The Communist Party of China has, for a brief and fragile moment, transported a city of twenty million people back to a simpler time. It is an exercise in sheer, unrelenting will—physical and mental. This extraordinary production is all to ensure the smooth success of the Eighteenth Party Congress, a period of barely a week, ending this Thursday, when thousands of loyal delegates converge on Beijing to cheer the début of the small, unelected group of men who will run the country for the next ten years. Even to those of us accustomed to the Party’s attention to detail, the effects have been astonishing.
Continue reading “The Communist Party Goes Kodachrome,” by Evan Osnos.
The evolution of the Lego logo.
1,000 ice sculptures positioned on the steps in the German capital at noon by WWF, to highlight climate change in the arctic region.
How has breakfast evolved?
A meal from one of Dutch food designer Marije Vogelzang’s projects, the pop-up restaurant “Go Slow cafe”
At the New York version of the Go Slow cafe we introduced a new menu. A distance menu. A wooden board engraved with circles set the stage for a collection of ingredients that grew in a certain distance from Governors Island where the pop up cafe was located. The further away the food came from, the smaller the portion size of the food.
Marije Vogelzang (PopTech 2009) runs her own food-design laboratory, Proef. She is inspired by everything that surrounds the act of eating – from the stories and rituals surrounding food preparation to the emotional impact of the texture and color of specific foods. The result? Edible art installations that are at once provocative and intimate.