Posts Tagged ‘ Unique ’

This Plate Will Have ANYthing Lookin Like A Snack.


 

Studies show that the color of the plate can often change your perception of how food tastes. For example, serving desserts on a white plate can enhance their sweetness by making their colors seem more saturated… and that tricks your brain into thinking they’re sweeter! In 1957 marketing pioneer Louis Cheskin reported that adding 15 percent more yellow to green in 7UP cans caused consumers to perceive the soft drink as having a more lemony-limey flavor. That’s probably why Sprite, although clear, comes in a colored bottle… or why desserts are designed to look so pretty. Appearance and plating can alter your perception of taste, and is a great way to improve the impact the food has on your pallet.

Now imagine you’ve got yourself a delicious tenderloin, and the option of a simple plastic plate, versus a gentle grill with burning embers below. Undoubtedly, a smokey, ember-y plate would help accentuate the steak’s flavor, while a boring plastic plate would simply be a blank canvas that wouldn’t do much to augment the steak’s taste. While you can’t set up a grill with burning embers every time you want to eat a steak, the Eatense plate helps set the ambiance.  The Eatense is a serving-plate with a dynamic display underneath. Built explicitly for serving food, the display is built to withstand heat and is water-proof, but most importantly, it helps create the perfect canvas for your meal. Whether it’s a bamboo texture for plating dimsums, or a decorative candy plate for a cake or a pastry, or even a chargrill for that steak, the Eatense makes your food look perfect, and taste perfect too.

 

The Eatense plate comes bundled with an Eatense app that lets you choose patterns, textures, or animations to display on the plate. You can even use the plate to guide people through a gastronomic experience by listing ingredients, or by telling people what to eat first. Conversely, the plate can also be customized to display a personalized text message like a birthday wish, the name of the person who ordered the food (like Starbucks for plates) or even a message from the chef. The plates are hermetically sealed and can be easily washed like regular dishes. They even come with a protective upper layer that resists heat and prevents scratching by cutlery. The plates charge wirelessly too, allowing you to dock them on their charging base when not in use.

Plating and presentation form a major part of the gastronomic experience, and can often be the difference between a great meal and an average one. The Eatense helps build the experience your food and your palate deserve, by being a powerful presentation tool. Ideal for restaurants, gatherings, special occasions, or even to gift friends who love cooking and food prep, the Eatense helps take food that one step further. By making desserts taste sweeter, salads taste fresher, meats taste smokier, and enhance the cultural and gastronomical relevance of any food you eat.

 

Eatense is the world’s first customizable plate. Equipped with a digital display and a smartphone app, it allows you to personalize your plate with tons of unique designs and photos.  With Eatense, you can plate food like a chef.  Well plated food looks delicious and brings out the joy of dining together.  Surprise your guests with a custom message during their meals and make special occasions even more memorable.  You can leave a message on the screen like, “Happy Birthday,” “Happy Mother’s Day,” and “I love you.”  Perfect for restaurants.  Eatense can display texts or food information on the screen. For instance, you can show your guests what the ingredients are and where they originate from. It enhances your guests’ dining experience.

Koisea: Japanese Bomber Jackets.


I had someone ask me recently what I wanted for this coming Christmas.  Much to my she-grin, I couldn’t give a straight answer, because I had no idea… Until I saw these incredible Japanese Bomber Jackets over at KoiSea.com. They all, each have an individual style, both mens and women’s.  If you’re looking for something unique, I highly suggest you check them out.

Mateusz Lengling.


Photographers and photo editors rarely capture the unique and captivating images that Poland’s Mateusz Lengling is able to.  With what seems like just simple photo slices Lengling’s artwork provides a rich and unforgettable feast for the eyes.  Check out a cross section of his work.

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Anno Badges stumbled across old magazines from the 50s & 60s in a dusty attic. They use the original magazines to create the badges, that’s why every button is unique.

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Screw Art, 3D Portraits by Andrew Myers


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Andrew Myers’ screw art is made from thousands of a very lifeless object, a screw. Yet, he creates distinctively unique and realistic pieces, mostly portraits, by combining oil paint and the right use of shadows. It is amazing how something as warm and soft as the human flesh is depicted using the cold, hard, and sharp medium of steel screws. This creation of life from metal is almost beyond belief.

