Monthly Archives: August 2010

Parlez-Vous Hotnuts?

Cody Critcheloe was in town for the Toronto premiere of the SSION movie BOY and the afterparty at Hotnuts. So, we kicked off the evening with the screening at Mercer Union. It was the best way to slip into the night – Kansas City style. One of the hightlights of BOY is of course the clip for Clown.

It was kind of no surprise that when we arrived at The Beaver, we (as in I) were already a little effed. When I got reminded that August 29 is Michael Jackson’s birthday, I couldn’t help but play some of his hits early on. Thanks Duncan for requesting Earth Song. Always a crowd pleaser.

Cody had the best Hotnuts stage entry: He fell of the stairs. It was just one of those nights and so much fun. Thanks everybody for coming out.

Below is also a short clip of Cody performing a cover of Grace Jones’ Nightclubbing. Watch out for a cameo by Mary Messhausen.

More pictures after the jump. Even more on flickr.

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Voulez-Vous Boy?

Just like your favourite shows on TV, we’re back. Welcome to the new season of Hotnuts. We’re starting with a very special guest performer & DJ. So excited!

Parlez-Vous Hotnuts hosted by Mary Messhausen
Performance by Cody Critcheloe of SSION or SSION or SSION
DJs Cody Critcheloe, Kevin HBomb, produzentin
MiSSION ConfeSSION ObseSSION

The Beaver, 1192 Queen St. W.
Saturday, August 28, 10:30 pm
Door: El Bear Ho
$5 cover, free in drag

Start your evening at Mercer Union at 8pm with the Toronto premiere of SSION’s movie BOY. All the girls will be there in full on Voulez-Vous drag.

Parlez, Parlez

OH BOY!

Loves: More Vases

MEMPHIS was a Milan-based collective of young furniture and product designers led by the veteran Ettore Sottsass. After its 1981 debut, Memphis dominated the early 1980s design scene with its post-modernist style. (via designmuseum)

I can’t hold back on my designer vase fetish, so here we go: ‘Euphrates’ and ‘Nilo’ vases by Ettore Sottsass in 1983. They are part of the three ‘rivers’ vases designed for Memphis (‘Tigris’ is the third, but I really only need these two.)

‘Euphrates’ looks a bit like stacked dishes and ‘Nilo’, well, the pink ball in the middle did me in. Such good objets. All things considered, I need some Memphis Milano at my place, I wouldn’t limit myself to porcelain. I know, I know, you got to be careful with the 80ties look, but if you sprinkle one or two pieces around your apartment or house it’s a stone winner (as Mariah would say).

For a Memphis/Milano overkill, have a look at this flickr stream. Stunning.
And here is a shopping link to lots of MM items still in production.

This might really be my TOP favourite

Or the TOP favourite is this one, I can't decide

The next one is the carrot vase designed by Nathalie du Pasquier for Memphis Milano in 1984. Just want to put some carrots in thurr.

also super HOT

Loves: Dutch Vases

I’m becoming such a domestic queen. For days now I have done research on vases. Once I start, I can’t stop. I seem to find more and more beautiful vases. And more and more, they are becoming objets (pronounced super French & gay) to me.

Caution: I rarely get a sticker shock but please look closely before you send me one of those vases as a prezzie. Don’t say I haven’t warned you.

All three vases below are designed by Marcel Wanders for Moooi. He’s also art director and co-founder of the company. Mr. Wanders was one of the first designers for droog.

Egg Vases: Ordered.

Ok, this one is a no brainer. Bunched up eggs as a vase. So good. Apparently, the design process involved stuffing latex rubber condoms with hard-boiled eggs to come up with the shapes. A little nasty stuffing always sounds good to me.

There are 3 sizes available, small, medium, large. I like the medium best, it’s the one where the eggs reach up to the top. I have already ordered mine. Seriously.

The egg vases also come in limited editions in chrome or gold. However, I love the white ones.

Golden Eggs: Still on the want list

Blue blobs: Is it really a vase?

The two vases above are from the Marcel Wanders Delft Blue collection. These two objets are my favourites, but you can surprise me with any MW Delft Blue item. Here, the golden eggs are wonderful. And the blue blobs on the last vase? Stunning. Who needs to put flowers in the vase anyways?

The two vases are produced and decorated at Royal Delft, a Dutch company dating back to 1653 and the original producers of the exquisite Delft Blue ceramics. The vases are reinterpreting and revitalizing Delft Blue and the old Dutch craft using new ideas for shapes and decoration.