Food & Drink (183)
Food for thought
‘Food Design Probes’ is a research project by Philips. They have developed ideas based on predictions of how we will eat and source our food in 15 to 20 years. And in that vision, they created three concept products: the Nutrition Monitor, the Food Printer and the Biosphere Home Farm.
Why it matters
Innovation is no longer only about forthcoming product development. Does the Food Design Probe project indicate that companies must pioneer wilder more exotic initiatives beyond their own business plan to show they really care about the future?
Traditional rice-cracker maker Harimaya Honten has come up with a unique café concept in Tokyo. To promote their products, the brand gives out soft & hot drinks for free. If customers want to taste their rice-crackers, they can do so for a small service charge.
Streetdinner is a concept that tries to bring communities closer together by cooking, eating and interacting with one another. Participants can register their interest and participate in the meal production by signing up on Facebook.