There are many travel guides around online that try to capitalize on the tourist market. Some of those services are handy and beautifully designed, but lots of them consist of heaps of irrelevant information that you have to dig through in order to find a place that appeals to your specific taste. DELI, a new interactive site promises to fix this by offering travelers personalized travel suggestions in just a few clicks. All you have to do is answer six Buzzfeed-style questions and DELI provides you with a customized travel itinerary. DELI’s pilot site for Amsterdam is already online and in the next six months there will be guides for Paris, Berlin, Barcelona, London, Stockholm and Copenhagen – plus maybe a few spots in the U.S.. After answering questions like “Which shoe fits your style?” or “On which spot are you likely to be seen on a casual Saturday?” DELI’s custom algorithm – developed between the University of Amsterdam and University of Stockholm, then processes your answers to give suggestions for places to eat, go out, etc.. The results are then visualized in an interactive infographic: “The platform is designed in a minimalistic way—using simplified illustrations, basic colors, and a few interactive elements. We aimed to create something very user-friendly and intuitive,” explains founder Anna Kolk.
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Artist Peddy Mergui from Israel has been rethinking how we perceive food packaging, based on the marketing tactics of luxury brands. His exhibition ‘Wheat is Wheat is Wheat’ is a collection of containers, cases and crafted boxes of items you would find at a grocery store, but instead the packaging bears the familiar trademarks of well-known brands such as Nike, Tiffany, Gucci and Apple. Each pack comes with a logo that is aesthetically described by the characteristics and visual elements appropriate to each label.
“The various exhibits combine shapes and images from the world of consumption with concepts from the field of consumer ethics.’ mergui describes ‘they serve to highlight both the contentious, potentially arbitrary connection that products have to packaging, and the ethically challenging conditions in which designers are asked to operate. using humorous, yet provocative undertones, wheat is wheat is wheat will leave you with more questions than answers – particularly on your next trip to the supermarket.” – Peddy Mergui
Invited by food publication The Gourmand, Jess Bonham from London was invited to photograph some of the city’s most dapper dachshunds for a ‘satirical sausage celebration’. The photographer decided to marry the dogs’ characters with their hotdog counterparts. The result is this series in collaboration with stylist Julian Ganio, food stylist Peta O’Brian, and designer Paul Smith who designed custom dog coats with fabrics from his SS15 collection.
Artist and surrealist tastemaker Quentin Jones is set to exhibit her latest work at The Vinyl Factory in London as of November 19. If it’s anything near her spread for Adult Magazine earlier, the audience is in for a sordid yet playful treat. Talking to Dazed & Confused about her exhibition, Jones spoke about her collab with talented set designer Robert Storey and how her unique aesthetic is shaking up both the fashion and art industry: “Robert designs spatially for film and editorial, and also for physical spaces. But for me, it is so cool that he is building houses for my work that contains his work within it. The film rooms we are building will play animations that will reflect around the room on mirrors so the viewer really walks into the film, with the sound that Peter Duffy has edited together for me echoing around them in 3D space.”
Lisa Sorgini is an Australian photographer who also dabbles in collage art. For this series called ‘Food Stamps’ she paired old National Geographic pictures with items of food from her kitchen, creating a humorous and playful series which she describes as ‘an accidental collage project’. She says: “These serendipitously came together to create a series of images with renewed and implied meaning.”
Combining the best of both worlds of Japanese garments and Japanese food, Engineered Garments designer Daiki Suzuki has given the crew at Ippudo Japanese Ramen Brasserie in New York a makeover. Instead of the typical all-white or all-black waiters uniform, the restaurant staff are now dressed in a stylish apron-jacket hybrid combo in navy. The collab started out as a simple cotton twill jacket, but thanks to valuable suggestions from the Ramen master Fumihiro Kanagae, the project transformed into a more complex and heavy-duty jacket packing style and functionality. These pieces of re-envisioned workwear are now also being sold at Ippudo’s Midtwon location on 51st Street, priced at approximately $300 USD for the jacket and an extra $100 USD for the apron.
Dutch photographer Rene Mesman creates images borrowing the style of still life paintings: a pineapple fish, a peach-nut, a long-haired owl, and a pink artichoke. More wacky associations after the break.
Intermarché, a large supermarket chain in France, decided it is time for an endangered species to be saved from the trash can: ugly duckling vegetables and fruit. 40% of greens don’t reach UK shelves only because they don’t look the part. Globally, that comes down to wasting $750 billion worth of food every year.
De Invasie, the Belgian event that supports young, upcoming talent is coming to Amsterdam on 3-4 May and will transform De Brakke Grond into a space filled to the brim with culture and creativity.
50 creative designers will show their best work during this free event at De Brakke Grond. Everything you’ll see is for sale as well, so grab as much as you can. Talent from all imaginable disciplines will join forces: architecture, design, interior design, fashion, accessories, art, graphic design, multimedia design, food & drinks, etc..