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Miguel Sousa


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Miguel Sousa is a portuguese illustrator and art director. He currently lives in Madrid, Spain. He is graduated in graphic design and has a master in illustration and animation. He draws everyday on his sketchbook and likes to play sports. He has a very personal way of drawing which makes his work very unique and creative.

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Aqua Dome Thermal Resort In Austria


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Providing rest and relaxation for nearly 350,000 visitors each year, this beautiful resort is nestled within the snow covered mountains of Austria. The focal point of the resort is the three bowl-shaped swimming pools that are elevated above the more traditional 25 meter lap pool below. These aren’t just ordinary pools either. Aside from the unique architectural aspects, each pool is filled with thermal water sourced from a reservoir located over 1,800 meters below the ground, and features underwater music and lighting effects for a club-like experience. The hotel itself is home to 200 rooms, and a rooftop observation deck to really take in the mountainous views surrounding the property.

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Exploded Views of Classic Sports Cars by Fabian Oefner


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Swiss artist Fabian Oefner is the best known for capturing moments in time typically invisible to the human eye. This time he represents two new series of his trademark work at MB&F M.A.D. gallery. Both projects, “Disintegrating” and “Hatch” are carefully and meticulously handcrafted images of classic sports cars, exploded, dissembled and dismantled in space. “What looks like a car falling apart is in fact a moment in time that has been created artificially by blending hundreds of individual images together. There is a unique pleasure about artificially building a moment…freezing a moment in time is stupefying”, Oefner explains.

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Kate Stone: DJ decks Made of Paper


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“I love paper, and I love technology,” says physicist and former sheep herder Kate Stone, who’s spent the past decade working to unite the two. Her experiments combine regular paper with conductive inks and tiny circuit boards to offer a unique, magical experience. To date, applications include a newspaper embedded with audio and video, posters that display energy usage in real time, and the extremely nifty paper drumkit and set of DJ decks she demonstrates onstage. At Novalia, Kate Stone and her team use ordinary printing presses to manufacture interactive electronics, which combine touch-sensitive ink technology and printed circuits into unique and cost-effective products.

Manta Resorts Underwater Hotel Room


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Situated off the eastern coast of Africa by Pemba Island, a private floating island at the Manta Resort provides guests with an all-inclusive hotel room submerged four meters below the surface of the ocean. Designed by swedish company Genberg Underwater Hotels, each of the three levels that make up the buoyant building has its own unique view: A rooftop terrace for sun bathing in the day and star gazing at night, a landing deck at sea level equipped with a lounge and restroom, and an underwater hotel room below surrounded by panes of glass for a 360 degree marine panorama. Throughout the day, guests of the resort can remain encapsulated in the submerged hotel room, floating amongst the turquoise blue water swimming with tropical life and coral reef. By night, sleep beside the fish – the bottom platform is illuminated with underwater spotlights beneath each window, attracting a variety rare marine creatures.

2013 Lucra LC470


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Featuring a traditional awesome sports car disposition, this 2013 Lucra LC470 is best known for its light weight and performance on road. A unique design of its sleek carbon fiber body. This two-door roadster incorporates two engine options i.e. Mercedes AMG 6.3 V8 engine and GM LS3, (or GM LS7) engine can reach the top speed of 200 mph producing 630 hp @ RPM. Wilwood brakes with the option of 6-piston calipers, tilton pedals, 18-inch wheels shod in 275/35/18 by 315/30/18 tires make sporty connection between the car and road.

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Samsung Galaxy Round – World’s First Curved Smartphone


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Samsung electronics has introduced the ‘galaxy round’, the world’s first curved display smartphone, to be available october 10th in Korea. The device is equipped with a 5.7” full HD super AMOLED display, measures 7.9mm thick and weighs only 154g. As a result of its unique curved design, users can take advantage of round integration experiences like the ‘roll effect’, enabling users to check information such as the date, time, missed calls and battery easily when home screen is off, and the gravity effect for creating visual interactions with the screen by tilting the device. the large screen size also provides additional benefits to users. Useful one-hand operation features bring a user’s most desired controls closer to a preferred side of the screen and enables enhanced multitasking capabilities.

