Sunday, October 28, 2007

a bloody feast

The Dracula Be@rbrick (above) is part of Universal Studios' five-piece set of 'Movie Monsters'. When I first saw it, I thought, 'Since when has Dracula become so cute?' I grew up having childhood nightmares from watching vampire movies, you know.

But I guess that's how things are – what used to be frightening can now be viewed as fun. Consider this: A horror cafe – complete with goth waitresses, coffin chairs and spooky snacks. Entitled 'Tommy Cafe', this dining concept was designed by Noda Nagi, a Japanese creative trendsetter who has been making waves in the advertising/music video scene. (She has done a campaigns for Coca Cola and Nike, music videos for Scissor Sisters and Yuki, and short films for retailer Franc Franc, among others.)

Check out the Sid Vicious tomb cake, buried cake, fish pancake with raisin muck, and bloody bone pastries.

Yuck or yum? The creator's friends try the bloodcurdling feast.

I say death is a very scary thing, but remembering the dead on the eve of October 31st can be quite a scream. :-D

Happy Halloween, guys!

(Horror cafe pics and coffin background from the Noda Nagi Website.)

6 comments:

johnybravo said...

Are you collecting the Levi's x Be@rbrick x Artist?

Bearbrick Lover: said...

Oh, I like the Levi's Artist Bearbrick Series, especially the Blue Jeans, Envirob, Kennyswork, the Clot Watermelon and Strawberry Bearbricks. Unfortunately, I have not come across any on eBay or elsewhere... :-(

johnybravo said...

I think you can buy them from the Levi's Store....

Erueti Brown said...

I'm overjoyed to have found your blog, what fantastic be@rs! I have a few be@rs myself but was wondering if you might be able to point me to any information (like artist/or series) about this http://www.flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=1802851513&size=l
400% bear of mine. Any help would be greatly appreciated, cheers!

Bearbrick Lover: said...

Johnybravo, the Levis stores in Manila still don't have them. Fortunately, I'm going to Bangkok tomorrow so I may have better luck there... :-)

Bearbrick Lover: said...

Erueti, That's my favorite bear, the Mark Parker BWWT3 (Bearbrick Worldwide Tour 3) Bearbrick by Nike.

I wrote about it in my March 2007 entry entitled: Designed By Nike's CEO. Just check my archves.

BTW, thanks for your compliments! :-)