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Architect-Turned-Baker Designs Beautiful Cakes Inspired by Art and Math

Pastry chef Dinara Kasko creates artistic cakes rooted in mathematics. Using the skills she acquired while working as an architect, Kasko designs desserts that combine experimental sculpture with precise methods of construction. The cakes are composed of conventional ingredients, usually featuring a spongecake base and a fruit or chocolate filling. Kasko designs and fabricates cakes using algorithmic tools and complex diagramming… Read More

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Tasty Typography

I consider peanut butter an essential food. One of those stranded on a deserted island kind of items. Inexpensive. High in protein. Savory & sweet. I recently read about a truly novel use of the sticky stuff as … signage. Last month, inmates in a Walker County, Alabama jail saved peanut butter from their sandwiches… Read More

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“Plenty” of Quality, Cheap Food May Be Coming Our Way

Plenty Inc. is a company that builds vertical growing farms. Vertical farming is not something entirely new, but the way Plenty is doing it is. Using the founder’s own custom design, a single grow system is able to produce 350 times the amount of crops as a traditional farm in the same space. It also… Read More

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It’s Every Day. (Or, Advertising’s Grammar Goofs)

I recently purchased a personalized gift to give to my eldest daughter for her wedding day. When I received a photo of the item I purchased, I was thrilled with the way it had turned out. I emailed the designer back to let her know that I loved it. After my message was sent, I looked… Read More

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Cheer Up Luv

London-based photographer Eliza Hatch is using her camera lens to focus on fighting sexual harassment. Via an ongoing photojournalism project entitled Cheer Up Luv, Hatch documents women who have experienced sexual harassment on any scale in a public setting. The project came about after a conversation with her female friends about how often and how… Read More

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Throwing It Back to the ’90s

The new websites we create for our clients are typically forward-looking and often call for video, animation, and all manner of complex functionality. Some sites, however, are going in the opposite direction, recalling the awkward early days of the internet. The website for Arcade Fire’s album “Everything Now,” for example, features a collection of overlapping… Read More

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Fighting Deforestation with Drones, 100,000 Trees at a Time

We all know about climate change. Human activity has been factually proven to be causing the earth to warm and the climate to start to change for the worse. The main byproduct of human activity is increased carbon emissions in the form of CO2 and Methane gas, both gasses that trap heat in the atmosphere,… Read More

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LA to SF with 8 hrs of R&R

Comfort and style are two words almost never associated with any travel experience these days. Travel has become an endless waiting game complicated by traffic, long lines, weather delays, and airline snafus. Getting from point A to point B is a process to be endured. Statistically, a traveler must sacrifice a full day to travel… Read More