A splash was the design inspiration for this dipping bowl set, which is ideal for serving sauces, with a rest for chopsticks. Made of porcelain. Hand-wash only. Set of three.
Destination: Japan is a MoMA-exclusive product collection highlighting lifestyle products from Japan.
Isn't it funny when you see modern art and you say- WHY IS THAT ART? I can throw some paint on a wall and drag some lines through it, or paint a canvas blue and call it "Futuristic Mediterrenean Seascape". But I actually like these. I want them. And there goes all that I thought I stood for.
Mari's New York. Located in NYC, these brownies are to. die. for. Just look at how fudgy and moist they look, with a beautiful, perfect, crinkly top crust. And check out these flavors:
Caramel sea salt, Thai coffee, Heat (with smoky ancho and chipotle peppers), and Coconut, as well as seasonal varieties like holiday cheer, cranberry cognac and mighty mint.
The packaging is also amazing- each baton box comes with six individually wrapped brownies in the flavor of your choosing.
I love this woman's back story. She started her career in product design after graduating from Parsons School of Design. She was a panelist for the Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum's syposium on Japanese food packaging. Then, she left her job and learned the art of French Pastry, later becoming the Director of Bakery Operations at Balthazar (one of the best restaurants in Manhattan IMO). She then returned to product design and because Design Director for Cynthia Rowley's home line at Target. And now she has Mari's New York.
I'm really drawn to her story (and her brownies). I'm hoping to get into the field, whether it is pastry arts or culinary arts, but I'm still trying to figure out how or what I want to focus on. I like how she took her two passions- cooking and design- and created her own path in life.
Wow! Got serious there for a moment. Sorry about that.