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Bake this cookbook
German firm Korefe designed “The Real Cookbook”, the first cookbook you can read, bake, and eat. The cover and pages are made out of sheets of pasta with words on them that can be read, opened, filled with ingredients, cooked and then eaten.
Why it matters
Books are extending beyond their primary use of delivering information, and are becoming a means to an end. “The Real Cookbook” pushes the boundaries even further by making the book part of the meal. Cookbooks are a tool to teach us how to eat, and now they can become what we eat. We are seeing a movement towards getting the most utility out of anything we use, but is it actually useful? How can a novelty be repositioned as a necessity?
“Beauty foods” or nutricosmetics are booming worldwide as consumers ask for products that don’t just cover imperfections, but treat them from the inside out. Marshmallows in the UK, and dried fruit in Japan are just two new products that feature added collagen for skin health. Beauty drinks are especially popular, like Nestle’s Glowelle which contains vitamins, phyto-nutrients & botanical extracts to fight ageing.
Bio Outdoor is a reusable bottle made of organic plastic and, if placed under composting conditions, biodegrades within six months. Produced by Berg Outdoor, the 500 ml bottle won the gold medal in the ‘High Ecological and Sustainable Value’ category at the OutDoor Industry Awards.