How To Make Eating Sounds In Other Languages


Little did we know that Americans aren’t the only ones who make non-sensical sounds when eating. The International Sounds of Eating, by James Chapman, covers the utterances of various countries.

And speaking of Americans… We were under the impression that our eating sounded more like, “mmerfle, morf, morf, blibb, blibb, blibb.” However, Chapman is currently working on a PhD in physics, so we’ll take his word for it.

[link, via Incredible Things]

Fancy Porcelain Plates Redrawn With Monsters, Robots, and UFOs


If you’d like to lighten the mood at your next fancy dinner party, you might consider taking a cue from Calamityware by artist Don Moyer.

Using a set of dishware given to him by his great-grandparents as inspiration, Moyer added elements such as giant robots and UFOs to the tranquil willow-patterned themes. Hopefully your stuffy friends have a sense of humor.







[link, via designtaxi]

How Many Calories Are In A Drink From Starbucks?



The next time that you’re enjoying one of Starbucks’ blended espressos, you might want to consider what you could be having instead.

Ryoko Itawa of I Love Coffee has put together a handy infographic, How Many Calories Are In A Drink From Starbucks? It encourages the coffee drinker to not only consider healthier options for your caffeine addiction, but it also finds your drink’s very surprising caloric equivalent.

For instance, around the holidays when you have nothing by Peppermint White Chocolate Mochas on the brain — you could ingest the same amount of calories from almost four cans of Coca-Cola. A Green Tea Latte must be healthy, right? Wrong. A medium McDonald’s fries could replace it in the calorie department.

Although, now you know you could have a yummy coffee drink, instead of the 150 Skittles often ingested in one sitting.








[link, via designtaxi]

Pop Culture Popsicles

pop_culture_popsicles_1Take a big bite of some pop culture, with this illustration series by artist Andrew Heath. Pop Culture Popsicles is made up of 50 pop culture icons, deliciously rendered as popsicles.

Prints of each frozen head will be available to purchase at the 2014 Lexington Comic & Toy Con.

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[link, via The Awesomer]

Starbucks Coffee Cup Sleeve Art


We’ve certainly seen our share of coffee cup art. But what about those cardboard sleeves that keep you from burning your hand on your mocha-choca two-pump half-caf latte?

Corporate banker and coffee sleeve artist Ahmed Al Emairi tries to improve upon the under-appreciated insulator with his Instagram project, Starbucksism. Ahmed uses the iconic Starbucks mermaid to recreate illustrations of pop culture icons, from Darth Vader and Jack Sparrow, to Michael Jackson and Steve Jobs.






[link, via Lost At E Minor]