Monday, December 23, 2013

Merry Christmas ALL ! From ARTSnFOOD! + 2013 Shopping Finale + Cooking a Moist Turkey

The Nutcracker Ballet
A annual holiday event in many cities worldwide!


A little humor to get us through the holiday rush.
Artwork by John Faught @ Lisa Cooley Gallery, NY.


Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari 'Horse' Mug
$20.00 USD
Member Price
Made of durable enamel metal ware, this Horse mug's design is taken from the image-only Toilet Paper magazine created by Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari. In the bi-annual publication's pages, they could play with surrealism as they created each illustration from scratch.

Maurizio Cattelan, considered a trickster of the artworld, has two works of art in LACMA's permanent collection. The horse is a reoccurring theme in Cattelan's work.

- Durable enameled metal
- 3-1/2 inches high x 4 inches in diameter

Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari 'Horse' Plate
$22.00 USD
Member Price
See mug for info.
 - Durable enameled metal
- 1 inch high x 10-1/4 inches in diameter

Charles and Ray Eames 'House of Cards' Espresso Set
$75.00 USD
Member Price
Great for gift-giving, perfect for your own home, this House of Cards espresso set comes beautifully boxed. These cups were inspired by and reproduce details from the House of Cards, a set of cards that could be build into structures, designed by Charles and Ray Eames in 1952. The images were chosen by the husband and wife team to celebrate "familiar and nostalgic objects from the animal, vegetable, and mineral kingdoms."  

Charles and Ray Eames lived in Southern California and their living room was featured in the LACMA exhibition California Design, 1960-1965: Living in an Modern Way. LACMA's permanent collection includes over sixty objects designed by Eames Office.

- 4 bone china espresso cups and saucers
- Gift boxed
- Each cup 2-1/2 x 2-1/2 x 2-1/2 inches
- Dishwasher and microwave safe
- Imported by LACMA
SKU #1714

Louise Bourgeois Champfleurette #2 Tea Towel
$40.00 USD
Member Price
This Louise Bourgeois Champfleurette #2 tea towel is 100% linen and is both screen printed and embroidered. The design was inspired by Louise Bourgeois's work CHAMPFLEURETTE #2 (1999). Bourgeois was a renowned French-American artist and sculptor, best known for her contributions to both modern and contemporary art, and for her spider structures, titled Maman, which resulted in her being nicknamed the Spiderwoman. She is recognized today as the founder of confessional art.

Louise Bourgeois grew up surrounded by the textiles from her parents’ tapestry restoration workshop, and helped them by drawing in the sections of the missing parts that were to be repaired. Her work was seen in In Wonderland: The Surrealist Adventures of Women Artists in Mexico and the United States, organized by LACMA.

- 100% linen
- Gift packaged
- Approximately 28 x 20 inches
- Cold wash only, a warm iron may be used on reverse, do not bleach
- Imported by LACMA from Australia
SKU #25478


Jeff Koons's Dom Pérignon Balloon Venus

PRICE: $20,000

What You Get: Mirrored sculpture modeled after Jeff Koons's original art piece, Balloon Venus
What You Don't: A bottle of Dom Pérignon, oddly
Ideal For: That special gallerina (or gallerino!) in your life
Choice Catalogue Snippet: "Resting on its perch, the bright figurine is void of any facial expression. But, look closer at the mirrored surface, and you'll see your own broad smile reflecting back."

Courtesy of Neiman Marcus


Baseball Game  $48.00by Ryan and Kim McDanielHandcrafted from the beautiful maple wood veneer inserted with protective metal eyelets, this high-quality board game is built to last for generations of gamers. Turn off the TV, silence the smartphone, and gather 'round as you enjoy hours of old-fashioned fun with loved ones. Handcrafted in St. Louis by a family-run company. Finished with a gentle water-based clear acrylic. Game includes a pair of dice, dry erase marker, five chrome pegs, four brass pegs, and directions. Play ball!


AMERICA BLOCK SETHandmade$100.00What's the capital of Iowa? The state bird of North Carolina?
How about the motto of Nebraska?
Teach your child facts about the 50 United States of America 

PLUSH ORGANS $14.00 - 24.00
Created by anatomically-obsessed illustrator Wendy Bryan, this charming line of stuffed innards can help ease the tension for patients with health problems. They can be used to teach health to children and  they can make medical subjects less scary, even bringing a little humor to the ever-awkward "birds and the bees" chat.



$200.00 (275.00 Framed)

Jennifer and Mark Berlinger began to research the vast family of life on earth and discovering most of the available charts were either too academic or oversimplified - they applied their creativity to create this beautiful tree of life. Filled with the broad spectrum of life on earth, bacteria, fungi, insects, mammals and more, are rendered in watercolor with startling detail. The limbs of an ancient tree help guide the eyes through the related families, helping observers of all ages visually explore the connections and differences between each. A timeline along the side illustrates how long ago each new branch appeared.


Bad Dog Mugs  $35.00


Cat Tao Tumblers (4)

by Patricia Carlin$35.00


Moby Dick Or The Card Game

Just off the press, a card game for intellectuals - experience Melville's book as if you were on board the whaling vessel stalking the great white whale.

Harpooner - Physical Game $30 Until Jan 1, 2014


Coke Ads Started Featuring Santa during the 1920s
Coca-Cola commissioned Michigan-born illustrator Haddon Sundblom to develop advertising images using Santa Claus — showing Santa himself, not a man dressed as Santa.


(source: The Atkinson Family Cookbook)

Buy a whole turkey.

Remove neck, giblets, etc from inside
Remove pop-up valve (use only if you want dry meat)
Rinse And Dry The Bird
Fill the main cavity with quartered onions and quartered apples
Pre-Heat Oven to 450º
melt a stick of butter
pour butter evenly over the entire bird
sprinkle The Entire Bird moderately to generously with salt & pepper
put turkey on a rack in a low sided turkey roasting pan
place turkey in oven uncovered for 30 minutes
After 30 minutes, turn heat down to 325º
and cook 1 hour 
check to see if bird is 160º with meat thermometer near the breast & thigh
wiggle legs to see if loose and feel cooked
Remove Turkey from oven and Allow Meat To Cool 5 Minutes
Remove both drumsticks cutting at the joint
Cut each breast away from the breast bone, in one large piece
Cover this meat with foil of plastic wrap on a plate & refrigerate.
if other meat needs more time, put bird back in the oven for 30 minutes upside down to brown the bottom.
Remove from oven and trim off all  meat from bones
Remove meat from the drumsticks 
Slice the Breast meat
Arrange all meat on a serving platter
(This Is Not An Exact Science - obviously the larger the bird the longer it will take to cook, - but the legs and breast meat cook first, Removing them early results in moist meat., BUT Remember to cook until at least 160º internal temp and let rest for 5 minutes to continue cooking, This is important for killing all bacteria.)
Until later,
ARTSnFOOD, is an online publication dedicated to "The Pursuit of Happiness through the Arts and Food." ™ All rights reserved for all content. Concept, Original Art, Original Text & "Original or Assigned Photography" are © Copyright 2013 Jack A. Atkinson under all International intellectual property and copyright laws. All photographs were taken and/or used with permission. Artworks © individual artists, fabricators, respective owners or assignees.

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