Using ingredients like poppy seeds, chocolate, coffee, and milk, Eszter Burghardt creates miniature landscapes and shoots them with a macro lens. Her "Edible Vistas" are meant to evoke the landscapes of Iceland and the impact of global warming on melting ice caps.
Read an interview with Burghardt here.
Created by the international advertising agency I&S BBDO, "design nori" is a series of laser-cut seaweed for rolling sushi featuring designs that evoke the patterns of cherry blossoms, water drops, and tortoise shell (among other objects). The project was commissioned to encourage the sale of nori following the 2011 tsunami, when seaweed consumption fell among the Japanese.
While "design nori" is currently only available for sale at limited locations in Japan, larger-scale production is possible in the future.
Christine Chin's disturbing "Sentient Kitchen" project "examines the convergence between technology and biology" by creating conceptual kitchen supplies that integrate human organs.
SouZouCreations' Food Rings feature extremely detailed miniature plates of of food set on adjustable silver tone bands. Pictured here is a dish of uni and tobiko sushi with soy sauce and a cup of green tea. Other designs -- made from plastic, glass, metal, and ceramics -- feature everything from traditional Japanese dishes to breakfast and dessert.
$10 to $12.50 each at the SouZouCreations etsy shop.
An artist in residence at London's Pied à Terre restaurant, Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva uses kitchen cast-offs to create sculptures.
Tattly's Kitchen Utensil Temporary Tattoos feature hand-drawn illustrations of a knife, whisk, wine opener, and box grater.
$5 for a two sets of tattos at Tattly.
The owners of Pied à Terre, a two-star Michelin restaurant in London's Fitzrovia district, have taken the food and art concept a step further by appointing an artist-in-residence.