Ice Creams That Taste Like Color

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When viewing colors… Do you ever wonder what they might taste like? If you’re Jeni Britton Bauer, of NYC’s Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, you not only have this thought process, but you go ahead and create a line of ice creams that taste like color.

After being inspired by the cut-outs of Henri Matisse, the vibrant colors of the paper led Jeni to create the Color Collection.

Although there aren’t many blue foodstuffs in the world, Jeni manages to capture the flavor of Ultramarine Blue with wild blueberries, raspberry extract, and pineapple. Cadmium Yellow incorporates crushed whole lemons, bergamot and white grapefruit.

The result… a line of tangible and very delicious colors, that are themselves a work of art. And, I’d like to color my belly with them. Available here.

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[link, via Mental Floss]

Artist Creates Beautiful Paintings With Coffee

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There is little that coffee cannot do. It makes mornings tolerable, gives people an excuse to pretend to be busy at Starbucks, and it occasionally acts as a perfectly acceptable art medium.

Artist Maria A. Aristidou knows how to use coffee to its full potential, creating beautiful works of art with nothing more than brewed coffee and a brush set.

The result is spot-on pop culture characters, with their shadows and highlights determined by the amount of coffee used. Check out more of Aristidou’s work over at Instagram.

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[link, via Geeks Are Sexy]

Cookie Monster Has Some Profound Thoughts About Food

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Cookie Monster, often associated with such musings as ‘C is for Cookie’ and ‘Om, nom, nom,’ can actually be very cultured and insightful.

This is proven in the short film, Simply Delicious Shower Thoughts with Cookie Monster. Inspired by the subreddit Shower Thoughts, Cookie Monster soaks in some culture at a few art museums, while letting us in on his most profound thoughts about food.

Verbal gems such as “Lasagna is just spaghetti-flavored cake” and “Your stomach thinks all potatoes are mashed” are just a few of Cookie’s deep thoughts. Prepare to have your mind blown… by a Muppet.

[via Mashable]

Sushi Snow Globes Exist

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Snow globes are great for showing off the places you’ve been and the holidays you love. They’re also good at providing seconds of entertainment… until the novelty of watching floating glitter wears off.

To help make snow globes infinitely more entertaining, artist Eri Nami created Sushi Snow Globes. In place of a plastic NYC skyline or boring winter scene, there’s a submerged piece of raw fish and rice.

The sushi placed in the globes is actually very realistic… they’re just a lot more sparkly.

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[link, via Lost At E Minor]

 

A Detailed Map of Middle Earth Drawn on A Starbucks Coffee Cup

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Besides providing a place for their ubiquitous mermaid logo, an ingredient checklist, and your name spelled wrong, Starbuck’s coffee cups are a great blank canvas to create art.

However, we’ve never seen cartography involved in Starbucks cup art — which makes this detailed map of Middle Earth from The Lord of The Rings that much more impressive. Even better, it was left behind by the unknown artist for a Starbucks barista to find.

As far as we know, all the map points are spelled correctly. Can any Hobbits out there confirm this?

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[link, via Laughing Squid]