Tag: Food

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! ...
Creativity

Company designs elegant and funny soup ladles

OTOTO Design is famous for its humorous and witty creations. This Tel-Aviv based company decided to surprise kitchen lovers who want to bring humor and joy in everyday life with the Swanky unsinkable ladle. Made in three colors: black, white and red, Swankies are absolutely adorable. Even though they primarily function as a decorative element, they are designed as a perfect big ladle that will never sink. Swanky is the second ladle design from the OTOTO Design. A couple of years ago, they designed a Loch Ness Ladle that was no less adorable than Swanky. ...
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....
Creativity

Smart garden lets you grow your own ecosystem at home

VERTICALGREEN is an international workshop based in México that has set for a very ambitious goal in fulfilling the World Health organization's recommendation of a minimum of 9m2 of green area per inhabitant for the year 2030. They've already been working on it for over 10 years now, covering cities in green, and they want to help you to do your part as well. With this new Plug&Plant, anyone without green thumbs can grow their very own vertical garden and enjoy all the benefits it entails. Perhaps best of all, these benefits come with a minimum effort. Plug&Plant is still in development, however, you can learn more about it by visiting VERTICALGREEN's website or following them on Facebook or YouTube.  ...
Creativity

Colorful images of fruit and flower vendors captured from above in Hanoi, Vietnam

There's no set angle from which color can be viewed perfectly, but these top-down aerial views work very well. Netherlands-based photographer Loes Heerink climbs onto different bridges around Hanoi in Vietnam and waits for street vendors to pass by with colorful arrangements of fruit and flowers in their baskets. These pops of color are wonderfully captured by Heerink as part of a photography collection called, "Vendors from Above." Heerink is currently trying to raise funds through her new Kickstarter campaign to create a photo book out of the series. Check out some images of vendors below and find more on her website and Instagram. ...
Art

Illustrator creates pun-filled food drawings

With the advent of upcoming Seth Rogen film “Sausage Party”, a lot of thought has been given to how different foods would act if sentient. This fascination with anthropomorphism is nothing new (I've been making smiley faces on my plate since I was little), and illustrator Teo Zirinis is making the most of our curiosity. Under the brand “Hands Off My Dinosaur!”, Zirinis creates adorably clever images featuring food of all kinds. The comic-strip type images include foods engaging in human activities, often with the help of a pun-such as the “Fortune Cookie” above. Check out a few of Zirinis’ images here, then see the rest on his website: ...
Design

“Food for Thought” re-imagines novels as food tins

Los Angeles based designer Maria Mordvintseva-Keeler created this mock packaging project called “Food for Thought” using three books that reference food in their title. Looking at all three meals of the day, breakfast, lunch, and dinner are illustrated with works by Capote, William Burroughs, and Anne Tyler. The designer says: “By looking at the packaging, you can find out the ‘daily value’ of humor and irony that the book contains, the number of pages that make the perfect ‘serving size’ and the ingredients of the novel.” ...
Design

The history of food told using icons

Spanish design studio, Papila is putting together a book called the Food History Project. Pairing icons with minimal text explanations, it is designed for visual learners to explore the co-evolution of humans and food. Starting with the moment when fire was discovered, the book takes you through the history of Palaeolithic, Neolithic, Metal Age, Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, Ancient Rome, Middle Ages, Modern Age, and the Contemporary Era. The design trio, Alberto Arza, Roberto Cortés and Eva García, looks at the intersection of food and design with all of their studio's projects including product design, interior design, event planning. ...
Art

Processed Views: when junk food is the landscape

Barbara Ciurej and Lindsay Lochman are the creative forces behind “Processed Views”, where the historic photos and work of Carleton Watkins (1829-1916) are the inspiration for junk-food-imbued landscapes. From potato chips, Cheetos, Fruit Loops, french fries, marshmallows, and more, Ciurej and Lochman molded food into scenes taken out the early American West. These scenes are meant to shed light on the relationships people have with food as it grows ever more into the industrial realm. Recently, “Processed Views” was featured in the FotoFest 2016 CHANGING CIRCUMSTANCES  exhibition. To view their full gallery and learn more, click here. ...
Creativity

Delicious designs made from fashionable foods

Fashion design on paper is not as spectacular as it is once you have the actual attire, with the fabric flowing in front of you. Edgar Artis is an Armenian fashion illustrator that completely changes that. His garment designs stand out and exploit the food natural colors, textures and patterns. To see more of his original delicious work, check his Instagram and Facebook. ...
Creativity

PAPERMEALS: An ongoing video series about paper food

PAPERMEALS is an amazing ongoing series showcasing food made out of color paper. T The culinary animations by Melbourne-based production studio yelldesign are garnering much publicity on the web thanks to their creative take on food videography. Each clip features a variety of color papers folded into banana splits, bowls of ramen, and even plates of pasta. The series of clips are somewhat inspired by the works of director, PES - particularly his short film, Western Spaghetti. Watch the quirky sequences below, and find more on Vimeo. ...
Design

A taco lover’s dream come true

Mexican gastronomy is appreciated all around the world. The most representative aspect of it is the tortilla, of course. Carlos Ruiz, Jonas Muller, and Louis Frachon are launching flatev in Kickstarter. Flatev  is an artisan tortilla maker, and thanks to this, it will no longer matter where in the world you are. You will always be able to enjoy the luxury of an authentic, fresh, home-made tortilla. Check out their website, or YouTube channel find out more about the flatev. ...
Creativity

