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05/10/14

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LADURÉE 

The concept and reputation behind this macaron shop is directly in-line with the ambience, packaging and products that are available at their shop. I loved the packaging of the macarons because they were simple with chic writing and details. The labeling is rich and the colours of the packaging is also fashionable without being too distracting. It was an amazing experience walking into the shop to find a beautiful Perisian-esque chandelier hanging from the ceiling. I liked how all of the macaron flavours were out on display for the customers to see and make their selection. This showcased the beautiful colours and makes it easy to see that they are uniform in shape. The products at Ladurée are purchased because of the quality of their taste, but also becuase of their beauty.

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KIMCHEE restaurant

The ambience at Kimchee isn't like a typical Korean restaurant. The vibe feels fancier because of their attractive furniture, table settings, lighting and containers. From leather sofa's in the basement lounge, to beautifully detailed thick paper napkins, the food is also just as attractive. The ambience sticks to a more neutral color scheme, but the food is more colourful which I liked because the ambience and decor didn't distract from the appearance of the food. The group that I ate with, as well as myself, was not pleased by the beautiful lanterns in the middle of the tables since they cannot be moved. We found it annoying and in the way when it came to sharing food and conversation.

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CHEESE AT BUROUGH MARKET

I liked the triangular shapes of the cheese and how some edges are smooth and other are rigid. The large slate that the cheese is displayed on is sleek which I like since it highlights the cheese. The display is interesting because the slate is balanced ontop of a large large cheese wheel.

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BRUSCHETTA TRIO AT CIBO RESTAURANT

I really looked at how this dish was presented and liked that the different foods on the bruschetta are stacked in a way that they are visually interesting. I like how the food was arranged because the pieces are arranged in pairs which gives the plate a clean look. Taking a look at the closest two pieces of bruschetta, the shapes of the brie cheese and apples fit well together even though they are different shapes entirely. I thought that the basalmic drizzle resembles tie-dye because of the way the apple absorbed some of it.

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SALAD ROLLS AT WESTFIELDS MALL

Aside from the beauty of the water bottle, marble countertop, and colourful vegetable salad rolls, I found myself attracted to the peanut sauce. I like the way it is displayed because we know by looking at it that the peanuts have been ground with various other sauces to create a creamy sauce, yet the sauce is garnished with mini chunks of peanuts. I like that the garnish is relative to the main ingrediant in the sauce so the customer is able to relate the two together.

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VIETNAMIESE FOOD

I really love the garnishes added to the sauce on both dishes. They completely fancy up the dish taking them from simple to interesting.

The vegetable salad rolls are arranged in a creative and attractive way because of its geometrical composition.

In the noodle dish, I like how the different foods are seperated so the customer can see all of the different ingrediants that go into the dish.

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EAT: SECONDARY RESEARCH 1

06/10/14

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Geraldine Nishi:

I like how Nishi's work uses concrete--a heavy material--to resemble food like objects that are truely light, like whip cream and ice cream. This interests me because I feel the heavy and light contrast is so opposite, but the way the texture of the concrete is the textures of these light substances are easily replicated. 

I felt drawn to her fruit necklaces because they appear like candied fruit with a thin layer of frosting. The texture of the concrete along with the soft colors of the fruit keep them inline with the lightness and playfulness of her ice cream and sweet pieces.

 

ring - concrete, silver

necklace - silver, concrete

ring - concrete, silver

necklace - concrete, 18kt gold, beads

'pera' neckalce - concrete, silver, beads

ring - concrete, silver

'purse' necklace - concrete, pearls, silver

ring - concrete, silver

'melone' necklace - concrete, silver, beads

necklace - silver, concrete, paint 

ring - concrete, silver 

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Lucy Folk: APPETEASER

"a collection all about the gratification of giving into edible guilty pleasures"

I like her use of food in a wearable and tasteful way. She takes desirable foods and mixes them with luxurious materials like fresh water pearls, 22 carat gold, diamonds, and precious gems--to me these materials make the jewellery pieces very wearable. I find her collection fun because of the regular (crisps and tacos) vs. lavish (caviar and oysters) choices in the types of food she gives life to. 

Aphrodisiac Necklace

Anchovy Cuff bracelent, ring, earring

Moorish Crisp Necklace

Peppercorn accessories

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EAT: SECONDARY RESEARCH 2

08/10/14

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Tiffany Rowe: crea-tiff - bijoux

Rowe creates wearable art, often with parishable items like fruit and flowers, only existing long enough to be photographed. She gives a second life to objects that are not normally seen worn as jewellery. 

The moment I saw her pieces I was drawn in, and curious to explore more of her work. I think her jewellery is interesting because the materials she uses are not often seen worn on the body. She displays them and arranges them in ways that are unexpected, sometimes by spreading them out over a section of the body, or squeezing in multiples of one type of object on one area of the body. I enjoy her use of texture with foods that are waiting to be consumed as well as the shells of already enjoyed food. These textures provide depth and offer an increased level of drama in a clean and simple way.

