Friday, April 18, 2014

Fabergé‘s Big Egg Hunt / Artist Designed Eggs

Have you heard about Fabergé‘s Big Egg Hunt? It features more than 270 eggs designed by artists including Tracey Emin, Julian Schnabel, Zaha Hadid, and Marc Quinn, and designers like Carolina Herrera, Ralph Lauren, and Martha Stewart. It is a public art installation doubling as an egg hunt, with smartphone owners vying to capture as many eggs as possibly using a smartphone app (photos of the eggs have been tagged with #TheBigEggHuntNY).

The contest is inspired in part by the jeweler’s famous imperial eggs, created for the Russian royal family between 1885 and 1917. New York’s most famous landmarks provide a dramatic setting for the eggs, which can be found at the The Brooklyn Public LibraryMoMA P.S.1 in Queens, Grand Central Station in Manhattan, the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx, and Staten Island’s Snug Harbor.

Fabergé is offering three diamond-and-gem-encrusted egg pendant necklaces as prizes.

The eggs are currently up for auction online, with bids starting at $500. Sotheby's will be auctioning off eggs by the 30 most famous artists and designers on April 22. The proceeds will benefit two charities: Elephant Family, which promotes conservation efforts for Asian elephants; and Studio in a School, a nonprofit organization devoted to bringing arts programs to New York City schools.

Following The Big Egg Hunt (which ended April 17), all the eggs will be gathered and displayed at Rockefeller Center.

Here are images of some of my favorite eggs included in the auction.  To see all eggs included in the auction, click here.

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Beth Katleman for Todd Merrill, Untitled, 2014 Martha West, Equal Love, 2014

Alexis Myre, re-solving problem, 2014

Chris Carnabuci with Ca:Che Studio, Fertility, 2014 Marsha Meredith, Skyline, 2014

Dot Zacharias, Pandamonium, 2014 Zac Thomas, Untitled, 2014

Daniel Dens, Devil Duck, 2014 Ryan Russo for Judith Charles Gallery, Eggcessories, 2014

Sandra Nunnerley, Untitled, 2014 Soonae Tark, Fantasia, 2014

Pat Steir, Untitled, 2014 Tanya Minhas, When Ginger Blossoms, 2014

Sarah Flint, Origami Egg, 2014 Minka Sicklinger, the.royal.flush, 2014

Jill Ricci for Parlor Gallery, Memory, 2014 Peter Max:Global Works, Untitled, 2014

Ran Hwang for Leila Heller Gallery, Healing Blossoms, 2014 Richard Dupont, Untitled, 2014

Jennifer Bartlett, Untitled, 2014 Marc Quinn, Untitled, 2014

Cadogan Tate, Untitled, 2014 Irene Mamiye, Untitled, 2014

Martin Saar, Inspirations, 2014 Isabelle Arpagian, Empress II, 2014

Matthew Weinstein, Koi Egg, 2014 Emery and Whitworth, Twilight's Last Gleaming, 2014

Ambika Conroy, Happy Bunny, 2014

Krink, Untitled, 2014 Minyan Huang, Nest Egg, 2014

Jan Huling for Duane Reed Gallery, Untitled, 2014 Emma Clegg, B, 2014

Jeff Koons, Untitled, 2014


3D Eye, Liberty, 2014 Echo Design, Taking Flight by Echo Design, 2014




Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Lost in Translation

It is funny how the meaning of words changes over time. "Ho" used to be something one would associate with Santa Claus. Not so much anymore.


Gallery Ho
What an unfortunate name for a gallery.  
Incidentally, I think I have a new nickname for chicks (such as myself) that work at art galleries. 


I was recently talking to the boyfriend when he said, "Well that depends." Which of course made me think of these:


depends


The other day I was exclaiming to the boyfriend how much I love meatloaf.  To which he responded: "the man or the meat?"


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Full disclosure: I meant the meat*, which I am pretty sure horrified him as much as the man.


