July 29, 2010

Kiss my BUTT :)

That's about the coolest ad ever!!! not a million dollar fantasy.. but the TRUTH!! holy moly... what happens now that the TRUTH has come out... i'll tell you what.. a REVOLUTION for big butts LOL!!! 


Pastel Cupcake keds shoes
Pink Cupcake keds shoes
THIS SPOT   (zazzle) has forever changed the cupcake shoe and gift game with these customized Keds! .... although they are thoroughly adorable.. i'm not sure i;d be able to wear them everyday... since well i don't have a cupcake wardrobe. Yet. :) If you are a cupcake lover, like myself, you will definitely want to check out this site... everything from the adorable shoes above to cupcake stationary, mugs, totes and much more!! yay for Zazzle!

Stay Gold...

The Luxe 24 Karat Gold Facial uses the highest grade of gold leaf in an 80-minute procedure which costs $400. The flakes of gold leaf are laid on the face, before being massaged in. UMO - the company behind the facial - claimed that the procedure will result in firmer, brighter and more supple skin.  The treatment’s use of the metal follows a strong historical tradition. It is said that Cleopatra slept in a gold mask every night.. and you KNOW how i feel about Cleopatra!! Chinese empresses supposedly used gold rollers to massage their faces.  

However, the precious metal has not been commonly used for modern day treatments because it is very difficult to make it penetrate the skin. UMO claims that it has developed technology which allows staff at the Charleston Place spa in South Carolina, where the 24-carat facial is offered, to overcome this problem.

It is following a trend for ever more luxurious beauty treatments, such as using caviar as a conditioner on the hair. (via Luxo) 

I guess despite the recession... there will still be LUXURY!!

The First of a long line of Specials

So last week... or maybe two weeks ago... i made my friend a very special brunch item..becasue he had NEVER had a BENEDICT!!! can you imagine?!?!?

I had been to the restaurant "Root Down" in Denver... and they had the most amazing Benedict you could ask for, so i replicated it for him as his introductory... cuz well.. that's just how i DO!

Instead of an English muffin, i used Quinoa... YUM! and instead of Canadian Bacon, i used turkey... top that with a poached egg... some Hollandaise and chopped tomatoes... OYE VAY that's delicious!!!

On the side i pan fried a combination of russet and sweet potatoes with a spice blend that will knock your socks off!! (recipe to follow) 

For the greenery... simple was best.. lemon dressed greens... arugala or frisee generally work the best... but any green will suffice. 

Potato Seasoning
1 tablespoon smoked paprika
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper

Throw seasoning on after potatoes are cooked or at table and enjoy!!

Had to finish it off with a short stack and strawberry syrup!! 

July 28, 2010

Pin Up Cartoons

These pin up illustrations are not like any other. Not only are they cartoons, but they were created by the hands of Keiko Murayama, an artist who seems to specialize in funky characters.
below are some of my faves...including Snow White, a Geisha girl and Eve.. you know.. Adam's chick! 
Pin Up CartoonsPin Up CartoonsPin Up Cartoons

Take some time and google her or hit up her blogs here! 

High 'Flyin' Collars

I'm not one for collars.. since to me that's what a noose must feel like... BUT i saw these this morning.. and since i am a lover of all wings *winks* and leathers.... i'm throwing a little love that way!! 
These leather accessories by Norwegian designer Anne Holm Alexandersen are FREAKIN AWESOME!! . Her gorgeous handmade collars and ornaments are created from small feather-shaped bits of leather which are then attached together to replicate wings. Her pieces include collar-styled necklaces, hair pins, brooches and earrings.
By far my fave piece!! 

Optical Illusions

I'm struggling today with the facade of family... so no other pictures or words seemed to be as effective in conveying those feelings as... optical illusions!

We all know what optical illusions are.. but Wiki said it best.....

An optical illusion (also called a visual illusion) is characterized by visually perceived images that differ from objective reality. The information gathered by the eye is processed in the brain to give a percept that does not tally with a physical measurement of the stimulus source. There are three main types: literal optical illusions that create images that are different from the objects that make them, physiological ones that are the effects on the eyes and brain of excessive stimulation of a specific type (brightness, tilt, color, movement), and cognitive illusions where the eye and brain make unconscious inferences. They can also be known as "mind games". (via Wiki) 

seven faces

And ohhhhh the mind games... 
Drawings By Humberto Machado
two or three??? lol

I hope your eyes enjoyed the illusions.... i only hope your life is not one! ;) 
Visual Illusions

July 27, 2010

darkness ;)

