Monthly Archives: October 2009

gimme cucumbers *

Japan has done it again– having come up with another wonderful gadget for our world and this time it has to do with hearts, stars, and cucumbers. Yeah, that’s what I said…CUCUMBERS.

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Here’s how it works:

When the cucumber is still small it is put into a heart shaped container and allowed to grow. In Japan they call it heart-stick and it can be found in supermarkets throughout Tokyo Midtown, Ropongi. Stars and Hearts appear when you cut the cucumbers and these shaped veggies can be used in your favorite stir-fry, or for the child in all of us it’s a perfect memento reminding us of how fun snacks can be!

Mmmmm-wowww-oh-so-cute!

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Stay off your feet

STAY OFF YOUR FEET

a collection of odd footwear

Sandals, Flip flops, bare-feet: the LA heat allows many of us to wear things we would otherwise not be permitted to prance around in. In honor of LA weather, I’d like to share some odd footwear I’ve discovered…perhaps even keeping you off your feet and in a pool wearing nothing but your own footsies instead.

Enjoy the selected oddities, and DO BRACE YOURSELF.

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DARK CHOCOLATE

What a way to go. A July flashback.
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A 29-year-old man suffered a horrifying death when he fell into a vat of molten chocolate in mid-July.

Timothy Smith II of Camden, N.J., suffered fatal injuries after falling into an 8-foot mixing vat when he was loading chocolate at a Cocoa Services, Inc., plant in Camden. Smith, a temporary worker, was hit by the mixer’s agitator. Camden County officials say a co-worker shut down the machine and two others tried to pull him out, but it was too late.

And for the oh-so-curious…the chocolate was Hershey’s bound.
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dining in the dark

Last night my friends and I ate in the dark (purposefully) at the LA restaurant OPAQUE.

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Instructed to take off all watches, turn off all cell phones so as not to light up a single object in the room, we were in for quite an experience. At first, we made simple mistakes: picking up balls of butter in place of olives and tipping over a glass of wine. But this was all part of the bizarre experience. As explained by one of them, the food was tastier than ever because there were no distractions. All of the waitstaff are legally blind, maneuvering through the space with ease and grace! By the end of the evening one of them jokingly said that everything had soon become “finger food”.

I recommend this to anyone who wants to have a fine dine.

*MORE DARK DINING?
Dark dining restaurants are located in Paris, London and all over Europe and China. The first one was opened in Zurich by a blind minister. Menus are useless so diners order before going in. Three courses cost about $100, plus dry cleaning ; ) seeing that you’ll probably leave with some pasta sauce on your collar or lap!

OPAQUE
8401 Sunset blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90069
(800) 710-1270
Open Daily 7pm-10:30pm
http://www.darkdining.com

I see a red door and I want it painted black

i like Keith.

As you know, Keith Haring was able to paint on anything and make it look beautiful. Having first started his career sprawling his prodigious line work in the New York subway system he went on to form an incredible international art career in his devastatingly short lifespan.

And that’s why when his art is ON the body, I expect a job well done.

Sorry little lady but sloppy here is a grave impropriety.
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…then again it’s pretty hard to carry-on with grace when in the shadow of GRACE.
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When Keith painted Grace Jones for her music video “I’m Not Perfect” the results were undoubtedly sexy:

i declare a perfect match: celebrity art collectors

I declare:
A PERFECT MATCH

CELEBRITY ART COLLECTORS a taste of the gods.

A recent list of 20 celebrity art collectors has been released and FactoryFlux has chosen to highlight some of our favorite pairings of celebrities and the artists that they’ve chosen to collect. We’ve even crowned David Bowie as the “King” due to his exquisite taste!

NO. 1 DAVID BOWIE

This Hell-of-a-Man has chosen to spend the largest sums on the rarest works, from some of History’s darkest masters.

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I like how Gothic your sensibility is Mr. Bowie.BOWIE
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ELIZABETH TAYLOR and VINCENT VAN GOGH

“It’s wonderful to have Monsieur Vincent Van Gogh in my living room.” –Taylor

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THE BECKHAMS and DAMIEN HIRST

In typical British fashion, the Beckham’s choose one of their best.

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MARC JACOBS and JOHN CURRIN

In fashion there are no faux-pas.
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DENNIS HOPPER and MARCEL DUCHAMP

It’s a Man’s world.
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MADONNA and FRIDA

–a match made in heaven–
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i’m falling into grace

FALLING INTO GRACE
a comparison of trips, stumbles, and falls through all walks of life.

Who did it better, the dear or the deer?