Category: Food and Beverage

Art

More than 35 artists contributed for strange cutlery collection that slows down people’s eating

Spoons and forks forged from wrenches, tongs, and scissors are just a few of the absurd utensils shown on Steinbeisser’s annual food and design event. The Amsterdam-based design studio curated cutlery inventions from more than 35 different designers and artists for the Experimental Gastronomy collection. The strange-looking creations were commissioned by the studio to slow down the time which people normally spend eating. Martin Kullik, the founder of Steinbeisser, reportedly said the results of the show were “very interesting” and that the extra time spent on chewing helped “contribute to enhancing the taste experience.” World-renowned designers contributed their unique works for the show. Estonian artist Nils Hint made oversized utensils using recycled tools from junk yards all over Estonia. Dutch designers Lisanne van Zanten and Renee Boute, however, experimented with the taste of the food itself. They used colored cutlery for their contribution:...
Art

See food in a new light as various artists mix up common offerings with creativity

Food art is a fan favorite here at Design Faves, and it's not hard to see why. When a talented artist mixes food and art together, we get something that is pleasant both to our sight and our taste. The fact is that there are virtually unlimited possibilities with food art - you just have to let your imagination run wild! Below are some photos showcasing this very feat. Who knows? You might be inspired to create your own food art pieces, too! In photos, from top to bottom: Brown rice and Omelette teddy bear (Fancy Edibles), Ogbono delicacy African beauty (Haneefah Adams), Bread and coffee Instagram logo (Daryna Kossar), Pineapple parrot (My Honey's Place), Red Onion Owl (Abhay Chatre), Leafy green dress (Sarah Illenberger), Carrot crab (Becky90210), Banana Dolphins (Michelle from Crafty Recipes), and Zobo lady (Haneefah Adams). Which one caught your attention the most? ...
Art

Artist uses fastfood paper bags to send a message to viewers

Don't we all like it when artists are witty enough to use their craft to send a message? In his project Notice-Forest (What Victory Tastes Like) in 2012, Okinawa-born artist Yuken Teruya sent quite a message using mainly fast-food paper bags. This New York-based artist started this Notice-Forest movement in 2005. On his website, he explained: "In my Notice-Forest series, a tree stands inside either paper bags or shopping bags. While it seems like the bag is holding the fragile tree inside, the bag actually combines with the tension of the tree to hold the bag up. It is a microcosm of the initial tree’s strength. The trees are “portraits,” with each referencing a specific, existing tree from a photograph." It's noticeable how Teruya uses commonplace materials to make his art relatable. His intention is to remind his viewers to slow down from their busy lives to experience and appreciate even the little things. This artist has a lot of other interesting works on his...
Design

Two teenagers just solved your ice cream cone problems and it is delicious!

Fact: Ice cream can melt. And unless you’re a serious napkin hoarder or savage enough to lick those trickling lines of gooey sweetness, you’re at risk of getting yourself spoiled. Luckily for you ice cream lovers, 14-year-olds Oliver Greenwald and Sam Nassif from Colorado have provided an effective, yummy solution to your ice cream problems. The Drip Drop, an edible ring made out of waffle ingredients, is an ingenious idea conceived by the youngsters at an amazing age of 10. It’s basically a ring that catches any ice cream drips which you can easily slide onto the cone – and it comes in two flavors: Original and Chocolate. The two teenage designers already won 2nd place at the Gates Invention competition for the design and have scored a U.S. Design Patent just last 2015. Oliver and Sam believe that with the use of the delectable Drip Drops, people can forego using napkins and in turn save “approximately one million trees” every year. ...
Architecture

Urban farming prototype Growroom appeared in Copenhagen’s 2016 Chart Art Fair

Growroom, an artistic project made to answer the demands of urban farming, was seen in Copenhagen’s 5th CHART ART FAIR held at the heart of the city. The art event, staged in central Charlottenborg, was established in 2013 with the concept of challenging “the boundaries and experience of a traditional art fair.” Designed by the collaborative community of Space10, Growroom is the first pocket farm of its kind to provide urban solutions for the growing problems of sustainability and demand for fresh produce. With “food producing architecture” in mind, lead architects Sine Lindholm and Mads-Ulrik Husum designed the spherical greenhouse to enable users to plant and harvest greens and herbs using the built-in plant boxes. It is transportable and compact in size that can transform it into both an artistic display and a food haven in one. Similar to all their other innovative projects, the “future-living lab and exhibition space” Space10’s main purpose...
Art

This baker makes cakes that you just couldn’t bear to slice

Emma Jayne Morris, 46, is a British cake designer based in Aberdare, South Wales who creates amazing life-like, animal-shaped cakes. Although she has made a lot of other designs, her dog-shaped works became the most popular because of its insanely realistic appearance. Emma runs a cake design business and would usually get unusual requests from clients like cakes in the shape of a bag, shirt, vinyl record player, house, yacht, hotdog sandwich, and shoes, among others. Emma uses vanilla sponge and fondant icing to create these adorable designs. She makes her dog-shaped cake based on photographs of actual dogs. The most challenging part for her is sculpting the sponge to its complicated shape but once she starts decorating and adding details, the process becomes fun for her. Emma started baking 6 years ago and since then, the passion has grown for making even more incredible ones in the future. For more of this artist's works, visit her website and Facebook page. ...
Architecture

London-based company gives chocolates very impressive packaging inspired by actual architecture

