Un verre d’oh!

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Pieter Mondrian was an artist best known for neoplasticism – a grid of primary colours painted on a white background. Homer Simpson is an overweight cartoon, best known for his love of Duff beer and lax attitude towards nuclear power. So you’d be well within your rights to question the creation of a wine inspired by the odd couple.

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Waste makes taste

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The saying goes that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Whilst it’s difficult to pinpoint the precise author of this pithicism (possibly Chambers Journal of popular literature, science and arts, 1879) it’s been used as the backbone for many a business in recent years – just look at eBay and Gumtree.

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Equal steaks

Equal steaks

What happens to the feathers of chickens killed to make nuggets? To the wool of lambs slaughtered for Sunday roasts? Or the hide of cows used for meat?

Hang on, we can answer that last one. At least, we can if you live in New York. Husband and wife team Andrew Tarlow and Kate Huling are a restaurateur and leather goods specialist respectively. They both require one common ingredient – cattle – so they use the same cows.

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Transparent Coke

Transparent Coke

Freshly squeezed carrot juice. Goji berry, lentil and acai smoothie. A can of full-fat Coke. Chances are, if you asked people to name a healthy and nutritious drink, Coca Cola wouldn’t be high up their list.

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Normcore is the new black

Normcore is the new black

Hardcore, softcore, normcore. Meet the new buzzword taking the fashion world by storm, one slouchy jersey t-shirt at a time.

Apparently, Millenials are fed-up with over-styled, pretentious fashion and are going back to basics with brands like Birkenstock and Uniqlo.

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A brush of blood to the head

A brush of blood to the head

No time to make a cup of coffee in the morning? Queue at Starbucks snaking round the block? Colleagues finished off the last of the pot? Now you don’t need a cup of Joe to wake you up in the morning. You just need to brush your teeth.

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King of darkness

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At the risk of reinforcing a stereotype, Goths aren’t renown for their positive outlook on life. Doom, gloom, pain, and angst are words you’re more likely to associate with the culture, but Goths in Japan may finally have something to smile about thanks to Burger King.

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Mouth to mouth

Mouth to mouth

Have you ever noticed that teeth and chewing gum look remarkably similar? No? Well, someone else has. And that someone has designed some rather nice packaging.

Hani Douaji’s concepts for Trident Xtra Care feature illustrations of mouths – including some luscious red lips and a bushy tash – with the chewing gum revealed inside the smile.

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Cider with bite

Cider with bite

Is it OK for men to drink cider? That’s the question Esquire recently asked its readers, and one the drinks’ industry has battled for centuries (maybe a slight exaggeration).

Attempting to prove they most definitely can, Snake Bite, the hybrid cider/lager brand has brought out new packaging specifically targeted at men.

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The taste of music

The taste of music

The grills are alive, with the sound of meatballs. Whilst this soundbite makes for a catchy intro, it technically isn’t true as most people tend to favour frying their meatballs. Still, it doesn’t make the latest project from a group of students at Hyper Island any less tasty.

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