Just saw this new item pop up at my favorite Icelandic design shop, Birkiland. The Nordurmyrin by 7-9-13 Design Group is a meat cutting board designed to mimic the streets of an actual neighborhood in east Reykjavik.
Nordurmyrin is a meat cutting- and serving board. It draws its name from a neighbourhood in the old east of Reykjavik. Its street names are named after renowned characters in the old icelandic sagas: Landnama, Laxdaela and Njala. These are examples of the street names: Audargata, Gudrunargata, Gunnarsbraut and Skarphedinsgata. When meat is cut on the board the blood juices rush down the streets. It refers to the conflicts that arose in the societies of the second and third generations of Icelandic settlers.
The blood juices run down the streets?! Excuse me while I put on my Bill the Butcher costume and whip out the credit card, this cutting board is the most gruesomely awesome kitchen implement of 2011.
Ran into all of these today and it seemed like they should go together. First, the Taxonomy of Teas by Wendy Chan, next the 14 Surprising Facts About Beer (a $25 print) by Belancio, and lastly the Anatomy of a Cupcake (a print for $50). (hat tips to pratt, fastco, and designspiration)
The viral buzz for IKEA’s cookbook Hembakat är Bäst (Homemade is Best) just keeps coming with a wonderful set of ten videos directed by Carl Kleiner. Here are my four favorites.
The space shuttle pictured above made from ground scallops and cheese is part of a unique collaboration between NYC-based French Culinary Institute and Fab@Home at Cornell University. Fab@Home is an open-source project that aims to produce a consumer-friendly 3D printer that would give anyone the ability to quickly create small object with the click of the mouse. Taking the idea one step further the culinary institute is adapting the printers to print food. Edible pastes are squirted through nozzles, layering texture upon texture to create snack-sized objects. See a larger gallery here. (via sub studio)
Yummy, yummy chocolate nails for sweet DIY dessert construction by Stéphane Bureaux. (via who killed bambi)
Chicago restaurant Longman & Eagle turned what they refer to as their “favorite Yelp review” into a lovely postcard that’s being distributed at the restaurant. I find it embarrassing that my son who is only three has visited this restaurant twice now, and somehow I have yet to drop in. More via their Facebook page. (via eater)
Holiday wrapping paper from Swedish firm Happy F&B, printed with scented inks no less. Reminds me of the juice boxes by Yunyeen Yong and Naoto Fukasawa. Neat. (via the strange attractor)
Let’s keep today’s anthropomorphic vibe going with the ceramic Face Mug available exclusively at Uncommon Goods.
Put a smile on that mug with a hungry mouth cubby that bites off more than you can chew. Perfect for serving milk and cookies, coffee and doughnuts, tea and biscotti, or your favorite snack-time combinations.
(via holy cool)