Food doesn't just delight in delicious snacks and meals -- there are a whole crop of designers, artists and photographers using the tasty medium to create some of the strangest and most awe-inspiring designs we've ever seen. Using everything from fish scales to orange peels to chocolate, check out these 6 wacky yet sustainable examples of how people are playing with food -- and creating something awesome while at it!
Photographer Matthew Carden creates fantastic miniature landscapes that revisit healthy eating choices. From a bug’s perspective, Carden creates playful moments using fruit, vegetables and small human figures in a ¨Small World¨. Here we realize the beauty in everyday life and eating.
Israel-based Ori Sonnenschein loves experimenting with food waste and everyday objects. His latest adventure is ‘Solskin Peels’, a collection of objects made from tangy orange skins that are biodegradable, locally sourced, cheap, water-resistant and smell like heaven.
Royal College of Art‘s new graduate Eric de Laurens unveiled a series of objects using a smelly technique he developed himself while studying in his final year. Cups, reading glasses, goggles and a fishy table decoration were made using a recycled and innovative material that he calls “fish scale plastic”.
Andrea Trimarchi and Simone Farresin from Formafantasma have developed a colored collection of vessels by mixing 70% flour, 20% agricultural waste and 10% limestone. Taking a critical approach to design, while reviving old techniques and food-based materials, this is just another exciting and quirky project coming from the duo.
BOOM! is a sweet bit of artillery designed by Hector Galvan from studio Omelette. Created with the aim of delivering a message for the production of organic, locally-made and high-quality chocolate, instead of importing it, these crafty chocolates bombs are sweet and have a killer message.
Using canned food as building blocks, teams of architects, designers and engineers — including Skidmore Owings and Merrill to Eleanor Roosvelt High School — patiently built twenty six tasty sculptures for an event called Canstruction in downtown NYC. From Angry Birds to massive product barcodes, these jaw-dropping sculptures were created to raise the awareness of hunger issues, as well as to collect thousands of cans of food to feed needy New Yorkers.