Cheesemaking is a millennia-old industry, full of straightforward food science as well as dark corners of tradition and biological happenstance. Understanding the variety of traditional cheese production can make for a very long grocery trip, but some of the salient details may have escaped you by hiding in the packaging. Many cheese counters prominently display the reserve wheels of cheese that haven't been parceled out into dinner-party-sized chunks, and almost every counter sells wedged cheeses with clearly visible rinds. This isn't just to conjure delicious old-world charm. If your cheesemonger is nowhere to be found, or if you're generally foodie-shy, here are a few fun facts you can find built into the hard rinds of fine cheeses.
Country of origin. Like many wines, some types of cheese are regionally specific. Parmesan, or Parmigiano Reggiano (the so-called King of Cheeses), hails from a land of salty paternalism—Italy and Italy alone. Because by law it must be produced in the provinces Parma, Reggio Emilia, or Bologna, that wheel of cheese must sport at least one prominent D.O.P. stamp to be legit. On French products you'll see an A.O.P (possibly A.O.C), and regional American makers (like those using Wisconsin milk) use their own stamps too. Some cheeses give more subtle clues, like Spanish Manchego which virtually always has a basket-weave rind, having been historically pressed in grass baskets traditional to the La Mancha region where it is produced.
Cheese type and region. Though we rely heavily on our local cheese counter for proper labeling, most rind-bearing wheel-born cheeses do what they can to clear up the basics. It's very common for the basic info about type, brand and region to be carefully written in multiple orientations around the perimeter of the wheel, so it can be seen even in small segments. Bold dotted-line letters are often used, likely because stamps and dyes used on living, breathing cheeses tend to become less distinct as the rounds age, like that tacky text tattoo you got in college. Certain shapes often correspond with cheese type too. Pecorino Romano often uses a repeating dot pattern, along with a sheep's head icon within a dotted diamond. Grana Padano is completely covered with ovaloid "lozenge" symbols and four-leaf clover icons.(more...)
the brooklyn-based artists have swapped out concrete building blocks for something a little bit more wiggly jiggly - moulding colourful slabs of juicy jello in a range of flavours to assemble a partition.
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the veil of fog decodes its surroundings: borders between internal and external areas disappear and the surrounding site becomes fragmented into structural splinters.
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You're looking at hundreds of millions of dollars in sweat-soaked logos.
As the Premier League gets ready to kick off another season of soccer--Americans might understand it as the NFL of England--ESPN is exploring the economics of the uniforms (called kits) in its interactive, self-ascribed "parallax-athon," More than a Shirt.
Drift Stage combines the best parts of games like Out Run and Ridge Racer into a retro homage.
For anyone who grew up loving racing games, it only takes one glance at the forthcoming Drift Stage to understand its appeal.
Dieter Rams rightly puts it, “Design should not dominate things, should not dominate people. It should help people. That’s its role.” To help progress in this direction, we have the Design Turkey Conceptual Design Awards. One that you can participate and take home name, fame, accolades and prizes. Hit the jump to know more.
This is one of the most prestigious awards in the world and is a design evaluation system organized with the collaboration of the Republic of Turkey Ministry of Economics, the Turkish Exporters Assembly (TIM) and the Industrial Designers Society of Turkey (ETMK), within the framework of the TURQUALITY program endorsed by ICSID for 2014.
Design Turkey Conceptual Design Awards are awarded to the design projects, which have not yet been scheduled to be produced. Evaluation of the conceptual design awards is carried out in a four-step process comprising application, pre-selection, awarding and promotion.
- Design Turkey conceptual projects are open to ALL international applications.
- Only projects that have not been scheduled to be produced can apply for Design Turkey conceptual design awards.
- Project must have been exhibited in a public space between the dates of 01.01.2012 and 27.05.2014.
- Applications will be made according to the Design Turkey sector categories.
- Projects prepared by jury members, family members of the jury or the companies they work for cannot be nominated for conceptual design awards.
- Participants cannot apply to Design Turkey Conceptual Design Awards with their projects undertaken as school assignments.
- Applications for Conceptual Design Awards are made over the internet.
- During application, information about the designer or the design team, information explaining the design concept and digital conceptual design presentation layouts are requested.
- Credentials of the designers are kept only by the award secretariat and they are not submitted to the jury members.
- For applications, early application fee, timely application fee and late application fee are USD 30, 50 and 100, respectively.
- An international jury consisting of 5 people for each sector examines the applications for conceptual design over the Internet.
- They preselect the applications by voting considering the compliance with the scope of the contest and application requirements, originality and evaluation criteria. Second round Conceptual Design evaluation will be carried out with the participation of all Design Turkey jury members over the exhibited projects according to the conceptual project criteria.
- Conceptual Design Awards will be granted to designs in each category that best meet the conceptual design criteria as a result of the jury evaluation.
- Awards will be announced to the media and the public at an award ceremony.
- The project designer will be awarded a certificate and an award statue at the award ceremony.
- Award-winning products will be showcased in the exhibition.
- All short-listed projects will be published in the exhibition catalogue and on the website of Design Turkey.
- Award-winning designs will be published in Design Turkey Award-Winning Designs Catalogue and showcased in the award-winning designs exhibitions in Turkey and abroad.
