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An Edible Zen Rock Garden Made From Japanese Sweets

An Edible Zen Rock Garden Made From Japanese Sweets zen rocks Japan gardening candy

An Edible Zen Rock Garden Made From Japanese Sweets zen rocks Japan gardening candy

An Edible Zen Rock Garden Made From Japanese Sweets zen rocks Japan gardening candy

An Edible Zen Rock Garden Made From Japanese Sweets zen rocks Japan gardening candy

Zen rock gardens are typically composed of carefully placed rocks, surrounded by sand that is raked to represent water ripples. They’re supposed to inspire a meditative state of calm and relaxation. They’re not supposed to inspire hunger and a sudden urge to put it in your mouth. Except this one does because it’s made of entirely edible ingredients. “In cities today, people do not have the luxury of gazing at gardens,” says Japanese designer Tomonori Saito, lamenting the loss of one his nation’s most relaxing pastimes. So he decided to create “Shin-an-ji Rock Garden” made from black sesame (the rocks) and sugar (the sand). Now you can have your garden and eat it too. (syndicated from Spoon & Tamago)

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Gingerbread Art Museums by Caitlin Levin and Henry Hargreaves

Gingerbread Art Museums by Caitlin Levin and Henry Hargreaves candy architecture
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Frank Lloyd Wright. Icing, gingerbread, cotton candy, candy wrappers, licorice, sugar.

Gingerbread Art Museums by Caitlin Levin and Henry Hargreaves candy architecture
Karuizawa Museum, Nagano, Yasui Hideo. Chocolate, gingerbread, hard candy, cotton candy, sour flush.

Gingerbread Art Museums by Caitlin Levin and Henry Hargreaves candy architecture
The Louvre, Paris, I.M.Pei. Gingerbread, hard candy, licorice.

Gingerbread Art Museums by Caitlin Levin and Henry Hargreaves candy architecture
Museum Aan de Stroom (MAS), Antwerp, Neutelings Riedijk Architects. Gingerbread, lego candy, hard candy, sesame candy, chocolate, bubble gum, sour rolls.

Gingerbread Art Museums by Caitlin Levin and Henry Hargreaves candy architecture
Maxxi – National Museum of the 21st Century Arts, Rome, Zaha Hadid. Gingerbread, hard candy, lollipop sticks.

Gingerbread Art Museums by Caitlin Levin and Henry Hargreaves candy architecture
Museo Soumaya, Mexico City, Fernando Romero. Candy balls, gingerbread, sour rolls, taffy.

Gingerbread Art Museums by Caitlin Levin and Henry Hargreaves candy architecture
Tate Modern, London, Herzog & de Meuron. Gingerbread, hard candy, cotton candy, bubble gum.

Gingerbread Art Museums by Caitlin Levin and Henry Hargreaves candy architecture

Gingerbread Art Museums by Caitlin Levin and Henry Hargreaves candy architecture

Gingerbread Art Museums by Caitlin Levin and Henry Hargreaves candy architecture

Recently completed for display at Dylan’s Candy Bar during Art Basel Miami, these towering architectural creations of the world’s most famous art museums and galleries were created with gingerbread and candy by food artists Caitlin Levin and Henry Hargreaves. An array of hard candy windows forms the iconic pyramid extension at the Louvre, while icing and gingerbread form the smooth curves of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. Some of the iconic structures are so immaculately detailed that once photographed in black and white they almost look like the real thing. You can see more behind the scenes photos here.

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Color Coded Candy by Emily Blincoe

Color Coded Candy by Emily Blincoe color candy

Color Coded Candy by Emily Blincoe color candy

Color Coded Candy by Emily Blincoe color candy

Color Coded Candy by Emily Blincoe color candy

Color Coded Candy by Emily Blincoe color candy

Color Coded Candy by Emily Blincoe color candy

Color Coded Candy by Emily Blincoe color candy

Color Coded Candy by Emily Blincoe color candy

Color Coded Candy by Emily Blincoe color candy

Color Coded Candy by Emily Blincoe color candy

Earlier this summer Austin-based photographer Emily Blincoe created this comprehensive series of various candy organized by color called her Sugar Series. Such a great mix of common and nostalgic sweets. And … white underpants on a stick. You can see these and many additional objects organized by shape or color in her Colors Organized Neatly set on Flickr. You can also follow her adventures over on Instagram.

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The Time You Have (In Jelly Beans)

The Time You Have (In Jelly Beans) multiples life jelly beans candy

In a poignant new video, online performance artist Ze Frank physically illustrates how most people spend the majority of their life using jelly beans to delineate time. Starting with 28,835 beans representing days of the average human lifespan he slowly subtracts the time spent sleeping, working, eating, and commuting to arrive at a much smaller square by proportion that represents our “free” time that suddenly puts things in stark perspective. Hopefully some of those working, cooking, and caring days are just as fulfilling as the days you have left to fill with fun, art, and adventure.

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Chandelier Made from 3,000 Gummy Bears by Kevin Champeny

Chandelier Made from 3,000 Gummy Bears by Kevin Champeny multiples lighting candy bears

Chandelier Made from 3,000 Gummy Bears by Kevin Champeny multiples lighting candy bears

Chandelier Made from 3,000 Gummy Bears by Kevin Champeny multiples lighting candy bears

Chandelier Made from 3,000 Gummy Bears by Kevin Champeny multiples lighting candy bears

Chandelier Made from 3,000 Gummy Bears by Kevin Champeny multiples lighting candy bears

Artist Kevin Champeny (previously) recently designed this crazy chandelier made of 3,000 hand-cast acrylic gummy bears called the Candelier for home furnishings company Jellio. The light comes in two sizes, the largest of which actually uses 5,000 bears, is 31″ in diameter, and weighs in at about 50 lbs. (via laughing squid)

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Solar System Lollipops

Solar System Lollipops space candy

Solar System Lollipops space candy

How many licks does it take to get to the center of the solar system? Etsy seller Vintage Confections has the answer with their fun set of eight lollipops containing edible images of the planets. Get ready for Halloween with their insects, flies, spiders and centipede set, or just try good old vintage eyeballs. (via explore)

Update: Now available in the Colossal Shop.

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Piñata Anatomy

Piñata Anatomy piñatas candy anatomy

This made me smile hugely. Piñata Anatomy by Minneapolis-based Carmichael Lynch of Carmichael Collective. (via laughing squid)

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