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?
A Dortmund-based start-up developed the mobile app ‘frinxx’ that allows users to pay and give away drink vouchers to their friends via their smartphones, even if the friends are not present at the bar themselves! The recipients can then obtain their drinks by showing the received code to the bartender of a participating establishment.
Hamburg-based producer of delicacies ‘The Deli Garage’ is famous for its edgy unusual products and packaging. The brand has now launched a new product: Cheese Pencils. They are pencil-shaped parmesan sticks and come (of course!) with a sharpener. The packaging reads ‘mark your pasta with a fine sharpened cheese spiral’.