Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Food For Thought

My latest research project based around the social and experiential side of food.

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

The Real Cookbook

German design agency Korefe have come up with this little gem, the first and only cookbook you can read, cook and eat. I'm not sure how 'useful' design like this is, but i don't think it really matters, i love it. I've been toying with the idea of printing with edible ink onto rice paper for some time, but i fear my efforts may look a little poor in comparison now that this has emerged. Certainly good for inspiration though.

Sunday, 26 February 2012

Base 3

The majority of my time this week has been taken up by helping to organise an exhibition of 3rd year work. Held at 52 Princess Street in Manchester city centre, our little group designed, arranged and put up a large body of work over the two floors of gallery space. The preview was on Wednesday evening, and went really well, with a few well known faces putting in an appearance. The show's set to be up for a while so take a look if you find yourself in the city.

Saturday, 18 February 2012

Saturday Morning Egg

As part of some experimentation for my new brief, I 'deconstructed' a fried egg. As it turns out molecular gastronomy is not just odd states of food chucked on a plate willy nilly. For a good long time, this did just look like i'd dropped my breakfast. Onwards. Upwards.

Sunday, 12 February 2012

47. Taste

I was nudged in the direction of Visionaire, and came across issue 47. Taste. It's a collaboration between flavorists, contemporary artists,chefs and photographers. The tastes offered are pretty conceptual, covering themes like 'Mother', 'Guilty', and 'Life'. The flavours are combined with artwork that interprets the theme, and the whole thing is generally packaged fairly nicely.  
Interesting idea.

Saturday, 11 February 2012

The Tea Room

Over the last two weeks, the Holden Gallery Cafe has been transformed into a 1930s tea room by 3rd year interactive art students, to raise money for their degree show. With hot drinks, freshly prepared food, music, service with a smile and an aviary, this has probably been the most imaginative fundraising event i've seen at uni. The amount of effort and planning that went into the event impressed me massively. It will be a shame to see it go.
If you didn't get the chance to visit, have a look through the photos on their facebook page (where these photos are from).

Saturday, 14 January 2012

Things I wish I Owned (as a child)

Whilst researching design that's aimed at children, I made the startling discovering that about 90% (perhaps more) of it is total bilge. It's horrible! Nasty computerised cartoons, too many fluorescent colours and unpleasant typefaces. I came across some publications from Anorak Magazine which seem to save the day a little bit. I wish i'd had these to read when I was younger.
I am fennel