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Short Stack is a series of small-format cookbooks about inspiring ingredients, authored by America’s top culinary talents. Each edition is a collectible, single-subject, 50-page booklet packed with recipes that offer ingenious new ways to cook our favorite ingredients.
The ‘sink-urinal’ saves water, encourages men to wash hands
A Latvian designer named Kaspars Jursons is trying to help solve European water shortages by redesigning the men’s restroom. His new urinal design includes a tap and sink right over it.
"It’s not just a fancy piece of art," he says. “The idea is about function and consumption. You are washing your hands in the sink on top of the urinal, and the same water that’s running is also used to flush. You don’t have to use water twice, like when you use the urinal and wash your hands in separate sink."
(Photo courtesy of Kaspar Jursons)
Very cool idea.
Bethan Laura Wood: Stain
Stain is a set of a teacups designed to improve through use. This project examines the assumption that use is damaging to a product, for example, scratches on an iPod).
The interior surface of the cup is treated so as to stain more in predetermined places. The more the cups are used, the more the pattern is revealed. Over time they will build up an individual pattern dependent on the users personal way of drinking tea.
An artist in Indonesia has turned one of the most iconic cars ever produced into a giant ball. The aptly-named Beetle Sphere is the latest sculpture from Ichwan Noor, a Jakarta-based artist who molds cars into three-dimensional spheres and cubes. With Beetle Sphere, Noor chose a yellow 1953 Volkswagen Beetle as his subject matter, combining it with polyester and aluminum materials to create a giant sphere.