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Batter Blaster: Organic Canned Pancake Batter

Pancakes in a can? Organic? Really?

Via Boing Boing.

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Pig Out: Bacon Roundup

2007 is the year of the pig and in lieu of the ubiquitous "best of my blog in 2007" post, here is a long list of bacon inspired products and recipes. The bacon scented bacon print tuxedo is my favorite. If it weren't $100, it would make a great gag gift or white elephant gift.

*bacon flavored toothpicks
*funky fresh bacon air freshener
*sticky pig candy stripes (recipe)
*bacon in a can (recipe)
*bacon and eggs cufflinks
*bacon chocolate
*bacon salt: everything should taste like bacon
*homemade fresh bacon
*bacon martini
*bacon booze
*bacon flavored vodka (Recipe)
*bacon peanut brittle
*bacon wrapped turkey
*bacon wallet
*bacon bandages and bacon and egg bandages
*strawberry flavored gummy bacon candy
*bacon gift wrap
*bacon of the month club
*lollyphile: bacon lollipops
*how to cook crispy bacon (recipe)
*White Art in the Meat Food Business. A Practical Handbook for Butcher, Pork Stores, Restaurants, Hotels and Delicatessens on How to Make Lasting and Transferable White Art Decorations out of Bacon Fat Back for Window Displays, Ornaments on Meat Food Cold Buffets and for Exhibits and Advertising Purposes (book, 1944)
*candied bacon ice cream (recipe)
*Heston Blumenthal's Infamous Bacon & Egg Ice Cream (video)
*vosges: mo's bacon chocolate bar
*bacon peanut brittle
*bacon scarf
*BLT candles
*bacon salt
*bacon mints
*bacon and egg couples costumes
*bacon soap (recipe)
*smoked bacon spray (part of the flavor spray diet)
*bacon flavored popcorn for dogs
*bacon bagels for dogs
*saint anthony: patron saint of bacon
*bacon chocolate chip cookies (recipe)
*bacon robots: personal bacon making assistants
*mr. bacon vs. monsieur tofu action figures
*bacon floss

*how it's made: bacon

*The Bacon Cookbook: More than 150 Recipes from Around the World for Everyone's Favorite Food
*Seduced by Bacon: Recipes & Lore about America's Favorite Indulgence
Bacon Mantern Candle

Happy New Year! Thanks to all who have read, commented, and subscribed to this blog, and cheers to another year of kitschy products and delicious concepts.

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Excuses, Excuses

Thank you for your patience and sorry for the unannounced light posting. I have had intermittent internet service and a host of family gatherings to attend to. I hope you all had a wonderful holiday and I look forward to bringing you fresh content within the next couple of days.

Above Photo: Found by Saroyan. Holga of Santa lightleaked and cross processed. Love it!

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Scared of Santa Photo Gallery

The only nightmare I have ever had in my life involved a mucousy green faced Santa sitting on me and crushing me. Judging from the photos, these kids were equally horrified by jolly Saint Nicholas. The Junior Society has assembled a list of websites that collect and display photos of children who are terrified of the man in the red lobster suit. The photos are funny, but I can't help but feel for the little kids.

Via Ohdeedoh.

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Christmas Morning Excitement

In case you missed it:

Via Santa and Me.

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Behemoth Frankenbird

Move over turducken. There is a newer, bigger frankenbird in town. Anne Petch's gluttonous multi fowl serves 125, requires 8 hours to cook, and contains 48 (that's not a typo) birds from 12 species, including:

*01: Turkey
*02: Goose
*03: Barbary duck
*04: Guinea fowl
*05: Mallard
*06: Poussin
*07: Quail
*08: Partridge
*09: Pigeon squab
*10: Pheasant
*11: Chicken
*12: Aylesbury duck

Who will one-up Anne next year? Holy Cow!

Via Tastespotting.

*02/10/08: Another frankenmeat, the bacon pig, is a pork hot dog encased in ground pork, wrapped it in bacon, and formed into the likeness of a pig.

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Eatmecrunchy Cereal Bowl

This thoughtfully designed cereal bowl may make me a cereal lover after all.

Via Shiny Shiny.

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Tim Fraser Brown: Manetone: Manet in Pantone Chips

From Tim Fraser Brown's website, Manetone is:

A reproduction of Édouard Manet's 'Bar at the Folies Bergere' made entirely of old Pantone chips. Over 5,000 unused chips were painstakingly colour matched and and stuck down over four long nights, and acted as centre piece for a boozey party in our design studio.
Impression of an Impressionist painting. Genius.

Via It's Nice That.

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Patrick Winfield: Polaroid Composites

Patrick Winfield creates lovely Hockneyesque polaroid composites.

Via Boing Boing.

*01/05/08: Patrick Winfield has just added 4 new composites to his gallery.



Aesthetic Apparatus Explains Screenprinting

Not sure how I feel about all the screaming, but it is interesting to watch the process of how to screenprint. You can get yourself some rock posters from Aesthetic Apparatus here.

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A Bakers Dozen: 13 Links #6

*Do Not Open: An Encyclopedia of the World's Best Kept Secrets
*redrawn logotype for Agent Provocateur
*gorilla made from Coat Hangers

*sponge cake concept designed by Industrial Facility
*custom house numbers

*pencil sea urchins
*Pantone t-shirts by Uniqlo
*90s rave flyers
*worlds fastest clapper via coudal
*naked alphabet

*liquidated logos
*secretly creepy: photos from ebay some nsfw, from coudal.

*another beautiful teapot

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Holiday Gift Guide 2007: Part 4: For Photo Enthusiasts

I first learned about digital infared photography in a My Precious article for JPG Magazine. Hoya makes a screw on filter that mimics the effect of infrared photography by blocking visible light and allowing infrared light to show. You can purchase a Hoya 52mm RM-72 Infrared Filter for $35.25 USD through Amazon here. The above photo was taken by Paul Cloutier.

Digital infared photos work best with long exposures with a tripod. For photographers who don't want to lug around a hefty traditional tripod, the Gorillapod is a good choice. It is compact and has legs that wrap around almost anything. It comes in different sizes for small point and shoots and heavy SLR cameras with zoom lenses. From $22.50 USD through Amazon. Joby, the manufacturer, also sells this item sans packaging.

Lomo Diana Camera
This medium format plastic camera is a new addition to the Lomo toy camera assortment. Available for $60 USD on Fred Flare and $50 USD on Amazon.

This vintage camera photo album is available on Amazon for $10 USD
here and on $14 USD on Fred Flare here.

This magnetic photo rope is a fun and informal way to showcase a few photos. 2 for $20 USD from Photojojo.

Another interesting way to regularly switch out your photos is with the wall o photos from Urban outfitters for $15 USD.

If you need more ideas for photo enthusiasts, Photojojo just posted their holiday gift guide.

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Marcos Breder: Equation Bookshelf

The Equation Bookshelf by Marcos Breder allows you to prioritize your books.

From the Estúdio Breder blog.
'Equation Bookshelf' is a simple idea of to divide things in priority order... put together the books that you need immediately or more important between (parentheses)! Set others between [square brackets] and {braces}.

Love that!

This fun typographic bookshelf reminds me of the Quote Unquote Bookends I posted about in September.

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Check out these sweet candy inspired handmade goods from stOOpidgErL:

*Pretty Sweet: Resin Sprinkles Pin, $15 USD
*Mmm Donut: Resin Necklace $20 USD.
*Double-Fisted Double-Dipper: ACEO Collage Original, $10 USD

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