Buy This Pillow (Only 1 availble, so act fast!) for just $35 at This Link.
Courtesy of Found Shit Dot Com!
While this unique soft sculpture initially appears to be a sofa (due to its overall size and shape), a closer look reveals that this extremely cleverly designed Pig Chair isn’t really a couch, but more of a Love Seat (for two very skinny people) at best. At any rate, it looks soft and comfy and is certainly a fantastic conversation piece. According to designer Pavia Burroughs (who created “Hillhock,” she she calls it, as part of her senior design thesis) the chair is, “completely hand stitched, upholstered in dusty pink velvet and pink satin, sports two hand carved walnut hooves and two glass taxidermy eyes. His entire body has been padded with 2″ upholstery foam. Being mostly carved from insulation foam, he is surprising light weight and durable. He could easily be picked up by one average adult (except for his awkward shape). His underside is covered in bottom cloth, making him easily pushed around a room.”
The chair is selling on Etsy for $950 (pick up only on site in Philadelphia) and will be available for pick-up after May 19, 2011. More pictures and purchasing information are available at This Link.
Going to the mail box each day is always an exciting adventure. I never know what goodies I’ll find awaiting me there in the way of new CDs, DVDs or books to review for this here blog. Every day is Christmas when you’re me! Free stuff! Yesterday, though, I was quite surprised to receive a small package from an address I did not recognize. I opened the package to find a box containing the most beautiful bracelet made from two strands of pale pink glass beads interwoven with small, colorful shiny bits that, upon further inspection, proved to be pieces of ‘repurposed’ compact discs. Innovative! An enclosed card explained that this bracelet was a gift from my friend Joan (also known simply as J) as a token of her appreciation for my long-running “Pink Thing of The Day” blog post series. It’s nice to have fans!
I’ve known J for over ten years as a music writer who’s always on the cutting edge of what’s hip and happening on the LA Rock Club Scene. Apparently, she now also makes awesome costume jewelry! J explains what her jewelry is all about on her Cool Blog, with more information on her jewelry available at Pop Culture Princess Dot Com. J writes: “I hand make upcycled jewelry out of CDs, DVDs (along with the CD/DVD inserts themselves), vintage and recycled beads and semi-precious stones, rhinestones and Swarovski crystals. The CDs and DVDs have been processed so they do not even look like what they once were! Necklaces, pendants, bracelets, pins, brooches, earrings…we do it all! I think of my aesthetic as green, minimalist rock star. Many items are reversible or can be worn in a multitude of ways. Each piece is a one-of-a-kind and cannot be reproduced exactly due to the way the CD/DVD is processed – no two are alike!”
J’s jewelry is very beautiful, super modern and also very affordably priced. Please check out more of her work and consider purchasing her jewelry for yourself or as a gift by visiting the Pop Culture Princess Etsy Store at This Link. Good luck J and thanks again for the lovely gift!
Mike Geno is an amazing artist who specializes in creating works of art based on meat. I am not generally a fan of realist painting, but Mike’s work really is top shelf! Mike has just created a fun item designed for all bacon lovers: the Mona Bacon Postcard, sold in packs of five for just $5.00 in his store over at Etsy.com! Postcards measure 4×6″ and are professionally printed in full color with the back side left blank for inscribing your own personalized greeting!
Here’s what Mike has to say about the new postcards:
“Originally, I designed this image for an exhibition I curated called The Bacon Show (Meat Artists Blogspot), which celebrates the glory of bacon. I recently realized this [card] makes sense for lots of occasions, like thank you cards, birthday cards, apology cards, even after first date cards…and “good luck on going vegetarian” cards too!”
These cards are pretty cool and almost sold out, so you’d better haul your bacon-loving ass over to Etsy right now and pick some up!
Thanks to Bacon Today Dot Com For The Tip!
Sells for $3,500.00 plus shipping, from Von Erickson.
(This can be used as a large cup or a small bowl.)
This handmade bowl is low fire white clay with a food safe glaze, which means the bowl is made to be used. The outside has a clear glaze over white clay. The inside has an orange glaze under a red glaze. This cup stands 3 1/2″ high and has a 4″ diameter. Fun conversation piece, plus it’s functional!
Bacon Scarf Contains No Actual Bacon!
It’s 27 degrees here in New York right now, and that’s really fucking cold! If there’s one thing you need to be wearing under your coat when you go outside, it’s a warm scarf! What great timing it is then that Etsy.com is offering for sale this very realistic looking, custom made, hand felted bacon scarf . According to the item description, “The loose red, pink, and white merino wool has been welt felted with warm, soapy water and agitated to hold its shape. Nothing is sewn, knitted, or crocheted. It measures between 6-8″ wide and 44-48″ long. This is an approximation since this scarf – much like real bacon – is not a true rectangular shape. It looks like a real slice of bacon, with the striations of fat and meat. It’s kind of gross and awesome at the same time.” I love it. Scarf sells for $120 each. What a bargain!