Tuesday, June 30, 2009

How To Make Bacon-Infused Bourbon

Chow.com says Mojitos Out, Bacon-Infused Bourbon In.

This quick and concise video is from the NYC East Village bar Please Don’t Tell (PDT). The bartender makes creating Bacon-Infused Bourbon and the Bacon Old Fashioned look like child's play. I'm not a big fan of bourbon but with bacon and maple syrup, I'm down for a glass or two.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Natalia Brilli's Leather Skulls

I had never heard of Natalia Brilli, the award-winning Belgian-born accessories designer before today but now I want to know more! She does a superb job of wrapping things in leather. I'm trying to piece together more about her work since her website doesn't really say too much.

Here's my absolute favorite. I would kill for one of these bags but I can't even tell you how much they might cost, if they are even available to purchase.

Source FashionTribes

Three skeletons, a drum set, guitar, amp and mic have all been expertly clad in black leather (requiring 500 hours of work to cover just one skeleton and 70 skins to cover the whole installation). It is currently on tour in the top fashion houses of the world. Apparently, every piece of the band is available for sale in limited editions.

More info and pics at Dazed.

Amazing work.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Bacon Home Shopping

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Skull Phone

I haven't had the need for a corded phone in a long time but I'm pretty sure I'm gonna need to break down and kick it old skool for this skull telephone. It's eyes flash when the phone rings and I'm hoping there's some hardware on the back so I can hang it on my kitchen wall. Seriously, I'm getting this.

An affordable $25 and only $3 to ship the skull phone from China.

Found via Nerd Approved

P.S. If you'd prefer a stylish Bananaphone, Ernie and Bert can show you how it's done.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Support Bacon

My brother gave me this most amazing "Support Bacon" ribbon magnet yesterday:

My dilemma is...I'm afraid someone will steal it if I put it on my car. Everyone wants the bacon. I'd like to proclaim my love of bacon via my vehicle but I think it may end up being a fridge magnet or else it would probably be just a fond memory of the cool magnet I used to have.

He got it at Spencer's Giftsbut their website doesn't seem to have it. If I can find a place to buy it online I'll post a link but until then you may need to take a trip to the mall to sport one of these beauties on your car.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

MamaSan Maternity Skulls

MamaSan Maternity Apparel is a unique clothing line for the rockin' soon-to-be-mommy who has a distinctive style to preserve. Just because you are pregnant doesn't mean you have to stop looking cool. I wish they made non-maternity wear because these skull clothes are awesome.

Band of Skulls Top
Super kick ass top with a deep v-neck, three-quarter sleeves, flounce hem and various pink skulls embroidered along an empire waist.

Sugar Skull Top
Featuring a colorful sugar skull embroidery on the bib, this top has a square neckline, really cool skeletons embroidered on both three-quarter sleeves and elastic above the waist allowing room for growth and extra comfort.

Antique Skulls Dress
Absolutely awesome three-quarter length dress with square neckline, puff sleeves, elastic below bust, tie-back and snazzy antique silver skull buttons.

Skull and Roses A-Line Skirt
This delicious three-quarter a-line skirt has pull-on styling with a comfortable wide waistband and beautiful Dia de los Muertos sugar skull and rose embroidery.

You really need to go to the site to see the details because the skull buttons are extra cool and the embroidery is really nice.

Do you have any idea what the street value of this pig is?

I find this news story from last week absoultely hilarious.

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) -- It was a simpler sort of drug trade.

Syracuse police say a 45-year-old man offered a slaughtered pig as partial payment for a bag of crack cocaine.

They say two men were spotted making the deal on a street corner just before 8 p.m. Thursday.

Angelo Colon of Fulton was arrested on a misdemeanor drug possession charge and 42-year-old Omar Veliz faces a felony drug sale charge.

Police say Colon paid half a pig and $10 for a $50 bag of crack. Veliz told police the pig was for a celebration for a relative being released from jail.

While officers were arresting the suspects, someone took the pig.

Someone took the pig? Awesome.

Bacon > Crack


Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Floor to Heaven

Although they've been around for a couple of years, I just found Floor to Heaven, a European company that creates custom made handtufted and handknotted carpets and rugs that double as conceptual art pieces, made from the finest textiles the world has to offer, such as wool sourced from New Zealand and Tibet. The website itself doesn't have much information other than a few nice examples but no indication of pricing, which I'm sure is way out of my range. What's especially cool is that they'll work with you to create your own designs.

Here are my favorites:

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Bacolicious Art

I'm sure you might remember last year when Bacolicious fever hit the internet and everyone was slapping a slice of internet bacon across their favorite websites. Well, Erika Nelson from Worlds Largest Things just did an awesome art installation project at the Smoky Hill River Festival this weekend in Salina, Kansas.

“Bacolicious” – Exploring a current internet meme, this installation brings to mind the culture of fairs and festivals as an idealized excape–where you can indulge in some decadence, guilt-free. Fried foods on a stick, funnel cakes, the kind of foods that you yearn for, nostalgically, yet don’t allow yourself to have unless at a “special” event–The graphic elements of “Bacolicious” will invoke the visceral smells and tastes of the Festival’s atmosphere.

