Monthly archive December, 2010
Giorgio Morandi - Croissant French Toast

Giorgio Morandi – Croissant French Toast

The holidays are a time for decadence. Although I rarely have a croissant hanging around long enough to become stale, in December it is particularly good fortune to find a little pastry hiding in the corner of the bread box.  In France, French toast is called pain perdu, or ‘lost bread’ to highlight the way...
Modern & Contemporary Cakes

Modern & Contemporary Cakes

{Modern & Contemporary Cakes} Mondrian Geometric Pound Cake Warhol Tomato Soup Cake Thiebaud Pop Art Cupcakes Hirst Cineole Cupcakes
Colour Orange - Carsten Höller - Marinated Chanterelles

Colour Orange – Carsten Höller – Marinated Chanterelles

Beautiful butterflies, stunning flowers, and fruiting trees attract and deflect attention with their often intricate colouration. Targeted for particular audiences, a single color can carry conflicting messages. In nature, orange signals vitamin rich potency and likewise poisonous lethal doses, though it also functions simply as a scare tactic. In works by artist Carsten Höller, orange...
Colour Orange - Margaret Preston - Thai Papaya Salad

Colour Orange – Margaret Preston – Thai Papaya Salad

The colour orange has always been one of warning used for it’s eye-catching qualities to delineate danger. The pigment was produced through a difficult process of grinding down madder, the pink root of a small bush. Madder is often used to make ‘rose madder genuine’ watercolor paint but when used as a dye, a rich...