23 May 2012
Hey Suzan! Okay, so this isn't the first post I've done about Bompas & Parr, and I'm sure it won't be the last. I think I'm kind of obsessed with those guys. Their latest project has me laughing with wonder, yet again: "the world's first chocolate-based climbing wall and largest scratch-and-sniff structure", which was set up at Alton Towers theme park, which I guess is somewhere in the UK. Apparently it's a 32-foot tall Rocky biscuit bar-shaped mountain, with a 4 tonne liquid chocolate waterfall that flows at a rate of 70,000 litres per hour. And yes, people were actually able to climb it! Also featured as part of the installation was a chocolate grotto and a scratch-and-sniff seating area.What I want to know is, were you allowed to nibble on the mountain while climbing? The project was a collaboration with food technologists, roller coaster designers, engineers, fashion designers, sound designers, and climbing instructors... imagine how fun that would be! Unfortunately I'm a bit late with post actually, and the event only lasted over a few days in April – otherwise I'd be begging you to go check it out! But apparently next on their agenda is a crazy golf course with obstacles made out of cake, located on the roof of Selfridges. It opens later this month. You've got to go, Suzan! Find out more and get tickets here!
21 May 2012
Hey the MLE,
Was in a great wine shop here in East London the other day called, "Bottle Apostle." And was quite surprised at the number of interesting wine label designs, so I took a couple photos to show you. As you can see, I really appreciate the minimal designs, as 99% of all the other wine labels try to cram as much as possible onto the label, so these really stand out and look elegant. The Novello lavel is minimal and rough, and features a nice black waxed cork seal. The Moon label is amazing too - just a printed moon shape on the bottle, I believe it glows in the dark. The Reyneke name is etched right into the glass - no label required. Not sure what the name of the fourth wine here, which is why I really like this label - no name at all, really makes a statement by including this image and no text at all.