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

Cody Hudson talks Pipeworks beer, Parson's chicken
Aug 26, 2014 3:30 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 10:00 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 1:00 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 9:00 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 12:30 pm

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.

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.

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