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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.


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.

1.Fossil Production
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

LEGO Forest – 50th Birthday Celebrations

21 Apr

Both Lego as a company, and it’s super fans, do so many awesome things with this globally iconic brand (I loved the dark LEGO suicide series) I would have thought it would have been pretty tough going to come up with a new creative approach involving the hallowed bricks. That’s said I am not surprised they have pulled something rather special out of the bag for their 50th anniversary of the LEGO brick in Australia: an over sized pop up Lego forest.

This brilliant concept includes pop-up forest includes brightly coloured LEGO flowers and 4-metre tall LEGO pine trees. The LEGO forest sprouted from the city streets to mark the launch of the LEGO Festival of Play, a nine-month event which celebrates the 50th anniversary of the LEGO brick in Australia.

What would you like to see next from LEGO – would love to hear your thoughts?

Click here to read more about Sydney’s LEGO forest, or here to see the LEGO Sydney Opera House, part of the brands ongoing architecture series.
PS: I have blogged about LEGO a lot in the past!! Search the site – there are almost 50 related posts.


Queen Victoria Toilet Brush Holder

15 Nov

This is horribly brilliant and sold for £180 at auction.



I know it is a different queen but I do love this Black Adder clip…



Caravan Hotel

3 Jun

Hütten Palast, designed and created by Silke Lorenzen and Sarah Vollmer, is amazing. It’s managed to carry off the uniqueness and quirk of a Japanese sex hotel but with class and caravans. Yes caravans – each hotel room comes with it’s own caravan and best of all it’s affordable too. This place is so pretty, I have to go (I also have the Ikea bench in the bottom too images)… (via The Trendy Girl)

I dream of strumpetting around

9 Nov

If you have read my blog for a while then you will know that there are few things I would not do for / whilst in Strumpet & Pink.

StrumpetPink is a collaboration between two artists, Lisa Z Morgan and Melanie Probert on a quest to create the perfect pair of knickers.

Boy are they perfect, the sexiest most beautiful underwear in the World. FACT. Amazing photography & styling too. I just dearly wish it was easier to get hold of, oh and affordable too. I freak out enough at my Vivienne Westwood bondage boots at £395 so nearly £800 on a pair of pants would leave in me in need of counseling.



Jane Doe Latex

14 Oct

I am a very spoilt and very lucky lady as the awesome Jane Doe Latex are loaning me some beautiful clothes so I can be in full Miss Cakehead mode  (I am actually very staid myself) for the opening of Eat Your Heart Out, and the after party at the Electricity Showrooms. If you have not come across her work before, it really does define a new standard in rubber couture.

Bringing with it a new, darker, neo-classical edge to a concept which seems to have hit stagnancy for many years and with its diverse yet stylised range, Jane Doe is challenging the fetish scene to bring itself into the 21st century. From our high-end made to measure outfits, through to our affordable off-the-rack line, prepare to be taken into a post-apocalyptic world where the east meets the west, the aged meets the contemporary and… taxidermy meets clothing! This truly is rubber clothing like no other; removed from the clichéd outfits using over done imagery of the wayward nurse or the stern policeman, replaced by chic yet sexy, wearable yet elegant clothing that stills touches on the risqué.

Using unconventional materials such as recycled fur and feathers alongside quality latex, Jane Doe bridges the gap between high-class fashion and the fetish world without pretence. The labels, critically acclaimed, fashion shows at Torture Garden have drawn in fans such as Cristina Scabbia (Lacuna Coil) and Bianca Beauchamp who have all been seen gracing the pages of publications world-wide in Jane Doe clothing. As the label goes from strength to strength since its still recent inception, it is fast becoming the most important new U.K. clothing company within the fetish industry. Classical without being bland, sexual without being obscene and exclusive without being elitist, it is through these characteristics that the label is filling the massive void present when it comes to choice in the market of fetish clothing.

Alice in macaroons

23 Aug

As if Laduree macaroons were not cool enough (I am however a pierre-herme girl) they bring out (be it a while ago I am just slow on the uptake) an Alice in Wonderland limited edition collectors box:

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