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Posts Tagged: Food and Drink

Form and Function Meet Once Again

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Form and Function Meet Once Again

Fruit Warehouse by Assadi +Pulido,  Santiago, Chile The problem:  how to store fresh fruit after its been picked, but before its taken to market.  The fruit must be protected from insects, yet well ventilated.  Rotting fruit must be isolated from good fruit.  The fruit crates must stack neatly inside,  The — Continue reading

Romantic Picnic Accessories

Categories: Local + Travel, Modern Decor + Objects
Romantic Picnic Accessories

There’s nothing more romantic than planning romantic picnic for two. There are many different ways you can turn an ordinary picnic into a truly romantic one. The first thing you should take care about is modern romantic picnic accessories. For example, lovely summer picnic basket. Polka dot picnic baskets look — Continue reading

Modern Barware and a Modern Cocktail

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Modern Barware and a Modern Cocktail

Friday is finally here and soon it will be cocktail hour.  I would love to come home to my (as yet nonexistent) bar and whip up one of my favorite cocktails: the cucumber martini.  Now that warmer weather is here, I can think of nothing more refreshing and tasty to — Continue reading

Kaffe 1668

Categories: Art + Graphics, Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
Kaffe 1668

Megan Cummins has brought together the perfect combination of label design and infographics for Kaffe 1668, a Manhattan coffee and tea company. Design synergy! "I recently did work for a start-up tea & coffee company in downtown Manhattan. They were on a very tight budget and needing everything to be — Continue reading

Two a Tea

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Two a Tea

Of all the design trends in the world I could be watching, I seem to be involuntarily drawn to all things tea. Tea bags, tea cups, tea pots, tea cosies, tea parties – if it has to do with tea, I'm all over it.* Which probably goes a long way — Continue reading

Tea-Shirts

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects
Tea-Shirts

Soon Mo Kang's Hanger Tea is a creative new approach to packaging and using tea bags. The tea bags are in the shape of a t-shirt with built-in hangers that come packaged in a mini tea closet. The hangers function as a hook for used tea bags to be put — Continue reading

Beyond The Hot Plate

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Beyond The Hot Plate

If anyone has ever picked up a silver spoon while it was sitting in your hot cup of tea you may have wondered why you did not use a pot holder.   Silver conducts heat (and cold by the way). What a brilliant idea to use it on a cook top.  — Continue reading

virginia sin’s sugar cones.

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
virginia sin’s sugar cones.

Ice cream is probably my favorite food. I could eat it every day if it weren't for the damage it does to one's waistline. Perhaps artist Virginia Sin has a similar love. She's created "Sugar Cones" — a series of ceramic ice cream cones that look totally real. For $18/piece — Continue reading

Moustache Mugs

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Moustache Mugs

We can all agree that nothing in the this world is cooler than a well-groomed moustache. Not all of us have the ability to sport a wicked moustache, whether it be for biological reasons or fear of social ridicule. But now you can with the moustache mugs… They come in — Continue reading

New from Thomaspaul!

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
New from Thomaspaul!

Thomaspaul has released two new designs in their tablewear collection! The Portland collection includes the Portland Dinner Plate, Portland Tray, and Portland Coaster Set. This design is inspired by the lush forests and cosmopolitan nature of the city itself, and is at home on a picnic blanket or a dining — Continue reading

Organic Cocktail Mix

Categories: DIY + How To, Sustainability
Organic Cocktail Mix

I love a good cocktail, but hate how all the mixes I ever find are chock full of chemicals and colors. Imagine my delight when I spotted a rack with these Modmix bottles on it while shopping in a co-op the other day. Organic! With flavors like Lavender Lemon Drop, — Continue reading

Coca-cola wants to be green (but, without any color)

Categories: Sustainability
Coca-cola wants to be green (but, without any color)

This is the new packaging of Coca-Cola.  A can without any color, just the aluminum shine of the can.  The letters and logo are stamped directly on the metal.  So this packaging is just 100% aluminum, 100% recyclable. Let's say the truth… this is just a concept, is not real — Continue reading

Mustachio Shakers

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Mustachio Shakers

Facial hair themed salt and pepper shakers! What a great way to kick off MO-vember. Grab them off Etsy. via –sdotg–

lovegroove & repucci redo delftware.

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
lovegroove & repucci redo delftware.

My preferred aesthetic is to interpret the traditional in a fresh and modern way, which is why this Delft porcelain set by lovegroove & repucci probably caught my eye. Using centuries-old, iconic blue and white Dutch pottery, the designers swapped the customary motifs with an atypical choice — graffiti. So — Continue reading

Dinner in the Sky

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Local + Travel, News + Events + Contests
Dinner in the Sky

  Impress them or scare them to death, or why not both?   Either way it is original.   Dinner in the Sky is hosted at a table suspended at a height of 160 feet by a team of professionals.  Benji Fun, a partner in this event, is the worldwide leader for — Continue reading

How to storage your wine (when you haven’t enough space)?

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, DIY + How To, Modern Decor + Objects
How to storage your wine (when you haven’t enough space)?

Here is the answer: Wow… I'd never imagine this solution before.  But is so creative, beautiful and practical, that is impossible to not share it with you.  The responsible people of this underground spiral stairs and wine storage place are Spiralcellars, from UK.  They says in theirs webpage that a — Continue reading

Munch Munch Munch

Categories: Fashion + Trends
Munch Munch Munch

The new packaging design at 7-11 this fall makes me almost want to get something to eat at 7-11. Only almost, though. The promotion features Domo, “the Japanese stop-action character and meme celebrity.” The article, found on EatMe Daily, quoted the Slurpee marketing manager Evan Brody as saying that 7-11 — Continue reading

Debonair

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects
Debonair

There is only one thing that can make a traditional cigar cooler and more stylish than it already is… a monocle ! Check out the clean and crisp branding and packaging for Debonair Cigars by Royalt. “Debonair Cigars and Tobacco are designed with a focus on the early 1900’s. Stay — Continue reading

Creepy AND yummy?

Categories: Fashion + Trends
Creepy AND yummy?

Thanks to the fine folks over at over Cakehead Loves Evil,  I will now be haunted by images of baby faced pears. Apparently a Chinese farmer has been playing around with growing pears in the shapes of Buddahs for a few years now. They are grown by encasing the pears in — Continue reading

The Great Entertainers

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
The Great Entertainers

These sterling silver creations inspire me to pull out the linen and yes indeed let them eat cake!  Gorgeous hand crafted silver cake servers, spoons, tongs, stirrers and more.   Janet Torelli conjures up images of cocktail and dinner parties my parents used to have with all the wonderful accoutrements.   — Continue reading