These are as delicious as they look. Good quality ingredients, beautifully designed packaging (by design company Irving & co.) and poetry themed! My favourite flavour is The Owl and the Pussycat. Click here if you're tempted!
The Owl and the Pussy-cat went to sea
In a beautiful pea green boat,
They took some honey, and plenty of money,
Wrapped up in a five pound note.
The Owl looked up to the stars above,
And sang to a small guitar,
'O lovely Pussy! O Pussy my love,
What a beautiful Pussy you are,
You are, You are!
What a beautiful Pussy you are!' by Edward Lear
Joshua Allen Harris creates inflatable street art. He positions bin bags on top of subway vents, which inflate into animated sculptures once the air travels upwards. Search on youtube for more, including a giraffe and an ape..
The sneaky magpie tagged me in her list of 'The 7 Things I Love'...so here is mine
Sophie Calle Suite Venitienne
‘For months I followed strangers in the street. For the pleasure of following them, not because they particularly interested me. I photographed them without their knowledge, took note of their movements, then finally lost sight of them and forgot them.
At the end of January 1980, on the streets of Paris, I followed a man whom I lost sight of a few minutes later in the crowd. That very evening, by chance, he was introduced to me at an opening. During the course of our conversation, he told me he was planning an imminent trip to Venice.’
music to move you..or me at least
the sweetest thing..no?
my new(ish) love
Native Indian Culture
Dim Sum Dumplings
yum yum yum yum yum yum yum!
The Eiffel Tower (..and all related merchandise :)
and one for luck.....
best gangster ever (from The Wire..if you haven't seen it then now's the time)
Tonight, Nick Griffin leader of the BNP will be on BBC Question Time. The BBC say that any legitimate political party who has obtained seats in the European parliament should be allowed on the program, regardless of their views and policies. Many other people disagree and are outraged that the BBC (funded by the us - license payers) is giving a platform on live television to such a racist organisation which only allows white members.
This article (where I stole my title from) says some good stuff..
Louise Bobbe has a new exhibition opening this Thursday at the Stephanie Hoppen Gallery in London. Her work is a dream...sensual, seductive and serene, each piece telling its own story, filled with tension and intimacy.
Went to an amazing opening last night of the new Mutate Britain show called 'One Foot in the Grove' in Ladbroke Grove London featuring some amazing artists. The highlight was a horse made out of metal, wires....and other bits of 'rubbish'.. The artist had a remote control and made it gallop around the space neighing loudly and blowing fire from both ends! Two young kids (I assume the artist's) were riding on top of it..looking very casual about the whole affair, while scared members of the audience (me..) were being chased by a fire breathing robotic horse!!
The horse was made by Mutoid Waste Company who became famous from their 'Trash City' stage which appears yearly at Glastonbury Festival.
I am so excited that Sophie Calle has a new exhibition coming to the Whitechapel Gallery from Oct 16 - Jan 3. I went to an exhibition at Camden Arts Centre years ago which was so inspiring. The quote below sums her up for me..
"I saw him for the first time in December 1985, at a lecture he was giving. I found him attractive, but one thing bothered me: he was wearing an ugly tie. The next day I anonymously sent him a thin brown tie. Later, I saw him in a restaurant; he was wearing it. Unfortunately, it clashed with his shirt. I was then that I decided to take on the task of dressing him from head to toe: I would send him one article of clothing every year at Christmas. In 1986, he received a pair of silk grey socks; in 1987, a black alpaca sweater; in 1988, a white shirt; in 1989, a pair of gold-plated cufflinks; in 1990, a pair of boxer shorts with a Christmas-tree pattern; nothing in 1991; and in 1992, a pair of grey trousers. Someday, when he is fully dressed by me, I would like to be introduced to him."
--from artist Sophie Calle, An Appointment with Sigmund Freud (Thames & Hudson, 1999)
New show at the British Museum called Revolution on Paper- Mexican prints 1910-1960.
"Between 1910 and 1920, Mexico was convulsed by a socialist revolution that aimed to topple the elite ruling class and improve conditions for society at large. The left-wing government which emerged laid great emphasis on art as a vehicle to promote the values of the revolution. Walls of public buildings were covered with vast murals, and workshops made prints for mass distribution."
'Sapeurs' the elegantly dressed dandies living in the heart of the Congo, photographed by Danielle Tamagni for her book, 'Gentlemen of Bacongo'....so cool! Published by Trolley, it is launching in the UK in November with an exhibition here.