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The End is Nigh!

22 Nov

Here at CCK we’ve been huge fans of Ray’s work for some time – and it seems we aren’t the only ones!

His increasing popularity means that the Open Edition Prints that we stock in the CCK webshop will soon be coming to an end. The last date you can order by is November 30th. With only one week to go, we want to make sure you have time to get your mitts on a signed work of art!

Ray’s work is super sensual, and his strong women show the artists fascination with fantasy and fetish. His leather and latex clad women are beautifully drawn and have been the object for many critics.

This is the last chance to get a piece of Ray Leaning artwork without commissioning a private piece, so don’t miss out! We have a huge selection to choose from so go and have a browse and see what takes your fancy. Support CCK Today!

 

Don’t forget to check out Royston’s Artist Spotlight on Ray Leaning too, to learn more about this incredible artist!

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The Theatre of the Nameless

18 Nov

copywrite Illamasque 2011

When I imagine the Theatre of the Nameless, I imagine a dark, twisted world covered in glitter and hidden, shadowed niches. I imagine a place filled with chandeliers and gold filigree, black latex and knowing smiles. Dancing girls in laced up boots, gentlemen shrugging free of their titles and every one of them anonymous. The Theatre of the Namelessinvites you to take a ticket, leave your coat and abandon your daytime identity.This is the image that Illamasqua brings to life in their Autumn-Winter 2011 Collection. Embracing their slogan ‘make-up for your alter ego’, this London based company has time and time again brought forth exciting, dazzling products.As the days get longer and the temperature begins to drop, I am reminded by every TV advertisement that Christmas is coming. Naturally, this means the start of Christmas parties and the explosion of the winter clubbing scene!

The products that particularly caught my eye were the nail varnishes added to the Theatre of the Nameless collection. These new products go on smooth, and dry with a rubberised finish; with monikers like Vice, Kink, Faux Pas and Taint, the colours are as sinful as their names.

It doesn’t stop there. Lipsticks in all colours to take you from daytime to daring are available in both gloss and matt finishes, boasting names such as Obey (a peachy pink) and Fetish (blueberry violet).  Their eyeshadows are versatile and all are reasonably priced for the superb quality provided. Illamasqua has managed to find the balance between corporate and club, allowing us to bring out our darker side and experiment to our hearts’ content.

Here at CCK we always support the right for people to be who they want to be and to express their individualism. I was incredibly pleased to discover that Illamasqua followed the same philosophy and that they provided a chance for their customer to support the Sophie Lancaster Foundation. Their essential black eyeliner pencil, S.O.P.H.I.E, donates £3 of every sale to the foundation; wristbands and £1 donations to the cause are also available on the site.

I have scattered a multitude of hints about the house for the last fortnight in the hopes of finding some of these products in my Christmas stocking; after all, I’ve been a very good girl! Here’s hoping I’ll see some of you sporting weird and wonderful creations out on the dance floor this holiday season!

Now that I’ve shared some of my favourite products with you, why not drop us a line in the comments box and tell us what is essential to your clubbing look? Is there a certain brand you always turn to? What product can’t you live without?

You can also find out more about the Sophie Lancaster Foundation here.

Fishers of Men

25 Mar

Having delighted many a fan of muscular men with previous photoshoots for their clothing ranges, Dolce and Gabbana have not disappointed said fans again. Steven Klein’s photoshoot for Dolce and Gabbana’s spring/summer collection has a Spartacus-come-Sicilian fishermen theme. Grappling with ropes, netting and chains, as well as each other, (which I am sure we are all quite familiar with, in one form or another!) the mixture of smooth, pretty boys and hairy, rugged-type models get all sweaty in their range of warm weather wear.

Fashion photography is reknowned for using kinky, erotica-themed ideas. In this particular shoot the muscular homoeroticism fair ripples off the page! If you are a connosseur of such imagery, you should check out Coffee, Cake and Kink’s selection of Ulli Richter’s photography, which gives a few, hard lessons to any imitators. (Especially my personal fave ‘Hard Labour’. There’s no messing with these men!).

Hard Labour

Hard Labour

Cakes Fit For A King and Queen

23 Mar

Well, Prince William and Kate Middleton (you know the ones..always on the news, something to do with a royal family..), have finally decided on what cake to have at their wedding. The Welsh National Culinary Team have been chosen to bake the cake, to be unveiled on the 29th April. The cake, which may well have Welsh-themed decorations, will then be donated to the Centrepoint charity.

