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A Photographer Asked Friends To Smash Colorful Baked Goods Around New York City

Leftover cake sparks a creative art project
Oct 2, 2014 8:00 am

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. What about leftover cake? Here's what one photographer did. The results are downright smashing. Slideshow after the jump.

Infographics Use Food To Show The Wildly Differing Rents In America

That extra scoop of bedroom? That'll cost ya.
Sep 16, 2014 10:00 am

If only major life concerns like rent and housing costs were so easy to digest. Warning to SF-dwellers: your stomach may tighten a bit. Check out this slideshow, we've got the scoop. 

Shake Shack And Staple Design Collaborate On T-Shirts, Sunglasses, Concretes

Stylish burger capsule collection debuts today
Sep 12, 2014 8:00 am

What happens when you take a growing burger chain, a frozen custard concrete and a top NYC design firm and mix them all together? You get a Shake Shack x Staple Design collaboration, which features a limited-edition T-shirt, sunglasses and a customized frozen custard, all released today. Check out the photos and info here. 

In Chicago, Great Design Collides With Even Better Craft Beer And Fried Chicken

Cody Hudson talks Pipeworks beer, Parson's chicken
Aug 26, 2014 2:30 pm

Chicago's Pipeworks Brewing is known for creating wildly fantastical craft beers with labeling to match, as in the astronaut unicorn hurtling through space on its Imperial India Pale Ale bottle. The label for its latest offbeat brew, "Brown & Stirred," goes in an entirely different direction. The beer, a collaboration with Longman & Eagle, is a strong rye ale (10.5 ABV) inspired by the Manhattan cocktail. The label features a whimsical drawing of a bottle of beer high-fiving a cocktail by Cody Hudson, who shares more details right here.

Farm-To-Table Lighting Of The Future: An Edison Bulb Carved From Wood

Aesthetes and design snobs, prepare to geek out
Aug 26, 2014 9:00 am

In an awesome display of modern technology blended with flawless craftsmanship that's been perfected over the centuries, Kyoto-based designer Ryosuke Fukusada created an LED lightbulb for Ledon carved from pine wood. And more than its jaw-dropping looks, it actually illuminates!

These 5 Photos Of Food Suspended In The Middle Of Air Are Incredible!

How is this exactly done? Physics is confusing.
Aug 18, 2014 12:00 pm

Nora Luther is a Berlin-based artist who has collaborated with photographer Pavel Becker on Recipes — a series of dishes suspended in mid-air all Matrix-like. We’re not quite sure how this effect is achieved (we assume expensive cameras and Apple computers are involved). But we could honestly look at these images all day.

DIY

DIY: Macarons (Almost) Too Beautiful To Eat

An iconic French pastry gets an artistic makeover
Aug 15, 2014 8:00 am

You don't need an excuse to go out and buy a box of macarons, but just in case you do...now you can customize them! Houston-based blogger Ashley Rose came up with a cool DIY tutorial on how to decorate macarons to look like fruit. Here's what you'll need. Get ready to play with your food. 

You Can Now Buy A Meatball Shop Skateboard

Stay on the grind with this limited-edition board
Aug 6, 2014 11:30 am

Meatball Shop chef/owners Daniel Holzman and Michael Chernow have upped their game from last year's meatball sub-themed skateboard deck designed with NYC-based SHUT. This year's model goes back to their humble roots, featuring a hand-painted antique meat grinder and the words "NYC Born & Bred." You know you want one.

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