We spied this clever design by Anna Blattert for Swiss brand Postfossil at the SaloneSatellite in Milan last week. The Stir It is a simple, lo-tech infuser for making flavoured water, iced teas and fresh lemonade. The ingredients, such as fresh tea leaves, herbs and slices of lemon, are placed in the sieve, sealed with the cork stopper and then left to infuse.
It’s Easter weekend, and the New York Times has made our Friday very good with these photos of the Peeps factory in Bethlehem, PA. I think this is an American thing, but Peeps are sugar coated marshmallow candies shaped like baby chicks and bunnies. I like mine stale, so I open them up, let them breath for a few weeks and eat them when most peeps would toss them in the garbage. You don’t have to celebrate Easter to enjoy a crunchy, stale marshmallow.
These images by Paris based creative studio Le Creative Sweatshop and photographer Fabrice Fouillet combine two of the finer things in life – designer lighting and jelly. For this series of strange still lifes, jelly has been skillfully set in sculptural, prismatic forms around Castore and Nessimo lamps by Artemide and a Binic lamp by Ionna Vautrin. Read the rest of this entry »
Because it is such a food-centric culture, travel memories of Taiwan are as much about what we ate, as what we saw. Dried meat and fish are sold on the street next to steamed pork buns and mango shaved ice. Food is a way of life in Taiwan, and once we’re upon it, we all fall in step revolving around the next meal, snack, sip, sight, sound, smell or taste.