Before there was Harry Potter and Twilight... it was the Addams Family that held down the darkness for our viewing pleasure... and no one darker than Morticia Addams herself...
If you like the goth, semi-goth or just occasional goth looking nails.. i FULLY suggest you take swoop up a pack of these and get your nail on!! All the colors are very mysterious and represent Morticia Addams' signature style. The colors are named Midnight Tango, Bone Chilling White and Blood Curdling Red. But beware, they are very limited edition and once they are gone... well you know! 

well i've done the plates... now the glasses

SUGAR GLASSES??? WHAT?? stop the madness!! hahaha
Sugar-Glasses-1.jpgJelloware Cups Transform Summer Picnics Into Hot, Sticky Messes
SO not only are cool drinks the bees knees during the summer... but add a cup made of sugar.. or sugar-esque stuff is almost enough to bowl you right over!!
Fast forward to these colorful cups that are entirely out of agar agar and cast in different flavors, such as lemon-basil, ginger-mint, or rosemary-beet. They can actually enhance the flavor of the drink being held in them. Jelloware is meant to be thrown into the grass after it is used, as agar agar is a seaweed extract and actually nurtures the growth of plants. So not only do the glasses give you a sugary treat, but they also benefit the world we live in!! 

One Roller coaster of a bed!

So here i am .. doing my ususal morning perusing when outta the shadows pops out THIS lovely whimsical piece of furniture!! Now i'm not sure of the functionality and of the logistice ( ie size of room needed and such) but i DO sure as shit know i want one... and will move out my living room furniture to have one!!! i am just SAYIN!
You KNOW you want one too!!! 

July 26, 2010

Brian Viveros amazingness!

Artist Brian Viveros creates compelling paintings of mutilation, and even though the imagery is particularly morbid, there’s something captivating and sexy in each portrait.
The different women featured in Brian Viveros’ canvases are comparable to Spanish goddesses. Each one is tattooed, badass, sultry and tortured, not only in imagery but emotion. These erotic, yet, creative illustrations are just the gateway into Brian Vivero’s mind. i'm CAPTIVATED if you might! (via trendsetter) 

Brian Viveros

July 22, 2010

Life's a Mystery

There is no short cut to achievement. Life requires thorough preparation -- veneer isn't worth anything.

- George Washington Carver
I don't want to get to the end of my life and find that I lived just the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well.
- Diane Ackerman

May my heart always be open to little / birds who are the secrets of living
- e. e. cummings

Promise yourself to live your life as a revolution and not just a process of evolution.
- Anthony J. D'Angelo

I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing.
- Agatha Christie

You have to pay the price. You will find that everything in life exacts a price, and you will have to decide whether the price is worth the prize.
- Sam Nunn

Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.

- Soren Kierkegaard

Life is a process. We are a process. The universe is a process.
- Anne Wilson Schaef

The good life is inspired by love and guided by knowledge.
- Bertrand Russell

Life has got to be lived -- that's all there is to it.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?
- Mary Oliver

Knocks me off my feet....

"Knocks Me Off My Feet"

I see us in the park
Strolling the summer days of imaginings in my head
And words from our hearts
Told only to the wind felt even without being said
I don't want to bore you with my trouble
But there's sumptin'bout your love
That makes me weak and
Knocks me off my feet

There's supmtin'bout your love
That makes me weak and
Knocks me off my feet
Knocks me off my feet

I don't want to bore you with it
Oh but I love you, I love you, I love you
I don't want to bore you with it
Oh but I love you, I love you, I love you
More and more

We lay beneath the stars
Under a lovers tree that's seen through the eyes of my mind
I reach out for the part
Of me that lives in you that only our two hearts can find
But I don't want to bore you with my trouble
But there's sumptin'bout your love
That makes me weak and
Knocks me off my feet

There's sumptin'bout your love
That makes me weak and
Knocks me off my feet
Knocks me off my feet

I don't want to bore you with it
Oh but I love you, I love you, I love you
I don't want to bore you with it
Oh but I love you, I love you, I love you
I don't want to bore you with it
Oh but I love you, I love you, I love you
Darling I don't want to bore you with it
Oh but I love you, I love you, I love you
I don't want to bore you with it
Oh but I love you, I love you, I love you
Darling I don't want to bore you with it
Oh but I love you, I love you, I love you 

July 19, 2010

Go Go Dez's Gadgets!!

I DO happen to own this little handy dandy... and FYI the knife in this joint is worth the WHOLE buy!!!
 Sushi Maker Sushi Master
Sushi Maker Sushi Master
Sadly i paid the full price.. but it's now on sale.. grab one!!!

AS much as i love that.. this will be my next purchase

Hello Kitty Sushi Kit

Eat everything on your plate.... then the Plate too!

