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Corn Porn

Rachael Ray’s failed attempt at being as seductive as Nigella Lawson

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Wednesday’s Urban Word of the Week – Flojectile

Definition:  The bits of food matter that fly onto your mirror while flossing your teeth.

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Wednesday’s Urban Word of the Week: Nom Nom Nom

Definition:  The soundtrack to this photo…

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Play With Your… Food

Bompas & Parr creates fine English jelly and different moulds for jelly, and now they want your help.
Bompas & Parr operates in the space between food and architecture. They want to explores how the taste of food is altered through synaesthesia, performance and setting. The jelly design competition is a part of the London Festival of Architecture. The resulting moulds and preparatory material will be auctioned on behalf of Architects for Aid.

Each entry will be judged on innovation, aesthetics and “wobble factor”. So hurry up, the deadline of midnight on 23 May!

Check out the creative brief here.

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Terrain at Styer’s

Urban Outfitters new fourth brand, Terrain debuted last week in Concordville, PA… near Philadelphia. UO purchased popular local garden center J. Franklin Styer Nurseries and will retain staff from that business. In fact the transition will carry through to the name as the store will officially be known as Terrain at Styer’s’.

This new venture expands UO’s reach from traditional retailer into the service sector. Terrain will offer garden design consultation services and building services. Within the store there is a cafe that offers a menu of fresh locally sourced food that will change with the seasons.

It’s quite obvious that UO leveraged it’s strength of visual merchandising in displaying the plants and product. Even the shopping bags and Terrain collateral are beautifully executed.

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Democratic Exclusivity

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Something that might sweeten the deal of living so far from the subway…  Ko, a new restaurant in NYC’s East Village.  It has only 14 seats and accepts reservations online exclusively through their Web site no more than one week in advance.  Reservations are taken on a first come first serve basis and can be made for 1, 2 or 4 people only. 

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Is it any good?  I don’t know but the following disclaimer makes me want to find out…

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via… Influxinsights

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Dinner in the Sky

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 What to get the person who has everything… except common sense:

Dinner in the Sky

“Dinner in the Sky is hosted at a table suspended at a height of 50 metres, by a team of professionals. Dinner in the Sky is available for a session of 8 hours. It can be divided or personalised accorded to the client’s wishes.  Dinner in the Sky accommodates 22 people around the table at every session, with three staff in the middle (chef, waiter, or entertainer).

Dinner in the Sky may include a second crane with a platform (or more if desired) at the same height as the table, for entertainment such as music, or presentations (i.e. a car).”

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(Second crane with the entertainment)

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(Look how terrified the jacketless business man is!)

I am not into this… not only are cranes totally taboo right now, I don’t want to worry about being the buzz kill who has the whole party “lowered” so that I can use the ladies room. 

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