Category: Food & Beverage
Does “Local” Preclude National Reach?
Brooklyn Salsa Title
Brands struggle to balance customers' desire for local with the need for an expanded presence, and vice versa

Today’s prevailing economic model, in which companies sell highly standardized goods to the mass market, has been undeniably successful. Multiple steps in the production Read More »

Research Students Develop Edible Display System
Japan Edible Display
A female research group from the University of Tokyo developed an edible display system which uses dried fruit to draw images

The “fruit plotter” device uses an overhead mounted fruit depositor linked up to a computer. Taking coordinates from the image entered into the computer, Read More »

Dekalb Market Highlights Development in Downtown Brooklyn
Dekalb market Brooklyn
The new shipping container market raises questions about urban identity and shared spaces
The new shipping container market raises questions about urban identity and shared spaces

This past weekend, we visited Dekalb Market, the first shipping container market in the US, and even we were impressed by its concentrated trendiness. Read More »

Back-to-Nature at ICFF
icff-2011-urban-chicken-house-2-new york
ICFF showcases luxury and designer houses for discerning urban fowl

This Monday, we headed down to the ICFF (International Contemporary Furniture Fair) to check out the latest trends in style and design. Amongst the Read More »

1ABOVE: Aerotonic Water for International Flyers
1Above Aerotonic Water for Flying
Nutrient-enriched 1Above Water keeps air travellers feeling on top of it all

“Fly Well. Discover More.” Looking forward to boarding another trans-pacific flight at Auckland airport, we came across this strategically-located stand of 1ABOVE water – Read More »

Mobile Discount Services in Japan
Mobile coupons in Japan
Daily discount sites arriving en masse alongside smartphone growth mean big changes for this market

There are at writing some 130 similar daily discount coupon services in Japan, all modeled on the Groupon site that came to Japan amidst Read More »