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The Best Of Summer Design: Bikes, Growlers, Grills And More

Have yourself a stylish summer, design fanatics
Jul 27, 2014 10:00 am

We keep an eye out for unique kitchen and table items at Food Republic. With summer in full swing, it's the perfect time to gather up some of our seasonal design stories. Included is a look at some new-school growlers, patriotic-inspired tablewares, urban grills, indoor gardens, weight-loss cups – wait, what? – and stuff that'll make you want to eat outside as much as you can. As if you needed more reasons. We also threw in a story about Sriracha nail art. Why? It's the best nail art. Scroll through and get a little inspiration for your next weekend cookout.

Steady Sticks: Never Spill Wine All Over Your Picnic Again!

Hydrate yourself (not grass) with vino al fresco
Jul 25, 2014 1:00 pm

The lawn doesn't enjoy being inebriated like you do, so kindly spill your glass into your mouth and not on the grass, if you would. Now that we've gotten manners out of the way, let's discuss Tovolo's Steady Sticks for the ultimate drink-nic. Ready to be an al fresco superhero? 

Art

Design Find: Check Out This Stunning Monochromatic Culinary Palette Series

Design-centric cooking from France
Jul 21, 2014 10:00 am

Monochromtic photographs make up a series of beautifully composed culinary palette food photos. The work is a collaboration between Paris-based creative director Emilie Guelpa, several up-and-coming French chefs and food publication Fricote. Check out the images.

Hey, Restaurant Designers: There Are Now Edison-Style LED Light Bulbs

New lighting technology with an old-timey look
Jul 15, 2014 11:00 am

Easy as they are on the eyes, old-timey Edison bulbs are one of the worst choices designers and restaurateurs can make when it comes to energy efficiency and keeping electricity costs down. Thankfully, they've just been updated for modern times. Read all about it after the jump. 

A "Condensed" History Of The Campbell's Tomato Soup Can

Red, white and iconic well before Warhol.
Jul 10, 2014 10:00 am

Campbell's familiar red and white-labeled can has been on grocery store shelves since the turn of the 20th century, making it one of America's most widely-recognized food products—right up there with Oreos and Coca-Cola. Not much has changed in the last 120 years, which goes to say, if it ain't broke...don't fix it. Here's a breakdown and history of its archetypal design.

A Photo Of A Box Of Asparagus Won A Major Photography Award. Go Asparagus!

Peppers took second, roe-dappled oysters third
Jul 1, 2014 9:00 am

Aspiring food photographers of the Instagram set take note: here's one accolades-worthy reason to keep your iPhone within reach at mealtime. The iPhone Photography Awards (IPPAWARDS) recently announced the 2014 winners of its seventh annual competion, with Food as one of its 17 categories. Check out the winning shots after the jump. 

We Just Found The Coolest Way To Slice Pizza

This gets us in the mood for pizza, bike racing
Jun 27, 2014 12:30 pm

Who is excited about the start of the Tour de France, which begins July 5 with a section of racing from Leeds to Harogate (they like to start in countries other than France, which we know is confusing but ignore it for now). Alright, we are excited! But what made us think about the Tour de France today? Paris-based design firm Colette just Instagrammed a photo of this design-minded fixed gear pizza slicer.

Hey! Why Aren't They Making More Food Emojis?

Are we supposed to type out "salted caramel?"
Jun 20, 2014 1:00 pm

A wave of new emojis hits phones this month. Now, you can convey "chipmunk," "bellhop bell," and the infinitely more useful, "reversed hand with middle finger extended" with one tap. There's also a "dove of peace" if you end up offending someone. Much to our chagrin, however, vital additions to the food section seem to have been overlooked. After all that waiting...why?

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