Tuesday, May 25, 2010

I Need Your Skull Art Show

This past Saturday, I trekked over to the MF Gallery in Brooklyn for the opening of the "I Need Your Skull" art show. 30 international artists were asked to present a piece depicting a human skull and all the money raised from sales of the skull art will be used to build a giant, 20 foot 3-D skull on the facade of the MF Gallery building.

I was really impressed by the artwork and really wanted to buy something. There were quite a few that I really liked but the ONE I insanely wanted was $400, which while not that expensive for a piece of art, is still out of my budget.

I wish they had posted a picture and name next to each display, as most of the artists were there and I would have loved to speak with them but I didn't know who anyone was. The space is small and it was pretty crowded and hot, so I didn't stay all that long.

This was my favorite.





When my friends and I left to get some food and drinks and just a few blocks away, I made an *awesome* find. Someone had thrown out a perfectly good cow skull! Of course, I immediately grabbed it. Here's a picture of me giddy with delight and gingerly holding the thing in case it was infested with something. It seemed clean enough, so we took it out to eat with us. Great thing about nyc, no one at the restaurant even questioned why there was a cow skull sitting on our table.

Awesome, right?

The MF Gallery is open by appointment only, but if you're interested in seeing more of the artwork or picking up any of the available art, you can do both at their website.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Torani Bacon Syrup

I've long been a fan of Torani flavored syrups, they are really versatile and come in tons of flavors. How fantastic then that Torani has jumped on the Bacon wagon?! So excited to pick up a bottle of this stuff, my mind is already feverishly devising new and interesting ways to use it.

Torani Bacon Syrup
Torani Bacon Syrup

Bacon enthusiasts will recognize the same savory, meaty flavor as authentic bacon in this salty, sweet syrup. Torani Bacon syrup adds savory bacon flavor to cocktails, lattes, sauces and more. Just add 1/2 - 1 oz. of syrup to a 6-8 oz. beverage, and enjoy this innovative new flavor from Torani. You can pick this up online via my link above or check your local grocery chains.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

I Could Sure Use $7000...

and a bigger apartment. But if you've got loads of cash just sitting around and you can't figure out what to do with it, might I suggest that you pick up these one-of-a-kind skull chairs currently on Ebay? These are from SultanChic, who scours the globe for rare vintage pieces of unusual shape and form and refashions them into show pieces. You can't even imagine what my house would look like if I had unlimited funds.

Pair of French Provinicial Skull Gothic Wing Chairs - $6,475.00French Provinicial Skull Gothic Wing ChairsFrench Provinicial Skull Gothic Wing Chairs

Pair of King and Queen Victorian Skull Chairs - $6,400.00Pair of King and Queen Victorian Skull ChairsPair of King and Queen Victorian Skull Chairs

Or, if you're like me and have just about $11.95 you can part with, I ran across these really cute skull mugs at my local Barnes & Noble store.Skull Mugs from Barnes & Noble