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Animation Food

New Animated Cake Zoetrope from Alexandre Dubosc

September 12, 2013

Christopher Jobson

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Artist Alexandre Dubosc (previously), known for his whirling cake zoetropes, just release this new piece he calls the Phytopage. While not as creepy as his earlier Tim Burton-inspired cake, any kind of animated cake is fine with me.

 

 



Design Food

Graft Tableware: Biodegradable Utensils that Look Like Vegetables

August 6, 2013

Christopher Jobson

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For her diploma project at the École cantonale d’art de Lausanne in Switzerland, product designer Qiyun Deng created a beautiful set of utensils and and serving bowls made from bioplastic PLA, a material most often derived from vegetable fats, oils, or starches. Titled Graft, the delicately crafted design of each piece serves as a reminder of the biodegradable materials used to create them: a celery stem becomes a handle for a fork, a stalk of fennel becomes a knife, a slender carrot a spoon.

While Graft is just a concept at this point, I imagine these could sell extraordinarily well given the right price. But could you actually bring yourself to toss such a beautifully designed object in the compost bin? Learn more over on Deng’s website. (via THEmag)

 

 



Design Food

Planetary Structural Layer Cakes Designed by Cakecrumbs

August 1, 2013

Christopher Jobson

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Self-taught chef Rhiannon over at Cakecrumbs has been working on a fun series of planetary cakes that are designed to be scientifically accurate with different types of cake representing various layers within Earth and Jupiter. For her Jupiter Cake the center is the theoretical rock/ice core (mudcake), followed by a layer of liquid metallic hydrogen (almond butter), and finally the liquid molecular hydrogen (colored vanilla). She layered her Earth Cake similarly and finished it off with some absurdly detailed continent design made with marshmallow fondant.

Due to high demand she just posted an extremely detailed tutorial including a video that explains how to make spherical concentric layer cakes. Which is now a thing. That I will have at my birthdays now and forever. (via I F’ing Love Science)

 

 



Design Food

Beautiful 3D Printed Objects Made of Sugar by the Sugar Lab

July 10, 2013

Christopher Jobson

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The brainchild of Los Angeles architects Kyle and Liz von Hasseln, The Sugar Lab has adapted modern 3D printing technology to produce high-end edible objects for use on wedding cakes or table centerpieces. Recent graduates from the Southern California Institute of Architecture, the pair have developed a printing method that uses a mixture of sugar and alcohol that prints in layers. While the objects seen here are made using regular sugar, they hope to eventually create flavored mixtures that could be used for more complex pastry decorations, typographical treatments, or even functional objects that can later be eaten.

You can read more about the project over on Dezeen.

 

 



Art Food Photography

Jay-Z, Andy Warhol, and Stonehenge Sculpted from Wonder Bread by Milena Korolczuk

July 9, 2013

Christopher Jobson

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Oakland-based artist Milena Korolczuk is generally known for her work in film and photography but she recently set her sights on a more maleable medium: Wonder Bread. Using blobs of compressed bread the artist created surprisingly faithful interpretations of historical figures, artists, and pop culture icons which she then carefully photographed. According to Raster gallery the series was born from Korolczuk’s hands needing something to do while eating breakfast in the morning. Apparently eating wasn’t enough. See more from the series over at Raster. (via artsy)

 

 



Art Design Food

The Sandwich Book

June 26, 2013

Christopher Jobson

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Designed by Wrocław-based artist and designer Pawel Piotrowski, the Sandwich Book is exactly what you think it is, an entire book made from pages that look like the common ingredients for a typical sandwich. Aaaaand I’m hungry. (via quipsologies)