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Packaging: snails in snail poop?

Friday, November 6th, 2009

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Seriously? Packaging from snail poop?

Product designer Manuel Jouvin partnered with Sylvie Pierru, a snail farmer in Picardie (France), to create this “Dejection Molding” packaging. The packaging, used for cooked snails, is created by feeding colored paper to the pre-cooked snails which changes the excrement color and then molded into a container.

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During my researches, I pointed out that colored paper has an influence on color snail excrements. In partnership with Sylvie Pierru, a snailfarmer in Picardie (France), we created packagings made of snail excrements and destinated to cooked snails. They are envisaged in the molding cellulose process by replacing recyclable paper by snail dejections.

A lovely expression and use of the full life cycle of a simple little snail.

via Dieline

2 collections of Dried Fruit Jewelry

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

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Love that artists explore with just about any medium and material.  Gorgeous, edible art! Reminds me a bit of RingPops.

Using only a silver ring and a dehydrator, a jewelery designer transforms fruit into wearable art. These rings are made with a simple silver ring that is then topped with slice and segments of various dried fruits. The results are completely edible and play with the notion of jewelery as a precious art. Each ring will slowly decompose and eventually disappear if it isn’t eaten first. The rings are made from fruits such as oranges, plums, kiwis, apples and beets.

More ‘dried fruit rings’ at DesignBoom

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the Pho experience

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

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A lovely connection between tradition, culture, and dining is the Pho tableware set designed by Omid Sadri for the making and serving of Pho. Simply beautiful and functional.

“Phở (fuh) n.Traditional Vietnamese beef noodle soup. Enjoy it for breakfast, lunch or dinner.”

Inspired by the form of a classical Vietnamese lantern, the bowl set here is designed to “simplify and enrich” the experience of the famous Vietnamese dish. The bowl set makes the entire Pho dish easy to carry, then creates a unique experience by revealing the dish layer by layer.

via Yanko Design

CraftBoston 2009 highlights

Saturday, April 4th, 2009

Craft Boston featuring 200 Contemporary Craft Artists was held at the World Trade Center, Boston on March 27-29, 2009. A great show of independent crafts people and artists. Below are a few of my favorites.

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InsectLab

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paper-thin table

Monday, December 22nd, 2008

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“Surface Table” by Established & Sons measures 3 meters x 2mm thick (nearly 10 feet long and .08 inches thick)! An interesting way to bring technical materials into a function of everyday. Made of layered carbon fiber from the autosport/aerospace industry and available in walnut veneer or unidirectional natural carbon fiber finish.

via Wired

Snap+Dine: single use meal setting

Saturday, September 6th, 2008

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Having grown up in a house where proper etiquette and table manners were strongly enforced, this product strikes a cord. From Demelza Hill‘s website, her Snap and Dine product encourages proper tableware use even in an informal outdoor evironment.

via CoolHunting

mini-cities

Saturday, May 10th, 2008

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Moscow

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San Francisco

via Core77 and BoingBoing