Category Archives: Food
Saturday 18th May is the worldwide Restaurant Day. This festival takes place four times a year and invites everyone to open his/her own pop-up restaurant for the day. In the Netherlands, Restaurant Day has also been picked up and dozens of temporary restaurants will pop up in Amsterdam, Utrecht, Amersfoort, Soest, Breda, and all over the Netherlands. The initiative started in Helsinki in 2011 and is a tribute to good food, spontaneity and the liveliness of the city. Read More »
Surprising and daring combinations, that’s what BLEND is all about (hence the title of our magazine). Can you think of a stranger combination than Milka chocolate and TUC cookies? Besides drinking orange juice after brushing your teeth maybe. Yet, the sweet Milka and the salty TUC go together surprisingly well. Milka&TUC surely is something for the adventurous among us! But that’s not the only novelty Milka has created. How about Milka&LU? This combination of chocolate and biscuits is as delicious as it sounds. The Milka LU&TUC tablets are definitely worth trying!
Never will I forget Cyril Duval’s Samurai armory suit made out of deconstructed fake Louis Vuitton bags back in 2008. It was exhibited in Parisian concept store Collette as part of the SWAP show. Subsequently Louis Vuitton threatened to sue Cyril and forced Colette on the 5th day to close down the 6-day exhibition, claiming the artwork would encourage the fraudulent market of creating fake duplicates. Thankfully the days of the ‘it’-bag phenomenon are pretty much over by now, while big designs houses at the moment are more invested in hiring the next ‘it’-designer (read: Alexander Wang for Balancing) to increase more revenue.
There are different styles of food photography out there; minimal, decorative, editorial, blogger style, commercial, and those endless Instagram posts (that I am also guilty of). But this kind of food photography I have not seen before! Nadege Meriau creates landscape-like pictures that remind me of paintings of Romantic era, like the amazing sea sights by J.M.W. Turner. Read More »