FoodMarketo, a joint venture between online design store DesignMarketo and Apartamento Magazine, is a pop-up design store/cooking workshop that will take place during Milan Design Week, April 14-19.
Aside from jam and bread-baking workshops that are free and open to the public, the pop-up store will also contain products commissioned to more than 30 [...]
Chicago artist Lauri Apple, who has graced this site with her bizarre food art before, has given us another odd drawing. This time her subject is George Jolicur, a 600-pound Florida man who was deemed too fat to be put in jail. Jolicur was arrested after a local shop keeper discovered he was stealing [...]
Dustin Wayne Harris, "Chloe 2"
Demanding a home-made cake after a first date may not seem the surest way to a girl's heart, but for photographer Dustin Wayne Harris it is the best way to make an early connection. Says Harris, "Whereas some people consult astrologers, read Tarot cards, or tea leafs to predict the future, [...]
According to the old 17th-century English nursery rhyme "Old King Cole was a merry old soul," which is perhaps why he often depicted feasting in a court of jovial revelers. A 30-foot paneled mural of such a scene by Maxfield Parrish is one of the trademarks of the bar in the famous St. Regis Hotel [...]
This Christmas is the 22nd anniversary of the Peter Norton Christmas Project, a series of limited-edition artworks once only available to those on the software pioneer's personal Nice list (see a 2005 NYT writeup for more info). Commissioned to make contemporary art more accessible, the artists' creations were unavailable to the general public until this [...]
Liva Rutmane. Left: Almost Sunset 01. Right: Almost Sunset 03.
Liva Rutmane is an art student in Riga, Latvia who sells some of her work on Etsy. She describes herself: "I like strange things, lot's of paint and everything colorful. I am amazed by popular cultures way of expression, but at the same time I am [...]
"Uncle Jello" by Nouar. Photograph via Corey Helford Gallery
Currently on display at the Corey Helford Gallery in Culver City, CA is "The Multiplane Group Show" which includes the piece "Uncle Jello" by the artist Nouar (previously profiled on EMD). She also posted some great behind-the-scenes shots on her blog revealing the process in making it, [...]
Currently on display at BachmannEckenstein JapaneseArt in Basel, Switzerland is the exhibit "The Beauty of Mended Ceramics" featuring Kintsugi ("golden joinery"), the 15th and 16th century Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with a lacquer resin sprinkled with powdered gold. The Smithsonian's website has a good writeup of the technique, explaining that it became [...]