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Felted Veggies Dangle from Embroidered Leaves

Felted Veggies Dangle from Embroidered Leaves vegetables textiles food embroidery

Felted Veggies Dangle from Embroidered Leaves vegetables textiles food embroidery

Felted Veggies Dangle from Embroidered Leaves vegetables textiles food embroidery

I promise Colossal won’t turn into a full-time embroidery blog, but Munich-based Veselka Bulkan from Green Accordion created these fun felted veggies that dangle hang from embroidered leaves. Currently available in two different designs. (via Whimsebox)

Artist Paints Common Foods to Disguise them as Other Foods

Artist Paints Common Foods to Disguise them as Other Foods vegetables painting optical illusion fruit food

Artist Paints Common Foods to Disguise them as Other Foods vegetables painting optical illusion fruit food

Artist Paints Common Foods to Disguise them as Other Foods vegetables painting optical illusion fruit food

Artist Paints Common Foods to Disguise them as Other Foods vegetables painting optical illusion fruit food

Artist Paints Common Foods to Disguise them as Other Foods vegetables painting optical illusion fruit food

Artist Paints Common Foods to Disguise them as Other Foods vegetables painting optical illusion fruit food

In this fun series of painted objects titled “It’s not what it seems” by artist Hikaru Cho, common foods are transformed with deftly applied acrylic paints to look like other foods. A banana is turned into a near photo-realistic cucumber, a tomato becomes a tangerine, and even an egg is made into a glistening eggplant. These are actually some of Cho’s “tamer” artworks, as she’s used these same skills with a paintbrush to alter human faces and body parts by adding extra eyes, zippers and mouths. (via Visual News)

DIY House Plant Cupcakes

DIY House Plant Cupcakes plants food DIY cooking cake cacti

DIY House Plant Cupcakes plants food DIY cooking cake cacti

DIY House Plant Cupcakes plants food DIY cooking cake cacti

Apropos of I’m on a diet and am also a masochist, Brooklyn-based baker Alana Jones-Mann has a sweet DIY article on how to make cupakes that look like common miniature cacti. It turns out all you need is mass quantities of tasty, tasty frosting (because why does anyone eat a cupcake anyway), green food coloring, and an unreasonable amount of baking talent. If you liked this, you might also like cakes that look like planets. (via Neatorama, Blazenfluff)

The Yolkfish: A Yolk-Eating Fish from Peleg Design

The Yolkfish: A Yolk Eating Fish from Peleg Design food eggs

Created by Tel Aviv-based design firm Peleg Design, the Yolkfish is a clever kitchen tool designed like a fish that slurps up yolks as means to separate them from egg whites. The yolks can then be deposited elsewhere with a gentle squeeze. See it in action in the video. If you liked this also check out their awesome kitchen elephant, Jumbo. (via Designboom)

The Sound of Taste: Slow-Motion Spice Bag Explosions Synchronized with Music

The Sound of Taste: Slow Motion Spice Bag Explosions Synchronized with Music slow motion food advertising

Just a few weeks ago we shared Sarah Schoenfeld’s visual interpretation of recreational drugs, and today we have a cinematic interpretation of taste courtesy of filmmaker Chris Cairns titled the Sound of Taste. Created as a commercial for Schwartz Flavour Shots, the slow-motion video pairs musician MJ Cole and pyrotechnician Paul Mann in a carefully orchestrated firework show of exploding spices, what they describe as a “sonic flavorscape.” You can learn more about how it came together and watch a behind-the-scenes clip over on PetaPixel.

Culinary Photographers Create Edible Backdrops for a World of Miniature Inhabitants

Culinary Photographers Create Edible Backdrops for a World of Miniature Inhabitants miniature food dioramas
Culinary Photographers Create Edible Backdrops for a World of Miniature Inhabitants miniature food dioramas

Culinary Photographers Create Edible Backdrops for a World of Miniature Inhabitants miniature food dioramas
Culinary Photographers Create Edible Backdrops for a World of Miniature Inhabitants miniature food dioramas

Culinary Photographers Create Edible Backdrops for a World of Miniature Inhabitants miniature food dioramas
Culinary Photographers Create Edible Backdrops for a World of Miniature Inhabitants miniature food dioramas

Culinary Photographers Create Edible Backdrops for a World of Miniature Inhabitants miniature food dioramas
Culinary Photographers Create Edible Backdrops for a World of Miniature Inhabitants miniature food dioramas

Culinary Photographers Create Edible Backdrops for a World of Miniature Inhabitants miniature food dioramas
Culinary Photographers Create Edible Backdrops for a World of Miniature Inhabitants miniature food dioramas

Culinary Photographers Create Edible Backdrops for a World of Miniature Inhabitants miniature food dioramas
Culinary Photographers Create Edible Backdrops for a World of Miniature Inhabitants miniature food dioramas

Culinary Photographers Create Edible Backdrops for a World of Miniature Inhabitants miniature food dioramas
Culinary Photographers Create Edible Backdrops for a World of Miniature Inhabitants miniature food dioramas

Culinary Photographers Create Edible Backdrops for a World of Miniature Inhabitants miniature food dioramas
Culinary Photographers Create Edible Backdrops for a World of Miniature Inhabitants miniature food dioramas

Culinary Photographers Create Edible Backdrops for a World of Miniature Inhabitants miniature food dioramas
Culinary Photographers Create Edible Backdrops for a World of Miniature Inhabitants miniature food dioramas

Against a tasty backdrop of pastries, fruit, and vegetables, photographers Pierre Javelle and Akiko Ida have created a series of humorous dioramas that depict miniature people going about their daily lives in an edible world. Titled MINIMIAM, a play on words that marries miniature and “yummy” (miam in French), the project has been ongoing since 2002 and was inspired by the married couple’s profession as commercial food photographers. “We’re both food photographer in our daily work, and we’re both quite crazy about cooking, eating and everything about food,” says Ida. “So when we started this small people series, naturally we created the stories related to the food.”

The figures acquired for each photograph are taken from train model sets which are generally 1/87 scale, the perfect size for exploring lands of donuts or a frothy mix of meringue turned into a winter sledding adventure. The body of work has now grown to include some 60 sets of diptychs, and the pair is also creating large scale installations that more directly connect the model train world with sprawling food dioramas. You can see much more of their work over at MINIMIAM, or view it up close at the International Agriculture Show in Paris in February. (via Raw File)

Edible Chocolate Art Supplies by Nendo

Edible Chocolate Art Supplies by Nendo food chocolate
Photo by Ayao Yamazaki

Edible Chocolate Art Supplies by Nendo food chocolate
Photo by Ayao Yamazaki

Edible Chocolate Art Supplies by Nendo food chocolate
Photo by Ayao Yamazaki

Edible Chocolate Art Supplies by Nendo food chocolate

If you ever had an overwhelming desire to eat paste or paint chips as a child, this might be for you. Created by design firm Nendo (previously) for the Seibu Department Store in Japan these 12-piece paint sets are completely edible, paint tubes and all. Instead of paint, each tube contains a different flavored caramel or syrup matching the color of its label from green tea to strawberry to honey. Nendo previously designed a set of edible chocolate pencils back in 2007. If you liked this also check out Chocolate Nails and Elsa Lambinet’s Modular Gourmet Chocolates. (via Yatzer)

Gingerbread Art Museums by Caitlin Levin and Henry Hargreaves

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

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

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

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

Gingerbread Art Museums by Caitlin Levin and Henry Hargreaves food candy architecture

Gingerbread Art Museums by Caitlin Levin and Henry Hargreaves food candy architecture

Gingerbread Art Museums by Caitlin Levin and Henry Hargreaves food 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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