Monthly Archives: February 2010

Foodprint NYC

Just a quick reminder that the first Foodprint Project event, Foodprint NYC, is taking place tomorrow, blizzard, snow hurricane, or (unlikely) shine. IMAGE: The Foodprint NYC logo, designed by superstar illustrator and graphic designer Nikki Hiatt. We’ll be at Studio-X (180 Varick St., Suite 1610 – map) from 12:30 p.m., so do arrive early to […]

The Ice Program

IMAGE: The Vigne Glacier in the Concordia region of Pakistan, via NASA. This week, Edible Geography‘s partner site, BLDGBLOG, is coordinating a nine-blog-strong online conversation tied to the Glacier/Island/Storm architecture studio at Columbia University this spring. In addition to looking forward to contributions from some of my favourite sources (a456, HTC Experiments, InfraNet Lab, mammoth, […]

Dining Disorder

This drawing by architects Sarah Wigglesworth and Jeremy Till, titled Increasing Disorder In A Dining Table, documents the progression of a meal from a perfectly laid table, through a motion-trace palimpsest of the dinner party in action, to the wreckage of dirty dishes and crumpled napkins that confronts the host(s) after the last guest has departed.

The Anti-Fridge

IMAGE: Owner of Defunct Amusement Park | Alpine, TX | 1-Person Household | Former WW II Prisoner of War | 2007. From You Are What You Eat by Mark Menjivar, “a series of portraits made by examining the interiors of refrigerators in homes across the United States.” Found via GOOD, where you can see many […]

Potemkin Sheep

IMAGE: Vegetable sheep, New Zealand, via Purse Lip Square Jaw. New Zealand is famous for its sheep. In the early eighties, there were apparently twenty-two sheep in New Zealand for every human, although, by 2008, Meat and Wool New Zealand revealed that this ratio had dropped precipitously, down to just eight sheep per human, “due […]

United States of Food

On Tuesday, as part of Michelle Obama’s anti-childhood-obesity campaign, Let’s Move!, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) launched an exciting new tool: the Food Environment Atlas.

UNESCO Culinary Heritage Sites

IMAGE: Some pasta shapes, from L’Enciclopedia della Pasta. UNESCO, the branch of the United Nations that is best known for its list of World Heritage Sites, also curates a number of other programs that aim to record and safeguard natural and cultural treasures. The Global Geoparks Network, for example, seeks to promote and conserve Earth’s […]