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The Sweetly Scary Creations of @scotthove
To see more from Scott Hove’s strange and beautiful cake-themed series, follow @scotthove on Instagram.
The sweet but sinister works of Los Angeles artist Scott Hove (@scotthove) are characterized by fierce jaws and other dangerous elements ensconced in ornately decorated cakes. “Are these themes in conflict or in harmony?” asks Scott, who seeks to at once draw-in and repel with his creations.
“Cake decorating is not normally associated with the fine arts,” explains Scott, “but when I saw the emotional power of the medium, it was apparent it needed further investigation.” With that, Scott’s “Cakeland” series was born. While his works of art are not edible, Scott’s methods—chronicled on Instagram in great detail—are drawn from baking. As he explains, “I enjoy learning diverse traditional decorative techniques as a hobby and applying them to my art.”
Tumblr has opened my eyes to all kindsa weird, creepy, unique artwork in a variety of mediams. If I ever win the lottery it’s safe to say that I’m going to have a really freakishly cool house.
The Story of Colorado’s DIY Skater Tattoo Parlor
No Class is a DIY tattoo parlor run by skater Jesse Brocato from his living room in Fairplay, Colorado. Every tattoo from No Class is free, provided you’re at least halfway tanked when you start laying the ink on yourself. Which I think explains why the place is starting to pick up some steam among the skating community.
On a recent skate trip to Colorado, I visited No Class and had a chat with Brocato.
VICE: How did you guys get started?
Jesse Brocato: It all started one night when we found out that our friend Shane had a tattoo gun. We told him to bring it over, and he thought he was going to tattoo us, but we were like, “Fuck, give us that,” and we started tattooing ourselves.
That night I fell in love. I was like, “I’m never paying for a tattoo again.” Everyone pays thousands of bucks to get these fancy tattoos. The idea behind No Class is, why would you want a fancy tattoo when you could have a shitty ghetto tattoo?
And it took off from there?
Well, I used to make moonshine, so we’d get drunk on moonshine and then just start tattooing ourselves. Then we started buying more equipment online. Now we have three set-ups. People see our work, and they want a shitty tattoo too. I tell them they have to do it themselves. That’s what No Class is all about.
Is it hard to get the hang of it?
It took us a little while. In the beginning, we’d have the needle set way too far out, like a quarter inch, and I was going so deep it stopped the machine like a lawnmower in thick grass. It just destroyed the bone and took forever to heal. You start digging and it ends up looking like hamburger meat. You lay in all that ink, and then it heals up scarred and white.
Anything else you had to learn?
Pick the cat hair off the needle.
Does that “sterilize” it?
I mean, maybe I would have to read a little on bacteria and all that, but whatever, what we do is just hook it up and do it. We don’t share needles or anything like that. I mean, it’s happened, but you really shouldn’t do that. You think you’re clean, but you never know what you have. Somebody that actually tattoos would probably freak out if they came up here, but that’s part of it, part of the “fuck it” attitude of No Class. None of us has swelled up yet.
haah I respect these guys for doing what they want and the idea is punk as fuck but nooo thank u. Shitty tattoos make me wana puke.
And I hate to sound so true
But I mean nothing to you
And with the street lights they shine bright
I’ll be home tonight
Bhahahahahah! wow there is a second person who loves 2G’s and Supernatural?! Rarely do those two fanbases mix.
My life has become such a living hell of breakup cliches that it literally makes me want to puke. Of course i cant puke because I no longer eat. I guess I’ll go rewatch The Notebook w/ my dog while smoking massive amounts of pot and drinking the remnants of last night’s unfinished beer because it hurts to much to drive past our county’s yearly fair to get fresh beer (fairs are infested with couples that are so damn happy & fight so little that they literally have nothing else to do but ride lame rides and throw away too much money trying to win stuffed dogs for one another). The only thing I can find to be happy about is that it’s Sunday which means I’m slightly less lame then when I did this exact same thing on Friday and Saturday nights…
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"Modest yet bold, liberal and fun-loving."
Naming Uruguay the country of the year in 2013, the Economist may very well have described the rising nation’s head of state, President José “Pepe” Mujica.
Known for his unusual frankness, fiery oration and bold leadership to turn ideas into action, the 78-year-old leader possesses and practices the very characteristics that many world leaders fail to emulate. He has also garnered international acclaim for his progressive policies, down-to-earth personality and simple presentation, which has earned him a reputation as “the world’s poorest president.”
And he looks like the world’s kindest, nicest and bestest grandpa too! T__T How are you even real, Jose, how
Wheneven I read about this man I wonder if he’s the last decent human being on earth.