Archive for the ‘Food’ Category

Eat Out! on

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

Check out my review of Gestalten‘s awesome new book, Eat Out! It surveys the most interesting, contemporary restaurant concepts and designs, and includes wild restaurant spots like a dinner in the sky (table suspended 50 meters in the air by a crane) and an installation that envelops guests in a vapor of Gin and tonic water. After about an hour, it’s estimated visitors imbibed approximately 1 gin and tonic—through their lungs and eyeballs!

Click here to read more!

Jamie Oliver’s TED Talk

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

Chef Jamie Oliver‘s wish: teach every child about food. His TED presentation considers the existing food culture in America, and suggests solutions – on personal, community and governmental levels – to benefit our future. It’s only 20 minutes or so, and definitely worth watching.

Y Water Takes Manhattan

Monday, January 11th, 2010

When great design inspires healthy living, there’s not much more we
can ask for. Y Water’s perfect union combines a cool and kid-friendly,
100% recyclable bottle with removable, biodegradable labeling and
a flavored, vitamin- and mineral-rich, low-sugar, organic beverage.
Once empty, the container becomes a toy that kids can link to other
bottles through biodegradable, connectable rubber “Y knots,” letting
them create spaceships, animals, robots, or whatever else their
imaginations can dream up. When all is said and done, parents can
log onto and receive a free mailer to send the bottle
back for recycling.

The cheery Y-shape inspired the drink’s name, a playful riff on two
of the most commonly asked kiddie questions: “Why?” and “Why
not?” As Y-Water designer Yves Béhar says, “The brand, the bottle,
the graphics, the name … everything is one, connected by the idea
of giving a smarter, healthier and much more fun experience. The
category is so bland, so un-original … but kids are open-minded to
new and creative things, and that is what we wanted to give them.”

To read my full review for Clear Magazine, click here.

Droog’s Tableau Tablecloth

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

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Droog‘s “Tableau Tablecloth” was created by photographer Maurice Scheltens using the photogram technique, and reveals the aftermath of a (successful?) dinner party. This super-cool tablecloth comes in 6 and 8-person setting sizes that’ll cost you a pretty penny, running $560 and $630 each.

Dine in Style

Friday, August 28th, 2009
"Hungry" by Ali Siavoshi

"Hungry" by Ali Siavoshi

Check out my latest post at Behind the Burner to read about dining in style with Ali Siavoshi‘s playful lighting designs. This is art born of everyday objects many of us have around the house – wine glasses, hangers, umbrellas, and, as evidenced by “Hungry,” even cutlery.