Insane Banana Art

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We’ve certainly seen our share of banana art. However, artist Stephan Brusche now appears to be the undisputed banana art champion.

Combining a number of techniques to design and manipulate the banana, Brusche creates 3-D masterpieces that are not long for this world. Check them out below and over at Instagram.

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[link, via Bored Panda]

Chocolatexture, Chocolates That Represent Onomatopoeic Japanese Words Used To Describe Texture

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When we think of chocolate, the words “yum” and “gimme more” often come to mind. However, when an artist such as Oki Sato designs a set of chocolates, they tend to say a bit more… but still “yum.”

When Sato was asked to design chocolates by Maison et Objet, the pre-eminent design show in France, he came up with Chocolatexture. The series represents Japanese words that are used to describe the way objects look and feel. It’s OK… I had to Google “onomatopoeic” too.

Four-hundred sets of Chocolatexture were created, and will be sold during the event in Paris starting Jan. 23.

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ツブツブ (tsubu tsubu): a word for small bits or drops

 

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スベスベ (sube sube): smooth edges and corners

 

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トゲトゲ (toge toge): sharp pointed tips

 

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ザラザラ (zara zara): granular like a file

 

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ゴロゴロ (goro goro): cubic, with many edges

 

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フワフワ (fuwa fuwa): soft and airy with many tiny holes

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ポキポキ (poki poki): a delicate frame or structure

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ザクザク (zaku zaku): makes a crunching sounds, like when you step on ice

[link via Spoon & Tamago]

Italian Food As Chairs

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The only thing better than sitting down for a good Italian meal, would be if we could sit on a good Italian meal.

Artist Haris Jusovic teases this concept, rendering some traditional Italian food items as chairs. Imagine sitting on a crispy fried egg for breakfast. Lunch would have you sitting back on a gooey pizza chair.

Now we just need a gnocchi pillow for our post-meal nap.

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[link, via Apartment Therapy]

Anatomy of a Recipe, A Cooking Game With Recipe Ingredients Encased In Dominoes

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Playing a game of traditional dominoes only rewards you with boring plastic tiles. However, if you play Anatomy of a Recipe, you could win control of dinner.

Created by artist Leonie Anholts, the game plays like regular dominoes, only the tiles are filled with recipe ingredients. The player to use their last tile not only wins bragging rights, but then gets to choose how to use the last ingredient to make dinner for everyone.

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[link, via Fubiz]

This Banana Art Is Appealing

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Since the discovery that a banana makes for a wonderful canvas, we’ve seen our share of banana art. But rather than simply taking advantage of the fruit’s easily bruisable skin, artist Marta Grossi takes the art form a bit further.

Although most of the Italian artist’s works are in the medium of banana-browning, she also incorporates pen, marker and paint — creating the beautiful, yet temporary art. She also eats each banana after snapping photos, so she’s talented and high on potassium.

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[link, via Design You Trust]