Photograph: Sarah Torr, "What Lies Beneath the Ice"
Sarah Torr, a student at Loughborough University in Leicestershire, UK, has created a series of photographs depicting the effect of chocolate on ice. The photographs will be shown at Chewable Studios, also in Leicestershire. The images are enigmatic; one cannot immediately tell what is being photographed, or how [...]
All photographs via neosbrand.com
The public option might be dead, wars continues to be waged, and ten percent unemployment persists, but at least we can console ourselves with the thought of Obamitas, the artisanal chocolate cookies out of Spain that feature the likeness of President Barack Obama. And we take no joy in telling you this, [...]
Hotchocspoons from the Chocolate Company in Europe are the perfect hot chocolate-making device: 50 grams of chocolate are melted down and then solidified with a nice, big wooden spoon inside for convenient stirring. They claim that they come in over 50 varieties, including ones that include a whisky or amaretto shot (genius), strawberry and pink [...]
The NTT Docomo Melty Chocolate phone is waterproof, has an eight-megapixel camera, digital TV tuner, etc, but it's the design of the phone, made to look like a melting bar of chocolate, that makes it impressive. Even the menus and default wallpaper on the phone are "chocolate-themed." It's a collaboration between Sharp and Q-Pot, the [...]
PETA's latest stunt? After reading about how difficult it was for U.S. soldiers to get chocolate in Afghanistan, they've teamed up with Harbor Candy to make "Bin Laden Bites." They write on their blog: "When the troops sink their teeth into our savory, vegan chocolate Bin Laden Bites, they'll satisfy their confectionary craving while [...]
Here's the short video "How do you build a chocolate brand?" about the design and brand development for TCHO, the San Francisco chocolate company, by the design firm Edenspiekermann. See their website for more images.
Photographs via wonder-wall.com
The Godiva Chocoiste store in Harajuku, Tokyo, designed by Wonderwall, has chocolate literally melting from the walls and ceilings. They write: "Wonderwall’s intention was to add a breath of fresh air to the more traditional image Godiva instill. The shop features humorous design details such as the 'melting chocolate' ceiling combined with [...]
Photographs: Raphael Brion
Currently on display at the Daneyal Mahmood gallery in New York City is the installation "Battle of Losers and Lovers" by Stephen J Shanabrook (also see our recent post about his other chocolate and food-based work). In this installation, Shanabrook covers (or entombs) common plastic toy soldiers in actual dark chocolate, [...]