Design Finds

Chefs Are Going To Hate This: A Portable Photo Studio For Restaurant Instagramming

We swear this is a real thing in South Africa
Apr 17, 2014 9:00 am

Here's something that's bound to be more divisive than talking politics at the table: a portable photo station that lets amateur food photographers take studio-like snapshots right there at the restaurant. Video after the jump.

This Week In Food Nail Art: Sriracha Decals

Because it's hard to paint that pointy green cap
Apr 10, 2014 1:30 pm

You may know I have an odd fetish for food-themed nail art. While it's a fact that food and nails don't go together (don't worry, I shear mine clean off before each and every Test Kitchen), there's no way around how effin' cute it is. Enter: these sriracha bottle decals I nabbed this morning from Etsy's Sokay Designs. Every food lady in your life needs a set of these.

On Cathay Pacific, The Amenity Kit Is Also A Guide To Hong Kong Dim Sum

Hydrate your face while learning about pork puffs
Apr 8, 2014 2:00 pm

If you're flying to Hong Kong from the United States, you've got roughly 15 hours from the time your plane hits the Pacific to dream about dim sum. Hong Kong-based airline Cathay Pacific knows this all too well and they're doing their part to make your pork bun dreams a reality –  at least in the form of their latest Premium Economy amenity kit from Goods of Desire. Yes, that is a guide to dim sum right there.

Le Creuset Goes To The Matte

A striking update on the usual glossy classics
Apr 8, 2014 10:00 am

Considering Le Creuset's strict, time-honored adherence to tradition — the 89-year-old brand still manufactures its products in its original foundry in the French town of Fresnoy-Le-Grand — this subtle update is a bold one, nonetheless. Behold, Le Creuset's new matte collection. Photos and more info, this way.

Sweet Jugs: Maple Syrup Bottles For The At-Home Brunch Snob

Pour it on from these grade-A packaging designs
Apr 3, 2014 11:00 am

If you can't remember the last time you settled for Aunt Jemima's, then your purist maple syrup tastes might appreciate the stylish aesthetics of these bottles that hold up to the same discerning standards. More after the jump.

The Caveman-Era Mortar And Pestle Finally Gets A New Look

Designs where modern form meets classic function
Apr 1, 2014 10:00 am

Multifunctional and endearingly low-tech, the mortar and pestle gets high marks for longetivity (it's one of the oldest-used kitchen tools, dating as far back as the time of the Egyptians). Thankfully, someone finally gave the basic duo a contemporary new look for the years to come. 

Coffee. Eggs. Cigarette Butts? Feast On The Patella Bros' Surrealist DISH Series

There's nothing beige about these plates
Mar 20, 2014 9:00 am

If you're looking to step up your table-setting game, this series by the NYC-based Patella Brothers is definitely a gutsy way to go. A must-see photo slideshow and interview after the jump. 

This Cool Beer Growler Reminds Us What's Really Inside

Display your brewing pride, all Venn Diagram style
Mar 18, 2014 2:00 pm

If you're truly proud of the beer you're hauling home, consider announcing it to the world with this awesome growler from Pop Chart Lab, makers of encyclopedic infographic posters we'd gladly wallpaper our kitchens with. Maybe bathrooms, too.


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