Encourage Kids To Play With, Possibly Eat Their Vegetables With ‘Open Toys’

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If you’re having trouble getting the kids to eat any fruits or vegetables, Open Toys might be able to help.

The 3D-printable accessories will transform that produce into airplanes, submarines, and hovercrafts. Perhaps after playing with an apple and carrot long enough, they’ll work up an appetite, and eat their vehicle.

Open Toys are unfortunately not available for sale, but the templates to print your own can be found here. Just in case you have a finicky eater, some produce, and a 3D printer .

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[link, via Colossal]

Models Covered in Sweets Test The Boundaries of What’s Sexy and Hunger-Inducing

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Attractive and well-lit models always make for a successful photo shoot. As does some yummy food, styled to perfection. But when combining the two… how far can this be taken before your photos are void of sexuality and no longer make the viewer hungry?

Photographer Keith Allen Phillips recently tested these boundaries, with Messy — a photo series that merges the inherent sexuality of an attractive model with some well-placed junk foods.

By combining the two — in some cases making the models unrecognizable — we’re left to wonder if this series is still sexy, hunger-inducing, or just plain gratuitous. Thoughts?

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[link, via Lost At E Minor]

Recipe Ingredients In Mid-Air Make Reading Fun

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Traditional recipes are great. But sometimes, we just don’t feel like reading, with all those words and all. Visual recipes are where it’s at, and they don’t get much more enjoyable to follow than Recipes by artist Nora Luther.

The photo series depicts a fully-realized meal, deconstructs it, and then sends the ingredients airborne — showing your next meal mid-flight.

Recipes are fun again. And, no reading… yay!

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[link, via The Awesomer]

This Billboard Made Entirely of Cake Is Good Advertising

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Billboards have been getting more and more creative recently. Unfortunately, they haven’t gotten any more edible. Britain-based Mr. Kipling and agency JWT London have teamed up to solve this real world problem, with a billboard made entirely of cake.

The outdoor ad, created to promote Mr. Kipling’s ‘Life is better with Cake’ campaign, consists of 13,360 individual confectionaries painstakingly applied over seven hours. The billboard was then slowly disassembled and eaten by hungry passersby. Real world problem, solved.

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[via Adweek]

Sodavalve Makes It Easier To Open Your Pop

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Nobody likes to struggle with a stingy soda bottle cap. Especially while all that sugary goodness is inside, and we’re jonesin’ for some caffeine and caramel color.

Designer Injoon Yang, after seeing his grandmother struggling to open a soda bottle, has come up with the Sodavalve. Modeled after a traditional spigot, which is designed to make turning things easier, it’s an ingenious way to help get that sucker open.

And, if a spigot is still a bit difficult for you, then you don’t deserve any pop.

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[link, via Yanko Design]