Out of Retirement

September 23, 2011

What does it take to get this cyberslacker out of retirement? Why extraordinary wedding cakes of course.

Must have some Lego!

And some Scrabble.

Scrabble Wedding Cake

More can be found here.

 

Some time ago I posted some wonderful food sculpture pictures and some odd sculptured melons. Here are some more  thanks to the wonderfully named ‘Not Quite Nigella’imageimageimage

Then this via Freaky Martin

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which is used in an ad for knives.image

Perhaps it is inevitable that the best images are going to be in ads. I like this one which advertises vegetarianism.

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I’ll add a little note of culture here. There are some extraordinary paintings by the 16th century Italian artist Guiseppe Archimboldo. Funny how his serious works are virtually forgotten, but his somewhat crazy food faces remain.   

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I have never quite understood why fancy Chinese meals are supposed to taste better if they are accompanied by a bird carved out of a carrot, or elegant meals are somehow more elegant if the butter is shaped like a rose.

Nevertheless, I can’t help but be impressed with things that people with food in the name of art and have posted examples before – https://cyberslacker.wordpress.com/2008/04/04/do-play-with-your-food/

I can’t say that I much like these watermelon carvings by Francesco Scravaglieri but I do at least admire the endeavour.

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Polymath

June 1, 2009

Now we are getting somewhere! Having looked at music and maths, art and food, art and science I have finally found a trio – art, maths and food.

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George W Hart is a sculptor and mathematician with a special interest in geometric scupltues. He is the author of the online Encyclopaedia of Polyhedra, in case you are interested in exploring the exciting field of Stellations of the Rhombic Triacontahedron and other such delights, and is a research professor in a computer science department.

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So, art and maths. But what about the food?

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Although it is hard to see in this picture of a mobile entitled  ‘No Picnic’ , these three pieces are made of plastic knives, forks and spoons

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Cute huh?

Yes I love ridiculous devices. Last year I was captivated by the stupid products at Archie McPhee. My new delights can be found at Stupididiotic which describes itself as “a trademark brand of unusual and peculiar products”. Many of the products for sale here are totally useless. For example, for $24 you can buy a DVD rewinder.

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Of course it has no function, but then neither does the $5 tin of dehydrated water.

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On the other hand, there could be some use in the underwear repair kit.

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How about tattooed sleeves?

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On the subject of useful gadgets, there are the various pizza cutters you didn’t know you needed. These thanks to design blog Toxtel.

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But wait there’s more. Thanks to Trendhunter magazine, we have some wonderfully weird food to go with the gadgets.

Vincent van Gogh’s Sunflowers in sushi

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A house made of breadsticks

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A chocolate foot

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And many more.

Food maths

April 16, 2008

What could be better than something which combines cooking and maths? (Don’t answer that question. I know that there are large number of answers to the question. Possibly even an infinite number). Let me rephrase that. What a delight – cooking and maths in the one project.

I don’t know about the father of fractal geometry Benoît Mandlebrot‘s culinary skills, but his as name means ‘almond bread’ I am sure he would be impressed with the idea of these biscuits.

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The wonderful Evil Mad scientist Laboratory features an article this month on how to make fractal biscuits, including even a link to a recipe for the dough!

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As I often ask of such things. Why not?

Thanks to Cliff Pickover’s Reality Carnival for this.

Do Play with Your Food

April 4, 2008

These are from a Russian website called Snowfall. I can’t find any hint as to who is the creator of these wonderful photos (or any other of the photographs on the site). They are too good not to post.