- Time Applications 12.07.2014 – 19.08.2014
- Late Applications 20.08.2014 – 30.08.2014
- Announcement Of Qualified Products For Exhibition 30.09.2014
- Deadline for Payment Of Exhibition Fees – 15.10.2014
- Start for Shipment Of Products – November 2014
- Setting up The Exhibit Products – November 2014
- Start of Evaluation Of The Products – November 2014
- Deadline for Additional Award Statue Fee Payment – November 2014
- Exhibition and Awards Night – November 2014
- Publishing of the Winners Catalogue – 01.02.2015
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These vintage illustrations make us nostalgic for the triangular house trend of postwar America.
A-frame houses had their big moment in postwar America. The triangular structures were easy and inexpensive to build and maintain, and after architect Andrew Geller's 1955 A-Frame Elizabeth Reese House was featured on the cover of the New York Times, the style caught on. Soon, tens of thousands of A-frames popped up around the country, many made of plywood and two-by-sixes from simple DIY prefab kits. The modernist dwellings were popular at many a mountain and lakeside vacation getaway, icons of a leisurely lifestyle. Square houses were for squares.
Over the centuries, artists have come to portray Satan as less bestial demon, more human. How did the devil's image evolve?
Whether you call him Satan, Lucifer, or Mephistopholes, he's a beast with even more faces than he has names. Over the past five centuries, artists have variously depicted the devil as a fanged, horned demon; as an armored, Apollo-like army leader; and as a tailor of Nazi uniforms. A new exhibition at Standford's Cantor Art Center, Sympathy for the Devil: Satan, Sin and the Underworld, presents 40 works from 500 years of artistic portrayals of history's most famous fallen angel, along with his minions and his evil realm.
The renowned graphic designer takes inspiration from vintage pastry packaging in this series of notecards.
Whether or not you know it, you've probably seen the work of Italian graphic designer Louise Fili: on packaging for Williams-Sonoma and Sarabeth's jams, in a mark for Tiffany & Co., and on thousands of book covers. This prolific designer often takes inspiration from the same place: pasticceria packaging, the elaborately patterned waxed papers once used to wrap pastries in Italy.
They were the most unusual and beautiful graphic work I'd seen in a long time.
In Knit, you can pin virtual notes to real-world locations for your friends and loved ones.
Knit is a new iOS app designed by Treble Apps that aims to make your iPhone a decoder for a world of secret messages, pinned to real-world locations by your friends and loved ones.
It almost looks like a nuclear war played out on the Internet.
Since unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown was brutally gunned down by an unnamed police officer in Ferguson, Missouri on August 9, #ferguson has become a Twitter hashtag used around the world to protest the militarization of American police departments and comment upon the still very real problem of racism in America.
Laptops and unassigned desk setups make it easy to work anywhere, anytime. They also make it easy to snag someone else's stuff.
Open offices may in fact be a bit too open. Reports of burglaries are up in San Francisco's tech-heavy neighborhoods like SOMA and the Financial District, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. In one case, a robber lifted several thousand dollars of electronics from a startup called Demand Local. Another startup called BuildZoom caught a woman burglarizing its San Francisco office on video. "It's open season on open floor plans," Valleywag proclaimed.
The open office is starting to look like a high school.
Remind is on a mission to connect every teacher, student and parent in the world to improve education. When you improve education, you can solve many of the world's problems. Using the tools Remind is developing, teachers can quickly and safely connect with students and their parents to enhance communication and free up their time for more important things. With user-centric design skills and great visual design chops, you could join them on their mission to solve problems.
If you are familiar with technical challenges, design patterns, and asset production for iOS and Android, plus you have 5+ years experience as a Product Designer, Interaction Designer, or User Experience Designer, this could be the perfect job for you. In addition to knowing you're helping move the world forward, the perks of working at Remind include trips to design conferences, stocked kitchen and fridge, foosball table and daily team lunches. Apply Now.
for a thorough explanation of the pavilion's biomimetic design and robotically-aided fabrication, designboom has spoken with the project's research team.
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the latest sustainable initiative in copenhagen will allow pedestrians to use the entire wharf while avoiding collisions with those on two wheels.
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Years ago, every Starbucks felt exactly the same. Now designers ask, can 23,000 Starbucks feel like 23,000 different coffee shops?
At Starbucks's global headquarters in Seattle, a designer quietly ushers me down a shadowy hallway, tucked behind a room filled with boxes and photocopiers that it appears no one ever uses. We reach an office with the blinds drawn. She glances around, pulls a key from her pocket, and waves me inside. We shut the door and turn on the light. The room is barely bigger than a closet, finished in drab blue carpet and dull white paint. Every square inch of its walls are covered in photos of fixtures and furniture, fabric swatches, metal fasteners, and samples of wood. There are hundreds of images, possibly a thousand or more, linked together by a carefully plotted string of yarn, like some serial killer map out of a crime drama.
videos can be filmed in full cinematic HD and benefits from the installed touch focus tracking AF detection points which even works crisply with fast paced targets.
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developed for the iPad with collaborators such as herman miller and knoll, the app provides a tool that allows users to transform an endless stream of images through an intuitive piece of software.
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the designs are composed as large-scale symbolic forms, in particular a starfish, a snowflake, and an ocean flower, to represent each of their given regions.
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the photography series presents a balanced exposure of natural and architectural lighting to highlight each of the spaces.
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