Beau Cacao is a one-of-a-kind chocolate company. While most chocolate bars come modestly-wrapped with paper or plastic, with the logo of the brand and simple grooves and cuts, this London-based company looks way beyond all that austerity. Founded back in 2013, the company stands out high and proud from the crowd without breaking a sweat. As you can see in the photos below, the chocolate's packaging requires an intricate design and is unlike most others. This is thanks to Adam Gill, the American designer commissioned to work with the company. Here he creates highly graphic designs, where the chocolate square is not merely a chocolate square. We are also reminded of the Malaysian origins of the cacao beans that are used in creating these treats. With an added dash of modern design and an overall inspired work, taking hints from the country's architecture, the outcome is truly marvelous. ...
Design

Scientists design food packaging made suitable for the zero gravity environment

Astronauts need to stay healthy - both physically - and mentally, during their mission in space. But what kind of nutrition will satisfy their needs? And, more importantly, how do you store it? Food packaging for suitable for zero gravity environments has gone through some interesting evolutions over the decades. Nowadays, astronauts are able to eat healthily and at the same time not to damage anything in the spaceship. This collection of amazing - and fictional-looking - photographs documented the upside down meal time packing solutions for space. How cool is that? Take a look! ...
Art

Art exhibition to feature Hillary Clinton’s oatmeal chocolate chip cookies on a pantsuit (sculpture)

Hillary Clinton is one of the biggest female icons in politics. Aside from her long list of accomplishments, previous posts in the U.S. government, charitable deeds, and years of public service, she is also popular because of a recent comment she gave back in 1992 during the Democratic presidential primary: “I suppose I could have stayed home and baked cookies and had teas, but what I decided to do was to fulfill my profession which I entered before my husband was in public life.”  Jennifer Rubell's new show, "Housewife", is partly inspired by this comment. The artist has already made herself known in the art world as an expert in making installations and pieces that involve food in witty and interactive ways. Her new show includes a five-foot tall orange pantsuit with an orange cookie jar on top. Entitled "Vessel", the piece is an homage to Clinton's famous orange pantsuit and features Rubell's own attempt at replicating Clinton's cookie recipe. Jennifer Rubell:...
Art

Artistic culinary treats and more in the 2017 Epcot International Festival of the Arts

Disney plays host to this year's Epcot International Festival of the Arts. You might have heard of the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival or the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. This one, however, stems out and creates its own brand of taking food beyond your imagination. Aptly named, it will take place in the "Food Studios" inside the Epcot World Showcase promenade. It will begin from January 13 through February 20. Audiences can expect art that marvels the eyes, the ears, as well as the taste buds. You will certainly see food that is treated as art on a plate. Get ready to take your Instagram snappers. Each day will feature a different interactive activity or workshop. For the schedule of workshops, take a look at this list. And starting on January 6, 2017, online bookings can be made. But if you can't wait that long, you can pick up the phone and dial 407-WDW-PLAY right now. All workshops and activities will be held in the Odyssey Festival...
Art

Kickstarter campaign for first ever spice pen lets you decorate food and drinks easily like a pro

A Kickstarter campaign has been launched for the first ever "spice pen". Aptly named Cinnibird, the pen will let home cooks and even children play around with food decorating. It can be used for dishes, desserts, coffee, and any other things that you can think of - only your imagination will set its limits. Food presentation has become more and more important over the past few years, even in low-end eateries and cafes. This pen makes it easy enough for untrained and non-professional people to try and decorate their own food. Simply fill the pen with material or spice of your choice, and press the button to use and start drawing. Cinnibird can also help make meals more fun and enticing for families with little kids. It is the first of its kind in the market today. From cocoa powder to cinnamon, you can enjoy this tool by donating to the Kickstarter campaign. The team behind it promises the earliest models by March 2017. The minds behind the spice pen are Balazs Oltvai, Reka O....
Animation

Yoda, Pinocchio and Shrek on your child’s plate?

Like any mother, Lelah Mohamedi would do anything to make her child happy. Her 4 year old son inspired the food artist to make this collection of creative, healthy plates. She needs between 20-40 minutes to make a cartoon character that no child would dislike. Mohamedi has already 65.000 followers on Instagram and her work can also be follow on  Facebook. ...
Art

Every single luxurious item in these pictures is made of deliciously-edible chocolate

Amury Guichon is an outstanding pastry chef in Las Vegas. He has developed his own techniques to achieve whatever comes from his imagination. In each one of his fascinating creations, you can see his vision made into delicious reality. Every single time he challenges himself and strives for perfection. No detail, however small, is overlooked. Flavors, textures, colors - it all comes together into a mesmerizing composition. No, that is not wicker, nor is it a wrapper, that's not wood, those are not flowers - it is all masterfully hand-crafted chocolate. To enjoy more of his fascinating work, follow him on Facebook or Instagram to get sneak peeks behind the scenes. ...
Creativity

Transparent, edible cakes will bring out the cat-lover in you

Glass that you can eat? Weird, but we say, "Yes, please!" A dessert shop in Hokoto, Japan called the Kinseiken Seika Company became insanely popular when it was discovered that they made crystalline mizu Shingen mochi, a completely transparent edible cake. Yeah! The gelatinous rice cake is made up of mineral water and agar. It's so delicate that it will only stand solid at room temperature for 30 minutes. The recipe was taken by Twitter [email protected], who modified the recipe to give a more feline shape to the cakes. Check it out below! ...
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