Aluminum Eyeglasses from EXOvault


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EXOvault represents their first eyeglass design – EXOvault Kingsland Eyeglass Frames. Machined from solid aluminum they are absolutely unique and beautiful. We have been testing the glasses for a month and have found that they draw a bit of attention. If you don’t like being noticed and admired these are not for you! You will be able to choose from a range of finishes including plated gunmetal, bronze, nickel and anodized aluminum.

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Sound Activated Kinetic Garments – Incertitudes


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Montreal-based fashion designer Ying Gao presents two new kinetic garments, whose aesthetic details tessellate in reaction to sound. The ‘incertitudes’ series consists of white and silver colored fabric which have been covered in dressmaker pins, outwardly protruding from the textile’s facade. Through a collaboration of mediums and technologies — PVDF plastic, dressmaker pins, and electronic devices — The metallic accessories interact and respond to noise in their environment, activated through the spectator’s voice. Their fluent motion generates a wave-like flux, contracting and expanding the entire wearable object. The clothing’s original function is reappropriated and transposed into a unique aesthetic application.

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Into the Mind Official Trailer


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The North Face presents Into the Mind, a unique documentary that looks at the human drive to take risks as seen through the perspective of several different athletes. Taking a philosophical approach to the question, the film explores the foundations of confidence and the pursuit of self-actualization as realized in some of the world’s most intense and daunting settings. As much a spiritual journey as it is an action sports film, Into the Mind is a unique look at the internal and external forces driving some of the most daring athletes out there.

The Stash Stainless – Stainless Steel Bass Guitar


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The Stash Stainless is the only bass guitar that is made from stainless steel with unified frets and a tubular neck design. Each piece of the guitar has been custom crafted and hand assembled by the designer, Stan Potyrala. The design is not only distinct, sleek and modern, but the unique tubular neck presents the fingers of the musician to a parallel array of strings around a circular radius. This allows access of the fingers to each string in a more natural and comfortable way. This design can ease the muscle stress that a flat surface can cause to the fingers, hands and wrist. The composition of the entire instrument (body, neck, bridge and strings) are of the same metal – having one coefficient of thermal expansion. This eliminates relative dimension changes as a result of extreme temperature shifts. This means your bass will stay in tune much longer than conventional basses. The design improves stiffness, mechanical and environmental stability, sound quality, tuning and mechanical accuracy.

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Unique Rorschach Tests With Various Foods


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Madrid-based photographer Esther Lobo, aka FahLoSue, has embarked on a personal project known simply as Rorschach that uses various food items to create works of art inspired by Rorschach inkblot tests. Each frame is a unique creation by the artist herself experimenting with splatters of condiments, yogurt, pudding, and other edible goods. Lobo presents each of her arrangements without any post-production magic to alter the design. By simply using her hands to smear the palatable ingredients on a plastic plate, she was able to form interesting shapes and patterns. Due to the flexibility of her canvas, Lobo proceeded to fold the plastic plate in half to attain a wonderful sense of symmetry, just like the Rorschach test. Upon completing each of her handcrafted images, the artist explains: “Finally I have placed the source of the stain over the symmetrical image, and so documented the psychological portrait of each food stuff.” In the end, it is up to the viewer to decide what they see in the stained splashes of food.

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Olympus Launches Harrods Art Edition PEN Camera


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The Japanese camera maker has teamed up with urban artist Susie ‘Suzko’ Lowe, fashion photographer Jay McLaughlin and Harrods to offer a strictly limited number of handpainted special edition cameras, complete with matching Vespa scooter. Available exclusively through Harrods in London, each ‘Art Edition’ camera has been individually hand-painted by Susie ‘Suzko’ Lowe (ensuring that no two are the same), and has its matching Vespa Motor scooter and crash helmet. It comes with a one-one-one photography lesson with street photographer Jay McLaughlin who was brought in by Olympus to document the customization process and to help decide the camera’s specification and accessories. As well as a unique, hand-painted body, each camera also comes with a second, stock camera body for everyday use and one of each compatible Olympus-made lens currently available. Harrods and Olympus have not confirmed how many Art Editions will be created but they have stressed that this is a strictly limited collection.

