Jacqueline Tse – Death by Sugar

This is the amazing conceptual porcelain works by the American artist Jacqueline Tse. These pieces are part of an ongoing series called Death by Sugar, and it’s filled by deep and powerful topics.

This is what she says about this series:

My work speaks to the anxieties of being human, particularly the dilemmas of everyday urban life. It is an ongoing exploration of shameless consumerism, both tangible and digital, to celebrate the beauty and flaws of this fragile condition.In this current body of work I call “Death by Sugar,” I use a variety of sculpting techniques such as hand building, carving, plaster mold making, slip casting, and slip piping. Intricate porcelain confections are created with an irresistibly perturbing charm, resulting in a surreal dimension beyond dreams where sugar and fetus skulls are remixed into a delicate bittersweet pop narrative.
White is the color of death in Chinese culture, and this series of work is about the peace I have made towards my sugar addiction. The bare bone-like surfaces of the porcelain are meant to be evocative and peaceful at the same time.

You can follow her on Instagram.

Found via The Jealous Curator

Sara Zin – The Starving Artist

Delicious!

Sara Zin is an artist and food lover, and she found a way to mix up these two big passions into one tasty project called “The Starving Artist“. On her Tumblr blog she shows wonderful watercolor illustrations of her favorite food, accompanied with a detailed recipe and a background story about why she really enjoys to cook that particular plate.

I also love her motivational concept behind this project:

When all else fails, sometimes all you need to do is take care of your body and cook something good. With this new decade of my life approaching, I see it as a reason to make more conscious decisions, and offer something beautiful to the world. To take authorship over what I want and be willing to share the things I’ve learned and believe in, however silly or bizarre they are”.

Well said!

London – Instagram

The past week I have been for a little trip to London, weather was great, I was really lucky!

I visited the Tate Modern, Saatchi Gallery and I walked a lot in the city centre.

I’ve also been in some cool restaurants that I really  recommend you, like:

The Table for breakfast (yummy pancakes and waffles!)

Burger & Lobster – rich & affordable lobster menus

Barrica – awesome Spanish tapas

Sticks’n’Sushi – a fusion between Danish and Japanese  cook

Rosso Pomodoro – Italian restaurant, approved 🙂

Below some photos of my London holiday, and if you have any other places to suggest for the next time, you’re very welcome to share them on the comments!

Chocolate Paint By Nendo

Yummy!

Nendo created Chocolate Paint, a box full of sweet tubes of “oil paint”, entirely made of chocolate.

Chocolates like a set of oil paints. Tubes in a box of paints contain a variety of colours, and these chocolates a variety of flavoured syrups. The labels indicate each chocolate’s flavour and also function as wrappers, keeping fingers clean for eating. A design that combines the childhood excitement of opening a new box of paints and the thrill of opening a box of chocolates you’ve been given unexpectedly.

Noisy Jelly

Can you imagine the possibility to play music with food?

Raphaël Pluvinage and Marianne Cauvard created this fun and interesting project using Arduino, a software  (Max/Msp) and colored jelly!

Noisy jelly is a game where the player has to cook and shape his own musical material, based on coloured jelly.

Enjoy!