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"Esslack was developed together with a small food factory, which supplies high-quality fine pastry shops with food coloring. In a new application in the can, the different ways in the kitchen brings. For example, a chrome trout. Or gold-plated asparagus tips."
Visit The Deli Garage for more, in German...
Via Laughing Squid
"designboom published a preview article on the LEGO greenhouse by london-based designer sebastian bergne
for which he was commissioned by LEGO UK to produce a large-scale public installation made entirely of LEGO bricks
which also fully functions as a greenhouse. the structure has now been realized within the north east piazza in london's
covent garden as part of london design week 2011.
the overall form draws from the history of covent garden as london's original fruit and vegetable market,
featuring a pitched roof that looks like an ordinary suburban glasshouse dropped into a new environment in daylight.
at night it becomes a magical box glowing and lit, coming to life with the plants it contains.
the world's first living LEGO greenhouse, the framework was built and installed by duncan titmarsh,
the only LEGO certified professional in the UK and is home to living plants and vegetables.
'LEGO greenhouse' is on view until september 25th, 2011."
About the Lego designer, Duncan Titmarsh
Food for War. Photojournalist Ashley Gilbertson (whom you may know from his mentions in Dexter Filkins’ unforgettable book, The Forever War), photographed the MREs (Meals Ready to Eat) of soldiers from different countries in the coalition in Iraq. The above is his photograph of a US soldier’s MRE. In his narrated slideshow of military rations in modern warfare, he says:
In combat, eating is often the only good thing about a day. When a soldier or marine sits down to warm up his M.R.E., he’s not being shot at, he’s not losing friends. It’s almost a ritual, and the very act of opening one of these packages suggests safety, however brief it may be.
To a lot of the troops from many nations that I’ve met, mealtimes are the only thing to look forward to – other, perhaps, than going home.
Speaking of dining tables, grow your own plants at the base of your table, then pluck veggies from them for dinner. Hmmm...Where's the light? Where's the adequate amount of soil? Apparently they tried this out with tomatoes, as well as peas....
The idea is cute, but clearly needs work. It has been on display as part of London Design Week 2011.
The concept is from JAILmake.
The Hispanic Arts Building at the New Mexico State Fair is not a favorite, usually, tilting way too far towards dancing skulls, and bleeding martyrs, but this time, the largest piece on display caught my attention.
Now-- many people do not linger on the "supper" aspect of TLS, but we foodies do. And here is a hardcarved table, with painted chairs for each participant, commemorating that breaking of bread. It's the work of three members of one family, Robert, Desmond and Roberto Gonzales, the painting employs natural pigments, and the price tag is $35,000.
The European Vegetable Carving Competition just held in Leipzig, Germany, had room for fruit carvers as well.
According to the Times of Malta, "Each participant is provided with a basket containing melons, giant papayas, kohlrabi, cucumbers, radishes, Chinese cabbages and carrots. Participants may bring their own pumpkin, too.
The art of vegetable carving originated in China but has acquired numerous followers in Europe in recent years."
(Photos: Jan Woitas)