Sashiko Yuen, aka Wishcandy, creates art that is as sweet as it is fierce. In candy-coated colours, her illustrations are yummy sugary portraits of girls gone bad. Tough in look and subject matter, she sweetens the canvas with her use of poppy pastels and innocent neutrals. Although I would to have her works hanging in […]
Addicted to Candy Crush like the rest of the world? That addictive, sometimes-frustrating game is about to get real. King Games, the makers of Candy Crush, are collaborating with Dylan’s Candy Bar to produce an actual line of Candy Crush candies. And by the looks of it, these candies are just as delicious as seeing […]
If you want to be the most talked about household on the block come Halloween night, Lollyphile might just do it for you. This cool online company was born out of San Francisco and Austin all the way back in 2007. Since then, this candy company has made a name for itself, introducing more than […]
Austin-based Emily Blincoe loves making portraits — and it shows, even when it comes to portraits of inanimate things like candy. Her Sugar Series has her amassing a staggering amount of sugary treats, then grouping them according to the colour of their packaging: pink, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, black, gold, white… who would […]
On first peak, I thought I was looking at pink hanging flesh accompanied by dripping blood. It’s good to know that the main ingredient in Erno-Erik Raitanen’s ‘All You Can Eat’ artwork is pure cotton candy (‘fairy floss’ for us Aussies).
Do you love candy? Do you study it, dissect it carefully, and generally find it to be worthy of close inspection? Then join all your friends Scandybars, the Tumblr dedicated to scrumptious cross-sections of every kind of candy bar. Scrolling through the photos is like getting a world tour of sweet shops.
Los Angeles native and artist, Alicia Beck, likes to create objects that inspire playful interactions between them and the user. Her Sprinkle Stool is just another example of the innocent fun and nostalgia she evokes in her work. It is a sculptural piece as well as functional. You can see more of her work here.
Look beyond the glaringly obvious ‘trasplant’ typo in these photos, and you’ll find yourself marveling at the endless fun you can have with gummy bears instead. As the picture illustrates, you can have it all — brain transplants, heart transplants, questionable tri-head surgical procedures — so long as you have a sharp penknife, a keen […]
It wasn’t that long ago that we were marveling at the prospect of sucking all the planets out of our solar system. Now an Etsy seller from Salt Lake City Utah is offering the Death Star as handcrafted sugar-free 5”-long marchmallow-flavored lollipops. Sweet! If you prefer not to incur the wrath of Mr Vader, try […]
There was the gummy bear chandelier and the gummy bear dress, which wowed us with their off-the-wall foodie WTF. Nothing, however, could prepare us for this latest gummy creation: a jelly replica of you. Now on offer in Japan, men can create spitting images of themselves in gummy form thanks to Tokyo’s FabCafe – the same café-cum-design-studio that […]
We’re not quite sure why Chicago-based artist Samantha Alaimo decided, “Let’s cover all the things in Skittles”, but we’re glad she did. She covered all kinds of objects in these colorful candies, and the results are pretty interesting.
Want a little Jack Daniel’s with that toffee? Well, say no more. From Miami-based Mermaid Sea Salt Toffee comes sweet — sometimes spiked, but always clever — toffee treats. What starts as an organic, buttery blend of goodness is pimped out with ingredients from curry powder and fennel seeds to rum and Baileys Irish Cream.
Whilst strolling through Greenpoint the other night, I came across a shop selling Liddabit candies. I just had to have the Beer & Pretzel Caramels and the Honeycomb Candy. The Beer & Pretzel treats are complex, with the beer adding a heartiness missing from typical salted caramels, and the Honeycomb Candy tasted much like a Crunchie bar found in the UK. Liddabit candies contain local and seasonal ingredients and you can purchase these and other heavenly sweets through their site, as well as at The Brooklyn Flea in Fort Greene. The PB&J candy bar is next on my list to try.
Maria Parrish takes her inspiration for her sparkly illustrations from ‘candy, jewelry, Christmas lights, animals, fashion, textures, and beauty. But really, I just like pretty things in color’. [see also the Japanese-themed illustrations of Dennis Juan Ma]