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Design Food

Face Mug

January 21, 2011

Christopher Jobson

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.

 

 



Food History Photography

Rice Krispyhenge

January 10, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Artist Brock Davis (of Boba’s invoice fame) snapped this photo of Rice Krispyhenge prior to it being eaten by ravenous sun worshipers. Now a print over at Society6.

 

 



Design Food

Bee Raw Honey

January 10, 2011

Christopher Jobson

In my day when you went to the grocery store there were only two types of honey: a big plastic bear with a yellow hat, or a small one. These days honey packaging and identity is undergoing a renaissance. From the minimalist, laboratory-inspired Ballard Bee Company to the very clever Sheffield Honey Company. But the beautiful honey flights shown above from Bee Raw in New York really take the cake for me. The packaging is almost as much art as it is function. Some of their stuff is currently out of stock, but the nine varietal and cheese flight are still available.

 

 



Design Food Science

The Designers of Taste

December 15, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Whether you can afford it or not, the world of molecular gastronomy, the convergence of art, science, and food appears to be with us for a while as restaurants like Alinea and elBulli take honors as some of the best restaurants in the world. This new book, Cooking Science: Condensed Matter by Vicenc Altaio, Ferran Adria, and Josep Perello, is the physical catalog of a show presented in part by Harvard by the same name that sought to view gastronomy and nutrition through the eyes of scientists.

Cooking science invites us to look at cooking, gastronomy and nutrition through the scientist’s eyes and see them as a truly cultural activity which brings a wealth of knowledge into play. Challenging the predominance of visual culture, our eating habits and the pleasure of food privilege the senses of taste, touch, smell and even hearing. Perception and landscape define our cooking, but cooking also has a component of reflection and innovation based on scientific and technological research. […] This volume constitutes a unique document of this task. The book’s QR codes link the paper media with the digital media, augmenting the reality and giving further information.

You can see quite a few more pages from the book here. The question at the heart of this all, I suppose, is can food be regarded as true art? Or can science be art? Gah my eyes just crossed. (via we make money not art)

 

 



Food Photography

Sarah Illenberger

December 10, 2010

Christopher Jobson

A fun series of limited edition prints by German photographer Sarah Illenberger. Her portfolio is chock full of incredible imagery.

 

 



Design Food

Please Read Responsibly: A 12-Part Detective Series Printed On Beer Labels

December 1, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Massachusetts microbrewery Just Beer has released a limited edition case of IPA with a 12-chapter detective melodrama printed on the labels.

“The Case of the IPA” is a hard-boiled detective farce printed chapter by chapter on 12 bottles of a newly released India Pale Ale. Each 22 ounce bottle not only has 22 ounces of brilliantly deduced IPA, but also 1 of the 12 chapters of the story. Each case has 12 bottles, which makes for the entire tale told in a case. And so, the Case of the IPA is indeed a case of the IPA.

Brewed by Harry Smith, written by Paul Goodchild.

 

 



Design Food

Vegetal Screen by Vertilignes

November 11, 2010

Christopher Jobson

The Vegetal Screen DIVA is a wall-mounted garden for inside your home that accommodates up to 28 plants. Although the site says it’s patented I think it’s still in prototype mode. (via notcot)