Photographer Sam Kaplan builds majestic architectural monuments out of small edibles. His work shows us the beauty and possibility in a stick of gum. Play with your food and find out what unusual art may be hidden on your plate. For more images check out these Design Boom articles: http://www.designboom.com/art/sam-kaplan-pits-pyramids-orgianized-food-art-09-18-2015/ sam kaplan forms sweet architectural… Read More Sam Kaplan builds with candy, cookies and gum
This recipe dedicated to my best friend and partner in food adventures and binges, Jim, is from Emilie Baltz’s fun and fantastic book: Junk Foodie: 51 Delicious Recipes for the Lowbrow gourmand. We rarely buy Pop-Tarts, Jim’s childhood breakfast of choice. Photographer, designer, foodie, Emilie Baltz includes the Pop-Tart in the Junk Foodie Pantry along… Read More Pop-Tart Makeover
I love the story of this bowl created in collaboration between Chef Christopher Kostow and artist Lynn Mahon. Here is the Bon Appetit article about the design of this dish that aims to look “like the bottom of the sea.” Why veer away from the pristine clarity of white porcelain that highlights the textures and… Read More The Abalone Bowl (Kostow-Mahon)
I recently discovered the podcast Food: Non-Fiction where the hosts were discussing the history of the milk carton. Worth a listen if you ever wondered what happened to those wonderful glass milk bottles? Or, if you wondered why were there images of missing children on the paper cartons during the 1980s? Here is a few… Read More Milk Carton History
For the past few years this blog has been my space to play with tastes, images and thoughts that relate food, design and philosophy. You, my gracious readers, have endured the thematic restlessness between inauthentic recipes, food poems, food writing excerpts and random questioning. Still, sometimes I don’t know how to explain what this blog… Read More Visualizing Hungryphil: An Exercise of Food and Design
My love of all things “egglike” is well documented. By me. So, it was no surprise that at the end of the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Dream Cars exhibition, my “what dream car are you” personality quiz result was Paul Arzens’ 1942 L’Oeuf Électrique. Image from: http://www.okoloweb.cz/projects/work-of-paul-arzens Image from: http://www.fakeavatar.com/misc/dream-cars/ Designed during the German occupation… Read More The Egg and GINA, A Tale of Two Cars
For the most part, this is an easy question for me to answer. Almost automatic. Booth, of course! Booths are soft , comfortable and feel more intimate. The only draw back for me is that being…. ahem…. “vertically challenged,” sometimes I need to prop myself up so I don’t feel like a kid in an… Read More Booth or Table?
Bright. Colorful. Affordable. Fun. Produced 1936 by the Homer Laughlin China Company and designed by ceramicist Fredrick Rhead, Fiestaware, is and continues to be emblematic of American youthful enthusiasm. The dinner set befitting a casual dining experience was sold as a fun way for the housewife to set the table with mix matched colors of… Read More Fiestaware: Freedom is Fun (1936)
The January issue of the popular design magazine Metropolis has a short story about the designed nutrition and flavor system branded “justaddwater.” The designers call this a nutrition ecosystem that adjusts to the needs of the user, recommends and prepares appropriate meals (with the inclusion of flavor pills and fresh ingredients). Its like a strange… Read More Justaddwater: Bringing molecular gastronomy home
http://www.designboom.com/design/marti-guixe-antto-melasniemi-solar-kitchen-restaurant Marti Guixe and Antto Melasniemi’s Solar Kitchen Restaurant for Lapin Kulta is a fantastic exploration our tolerance for uncertainty coupled with our acceptance of complex natural and artificial processes. Since the meals are cooked with solar power, a cloudy day or rain can significantly affect the taste, timing and delivery of the meal. The… Read More Rain. Sorry, lunch is cancelled.