Japanese manufacturer Kotobukiya unveiled these awesome Lightsaber chopsticks that merge with Japanese culture and “Chop Sabers.” Suitable for eating sushi or defending the galaxy, the Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader lightsabers measure over 9” long, with the blades cast in translucent material.
Marieke van der Bruggen’s ‘Garden of delight’ tree branches made of coloured glucose. Tree branches made of coloured glucose, and asparagus adorned with gold leaf: just a random selection of the exhibits in the design exhibition Jewels & Joules with which Design Connection Brainport (DCB) presents itself on the Salone del Mobile 2009 in Milan from 22 through 27 April. The exhibition is a very original and partly edible (!) show of products that have been designed and manufactured in the Eindhoven region. Jewels & Joules is a collaborative project of DCB and Design Academy Eindhoven, the universally acclaimed design school that for years now has been strengthening the region with highly talented designers.
Caviar and snails – two of France’s most loved delicacies come together with the release of the first-of-its-kind snail caviar by De Jaeger, a snail farm specializing in this exotic delicacy.
After three years of research De Jaeger has perfected its own method of farming snail caviar and is now offering customers the chance to indulge in the cream-colored, pearl-shaped delicacy. Each snail lays its eggs once a year, producing around 100 eggs on average. With this tiny, but precious amount, the people at De Jaeger hand pick the eggs every year and sort through them, retaining the best ones for their tins of caviar.
Expecting only pastelly and fussy colonial style, we were happy to see the fun decor of Serendipity cafe, just opened at the luxury resort.
Boca Raton Resort & Club originally built in 1926 by architect Addison Mizner, has just completed a two-year, multi-phase $220 million renovation.
Georg Jensen is launching a complete Cocktail Bartender set so you can now serve chilled champagne and create fabulous drinks at home.
“Clean and simple lines were the principle behind the new bartender set I created for Georg Jensen. My inspiration for the look and feel of this range was drawn from Scandinavia, with visions of beautiful ice crystals and fish from the cold north”. So says designer, Helle Damkjær, Danish by birth but living in Paris.
The edible catwalk extravaganza launches the New York Chocolate Show, an annual weekend-long event where 60 chocolatiers pack into a 55,000 square foot venue offering free tastings and professional demonstrations of chocolate recipes.
The unique costumes were created by chocolatiers and pastry chefs for the catwalk show on the Hudson River. Models, dressed in carefully crafted chocolate outfits, depicted Lara Croft, Bat Girl and a warrior princess among others.
TeaFix, the quintessential British-ness kit offers all the comfort one needs on a long journey. Designed by Iain Jones for travelers, TeaFix gives the feeling of British affluence, allowing the ritual of drinking from a teacup and saucer. Drawing emotion back to the ‘golden era’ of travel, where train journeys symbolized elegance and opulence.
The Smilecup from Studio Psyho will certainly bring a smile to your beverage. It basically comes in two parts: the cup and the plate. The plate looks like an ordinary saucer, but imprinted on the plate are cartoony, emoticon-type eyes. The cup, on the other hand, is shaped like a wide smiling mouth.
The designed duo formed by Andrea Grossfuss and Olaf Kiessling fromjames by Sternform presented clever and fresh solutions for everyday life. James is a handy plate, that takes the food in the inner area and holds all glasses with a handle within its special hollow.
D-Vision created the Small Apple Dish to aesthetically incorporate your apple core when you are done with it. By creating an appropriate place in the dish, your fruit waste becomes an aesthetic part of your meal.
Jamie Oliver will be releasing a handhold cooking game on Nintendo DS.
I’m really excited about bringing a book’s worth of my recipes to a game for the first time. You can cook my recipes for real at home or in the game’s 3D kitchens, but what’s brilliant is that you can come up with your own recipes then share them with your mates and family over wi-fi. Lovely.
The game will include a series of real-time virtual challenges that involve real-life chopping, stirring, and plating; recipe cook-offs with other players; and a timed competition against the clock. All of this will take place in three-dimensional kitchen settings with measures of quality and taste.
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Etienne Meneau has created two new designs of wine decanters/sculptures in the same series. They featuring two sides which resemble the roots of a tree or veins in the body. Both are available in limited editions. Read More…
Organic Vegetable Juice company Wild Bunch & Co is different, we love the sophistication of the vegetable-only ingredients. WB&CO has created a healthy new range of invigorating juices to help work-harried executives missing meals get the energy they need quickly: 100% organic fresh vegetable juice delivered straight to their office.
These bottles can be collected and displayed as works of contemporary art. I bet they would look attractive in your refrigerator.
Waaa, that’s a really strange invention created for “Dining in 2015″ design competition by an Iranian team. Plug it directly into your car exhaust. It soaks up spare heat in the gases to do the cooking, and the clamshell design keeps those noxious fumes away from your food.
Designer Linda Loudermilk is passionate about the earth and its people, and she is making her mark on the eco-movement with stylish products that inspire people to think about the world and how we can make it a better place for all inhabitants.
For making you party stylish and blissful, here is one latest gadget Dual-Fuel Cocktail Shaker which comes in a nickel-plated stainless steel and brass body, featuring a couple of slide-off wings that double up as flasks.