Las Vegas barista surprises customers with technicolor coffee art

Coffee art is relatively common these days, but the kind that Mason Salisbury makes is hard to come by. The Las Vegas-based barista extraordinarily colorful coffee to his customers. The coffees start out looking like your everyday cup with suddenly-appearing technicolor floral patterns on the surface. And yes, you can drink up the colored foam and it is safe (allegedly). Salisbury has an entire Instagram dedicated to his delicious craft, so be sure to follow it for regular updates! ...
Photography

Monumental structures created using hundreds of sticks of gum

Kaplan’s latest project, “Unwrapped”, is comprised of sticks of chewing gum piled on top of one another to create monumental structures. The sticks of gum criss-cross and create pyramids and other colorful architectural forms. With very little digital editing, Kaplan wanted to capture the 3D forms created by the gum, rather than the gum itself. He adds, “I also wanted a high level of malleability and after a lot of trial and error I landed on gum. I have always been interested in futurist and Mayan architecture, and this project was a way to combine both of those to make new forms.” Check out some of his photos below, and follow him on Instagram for more. ...
Art

Amazing outer space images created from placing food on a scanner

While you may think these are some far-out images of the galaxy, they're actually manmade creations by artist and photographer Navid Baraty. They’re created by placing a variety of different household food items on an Epson photo scanner and taking a scanned image with the lid open. The series is called “WANDER Space Probe”, which is the imaginary probe that takes the outer space images. To see more of the images from the ongoing WANDER series, check out the artist’s Facebook and Instagram pages. ...
Photography

Farm animals in Rembrandt-style portraits

The moody portraits by Rembrandt are easily recognizable by their dark, rich backgrounds and delicately rendered faces. Photographer Cally Whitham has applied his visual style to an unlikely subject: farm animals. Based in a rural area of New Zealand, Whitham sees the project as a visual exploration in finding value. “While agriculture is still a very big earner in my country (and many other countries in the west) the animals as individuals have lost the value and importance they once had to us in our everyday lives, as we have divorced ourselves from the land and the things we eat,” says the artist. ...
Funny

A gift box of Pantone chocolate

This box of chocolates is dreamy gift for designers. Modeled off of the Pantone color swatches, the shades of chocolate range from white chocolate to milk chocolate to dark chocolate. The concept was developed by Barcelona-based design agency, BLOCD, who created Chocolate Pantone as a Christmas gift for their customers and friends. Rather than considering chocolate for its flavor character or its country of origin, the gift box instead focuses on the chocolate’s color. It lets us see the spectrum of milk chocolates, as we consider how our taste preferences might relate to color selection. ...
Design

The pancake printer

It is time. You can now make any design you want with a pancake printer, so you may have fun with your food and eat it too. The PancakeBot is a $299.99 griddle printer found on storebound that can export designs and drawings from the device’s software and transform them into delicious treats. Creator Miguel Valenzuela was inspired to create the device after his daughter glimpsed an article he was reading about a pancake stamping machine made out of LEGOs. Miguel’s daughter wanted her father to create such a machine at home and viola. The latest model of the PancakeBot has the ability to take designs directly from your computer or use files from an SD card. However, be aware that you must flip your own pancake. Interested in how to use it? Click here.  ...
Creativity

Art with gelatin cakes

Meet the latest craze in cakes: gelatin art. Using special gelatin tools, cake designers are taking cake decorating to new levels. Instead of creating delicate features with frosting, gelatin art cakes utilize scoops and tiny shovel-like extensions atop syringes to inject colored filling into clear gelatin. Using various angles and syringe extensions, flowers and various other designs can be created. To achieve such designs, the cakes are injected while upside down. To find out more, click here. ...
Photography

Honey typography is a sweet idea

A photo studio is typically not the place that type designers will go to create their letterforms. But, as a project for a course at IED Barcelona, Franc Navarro and Alberto Martinez took their inspiration from honey and honey dippers. The duo used a laser cutter to create 3D wooden letter forms in the layered structure of a honey dipper from warm toned wood. ...
Creativity

Customizable snack stadiums for every occasion

With the motto “Eat play cheer”, Moddulis created their scrumptious Snack Stadium. It’s great centerpiece to any sports-based get together. It's fully customizable. You just have to choose your team colors for the plates and headers, personalize it with stickers, pour snacks on the trays, and you're good to go. Too late for the Superbowl? You don’t like football? No problem, the beauty of personalization goes beyond that. You can turn this stadium into baseball, Olympic games, Pokemon battles, or even a Quidditch arena. Check for more ideas on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, their website, and Youtube. To make it even easier for you, they even put together a Pinterest board with snacks, appetizers, and taco bar ideas. ...
Painting

8 tasty food patterns inspired by vintage advertisements

Illustrator Kelly Gilleran has an unlikely inspiration — vintage advertisements in mid-century magazines. She considers these hand-drawn illustrations to be nostalgic and enticing. Drawing from this vintage aesthetic, Gilleran took a break from more series painting projects to develop a series of patterned food illustrations. While pancakes and ice cream sandwiches are timeless treats, the jell-o mold design certainly refers back to a 1950s issue of Better Homes and Gardens magazine. In contrast to the “little vignettes and perfect fantasies” that Gilleran finds in old advertisements and cookbooks, she says, “Now everything with advertising is done with either heavily edited photography or digital illustration, the warmth is taken away, and so is the sense that someone made this.” ...
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