Design

Brace Yourselves: A Robot Food Critic Is Here

And it's judging Thai food around the world
Jan 15, 2015 2:30 pm

Is Pete Wells in danger of losing his job…to a robot? Maybe that’s a bit of a stretch, but Thailand certainly has given us a peek into the future with its recent introduction of a food-critiquing robot. That's right, a food-critiquing robot. Pad thai will hopefully never be the same.

McDonald's Just Rolled Out Subtler Packaging. Has Anyone Noticed?

Lovin' it? Not lovin' it? How we feelin' here?
Jan 15, 2015 11:00 am

With new year's resolutions in full effect, is this the right time for a fast-food chain to introduce a new branding concept — and expect anyone to notice, that is? Or maybe that's the point in the case of McDonalds' recent debut of new packaging designs. Check out our expert analysis. 

Go For Bronze: These Danish Wine Accessories Are Solid Winners In Our Book

Shiny luxe appeal with wallet-friendly prices
Jan 13, 2015 11:00 am

Gadgetry, snazzy temp regulators and vacuum pumps certainly have their uses, but these four specific items — a foil cutter, a stopper, a pourer and a corkscrew — comprise the only wine accessories you ever really need to accompany whatever you're sipping on. That was exactly the point behind Danish designer Simon Legald's intent in creating the collection. Take a sneak peek before these shiny treats hit the market.

Are You Following Food Republic On Instagram? You Should Be.

78,000 hungry followers can't be wrong...
Jan 9, 2015 2:30 pm

You love food, you like cooking and eating in the hot new restaurants, and you occasionally scroll through your Instagram feed to ogle awesome food. Hopefully, we're already part of that feed, but if not, follow Food Republic on Instagram today and it'll be like you're right there with us, eating that crazy loaded dosa.

Art

Nike Oranges And Apple iMilk? Designer Imagines These Items In The Grocery Aisle.

Rethinking grocery store packaging
Jan 9, 2015 11:00 am

Sure, Apple has got the whole electronics thing down. And Nike has dominated the sportswear market for years. But how would these two fashionable brands fare in the world of selling, say, apples and oranges? You might be surprised just how enticing these items can look when imagined through the eyes of companies like Prada, Gucci and Louis Vuitton.

Can You Guess Which Roastable Vegetable Inspired This German-Designed Stool?

Hint: It's the most recent cruciferous celebrity
Jan 8, 2015 10:00 am

This rubber-encased oddity looks anything but organic — more like something straight out of Lady Gaga's prop arsenal — but its leg molds were actually cast from a very familiar cruciferous vegetable. Can you tell which one? 

Will Future Chefs Worry About Printer Jams? 3D Food Printing The Buzz At CES 2015.

Vegas gadget show offers window into foodie future
Jan 8, 2015 9:00 am

In an era of handmade artisanal everything, the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, held annually each January, is a refreshing reminder of the ever-increasing number of things you can still do without investing a single drop of sweat equity. This year's show is no different.

So You're Looking To Lose Weight? Join The Club. Here Are The Watches To Help You.

Because your other watch only tells you the time
Jan 7, 2015 11:00 am

It's January, so finish up that last slice of pie and get your sneakers back on. For anyone who's not keen on sporting a tech-y activity tracker around their wrist or clipped to their waist, there's Whitings' new Activité watches, fitness monitors disguised as handsome analog timepieces.

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