Currently on exhibit through June 12, 2010 is the Le Iconique: Terribly Odd Solo Show at the Bear and Bird Boutique and Gallery in South Florida.

It is a collection of works paying tribute to iconic french figures leading up to a period in European social history known as Belle Époque or the “Beautiful Era.” From the terror of tiny Napoleon, to the grandeur of Eiffel’s vision; Le Iconique will span the ages of French history calling upon the sights and sounds of her storied past.

Sandro Castelli was born in 1973 in São Paulo, Brazil, where he still lives and works as a freelance illustrator. Though mostly self-taught, he graduated from a comic book/illustration oriented art school. Sandro has a wide variety of work that includes, fantasy, horror and even cartoons and infographics.

Admiral

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ALEXIS MACKENZIE EXHIBIT AT CHICAGO’S EBERSMOORE

Alexis Mackenzie’s exhibit “All the Colors of the Dark” is currently running at the Ebersmoore in Chicago through May 22, 2010.

Throughout all of Mackenzie’s work, is the idea to portray the world as a flawed thing of beauty – a place that shines brightly, but has a dark side to match. Mackenzie received a BFA from Tufts University / School of the Museum of Fine Arts, 2003, in Boston, MA.

Who Said That

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On the site of a thousand years of violent history, ACDC were pitted against Iron Man in a ground breaking architectural projection mapping. Check out the video.

Arabella Proffer is a painter, designer, and co-founder of an indie label called Elephant Stone Records.

Her loose narrative themes revolve around a fascination with punk rock, aristocrats, Renaissance fashions, aging socialites, pre-code cinema, gothic divas and rock ‘n’ roll groupies.

Cleo

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Another Friday Food Links….New recipes for you to try , ways to save on coffee and a thing or two about sugar. Oh yea…and Bacon Candy!

9 WAYS TO SAVE A GRAND A YEAR ON COFFEE

With Starsucks prices higher than gold, why not check out these frugal tips to save major dough. And yes, I said Starsucks.

HOW TO MAKE SUN-DRIED TOMATOES

TIKKA MASALA PIZZA

CHICKEN STEWED WITH TOMATOES, CINNAMON AND PRESERVED LEMON

TORTELLONI, CREMINI MUSHROOMS, ROASTED BROCCOLI AND CAULIFLOWER

And….it’s vegan believe it or not.

ASAPARAGUS WITH NORI BUTTER

HOMEMADE MERGUEZ BOULETTES WITH CREAMY MINT SAUCE

MINI BLACK BOTTOM CHEESECAKES WITH JAM

I don’t know if smaller is better with cheesecake. With bite sized morsels your bound to eat a whole cake full. They look too delicious not to.

STRAWBERRY TIRAMISU

REPLACING CORN SYRUP WITH WHITE SUGAR = STILL UNHEALTHY

Food manufacturers have sat up and taken notice to all the anti-corn syrup fervor as of late. So what are they doing? Secretly re-formulating their products from corn-syrup to white sugar.

Also, they are trying to replace corn syrup with other alternative sweeteners. Haven’t they read the memo? Turbinado sugar (made from sugar cane extract), or evaporated cane juice is healthier alternative to refined sugars.  Oh and turbinado is NOT the same as regular brown sugar. Did you know that brown sugar is white sugar with just added-back-in molasses (for color). Don’t be fooled! Read the whole article: slashfood

And speaking of unhealthy but probably really tasty…here is a simple bacon recipe for all you bacon lovers…that we saved for last…

BACON CANDY


We recently came across Brooklyn-based artist Justin Paszul and his artwork, and thoroughly fell in love with it. Luckily, we got a chance to interview him to see where he draws inspiration from and what makes him tick. His answers in the Q & A below are very inciteful.

Homunculus

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