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Creative Lampe L by Anna Leymergie


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Designer Anna Leymergie has created Lampe L, a lamp made for angles. It clings on to furniture like a small animal on a promontory. It’s a craft piece, hand-stitched, which makes each piece unique. Materials: rattan, japanese paper, linen yarn & white oak.

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Steam-O Bicycle by János Insperger


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Steam-O by János Insperger is a modern cruiser that takes inspiration from the iconic steam locomotives of the past, applying the signature aerodynamic shape to its stark frame. In classic 1930s style, the bike sports a leather seat with spring suspension, an oversized headlight with chrome and bronze polish, and choo-choo style rims. The main feature, however, is a pushrod drivetrain like that of locomotives from the time. This unique power system and distinct attention to detail set it apart from other cruisers new and old. Pedaling torque is transmitted by bearing on shaft and coupling rods. Coupling rods move in a vertical motion as well as horizontally as the crank-arm rotates. The same shaft at the rear wheel receives the torque ration 1:1. To gain a useful travel speed it needs a small gearbox (about 1:6 ratio depending on the crank arm length and rear wheel size).

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Beverly Hills 9OH2O Bottled Water


9OH2OIt’s being pitched as the “champagne of water,” developed by water sommeliers to be sipped, sniffed and rolled around the mouth like a fine wine during a fancy meal. The PR pitch for Beverly Hills 90H20 borrows heavily on the wine and spirits vernacular to sell the “best tasting water in the world.” Sourced from the mountain springs of northern California, the premium water claims to be crafted with natural minerals using a “proprietary patent-pending formula” that results in a 7.5 pH alkalinity for a “silky smooth,” crisp, fresh taste profile that’s supposed to appeal to the broad consumer spectrum. It’s these unique characteristics which are likewise supposed to make Beverly Hills 90H20 the ideal water pairing for fine foods and wines, reads the sales pitch. The premium water blend is bottled in a diamond-like, hand finished decanter triple-sealed for freshness. Each of the limited-edition 10,000 bottles also features a unique custom art design and is available at fine restaurants, luxury hotels, gourmet markets and fashion boutiques.

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Prahan Hotel by Techné Architects


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Take a look at renewed Prahan Hotel in Melbourne, Australia. Techné Architects made a design by adding an extension that uses oversized concrete pipes. The Prahan Hotel is set to commence on the second stage of its transformation. Succeeding the recent interior refurbishment, the planned new works include an extension to the rear of the venue. Featuring a facade constructed out of concrete culverts, linked together in a way that enables the patrons to sit within them to view and interact with the venue and its fellow patrons. A fully glazed courtyard cuts through the interior, connecting all levels and allowing natural light in. The design intends to add another unique and captivating venue to the ever evolving Melbourne pub scene.

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Unique Anglerfish Chair by Ontwerpers


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Designers at Ontwerpers have come up with Anglerfish Chair – an unique chair inspired by the creatures in the sea anglerfish that can emit light from escas to meanrik prey. Anglerfish Chair makes you feel at home when sitting and reading, because it is equipped with headlights that can give light. Use of ergonomic and back color reminiscent of a concept of color on the fish scales. Anglerfish Chair for both outdoor and indoor.

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Kat Dahlia – Gangsta


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The beautiful and incredibly talented singer/songwriter, and Miami native, Kat Dahlia, has been tearing things up with her smash single “Gangsta”.  She has really started to become popular and known for her “razor sharp” lyrics and her unique, aggressive flow.

Eco-Friendly LSTN Headphones


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LSTN is a startup based in West Hollywood, CA. They produce unique, eco-friendly headphones with top-quality sound that are individually handcrafted from reclaimed wood with acoustic properties that outperform synthetics. Their collection consists of earbuds (The Bowery), on-ear (The Fillmore) and over-the-ear (The Troubadour) headphones handcrafted from reclaimed exotic beech, cherry and ebony wood inlays.

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