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 […]


Friday, January 10th, 2014

“With melted opals for my milk…” — Gwendolyn Brooks My aunt gave me a pair of opal studs for my 8th birthday. I’d stare at those suckers, fascinated by how they caught the light and changed colors—like the iridescent cellophane that girls’ early-’90s birthday gifts were always wrapped in. I wanted to understand the science behind the […]

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 […]

Blue Cunningham

Friday, December 16th, 2011

Everyone’s talking about tangerine as the big spring thing, but, as a former color forecaster, let me tell you that Pantone is not always right. (Black. The answer is always black.) I think people will actually be wearing the new Yves Klein blue, which I’m dubbing “Blue Cunningham”. It’s based on the work smock that […]

With Apologies to Leda: Swans Are Back

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

Before Black Swan it was Marjan Pejoski (and let’s not forget Cy Twombly). And before that, well, it was swans: real, feathery Cygnini who are burdened by mythology and the fact-turned-metaphor that they mate for life. I’d been seeing some avant-garde designs but the Giles collection cemented the return of these long necked beasts.  Giles Spring 2012 via Style  […]

Friendship Furniture

Friday, September 9th, 2011

Has the friendship bracelet trend jumped the shark? Duh. What’s fresh is sitting on friendship bracelets. Er, furniture that adopts the woven BFF idea. Woven collection by Anzfer Farms Ikea table hack (DIY via DesignSponge) Donna Wilson (at La Fabrika)