Everyone's goin green!!! ... that's the IN word these days...so I figured I'd do MY part!! 
Since i use quite a few paper plates...this idea seemed like a no brainer... except it is! 
if you have read previous postings, you KNOW i dinner or brunch or snack party all the time..
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 Diane Bisson, a Université de Montréal industrial design professor, teamed up with chefs and a dietitian to create recipes for edible plates and containers in various shapes, all made without preservatives, artificial colours or sugar.

She focused on using vegetables and vegetable flours, such as water chestnut flour, as well as fruit, beans and bean flours. A dish that paired grilled, caramelized fennel with white beans was the inspiration for one plate.Colours of the containers spanned the spectrum from red to yellow, orange, green, brown and black. She used quinoa and poppyseed flour to make one black container. (via thestar.com) 
Be on the lookout for more in the line...as the demand for sustainable ways of liveing become more necessary, or grab the book and follow the journey!Edible Dinner Plates

Pop WOK and drop it!

I'm an entertainer... whether it be on stage with a mic.. in a pair of tap shoes on stage... or in the kitchen choppin up veggies...entertaining's in my blood, a part of my soul! more than anything i love having people over and feeding them!! 
So since fondue-ing and 'self-cooking'  has been on my agenda as of late... i thought THIS would be a perfect addition to previous posts said menagerie of gadgets!! 
Group Cooking: 6 Person Mini Wok Set | Random Good Stuff
How FUN would that dinner party be i ask you?!?!?! 
You can find more info HERE but fair warning.. it's in German.  LOL Doesn't mean you can't buy it for me though.... € 59.95 will get er here!! 

Cool Beans!!

I'm not sure if you say it.. but i find myself saying Cool Beans alllll the time... looks like i'm gonna have to make an addition to my crazy kitchen menagerie of miscellaneous gadgets!! and for around $8 bucks a pop... i won't have to break the bank either! Plus on the plus plus side... you won't have to worry about watered down iced coffee... you just have to remember to refill the "ice" trays. 
That's lovely!

Killer Pancake Maker!!

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As a breakfast connoisseur of sorts, when i stumbled upon this little piece of heaven, i was FLOORED!! 
ChefStack is the world's first commercial panless automatic pancake machine. The patented process cooks hot, fresh pancakes in a matter of seconds. From an all-natural batter, 97% fat free pancakes emerge from your ChefStack at a rate of up to 200 per hour! Click HERE to read the fine print and purchase one of your very own!! 
Great for Families with teenage boys or peeps that appreciate "herbal refreshments"!

I just can't get past the fact that there's no pancake flipping involved!! how am i gonna use my "whatever flips your pancake" quote if ther's NO MORE PANCAKE FLIPPING?!?!?! but i suppose if that's my biggest worry on this monday.... all's well HA!

July 1, 2010

Ridic Office Chairs!

Ok, i can justify pretty much any amount of unreasonable amount of money for most products... simply by stating that it's the best... but 1.5 MILLION dollars for an OFFICE CHAIR??? c'mon now LOL... who wants to spend THAT much time at work...obviously billionaires who spend endless hours at the office!! 

Pininfarina, the Italian car design firm, is best known for their luxury car projects - Ferrari, Lamborghini and Maserati. But they have recently created an innovative ergonomic chair and likely the world’s most expensive office chair for the Middle East luxury market.
The Aresline Xten costs $1.5 million. For that tidy sum, the user gets Technogel which conforms to the body’s contour which reduces seating pressure and fatigue. Dynamic and durable fabric of Olympic athlete calibre covers the chair. It also boasts Dynamic Synchronized Tilting for independent tilting of back and seat.
I don't know..... for that much dough this chair better do my work and suggest investments often!! 

Electric folding YikeBike looks slightly ridiculous, totally practical
Well, we may not have flying cars -- or moving walkways that sweep us to our office chairs for that matter -- but soon we will have the YikeBike, an electric bicycle that tucks neatly into a bag little bigger than a briefcase. Its styling queues are decidedly futuristic penny-farthing, with the large front wheel, tiny rear, and little mustache handlebar, but that front wheel is driven by an electric motor giving a range of 9km and a top speed of 20km/h. No word on how long a full charge takes, but 80 percent requires only 20 minutes. Cost being over $5,500 it's going to be something of a tall sale for a short ride.
Best Ergonomic Office Chair
Yeah... there are NO words for how cool this chair is :) 
Perfect for those who spend more than 10 hours behind the computer.... relieving the tension of your lower back neck and shoulders..... it's the worlds most perfectly ergonomic office chair!

And THIS is just the one i want LOL