Archive for the ‘Food & Drink’ Category

Well day one of the new ‘every day posting’ gig, and I very nearly conk at the first chukka. The internet was down this morning, so I spent an inordinate amount of time trawling round Notting Hill looking for a place to set up camp. Combined with my natural inclination to sack it all in […]


Always an inspiration to see this sort of stuff. Very daft elaborate sculptures made from food featured in today’s Guardian. I love the impermenance of it and also the thought process that drives someone to model a life-size Dita von Teese out of cheese. I’ve only posted a few below, but check out the Guardian […]


If you’ve noticed that I start a lot of blog posts by saying that ‘this’ll be a quick one’ or something similar, it’s because I tend to write them at the end of the day when I’ve still got some thoughts ricocheting around my brain, but I really should have gone to bed hours ago. […]


Flippin’ hell

14Dec09

Here’s something spectacularly pointless that I can’t afford, don’t need and wouldn’t use. But for some reason I want it. For around $3,500 (how much is that these days – about half a million quid?) you can treat a loved one to this automatic pancake-making machine: According to food2.com, it churns out 200 pancakes an […]


Wowsers! Now this is a creative use of time. Apparently this stop-motion piece of genius won something at Sundance this year. I’m not bloody surprised! It’s amazing, and must have taken days to do. I particularly like the Rubix Cube chopping. PES is the man (woman? collective?) behind it. I’m going to check out more of […]


Spag Build

03Nov09

Got myself a bit caught up over the weekend, what with Hallow’een and all. So just a quick post today to alert you to this, that’s been doing the rounds on the design blogs over the last couple of days:   It’s designed by British design student Alex Creamer, who says, according to Monoscope, that […]


Dagnammit! I’m getting behind on myself. I still haven’t told you about MuTate Britain’s One Foot in the Grove, that’s just extended its run for a few more days. Nor have I got round to the laughter yoga sesh I went to on Sunday. Both were awesome, so I’ll try to get something out about […]


Lots of good stuff going on this weekend, so I’ll try to contain my feverish excitement and space them out over a few posts. First up is Plum Idol. Now it’s not an overstatement to say that P.G. Wodehouse is the greatest writer in the English language. Not just the best comic writer, but the […]


I’ve got a real soft spot for the jelly company Bompas & Parr. This is only the second time I’ve encountered them, but each time they’re up to something fun. Last time it was making a city out of jelly, or something like that; this time it’s a cocktail comp. OK, so it’s all marketing […]