Archive for July 2009

Linksplodge 07/31/09

Above: Apparently the kids like some movie about vampires called Twilight, so much so that they make ice cream cakes about it. Is this a bizarre reference to the Baskin-Robbins Ice Cream and Cake commercial? [via Videogum]
A Brooklyn performance artist rubbed barbecued pork on her naked crotch in a critical homage to Kanye West, who [...]

Warning! Guy Fieri Impostor on the Loose in Kansas City!

Guy Fieri would like you to know that he is in New York City and not Kansas City. He tweeted: "In nyc shootin a piece for a major magazine that will be out in dec... So off da hook. Just fyi not in kansas city, someone sayin they're me"
Back in May a Guy Fieri impostor [...]

Offal of the Week: Testicles

Photo by Fraser Lewry
If it's Friday, it must be Offal of the Week! Brought to you by Ryan Adams, author of the blog Nose to Tail at Home, each week we highlight a different part of the animal that you've always wanted to work with, but were afraid to ask your butcher for. This week: [...]

Anthony Bourdain Meets Sandra Lee, Is 'Sideswiped By Pure Evil'

At the premiere of Julie & Julia, Anthony Bourdain is drinking martinis, minding his own business, and feels a hand on his arm. He writes on his Travel Channel blog: "I turn and find myself looking straight into the deceptively attractive and reasonable looking face of Sandra Lee." How did the encounter go? "I'm pretty [...]

Mobile Gardens and Luxury Compost at "Black Gold" by Tattfoo Tan [food art]

Currently on display at the Bronx River Art Center in New York City is the exhibition "Black Gold" which includes an installation by Tattfoo Tan, a self-described "community based intervention artist." "Black Gold" is part of his S.O.S. project (Sustainable. Organics. Stewardship.), a year-long horticulture and cultivation project, in which he "engages deeply in [...]

X-Ray McSupersized Toy by Ron English

Ron English made these X-ray portly Ronald McDonald collectible toys as a follow-up to the sculptures recently displayed in Milan. Out of stock for the moment, they were on sale at the Japanese online retailer Zozotown for ¥8,400 (~$88). The semi-translucent shell comes off to reveal a glow-in-the-dark skeleton:

La Boucherie Boxer Shorts from J.Crew

If you're late to the butchering trend and you like to cook in your underwear, J Crew has the solution: La Boucherie boxer shorts. New for fall, they feature French cuts of meat served up, how else, but blue.
— Adam Robb

Linksplodge 07/30/09

The Dieline has a whole series of pudding packages by Yvonne Nieweth as part of a "design study about the development of brand identities."
Michael Pollan files an epic 8,300-word piece for the New York Times Magazine, "Out of the Kitchen, Onto the Couch," tackling Julia Child to the Food Network (food as a spectator sport), [...]

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