Oddly Shaped Cutlery Stimulates Senses

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Fascinating how a blend of east and west sometimes lead to the most amazing products. Like this oddly shaped cutlery designed by Jinyun Jeon. He’s South Korean, but received his education in Eindhoven (Netherlands). I often watched my Asian friends eat and they put so much more energy and passion in the process of eating. Some people are bothered by all the noises they make along the way but I think people do have a point when they argue that everything just tastes better with a little bit more oxygen:)

Jinhyun Jeon has created a collection of peculiar-looking tableware that stimulates the senses in a different way. Believing that taste is affected by five factors—temperature, color, texture, volume/weight and form—the designer’s oddly-shaped forks and spoons are designed to turn the process of eating into something much more than only chewing and swallowing. In addition to increasing the enjoyment of eating, they are also meant to promote healthier eating habits—such as, eating slower and consuming less sugar due to enhanced taste of sweetness.

Something that can give a creative twist to the Christmas dinner next week:)?

You can make the Mondrian

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Some art with your coffee today;-)? This cake, based on Mondrian’s iconic Composition in Red, Yellow & Blue, 1935-42, has been served since 2009 in the legendary SFMOMA Rooftop Garden cafe, a museum cafe in LA. The recipe is in this book: Modern Art Desserts, written by Caitlin Freeman. So you can make the Mondrian yourself!

Caitlin spent years crafting unique pastries for the SFMOMA’s cafe, taking cues from artists like Andy Warhol, Cindy Sherman, Henri Matisse and Jeff Koons. The Mondrian however is still one of her biggest hits, so now you can even order your own for 75 USD here.

The amazing thing is that Caitlin apparently creates a new desert for each new show in the museum. She even has her own crowd of fans who specifically come to see her cakes instead of the artwork in the museum;-).