*For fellow meatloaf lovers, here is the basic recipe I follow: 1 lb of ground turkey, 1 or 2 eggs, breadcrumbs (or a slice of toasted bread torn/crumbled up), italian seasoning, garlic salt, a chopped onion.  Mix it all together and shape it into a loaf.  Put it in a pan.  Drape a few slices of bacon on top of the meatloaf.  Bake at 375 degrees for 50 minutes or so.  That's it!  Nom nom!  I am a fan of meatloaf sandwiches!  Yes, I am klassy like that! 




Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Bad Hair Day

This story made me cackle.


bad hair day


London (AFP) - British police said Tuesday they had intervened after North Korean embassy officials reportedly told a London hairdresser to take down a discount haircuts advert featuring leader Kim Jong-Un.

Mo Nabbach said two officials identifying themselves as being from the Stalinist state's mission took pictures of his M&M Hair Academy in Ealing, west London.

They then demanded to know his name and ordered him to remove the "disrespectful" poster from the salon window, he told the Evening Standard newspaper.

The poster featured a large picture of Kim's distinctive short-back-and-sides hairdo with the slogan: "Bad hair day? 15 percent off all gent cuts through the month of April."

"I told them this is England and not North Korea and told them to get their lawyers," the newspaper quoted Nabbach as saying.

"The two guys were wearing suits and they were very serious. It was very threatening."

Nabbach, who is also a fashion photographer, said he had since removed the offending picture.

His son Karim said they had put up the poster in response to a recent unconfirmed story that North Korean men are now only allowed to wear the same haircut as their young leader, who took power after the death of his father Kim Jong-il in December 2011.

"We didn't realise but the North Korean embassy is a 10-minute walk from the salon. The next day we had North Korean officials pop into the salon asking to speak to the manager," he said.

"He (Mo Nabbach) went to Ealing police station afterwards to file a report just in case anything happened to the salon overnight. Apparently they (the apparent North Korean officials) went to the police as well."

"We haven't had any trouble since then, if anything the poster has become a tourist attraction. It was just something that had been in the news, and the North Korean officials didn't even have the haircut.

"We always put up little offers in the window, it's harmless. We were just making light of a bad situation in North Korea."

Police confirmed that they had stepped in to resolve the issue.

"Officers spoke to both parties involved and no offence was disclosed," a Metropolitan Police spokesman told AFP.

There was no immediate response from the North Korean embassy, located in a suburban London house less than two miles (three kilometres) from the salon.

The Kim family has ruled the country for more than six decades with an iron fist and a pervasive personality cult.

Kim Jong-Un's haircut is strikingly similar to that of his grandfather Kim Il-Sung, reinforcing efforts by the young leader to project himself more in the image of the state's founder leader than of his father.


If you are interested in learning more about the SHEER LUNACY of this North Korean "leader," I'd recommend you watch this  PBS Frontline "Secret State of North Korea" episode.  It is fascinating, horrifying, and yet it still gave me hope that this regime/leader is doomed, and will hopefully be overthrown sooner rather than later.





Friday, April 11, 2014

Chubby Thighs


chubby baby thighs

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love

holdups for chubby thighs

Tabitha Ramsbotham

Elephant Legs

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Fernando Botero, tour-of-the-volcano

m-e-fat-baby

Off season bodybuilder

chubby thighs

fernando botero woman on horse

Chloe_Swimsuit_04

fernando botero chubby thighs

sierra

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Chubby thighs

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231/365

fernando botero ecce-homo

cloth-diapers-for-bigger-thighs-e1361823829349

big thighs

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Sleepy hippo



My co-worker and I were discussing how we love wearing summery dresses when it is hot out.  I mentioned that the only downside to wearing dresses during the sweaty months is the inner thigh chafing issue.  I thought only women of the chubsy variety (such as myself!) had to deal with this issue, but my thin/appropriately-proportioned co-worker admitted that this is something she has to deal with too.  FURTHERMORE, she told me that every chick she could think of has the same problem.  And I thought it was just me! 

I was blabbing about all of this to the boyfriend, when he mentioned that his mom (she is of the LARGE variety) doesn't wear dresses and skirts much, but she has to deal with another issue -- one where she puts baby powder in between creases and rolls in order to cut down on moisture and odor issues.  !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I have never heard of such a thing!!!!!!!!!!  But I guess we all have issues to contend with, one way or another.  I guess!!!!!