I'm not sure how the Bacolicious art project came into being, but it's pretty awesome. If I had been anywhere near Kansas this weekend, I definitely would have gone just to see the internet come to life. And have my picture taken with a giant strip of bacon. You can check out the full photo set and comments here.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Ralph Lauren's Rugby Skulls

I'm not a big Ralph Lauren fan as preppy was never my type. I'm a metal chick thru and thru. However, I can appreciate some of these styles shown on Ralph Lauren's Rugby.com website, esp since they seem to favor the almighty skull design. Of course, designer labels never come cheap but they will last you a while.

My favorite is this CAMO CANVAS TOTE BAG - on sale for $79.99

ASHES SKULLS BERMUDA SHORT - on sale for $39.99

MARA BUNGALOW HOODIE - on sale for $59.99

BLACK SKULL BIKINI TOP - on sale for $49.99 (bottom sold separately)

SKULL-AND-BONES BOARD SHORT - on sale for $49.99

And it's kinda cool that you can Make Your Own hats and shirts by choosing your design and favorite colors

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

The Meat Dress

Jia Jem is obviously a big Aqua Teen Hunger Force fan (like me) and is also a super crafty chick (unlike me). Her inspiration for the salami and bacon Meat Dress was Meatwad and her ATHF themed birthday party.

This is some of what Jia Jem had to say about her creation (go to her site for more pics):

"This is the most awesome, disgusting thing I have ever made. I reeked of salty bacon and salami, which I found out is actually quite alluring to guys."

"I contemplated many ideas, including beef jerky, ham, ground beef, prosciutto... but they were all too expensive, thick, and/or runny. I chose salami because it's thin, keeps in one piece, and is quite cheap, and bacon because it looks very, um, meaty. I considered somehow vacuum-sealing sheets of meat with those sealers they have on the markets now, but the machines were too expensive for a one-time-only disposeable dress. I ended up using the K.I.S.S. method of construction, which involved a basic shift dress out of thick cotton. I layed the meat on top, then put clear vinyl over it and sewed tracks with clear thread. I used a wide stitch length to avoid perforating the meat to the point it might just... uh, slide down the bottom of the dress. I also blotted it all before sewing to get rid of as much grease as possible to avoid clouding the vinyl. Lastly, I made sure to bind the bottom of the dress with a strip of clear vinyl to catch drips. (I love talking about this; it's so disgusting.) The whole project took about 6 hours, and I kept it refrigerated until the party. Good times."

The only thing I would have suggested is that she sunbathe for a while in the dress to see if the bacon would cook enough to become edible. Or maybe a tanning bed. Wait, hot grease. Forget it. Still, a creative costume and an awesome dress!

via Boing Boing and Geekologie

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Raw 7 Skull Flower Maxi Dress

If I had the body to pull this one off, this awesome maxi dress featuring a skull flower screen print and embroidery would be mine. Perfect for a summer party and classy while still letting you rock your skull style.

Raw 7 Skull Flower Maxi Dress - $121.00

Friday, June 5, 2009

Maple Bacon Coffee - .99¢ shipping

BocaJava is having a Father's Day promotion where shipping on all orders is only .99¢. I've been dying to try their Maple Bacon Morning Coffee and the only thing that's stopped me is that the shipping is usually almost as much as the coffee itself. I've already placed my order because I can't pass up this sweet deal.

MrBaconpants recently did a great review of the Maple Bacon Morning Coffee and it was all thumbs up.

Maple Bacon Morning Coffee

The .99¢ shipping is only for a limited time, the offer expires 6/21/09 ( shipping is regularly $7.95).

I'm not able to link directly to the Maple Bacon Coffee but you can easily find it in the Coffee section under Flavored Coffees.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Smells Like Bacon Boxers

I think these men's Smells Like Bacon Boxers($12.99) are really cute but also a little bit strange. Great shot of the pig on the front, quite suggestive really. The "Smells Like Bacon!" on the back is the part I'm questioning. What smells like bacon? Could be farts, could be a general assy smell? All I know if my boyfriend's farts smelled like bacon, I'd be in heaven. A LOT.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Vans Skull Sneakers on Sale @ HotTopic

Sorry for the slow posting these days, it's a combination of spring fever, crazy job stress and I just started taking a night class. It's the first class I've taken since 1992 so it's all a little strange for me. If anyone has any tips on Oracle: Intro to SQL, please share.

Anyhoo, I love these Vans Paint Skull High Tops and since Hot Topic has them on sale, I thought it would be the perfect time to post them. This is a really beautiful watercolor painting of a skull on a colorful (but not garish) background. The rest of the upper is solid black suede. It's not too hard to find sneakers with skulls on them these days, but this pair has class, you know what I mean?

Hottopic.com is having a 25% Off All Sneakers Sale - Use promo code: HOTKICKS! The promotion runs through 6/1 to 6/14.

Vans Paint Skull High TopsVans Paint Skull High Tops

I do also like these slip-on skull Vans. More understated but still with the nice watercolor effect in black and white.

Vans Black And White Skull Slip-OnsVans Black And White Skull Slip-Ons

Don't forget to use promo code: HOTKICKS to get your 25% off!