Archive for the 'Fun Stuff' Category

25
Feb
10

Photography – Disney and Pets

Some pics I took over Christmas break. My new kitten, my old family pup and a trip to Disney World!

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31
Oct
08

Fun Stuff I Did Not Make – Old Indian Horror Movie Poster!

These are sooooo cool! My fave is the killer cat lady. Happy Halloween!

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29
Oct
08

Food Designers

I was in a fancy gourmet food shop the other day and saw some really amazingly designed food. And it got me thinking, what is the point of designing food? what if it is soooo pretty that the person doesn’t want to eat it? is that the point? or should it strike a delicate balance between looking delicious and beautiful? I am sure there are entire curriculums on designing food. I hear the Scandinavians are well advanced in this field (as they are when it comes to design in general). 

VERY FUN japanese bento box meal. This is so cute I wouldn’t eat it.

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Peep and the Big Wide World Bento!

 

This website has some conceptual-ish food designs: http://www.food-designing.com/01-food.htm   I love the ‘3D snack’ apple.

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A great blog with some really cool/cute/pretty food: http://ohjoy.blogs.com/my_weblog/ummummgood/

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I’ve noticed that a lot of highly designed food is indulgent; chocolate, pastries, various desserts. I guess this makes sense since, traditionally, those who indulge in these kinds of delights are looking to be luxurious.

If I were to design food, I’d definitely go the ‘this is art you can’t eat it’ route. Mainly because of my pride. I want the potential eater to be so in awe of the food’s sheer beauty, they couldn’t possibly consume it and have it disappear forever. And I would try to design normal foods. I’d make something as mundane as a peanut butter and jelly sandwich into a masterpiece… Construct intricate structures out of the bread, use the peanut better as glue, pattern the facade with various jams and jellies….

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I couldn’t end this blog without mentioning this ultimate luxury in ‘designer’ food. 

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GOLDEN OPULENCE SUNDAE!  It costs a thousand bucks. Only in NYC! 

http://www.dailyolive.com/got_1000_why_no.html

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now i’m hungry.

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PS – there are more awesome illustrations like the one above at: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/18937/18937-h/18937-h.htm