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May 14, 2010

Bread Shoes

Okay - begin clever quips...now.

How about, "We these shoes, no one minds putting their foot in their mouth..."

Or..."If German peasants had taken to wearing these shoes, Hansel and Gretel could have been much more efficient finding their way back..."

They're edible, but not wearable, but if left out, they'll dry themselves and stick around forever.

Bread Shoes designed by twin designers R&E Prasapaliauskas

[via Design For Mankind]

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May 03, 2010

One Dozen Unique, Food-Loving Tattoos

created at: 05/03/2010

If you asked the question, "Do you love food?" most people would say yes. It's the backbone of our culture, and an occassion to meet with friends and loved one, for learning about health and nutrition, and is a passionate hobby for many.

created at: 05/03/2010

If you asked these twelve individuals the same question, they'd better say yes...cause they'll be bearing their commitment to comestibles on their skin for the rest of their lives.

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Apr 23, 2010

Sharky Tea Infuser

created at: 04/23/2010

Some things are just plain fun.

created at: 04/23/2010

"Sharky is a floating tea-infuser that looks like a shark fin marauding through the dangerous waters of your tea mug that simultaneously releases streamers of steeped tea that look suspiciously like the detritus after a nasty shark attack."

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Apr 08, 2010

A Man's Guide to Dining Etiquette and Proper Table Manners

As I always say, a ManMade man is a well-behaved man. More or less. And, I've probably never actually said it, but it sounds like something I would.

Regardless, ManMade is for people that pay attention, and people that pay attention know how to behave at meal times and in social situations. "Whether dining with a 4 star general, toasting with a Medal of Honor recipient, or sitting with friends and family on Christmas Eve, an understanding of dining protocol makes time spent with others around a table more enjoyable.  When you know the rules there is no awkwardness or questions about how things should be done; instead there is only opportunity to spend quality time with the company present."

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Mar 05, 2010

Building a Better Hot Dog

"If you were to take the best engineers in the world and asked them to design a perfect plug for a child's airway, you couldn't do better than a hot dog."

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So, the American Academy of Pediatricians have called for the redesign of the hot dog. And since its an entirely processed product, any shape is game. The folks at Fast Company set off to redo the hot dog, with these criteria:

  • Esophagus-sized cylinders and spheres = bad, very bad
  • Fit within existing buns for "authentic"-ish experience
  • Look for opportunities [to] increase sense of play
  • Enhance condiment-to-hot dog engagement

After thinking through the designs below, they came up with the spiral dog above, and did a mock-up in green Play-doh.

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Mar 02, 2010

Jell-O-Scapes: A Very Jiggly San Francisco

Take a look at the photo above. Recognize it?

It's the San Francisco skyline, as viewed from Alcatraz. Now taste it.

If you could, it would explode like a fruity rainbow atom bomb, cause it be made of Jell-o.  

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Feb 22, 2010

Sriracha Embroidery

Nothing says brand loyalty like some full scale embroidered logo art.

created at: 02/21/2010

Sriracha, or "Rooster sauce" (as the servers in my favorite local Vietnamense joint love to call it) is a hot condiment made from ripe, red chiles, garlic, sugar, salt, and vinegar, and has achieved a  cult-like status in the U.S., and in Christ(ine)'s house, who "[eats] it on pretty much everything."

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Feb 15, 2010

It's Not a Parsnip, It's a Carrot Zombie

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They say the carotene in carrots gets converted into vitamin A by the human body, which aids in eyesights, skin and hair health, and the regulation of blood sugar.  

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Feb 12, 2010

How Can You Have Any Pudding If You Don't Knit Your Meat?

sausage by s.casper.

These knitted meat softies can appeal to everyone: vegetarians can proudly display theirs and say "I prefer my protein purled..." and omnivores can set theirs on a shelf, using it for a bit of culinary inspiration. And no matter what your dietary choices, they're just plain fun.  

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Feb 05, 2010

How To: Pair Beer with Chocolate for Valentine's Day

20100201dopplebockchocolate.jpgI know what you're saying...Really, Chris? This is just some weird she vs. him deal in which partners try to compromise for Valentine's. But, no, it's not about combining these things because beer and chocolate are [traditionally] masculine and feminine, historically, because, as ManMade often argues, those lines simply don't matter anymore. It's about things that taste good...I mean, think about it. The malt and chocolate combination go way back to the days of the phosphate and the soda shop, and microbrews have been creating chocolate stouts and porters for decades.

Beer can be every bit as complex as wine, and aches to be paired with food.  

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Feb 01, 2010

How To: The iSandwich

DO play with your food!

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I do love a how-to that's so unique, it gets its own blog... Oh, and check the materials list:

- A lot of fruits
- Some extra time
- One piece of bread
- A very sharp knife

I hope someone makes an iPhone wallpaper soon.  

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Jan 22, 2010

The Shoeburger

I have nothing to add to what Shoeburger creator Olle Hemmendorff has to say, so I'm gonna let him finish -

Hemmendorff

"8 creatives/designers/photographers/artists/fraaaaaahhhh were asked to interpret 8 different Nike Sportswear icons. I got the Air Max 90.  

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Jan 11, 2010

ManMade Top Ten: Most Useful Kitchen Tools

created at: 2010/01/12

Some might call them gadgets, others utensils, some are even appliances. These ten kitchen tools, in addition to some quality cookware, can turn whatever equipment you have into a functional multitasking culinary workspace.

created at: 2010/01/11

1). Spring-loaded tongs. Hands down, this is the tool I grab everytime I'm in the kitchen. The rule in my house is that these don't go in the dishwasher, not because they'll get ruined, but because I'm going to need them before it gets run and emptied again. Once you learn to trust the tool - and you can as long as long as you don't skrimp and get the .99-cent option - these things basically become a heat-resistant

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