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Charlotte Omnès + Beth Galton: FOOD TEXTURES

"In this beautiful food project, food stylist Charlotte Omnès and photographer Beth Galton explore various artists techniques and how they applied paint to their canvas by using food as their medium. Approaching these items as texture, shape and form rather than something edible, changes the perspective of the viewer. They are no longer a food item with appetite appeal but rather a graphic compositions created by using food."

Written by Ani Tzenkova on Trendland.com

To me, texture and colors are attractive qualities when it comes to art, jewellery, accessories, clothing, and furnishings. I really like that the foods used to create the paintings are displayed beside the art. It helps to communicate the story behind the pictures. Having these two photos of the same foods displayed in two different ways helped me connect them to eachother.

 

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Nora Luther + Pavel Becker: MOVING FOOD SERIES

"When the main topic is food styling, we’re always used to immediately observe a sophisticated and preciously confectioned dish before our eyes.

However, the German art director Nora Luther and the photographer Pavel Becker built a food styling scenario where we can’t find an already prepared meal, but we see the food suspended in the air prepared to fall into the plate to be transformed into a wonderful dish with the help of some magical hands. Instead of offering us a meal beautifully cooked, they give us clues about the ingredients and let us use our imagination to lead us to the final picture of the dish."

Written by Ana Rita Ramos on Trendland.com

This photo series interested me because the movement of the food hanging in mid air made me think of the different ways accessories can hang/fall from the body creating their own movement. In the Trendland.com article, Ramos references that the suspended food anticipates landing on the plate to be transformed into a wonderful dish, which had me think that it could have the same effect if it were to land on the body and be worn as jewellery.

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EAT: PRIMARY RESEARCH 2

09/10/14

I took photos of my classmates lunches to get an idea of how things are packaged, and the containers that they come in.

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EAT: SECONDARY RESEARCH 4

09/10/14

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DIY clear/solid lunch bag/handbag by BOAT PEOPLE VINTAGE

I like how this design resembles a classic paper lunch bag but uses plastic instead of paper. The plastic is flexible and easily showcases the beauty of its contents.

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ACRYLIC TRANSPARENT CLUTCH inspired by CHANEL

The metal hardware on these clutch bags are beautiful and add an extra touch that fancies up the cheapness of plastic. I like that they are structures and made of hard plastic. The use of colour makes them interesting because whatever the contents are, they will appear to have a tinge of a different colour. The size is a little on the small size but would be suitable for smaller snack.

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VALENTINO

This clear clutch is very high fashion because of the chic details and hardware. I love these details and the fact that the wristlet strap is also translucent like the clutch.

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BIRTHDAY PARTY POTLUCK

I selected this photo from a potluck I had with my friends because I liked the way the table was set up with an arrangement of multiple containers. I found it interesting how the cutlery was set up together with the plates so that the tools to make a plate of food was easy for people to grab. I liked that the table was very colourful and had decorative floral and hat accents to fit with the fiesta theme.

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AT HOME BREAKFAST

I like the way the foods are arranged together because it seperates the foods so that the textures and colours can be shown off.

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HOMEMADE SOUP

I liked the way the dish turned out asthetically because all of the vegetables and grains are visable in the dish.

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EAT: SECONDARY RESEARCH 3

09/10/14

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FORTUNE COOKIE KEEPSAKE BOX

I looked online for photos of beautiful fortune cookies as I was inspired by the oriental food found in my primary research.

This keepsake box resembles a locket which to me is a very personal and beautiful type of jewellery. The metals used are very chic and the personalized fortune is a creative touch.

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DASHAPE X ASICS food art by ACHE RODRIQUEZ

Recreating an already wearable and commercial accessory with food and having it look like the actual product is mind blowing to me because in this case it is so accurately composed. The use of colours and textures of different fruits is what makes this food art exciting.

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DIY CLEAR BAG WITH COPPER HANDLES by IVANIA CARPIO on LOVE AESTHETICS

The first thing I noticed with this bag was the simplicity of the design and the beauty of the copper handles. I love the handles especially because they add that fancy touch that compliments the contents visible in the bag.

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CLEAR BAG from TOKYOFASHION.COM

This clear bag was interesting to me because of its size. I do think the size would be a little big for a personal clutch 'lunch' bag, but may be nice for holding contents for a picnic for two.

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CLEAR PURSE PROTOTYPE by TIFFANY LEIGH NAPPER

The design of this bag reminds me of a similar design to a basic side purse. The design itself is basic and not out of the ordinary. I like that it does look like a side purse that an average fashionist probably has in their closet. The chain link strap is a chic and trendy touch.

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EAT: SECONDARY RESEARCH 5

13/10/14

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CIGAR BOXES

The compartments in these cigar boxes create organization within in the box. I like that the size and shape of the compartments will determine what goes in each area.

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CUSTOM MOYNAT HAMPER FOR TWO

I really like the front flip down design because it offers an easy way of slipping the contents in and out of the box and is also visually appealing. The compartments are nice for sectioning off the items and providing a form of organization. The straps are a nice added touch to secure down the plates and coasters.

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