Tuesday, 29 March 2011

'Let Them Eat Cake...'

These cakes are amazing!!! - Yes, believe it or not they are indeed cakes!

Each one has been crafted by Brighton based company, Choccywoccydoodah and although many of you may have seen them featured in their very own 10-part series on Sky TV, they are just simply amazing so I had to add them to my blog! 

I absolutely love this one (above)...but how would you cut into it!?! In fact I wouldn't want to, it's too pretty! The pastel colours compliment the tea party themed objects so well.

If you can imagine it they can create it! I certainly know where I want to go for my next day trip. I'll be heading straight down to Brighton for a day by the seaside filled with chocolatey gooey goodness - what could be better!

This would be my perfect home, shame it's a cake! Don't worry, I've kept this short so you don't dribble over your keyboard. But hopefully you too can appreciate just how amazing these works of art are.


Thursday, 3 March 2011

Shoes To Make You Go Gaga...


Noritaka Tatehana is a fashon designer based in Tokyo. Not only does he design each pair, but also manages the entire process from dyeing & embossing of the leather to crafting each shoe by hand. His work is just amazing and I find it rather difficult to put into words. You may recognise these weird and wonderful creations from Lady Gaga as she is frequently photographed wearing his collection.



'The theme of Artisan Collection 2010 is "Metamorphosis" which makes you meet with nature through unusual styles and materials.' - www.noritakatatehana.com

His collection makes you question whether they are solely works of art that should be displayed in a gallery or just innovative structures thus forming a new style of footwear that will slowly trickle down to the high street with time.

I see them as wearable pieces of art, where the designer has blurred the devision between art & fashion. They are amazing statement pieces and I love how the heel has been completely removed - something we would consider a must for functionality but the designer, Noritaka Tatehana, has defied this rule.