Newcastle based charities with all of the artists generously giving their time for free. The project came about as the band discussed ways to celebrate their 10th birthday, ahead of their ‘Futurefest’ gig on the 23rd December in Newcastle. For the ‘FH10’ project the band sent each one of the artists an album, and asked them to respond to its music as if creating the album cover for the first ever time. Taking about the project Ross Millard of the band said:

For us, FH10 is a brilliant way of us celebrating ten years of making music together; new life breathed into our back-catalogue by four artists whose work we have admired from afar for many years.

We wanted to celebrate our first decade in a creative way, not by slobbering over a few pints, desperately trying to recall venues we played back in the early days, but by looking toward the future by giving birth to something new – having new creations to enjoy and shout about.

Over the years we’ve written and recorded a lot of music, and in the last few years we’ve even released some of it ourselves too, but projects like this one, that operate on the fringes of the music, are often the most fun to be part of, because they can teach you a thing or two about a world you don’t inhabit on a daily basis.  It’s been wonderful collaborating with artists who can re-interpret our music into something completely new and invigorating – waiting to see what they’d come back with was really exciting.

Each of the prints is available in a strictly limited edition run of 100, signed by the artists and priced at £50. They will go on sale via leading online cultural retailer Culture Label on the 6th December, available on a first come first served basis.

The Artists

David Shrigley, The Chaos (2010):

David graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 1991. His works on paper, photographs and sculptures have been exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the world. Previously David has made cover art for bands such as Deer Hoof and Malcolm Middleton.

He’s a great artist who makes twisted lo-fi drawings, sculptures and other bits. They’re often amusing but can also be dark and difficult. He lives in Glasgow where he went to art school. Since then he’s made a name for himself with books and postcards, and by appearing in 2000’s Beck’s Futures, among loads of other things (source).

The Chaos by David Shrigley (limited edition of 100, each signed by the artist, £50)

Pete Fowler, This Is Not The World (2008):

Pete Fowler is best known for his artwork for the Welsh band Super Furry Animals. He has recently directed a video for Clinic, and also created a set of toys for The Might Boosh and The Magic Numbers. Pete’s work inhabits a world where character design meets music and art in a weird and wonderful way. That world is Monsterism Island, a place where banjos are played by horned owls and synths tweaked by mutant horses. His unique instantly recognizable approach and sense of playfulness and visual adventures that have brought his work to the attention of people around the world.

ARTWORK TO COME

Stuart Semple, News & Tributes (2006):

Stuart Semple’s drawing, painting and printmaking re-articulates pop cultural elements into a personal universe of fear, isolation and nostalgia. He is one of the most critically and commercially successful British artists of the post YBA generation. He has been recognized by The Times, i-D, BBC, Esquire, GQ, L’Uomo Vogue, Art News, ArtForum and others. Stuart’s works can be found in the Getty, Niarchos and David Roberts collections. He also counts Debbie Harry, Sienna Miller and Jean Charles de Castelbajac amongst his celebrity collectors and supporters. Semple regularly exhibits worldwide, recently completed a Lady GaGa cover for West East Magazine (Hong Kong).

News & Tributes by Stuart Semple (limited edition of 100, each signed by the artist, £50)

 

Lyndsey Jameson, The Futureheads (2004):

The Futureheads discovered Sunderland based Lyndsey’s work at the National Portrait Gallery and instantly knew they wanted her to be part of the Futureheads 10 project. An artist based in the north-east of England, she graduated from Sunderland University in 2004, since which time her work has been displayed in local galleries and notably featured in the BP Portrait Award 2010 at the National Portrait Gallery, London.

ARTWORK TO COME

The Futureheads

The Futureheads are about to celebrate the tenth anniversary of their first ever live performance. Since forming in Barry and David Hyde’s garage in winter 2000, the Sunderland fourpiece have released four albums, ‘The Futureheads’ (2004) ‘News & Tributes’ (2006) ‘This Is Not The World’ (2008) and ‘The Chaos’ (2010). Famous for their four part harmonies and exhilarating live shows, their hits include ‘Decent Days and Nights’, ‘The Beginning Of The Twist’  and ‘Hounds of Love’.

With their roots firmly in the North-East, the band set up their own label in 2008, Nul Records, which has seen the release of the bands last two studio albums. Their most recent album ‘The Chaos’ featured the top 20 hit ‘Heartbeat Song’ and 2010 has seen the band touring throughout the USA, Europe and the UK. The Futureheads will be headlining a celebratory 10-year event, Futurefest, at Newcastle Academy on 23rd December, featuring a host of the best bands from the North-East.

To keep updated with all the latest news from the band please visit: www.thefutureheads.co.uk, or follow them @thefutureheads

Notes for editors:

For more information please contact: Emma Thomas  / emma.thomas@chancecollective.co.uk

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