Akihiro Mizuuchi: Edible Chocolate


Illustrator and designer Akihiro Mizuuchi designed a modular system for creating edible chocolate LEGO bricks. Chocolate is first poured into precisely designed moulds that after cooling can be popped out and used as regular LEGOs. It’s hard to determine exactly how functional they are, it seems like he had success in building a number of different things, though I can only imagine how quickly they

Matt Brown: Food, New Frontiers


Matt Brown is an Interaction Designer/Industrial Designer from Michigan currently living in Genova, Italy. Graduated from the IXD Masters course at the Umea Institute of Design in June 2009. Really into food, design, anything off-beat, early synth music, and other humans. The projects should be viewed as design fiction, we don’t mean for the object to be the product but for the experience or idea

Beppe Finessi: Progetto Cibo


Cibo, ultima frontiera del design? Dalla cucina tradizionale alla nouvelle cousine l’attenzione all’estetica dei piatti ha sempre fatto la differenza a tavola. Un noto motto giapponese dice che si mangia prima con gli occhi e poi con la bocca: non è forse un caso che nel paese del Sol Levante si sia sviluppata l’arte del sampuru, le pietanze colorate che i ristoranti usano esporre nelle

Leopold Blaschka: Fish Glass


Leopold Blaschke was born in Český Dub, Bohemia, to a family which originated from Antoniwald in the Izera Mountains, a region known for processing glass, metals and gems. The family had also spent time in the glassblowing industry of Venice.

Leopold displayed artistic skills as a child, he then joined the family business, which produced glass ornaments and glass eyes.

In 1853,

Bompas & Parr: Light Food


LEICESTER SQUARE, LONDON, JULY 2013 The world’s first glow in the dark Cornetto’s created for a film premiere of The End of the World. The talented duo of designer Bompass and Parr created a fluo cinema-based snack impregnating the ice cream glow with riboflavin (vitamin B2) wich luminesces under certain wavelengths of light. UV light helped in illuminating the ice cream without disturbing the view

Mary Hellen Johnson: Mouth Watering


Mary Ellen Johnson has created a series of dessert paintings. The realism of her work is impressive. Upon first glance, the images appear to be photographs; closer inspection, however, reveals that these works are indeed paintings. The artist’s touch is so light and supple that brushstrokes are impossible to find. In fact, there are few hints of the artist’s work at all.

Mary Ellen

James Hollingsworth: True Life


American artist, born 1954. James Neil Hollingsworth was raised in Marietta, Georgia. Shockingly, with the exception of a few life drawing classes in the 1970’s, Hollingsworth is a self-taught artist. His early adulthood was spent in a variety of disciplines. After high school, he served in the U.S. Air Force, and later worked as a licensed aircraft mechanic. He had his own typesetting business for

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End Cape: Banana is my Business


The “Tattoo a Banana” by Japanese artist End Cape, who uses bananas as canvas to create illustrations using just a needle. These tattoos are done without colored ink, simply by the process of oxidation of the banana skin pierced by the needle. It’s a past-time known as banana tattooing, but technique-wise is similar to pointillism. This is where pictures are created using tiny dots of

Scott Hove: Guns and Ecstasy


San Francisco artist Scott Hove has been making unusual cake based sculptures as part of his Cakeland series since back in 2005. Now, for his show Guns and Ecstasy, Hove has turned his talents toward firearms and in particular assault rifles. It’s an appropriate topic as the debate on gun legality continues to rage in the US after a shocking amount of recent school shootings.