The Summer Fruit poster features drawings of stone fruits and berries, while the Winter Fruit poster features citrus varieties, pomegranate, and pear. "I love eating seasonally," says Nereim. "And hope to encourage people to remember what's being harvested (and is therefore most delicious)!"
The posters are hand-screen-printed, signed and numbered (19x25", editions of 270) on recycled cover-stock paper.
$50 each at Claire Nereim's etsy shop.
"If I see another picture of a vineyard or pruning shears, or a wine map that looks like a hiking map, I might lose it," Gissen told wine blogger Dr. Vino about his inspiration for creating the innovative map. "I believe that French wine (like all EU wine) was born in and through villages, towns and cities. From my perspective it’s completely urban. I want to make some artifacts that express my point of view. The map is the first of these."
The map is 18 x 24 inches and printed on heavyweight acid-free matte paper. $24.95 at De Long Wine Discovery Tools.
Fred & Friends Origami Napkins take the art of napkin-folding to a whole new level.
The paper napkins are printed with instructions for folding four different designs, from the classic crane to a nifty polo shirt (pictured here).
$12 for a pack of 40 napkins at Fred Flare.
Formaticum, the people behind Formaticum Cheese Papers, have created a handy Cheese Journal to record your innermost lactic feelings. The journals feature an introduction with basic information about cheese, milk types, and tasting and serving tips, plus plenty of room to keep track of the cheeses you've tasted. At 59 pages, each journal contains enough space to record tasting notes on 118 different cheeses. Printed on recycled paper using vegetable based inks.
I saw the journals at the cheese counter at Whole Foods, but they are also available for $9.85 via mail order at the Formaticum website.
Awesome design for a menu, from Washington's Blue Day Inn, 20 miles outside of Seattle, date not identified. From the digital Menu Collection at the University of Washington.
These Tablecloth Notebooks by the Portuguese graphic design firm Serrote are comprised of the same paper used to cover tables in Portuguese restaurants. The cover is printed in letterpress.Read More >
One of the journals in Moleskine's new "Passions" series, the 240-page Moleskine Recipe Journal includes food calendars, food facts, measurements, and conversions; six theme-based sections for appetizers, first courses, main dishes, side dishes, desserts, and cocktails; and six tabbed sections for your own personalization. Adhesive labels are also included for additional customization.
$13.57 at amazon.com.
Kudamemo sticky notes from Japan look good enough to eat, but they're just for jotting notes.
The fruit-shaped memo pads (available in apple or pear) are detailed down to the seeds printed at the core of each "slice" and stems made from real tree branches. Unfortunately, the price is astronomical: $40 per 150-sheet pad or a whopping $148 for a carton of six at Japan Trend Shop.
You may have collected hundreds of great recipes that are bookmarked in your browser for easy future reference, but how do you find cherished (and permalink-less) recipes in an old-fashioned cookbook?
This could be a serious technological challenge for future generations of cooks educated only in the ways of epicurious.