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Food Artist Uses Wax to Make Incredibly Realistic Food Samples in Japan

October 9, 2014

Christopher Jobson

…This food artist in the town of Gujo, Japan demonstrates how to make tempura and other foods using layers of colored wax and other materials. The first part with shrimp tempura is fun, but the realism in the head of lettuce is astounding. Definitely worth a watch all the way through. (via Metafilter)…

 

 



Amazing Science

Dancing Droplets: Researchers Solve the Strange Puzzle of Attraction Found in Drops of Food Coloring

April 1, 2015

Christopher Jobson

A trio of researchers at Stanford recently published an article in Nature that explains the curious attraction found in droplets of everyday food coloring. The paper is the culmination of hundreds of experiments that began in 2009 when Nate Circa was working on an unrelated experiment as an undergraduate at the University of Wisconsin. Circa noticed that when drops of food coloring were placed on a slide they exhibited bizarre behaviors:…

 

 



Food Photography

Fictional Images of the Universe Made From Scanning Household Items and Food by Navid Baraty

March 10, 2015

Johnny Strategy

Planet – bottom of a glass containing half and half, water, food coloring. Moons – bottom of a glass containing coconut milk, water, food coloring. Stars – salt, cinnamon, baking powder, tums Black hole – bottom of a glass of coffee, salt, sugar, corn starch, cinnamon Planet – bottom of a glass containing half and half, water, food coloring. Stars – salt, cinnamon, baking powder Nebula – makeup, olive…

 

 



Design Food Science

Edible Growth: 3D-Printed Living Food That Grows before You Eat It

March 2, 2015

Christopher Jobson

Photo by Bart van Overbeeke 3D-printed nylon prototype Edible Growth is an ongoing project by Eindhoven-based food designer Chloé Rutzerveld that blends food, gardening, and 3d printing. The concept involves a specially printed outer casing made from dough that contains “edible soil” and various seeds. Once printed, it takes a few days for the seeds and mushrooms to germinate after which they start to poke out of the small holes on…

 

 



Art

Carcass: A Scale Replica of a Fast Food Kitchen Carved Entirely from Wood by Roxy Paine

February 5, 2014

Christopher Jobson

Carcass, 2013. Birch, maple, glass, fluorescent lighting. 13’ 10 13/16” x 20’ 1/2” x 13’ 7” H. Photo by Joseph Rynkiewicz. Carcass, 2013. Birch, maple, glass, fluorescent lighting. 13’ 10 13/16” x 20’ 1/2” x 13’ 7” H. Photo by Joseph Rynkiewicz. Carcass, 2013. Birch, maple, glass, fluorescent lighting. 13’ 10 13/16” x 20’ 1/2” x 13’ 7” H. Photo by Joseph Rynkiewicz. Carcass, 2013. Birch, maple, glass, fluorescent lighting. 13’ 10 13/16” x 20’…

 

 



Craft Food Photography

Low in Calories, High in Wool: Knitted Comfort Food by Jessica Dance and David Sykes

April 24, 2014

Christopher Jobson

…Art director and model maker Jessica Dance redefines the meaning of “comfort food” with this new series of knitted lambswool recreations of common foods that from a distance could almost pass as the real thing. The project is a collaboration with food photographer David Sykes and is meant to encapsulate the feeling of British cafes and fast food restaurants with a woolly twist….

 

 



Food Photography

Big Appetites: Miniature People Living in a World of Giant Food by Christopher Boffoli

July 26, 2012

Christopher Jobson

The miniature people inhabiting the fine art photographs of Christopher Boffoli live in a world of enormous food. A place where towering ice cream cones are turned into camping tents, where a field of peppercorns becomes a soccer match, and a savage crawfish threatens a group of men. The photos are as absurd as they are delightful. Based in Seattle, Boffoli says his work comments not only on our fascination with miniature things, but on…