Tutti Frutti, A Fruit-Inspired Self Portrait Series by Cristina Otero

Tutti Frutti is a beautiful self portrait series by Spanish photographer Cristina Otero. Inspired by the colors, forms, and textures of various fruits — Otero then styles her makeup to mimic one fruit for each portrait, while adding effective contrast via hair color. Otero also manages, quite brilliantly, to give each fruit a personality with her own facial expressions.

A few other details that shouldn’t be overlooked while viewing the series… Otero uses a very modest Canon 1000D, while relying on nothing more than whatever light comes through a window — rather than studio lights. Oh, and did I mention that Otero is only sixteen? Well, she’s only sixteen. Please enjoy.

[Cristina Otero, via You Creatives]

The Banana Car

Move over, Weinermobile… There’s a new phallic motor vehicle on the road – The Big Banana Car. Brought to us by The Dirty Brothers, Steve and Spade Braithwaite, the four-seater former pickup truck was designed and painted to look just like an oversized banana.

The Big Banana Car will hopefully go on a world tour soon, as the brothers are looking to take it on a ride around the world. Keep an eye peeled, as it might slip into your town. See it before it splits. Ok, I’m done.

[link, via Laughing Squid]

Treasure Chest Barbecue Grill

When you’re done pillaging your supermarket’s meat section, and would then like to cook up your bounty — The Pirate Treasure Chest BBQ is here to help.

Brought to us by Etsy member firesculptureart, the fully-functional grill was created to look like an antique wooden treasure chest. It comes complete with a three burner grill chamber, and single burner “Hot slather” simmerin’ oven. So, go ahead and invite your mateys over for a little BBBQ. The extra ‘B’ is for booty.

[link, via The Awesomer]

Star Trek Pancakes

Live long and prosper through the morning with Star Trek Pancakes. Brought to us by pancake zen-master Nathan Shields of Saipancakes, we’re treated to batter-renderings of the Star Trek cast, including the Spockcake, Kirkcake, and Sulucake — oh, my.

Now, pass the syrup and let’s get this geek breakfast going!

[link, via Neatorama]

Grow Your Own Pizza… Sorta

Earn a green thumb every pizza night with Pizza Chef — a gardening set that will help grow your own pizza ingredients. Included are the tools needed for some of the basics — including tomato, oregano, and basil seeds.

Now we just need to plant that mozzarella and pepperoni tree in the backyard, and we’re set.

[link, via Incredible Things]