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My weekend…

gin albion Fish Tank

…went a bit like this:

  • Gin & Tonics
  • Making website magic
  • Miso & my flatmates & The Reader: a fair representation of a book I didn’t actually love
  • Albion goodness in the form of baked goods and caffeinated beverages
  • Fish Tank: bleak, terrible dancing, verisimilitude (yep, I was a film studies student for a while), worth seeing, will win awards
  • Breakfast Club Sunday supper

Happy days…

A quick fix of nice links

trashy pin-up cups

Due to my busy-ness, here are a couple of links that I liked the look of this week…

  1. Trashy Pin-Up Art gallery over at Trendhunter
  2. Ironically amusing collection of hints & tips from trashy womens mags at the Hero of Switzerland blog
  3. Random sandwiches at insanewiches.com
  4. Nice tilt-shift time-lapse animation of a beach
  5. flickr gallery of hand drawn-on cups


Hidden restaurants

Hidden restaurant

Thanks to my dearest, darling housemate, I have just discovered a plethora of exciting hidden restaurants dotted around London including one ran by an ex-chef at El Bulli.

Find out more here…

My Bank Holiday Weekend

cocktail coraline meatballs Will

Went something like this:

  1. Incredible jerk chicken and cocktails, cocktails, cocktails in Banners
  2. Playing with my new camera. Oooh.
  3. Amazing stop motion animation aka Coraline in 3D
  4. Catching up with friends
  5. Homemade meatballs
  6. Spotting Will from The Inbetweeners in Covent Garden. Best “celeb” spot ever.
  7. Carrot cake baking
  8. Lots of wine by a water mill in the countryside
  9. Creepy rocking chair and screaming at The Woman in Black (technically yesterday but still counts in my mind)

A day or so late, but hey that’s ok.

Today’s two favourite posts…

…over at the Cakehead Loves Evil blog are as follows (click on the chicken in a can one for more grotesque imagery of said chicken leaving said can):

birds nest hair

chicken in a can

That is all.

Cakehead Loves Evil lives here.

Things I did this weekend

chopsticksthe dark knight chicken the wrestler yeah yeah yeahs

With miniature reviews, almost like a post-event Twitter feed:

  1. Ate Japanese from Shiso. It was so-so.
  2. Watched The Dark Knight on DVD. It was as good as I remembered from the cinematic experience.
  3. Roasted a chicken. Ate it.
  4. Saw The Wrestler @ The Prince Charles. It depressed me a little.
  5. Went to see Yeah Yeah Yeah’s @ Shepherds Bush Empire.  They were amazing. Karen O was charismatic as ever. Nick Zinner was his usual incredible guitar wielding, effects pedal laden pixie-from-a-Tim-Burton-film self. There was lots of pretty stage confetti. They played Y Control and Bang. This pleased me.

That is all.

More creative cupcakery

cookie monster cupcake

A lovely compilation of cupcake art at Cakehead Loves Evil…

Cupcake art

I was proud of my weekend cupcake handiwork…

hummingbird vanilla hummingbird chocolate

…that was, until I came across the link to these on my daily skim of Trendhunter. Nursery rhyme themed cupcakes! AMAZING!

jack and jill

Bread Art

toast art

Off the back of yesterday’s food art post comes The Bread Art Project. Sponsored by the Grain Foods Foundation in support of Feeding America, the site allows you to create a virtual piece of bread art to ‘toast’ or a toasty short animation. For each piece of art that is created, $1 is donated to the Feeding America charity.

For a charity piece, this is really quite sweet and I really like the little touches on the site, such as the food facts that pop up each time a page is loading.

I have created some toasted art but for some strange reason I cannot screengrab my masterpiece so you will just have to ‘toast’ it out for yourself . God I’m funny…

Playing with your food

I like art. I like food. Put ’em together and whaddya get…?

courgette skeleton

carrot horse

moon bread

Thanks to Cakehead Loves Evil for le link to Edith Zimmerman’s blog, which is full of foody art and arty food and some other bits and bobs.