If you want to have your cake (and eat it too!), Coffee, Cake and Kink have a delicious selection of beautifully made and tasty cakes on offer. Check them out, and as you will see from the photos, there are even some serving suggestions!

Staff Pick: Monmouth Coffee

10 Mar

Drew is the man responsible for our graphics, and we persuaded him to take a break from designing our new website (did I not tell you we’re going to have a new website? – ed.) and playing in his bands to wax lyrical about Monmouth Coffee. We used to serve Monmouth in our Endell Street café, and we are the only online sellers of Monmouth. Here’s Drew to tell you more.

Logo for Monmouth Coffee

Being an ex-barista I have had the pleasure of working with many different roasts of beans from all over the world. I often find that the most hyped roast can often leave me feeling a little cold with a savour that really doesn’t suit my taste buds. However, this is not the case with the fine selection at Monmouth Coffee. It tastes wonderful. Whether you enjoy a subtle fruity taste or prefer a darker more passionate flavour, Monmouth coffee will provide the right roast for you.

I am a total coffee snob and I urge you to dump your Starbucks addiction for a far superior coffee experience today!

From A Top Writer – ‘Boy In The Middle’

3 Mar

Patrick Califia is one of my all-time favourite writers. He is an incredible wordsmith, able to write both fiction and fact in a way that both draws the reader in and informs you. His erotica is some of the hottest writing you will come across. Boy In The Middle is another of his compelling, sexy short story collections of polymorphous perversity and hardcore, sexually charged scenes. Califia has a way of taking the reader right into the story. He has the ability to describe place, character and atmosphere so well, you can’t but help feel a part of it.

cover for "Boy In The Middle" by Patrick Califia

Boy In The Middle has such a collection of differing characters and set-ups that I defy anyone not to get some pleasure from it. Whatever your kink, fetish , gender or sexuality, Califia caters for you in this book. His writing will  surprise you, in being able to turn you on to a story, scene or character you may otherwise not have thought you’d be interested in; such is the power of his imagination. I recommend anyone who enjoys erotic fiction to read this book. Allow yourself some time to indulge and immerse yourself  in it, because it will be hard to put down. Oh, and if you’re reading Boy In The Middle in public, be aware that its effect may leave you needing to find somewhere, for a ‘quiet, private moment’!

Staff Picks: Mr B Fist Classic Lube

16 Feb

At CCK, we sell the products we love – and that we know! Every week, a member of our staff picks one of their favourites to write about. This week’s staff pick comes from Lysander, who you know as one of our regular writers. If you’re looking for earlier staff picks, there’s a whole category to your right! Here’s Lysander:

Indeed it is a classic! I’m quite fussy when it comes to lube. Too often they get dry and tacky way too quickly, or they cause irritation to more sensitive souls and their sensitive areas. Mr B Fist Classic manages to stay good and slippery for a long time, which is handy (excuse the pun!) for more marathon-like sessions. It is condom compatible as well.

Black tub of lube called "Mr B Classic Lube"

It is good for what it says on the tub. No worries about causing any unwanted discomfort with its easy glide formula, the thickness of the formula also allows it to last that little bit longer. It also works well for anal play for exactly the same reasons. It’s popular on the gay men’s scene, and as we all know, gay men know their stuff! Even better, there’s no nasty aftertaste, so the only gagging you end up doing is purely consensual.

Mr B Fist Classic can work as a good all-rounder lube, lasts a good while and comes in both tub size (for when you’re indoors and need that little extra) or sachet form (if you happen to be on the move).

small silver sachet of lube.

Staff Picks – Super Heroines

9 Feb

This week’s staff pick is courtesy of Royston, part of our graphic design team and all-round superstar. Royston writes:

This stylish artbook caught my attention the other day –  “Super Heroines by French artist/Illustrator Hubert de Lartigue. He’s had quite an illustrious career, spanning everything from Science fiction to fantasy in a number of different media.

 

book cover, titled "Super Heroines" - shows a cartoon pin-up woman in futuristic armour, carying a futuristic gun

cover of "Super Heroines"

This book represents his work from 1987 to 1996, and is full of elegant, sexy and damn right badass women to ogle over! His style is very clean and stylish, with amazing attention to detail. Some of his work clearly shows inspiration from Japanese Anime, which always resonates with me!

If you like de Lartigue’s work, we also carry cards featuring his Cheries! series as part of our UK Exclusives collection – meaning we’re the only place you can get them in the UK!