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Tasty Layers of Paper Ingredients In The Sandwich Book

Tasty Layers of Paper Ingredients In The Sandwich Book

Polish designer Pawel Piortrowski designed The Sandwich Book to depict the tasty layers of a typical sandwich in a compact paper form. By alternating photos of ingredients with actual paper recreations, the artist uses each page of the book to convey the various textures and tastes, enclosed in a bread book jacket, of course. I’m...
Baked Bonsai: Delicious, Delicately Iced Japanese Cookies

Baked Bonsai: Delicious, Delicately Iced Japanese Cookies

I’m a little frustrated by the lack of photos online, because Risa Hirai’s delicately iced cookies deserve a second and even third look at all the detail. Using simple flour, sugar, oil, and eggs, Hirai crafts entire sets of household objects as cookies, carefully layering icing for bright colors and unexpected textures (the thin slabs...
Two Tons of Refined Sugar, Perfectly Laid Out As A Persian Carpet

Two Tons of Refined Sugar, Perfectly Laid Out As A Persian Carpet

This “Sugar Carpet (Tapis de sucre)” by Montreal-based artist Aude Moreau was made with over two tons of sugar, laid out perfectly evenly across an expansive floorspace, then decorated in a Persian rug motif with charcoal and food coloring. The sheer size and detail in this piece is stunning– its precise in its familiar pattern,...
Fou Lard, The Bacon Scarf

Fou Lard, The Bacon Scarf

This ingenious bacon scarf by Swiss artist & designer Natalie Luder has sparked an overwhelming wave of interest in America (surprise!), when a blog post by the famed Tina Roth Eisenberg (aka swissmiss) started its viral spread. The digitally printed silk scarf features a photorealistic image of bacon with a delicious level of detail, which...
Stylish Wine For Safeway: Bringing Gorgeous Packaging Design To Your Local Supermarket

Stylish Wine For Safeway: Bringing Gorgeous Packaging Design To Your Local Supermarket

Stylish wine package design is probably not something you associate with mass retailers, especially grocery stores, but design studio Stranger & Stranger collaborated with Safeway to bring these gorgeous, elaborate designs to American shelves. These bottle sleeves encase products from winemaker Truett Hurst with a variety of styles, ranging from richly embellished typography to bright...
Vegetabrella: A Personal, Portable, Practical Head of Lettuce

Vegetabrella: A Personal, Portable, Practical Head of Lettuce

Its a bit rainy this week in New York City, and I’m having some wishful thoughts about owning this unexpectedly fun Vegetabrella designed by Yurie Mano for h concept: its your standard folding umbrella, which just so happens to fold down into a floppy head of lettuce. The slight green-to-white gradients and crumpled edges mimic...
Grinding Down A Chocolate Mill: Oddly Mesmerizing Video of Patterns in Chocolate

Grinding Down A Chocolate Mill: Oddly Mesmerizing Video of Patterns in Chocolate

This is weird but somehow I like it– the Dutch designers at Studio Wieki Somers joined chocolatier Rafael Mutter to create this installation, the Chocolate Mill. By slowly shaving down the surface of the enormous chocolate circle, the project reveals layer after layer of geometric patterns, as the slowest, most delicious flipbook in the world....
Play With Your Food: Creative Food Manipulations by Brock Davis

Play With Your Food: Creative Food Manipulations by Brock Davis

I’ve seen these funny food photos across the web before, but it never occurred to me that it was all springing from a single, brilliant mind. Brock Davis is a design/art jack of all trades with a creative imagination, and some of my favorite works of his are clever food manipulations that have been photographed...
Papercraft Food in Still Life

Papercraft Food in Still Life

Agnes Cecilia Fideli Siri Charlotte Sundqvist is a Swedish artist and graphic designer with a great name and a fantastic hand with papercraft. Her still life pieces (especially the ones featuring food) walk the line between a dark, painterly aesthetic and a light-hearted, surreal touch of papercraft. Most of the photos in this post are...
Awesome Inflatable Meat Balloons

Awesome Inflatable Meat Balloons

This post needs no fancy title– “Awesome Inflatable Meat Balloons” seems to explain everything perfectly. The Chicago-based Object Design League (ODL) handpainted these fantastic meat balloons by hand for specialty butcher shop Japan Premium Beef, for this year’s NoHo Design District during New York Design Week. Its amazing how the baggy balloon latex/rubber perfectly mimics...
Unbelievable Sugar Murals: Making Street Art Out of Frosting and Sugar

Unbelievable Sugar Murals: Making Street Art Out of Frosting and Sugar

I know there’s been an influx of street art on here lately, but this was too amazing to ignore– Montreal artist Shelley Miller puts up these pieces of sugar street art that are incredibly detailed. From afar, it resembles the blue and white finesse of Delft ceramic ware, but in reality all of these outdoor...
Designer Nori: Delicate Laser Cut Seaweed Patterns

Designer Nori: Delicate Laser Cut Seaweed Patterns

Japanese ad agency I&SBBDO was approached by a client who wanted to boost their flagging business after the 2011 tsunami in Japan– the product, however, was nori (sheets of Japanese seaweed used in sushi). In an effort to reinvent this simple square of seaweed without losing sight of the age-old traditions embedded in their culture,...