World’s Largest Gummy Skull

Posted in food, products, skulls and skeletons with tags , , on December 11, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Know someone who is both skull obsessed AND a hardcore sugar junkie? Perhaps the World’s Largest Gummy Skull is a suitable holiday gift.

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This hyper-realistic depiction of the human skull is made of solid gummy, weighs over 5 pounds, packs over 7,000 calories, and is 100% edible! Each highly-detailed and gluten-free World’s Largest Gummy Skull is handmade in the USA and is currently available in three flavors: red cherry, blue raspberry, and grape.

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World’s Largest Gummy Skull
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Cereal Killer Cafe

Posted in destinations, food, retro with tags , , on December 10, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

As terrible as I know it is for me, I have a major cereal addition. It’s basically the only thing I never get sick of. A new London restaurant, Cereal Killer Cafe offers a dazzling array of classic and rare cereals.

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Twin brothers Alan and Gary Keery have designed a truly amazing tribute to crunchy, boxed morsels worldwide, offering over 60 types of cereal and 30 types of regular and alternative milk (rejoice, ye lactose intolerant!). All milk is offered on the side, so diners can control the exact amount of crunch they desire.
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Rare and imported cereals (anyone remember URKEL-O’s? I don’t) are the same price as common ones, which is rather awesome.
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The walls are decorated with vintage memorabilia…
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And art made of…you guessed it: cereal.
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The cafe also features sweet treats and novelties in keeping with their theme.
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Keery brothers…please consider a NYC location!

If anyone across the pond stops by, please tell me your impressions of the place!

Cereal Killer Cafe

Mini Spinal Hiatus

Posted in anatomy, announcement, art with tags , , on December 9, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

I recently returned from the hospital after having an outpatient procedure for the damaged, pained nerves at the base of my spine. Resting up today, but hope to be posting tomorrow!

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(image by caryndrexl)

Also, if anyone has come across weird and wonderful holiday items, please share! Have a good evening…

Anatomy of Digestion Plates

Posted in anatomy, craft, home, products with tags , , , on December 8, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

At first glance they appear to be trendy, artistically decorated china, but these Anatomy of Digestion Plates are essentially “anatomically correct.”

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This unique range of fine china illustrates the anatomy and histology of the digestive system in graphic black and white with hand gilded detail.
The range portrays the intricate anatomical pattern and detail from the teeth to the stomach, intestine and liver.

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Each plate is carefully handmade (and there is also a series of matching cups and saucers at the Morbid Anatomy Gift Shop).

Anatomy of Digestion Plates

Alyzia Zherno

Posted in art with tags on December 7, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Today I bring you a few favorite pieces by Alyzia Zherno.

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I love the concept of hands emerging from flowering vines; these seem to glow with life force!
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A handmade crown…of unique materials.
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A couple of her pieces seem to comment on the relationships between humans and the natural world, sometimes with a satirical twist, such as this wonderful little role reversal.
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Today I bring you a few favorite pieces by Alyzia Zherno.

Blown Glass Solar System Ornaments

Posted in christmas, craft, decoration, space with tags , , , on December 6, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

My favorite decoration I’ve come across this year is this series of Solar System Ornaments.

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From the product description:
Blown glass Christmas ornaments. A Saturn that actually LOOKS like Saturn, with Cassini data used to etch the rings! A Sun with sunspots! Earth and Mars with clouds and polar caps, Jupiter with a red spot, and I include Pluto, just because! Very cool!! And with a loop on the top to hang on your tree. I like to hang these in the window during non-Christmas months. The sunlight coming through them is amazing! I hand blow these ornaments myself. Ornament size is about 2″ for the small ones, up to 4 inches, and Saturn has the rings about 4.5″. With the rings, the ornament is heavier than my others and may be too heavy for little trees. All of the ornaments are thicker than cheap breakable ones, and have been crash tested by my cats to be able to withstand normal handling and last a lifetime as heirloom pieces.

I’d like to try my hand at making a series like this via painting (or even plush). In fact, I’d like to do a whole space themed tree. Unfortunately, the price of these ornaments is too steep for me, but they are awesome pieces.

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João Carvalho

Posted in art with tags on December 5, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Brazilian artist João Carvalho is only 15 years old, yet he demonstrates a remarkable talent for creating three dimensional illusions in two dimensional space.

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He just started drawing earlier this year, and can already achieve excellent character replication and figure studies with mind-bending ripples in space.
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There are some impressive sketches that do not involve warping space as well!
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João Carvalho

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