In A Better Sky, Herbert expounded his proposal to change the names of stars and constellations in order for them to be more recognizable and easier to learn for the contemporary British student. Some of the proposed constellations: Canada, The Tyrants, Europe Regained, China, The Airman, The Music Maker, Science, The Gorgeous East, The Women
K-Hole and Eckhaus Latta - Brad and You, 2013 Limited edition deodorants
The deodorants BRAD and YOU are the result of a conversation between both groups regarding anxiety. BRAD smells like Old Spice. YOU is composed of dirt, counterfeit Chanel No. 5, vetiver, rose, Marlboro Lights, pepper, smoked barley, saliva, and lanolin. Both were made by hand in upstate New York.
Italian Futurist F. T. Marinetti established La Taverna del Santopalato or Tavern of the Holy Palate in Turin in 1929. Marinetti hated pasta and believed that all nutrients should come from pills. Instead of taste and nutrition, his meals combined the radical use of color, shape, music, lighting, and ideas. The recipes were documented in the 1932 Futurist Cookbook, excerpted below.
Aerofood: Pieces of olive, fennel, and kumquat are eaten with the right hand while the left hand caresses various swatches of sandpaper, velvet, and silk. At the same time, the diner is blasted with a giant fan (preferable an airplane propeller) and nimble waiters spray him with the scent of carnation, all to the strains of a Wagner opera.
Taste Buds Take Off: A soup of concentrated meat stock, champagne, and grappa, garnished with rose petals — “a masterpiece of brothy lyricism.”
Italian Breasts in the Sunshine: Two half spheres of almond paste, with a fresh strawberry at the center or each, sprinkled with black pepper.
Chicken Fiat: A chicken is roasted with a handful of ball bearings inside. “When the flesh has fully absorbed the flavor of the mild steel balls, the chicken is served with a garnish of whipped cream.”
Beautiful Nude Food Portrait: A crystal bowl filled with fresh milk and the flesh of two boiled capons, all scattered with violet petals.
Equator + North Pole: “An equatorial sea of golden poached egg yokes” surrounds a cone made of whipped egg whites. This is “dotted with orange segments like succulent pieces of the sun” and black truffle carved to look like airplanes.
The Excited Pig: A “whole salami, skinned” is cooked in strong espresso coffee and flavored with eau-de-cologne.
Candied Atmospheric Electricities: Brilliantly-colored bars of marbled soup, filled with sweet cream.
Diabolical Roses: Red roses, battered and deep-fried.
Simultaneous Ice-Cream: Vanilla dairy cream and little squares of raw onion frozen together.