A bit of a chicken

A bit of a chicken

When I think of pre marinated chicken I see the boring a uninspiring packing from Swedish Kronfågel. Luckily there is some companies in the world that dare to be playful and stand out a bit, unfortunately you can’t find their products in Sweden. The company in question is Prior who makes Litt av en Kylling (a bit of a chicken) and the company behind the design is Dinamo Design. The design might be a bit to childish for some but I for one would love to see a bigger variation of styles among our Swedish brands.

Go on

Translate: EN, FR, DE 1

Papa by USIN-e

Papa by USIN-e

La Brosserie Julio is a classic manufacturer of fibers and bristles used in different brushes. They recently gave the design duo USIN-e (Rémi Bouhaniche and Amaury Poudray) the task of creating something innovative our of their products (bristles). The result is Papa, a hairy box and equally hairy stool. The brown bristles are horse hair and the blue seen on the stool are plastic fibers. Fun and quirky design!

Go on

Translate: EN, FR, DE 2

Empire Mayonnaise

Empire Mayonnaise

Empire Mayonnaise is a small, newly started company specializing in exotic flavored quality mayonnaises. With flavors as black garlic, pistachio and mayonnaise made from emu eggs they stand out from a pretty boring and like minded industry. Add to that inviting packaging and I’m sold. Behind the company you find designer Elizabeth Valleau (who of course designed the packaging) and chef Sam Mason. The two have with seemingly small means managed to create something exiting and unique. And if you want to taste their mayonnaises you’ll have to look them up at the Brooklyn Flea, Williamsburg.

Go on

Translate: EN, FR, DE 5

House O by Sou Fujimoto

House O by Sou Fujimoto

House O is designed by the almost legendary architect Sou Fujimoto. The house melts together with the hard rocks of the beach, incorporating it and its large panoramic windows into the coastline beautifully. The house is made out of wonderful gray concrete that has been cast leaving a thin wooden pattern on the inner walls and a bigger almost rock sized pattern on the outer walls. But I’m afraid that House O is no more. Chiba was hit hard by the earthquake and the following tsunami on March 11 and as you can see the house is very close to the water.

Go on

Translate: EN, FR, DE 10

One square meter table

One square meter table

I’ve written about the design duo BoYoung Jung and Emmanuel Wolfs when they went under the name Draw Me a Sheep. They have now changed name to the more formal Wolfs & Jung and they’ve unveiled a unique one square meter low table at Salone del Mobile this year. The table is more art than furniture and it might be a bit hard to find the perfect setting for but I really like the idea of owning a one square meter of Beijing and placing it in my living room. More about the table on Wolfs & Jung’s website and a bunch of photos of the table after the jump.

Go on

Translate: EN, FR, DE 2

One Crystal Chandelier

One Crystal Chandelier

Thomas Feichtner was born in Brazil in 1970 but got his design education in Germany and Austria. Something you almost can see from his clean (northern European) style. Most recently it can been seen on One Crystal Chandelier, a minimalistic interpretation of crystal chandeliers that Thomas Feichtner have done in cooperation with J & L Lobmeyr. Instead of using old style light bulbs or even older candles One Crystal Chandelier uses LEDs that reflects of a single, suspended crystal. Wonderful if you ask me.

Go on

Translate: EN, FR, DE 6

Best Indian cookbook in the world

Best Indian cookbook in the world

It has taken 20 years of research by author and culinary academic Pushpesh Pant to collect all the over 1000 recipes that make the massive cookbook with the simple name, India Cookbook. India is a huge country with a rich culinary tradition so I can that it takes time to gather all the recipes but 20 years is impressive. And Pushpesh Pant quest hasn’t gone by unnoticed, his cookbook was recently named the best Indian cookbook in the world at the prestigious Gourmand Cookbook Awards in Paris. The cookbook was designed by Frost Design and it comes nicely packaged in a canvas bag that reminds of a sack of rice. Photos from and of the book can be found after the jump.

Go on

Translate: EN, FR, DE 3

PlayShapes

PlayShapes

PlayShapes is series of wonderful wooden blocks from Miller Goodman. I’m pretty sure they are made for children to play with but I wouldn’t mind a set to create something artistic with, a bit like in the photos in this thread. If you want to give yourself a treat (or a great gift to child you know) a bag of 74 PlayShape blocks costs £74.95 from Miller Goodmans webshop.

Go on

Translate: EN, FR, DE 5

La Puglia in un piatto

La Puglia in un piatto

If you ask “if you can only eat food from one country, what country would that be?” I think many of us would say Italy. The italian cuisine is versatile and it differs from the region to region. The design agency Usopposto have designed La Puglia in un piatto (Apulia on a plate) a cookbook that celebrates the food from one of those regions, Apulia. The cookbook containing 60 recipes that are accompanied by a series of graphic interpretations graphics applied to ceramic plates. They’ve also made a bespoke graphical font for the book that you can download from here. And you’ll find a bunch of photos of the book after the jump.

Go on

Translate: EN, FR, DE 1