Candy On Demand: ChefJet 3D Printer’s Futuristic Sugar Cubes

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

3D-printed food sounds like a bad joke from Beakman’s World, but the ChefJet, revealed at last week’s CES, is a for-reals commercial 3D printer that spits out edibles—the first of its kind. The line of kitchen and restaurant-ready printers comes from 3D Systems and The Sugar Lab, a Los Angeles husband-and-wife startup dedicated to 3D-printed sugar confections. (See more of […]

Gift Guide: Extravagant Things To Covet

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

Here’s to the audacity of existence. Annina Vogel bespoke vintage charm bracelet, £5,500 (about $9,000) I’d never want a portrait of myself rendered in oil paint, but a jingly charm bracelet that tells the story of my life? Sign me up.   WITTUS Shaker wood burning stove, approximately $5,000 This stand-alone fireplace is great for […]

Little Nothings

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

Cruising a biology blog, I discovered this bananas bit of science: “In flowers called columbines, evolution of the length of nectar spurs—the long tubes leading to plants’ nectar—happens in a way that allows flowers to match the tongue lengths of the pollinators that drink their nectar, biologists have found.” Can you feel that cold seeping […]

Garbage Plate Special!

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

Lately I have been eating very well. And that makes me just want to eat more. Here’s what’s been on my plate. October is German gingerbread season. Now, I hate nutmeg-indulgent, flat and crispy American gingerpeople but I love everything about Leckerlee‘s Nuremberg lebkuchen. They’re moist and dense like a cross between a brownie and […]

Trend Alert: Throw Your Hands Up

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

Jeepers creepers! Where’d you… Oh, don’t worry, I won’t use “peepers” to avoid repping the word eye a million times. That’s just weird. Besides, I’m not talking about that evil eye motif that started in jewelry (Delfina Delettrez) and has been upgraded to a full-blown trend this season (Kenzo, Mara Hoffman). Much as I love my Rachel Comey […]

King of Cakes

Friday, January 18th, 2013

It’s galette des rois time. While we’re not religious in my house, and we’re only half French (hmmm, maybe three-quarters), Epiphany is a big deal because of the kingly cake associated with the holiday. We live near an excellent Belgian bakery and every January we pick up at least one of these flaky-on-the-outside, almond-heaven-on-the-inside confections. (Another great resource […]