Monday, February 9, 2015

in our lunchbox.

Sweetgreen is a salad restaurant chain that has
launched a program called Sweetgreen in Schools
Their mission is to fight child obesity by
educating kids about health and nutrition.

These series of images show some jaw-dropping realities when showcasing
'School Lunches Around the World'.
We really see how North America measures up
to other countries in terms of what we're feeding kids. 
Having worked in the food industry, I've always been
skeptical to the idea of "kid friendly food", since when
were nuggets and green giant better than
a chicken breast and an greek salad?
Why shelter kids from what they're supposed to be eating anyways?

Local fish on a bed of arugula, pasta with tomato sauce, caprese salad, baguette and some grapes

Pea soup, beet salad, carrot salad, bread and pannakkau (dessert pancake) with fresh berries

Steak, carrots, green beans, cheese and fresh fruit.

Pork with mixed veggies, black beans and rice, salad, bread and baked plantains.
Fish soup, tofu over rice, kimchi and fresh veggies.

Baked chicken over orzo, stuffed grape leaves, tomato and cucumber salad, fresh oranges, and greek yogurt with pomegranate seeds.

Mashed potatoes with sausage, borscht, cabbage and syrniki (a dessert pancake)

Sautéed shrimp over brown rice and vegetables, gazpacho, fresh peppers, bread and an orange.

Fried ‘popcorn’ chicken, mashed potatoes, peas, fruit cup and a chocolate chip cookie.

... and we wonder why Europeans do so much more gourmet cooking?

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by: Sweetgreen

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

giant horse heads.

No metaphors, no innuendos.
Just giant freakin' horse heads. 

These heads tower about 30 meters above ground (100 feet for those of us that know imperial)
Artist Andy Scott spent over 9 years designing and assembling these sculptures on site in Falkirk, Scotland.  These steel horse busts were to bring to life the legendary Scottish water spirit that takes the form of a horse.

"The artistic intent is built around a contemporary sculptural monument. Water-borne, towering gateways into The Helix, the Forth & Clyde canal and Scotland, translating the legacy of the area into proud equine guardians,"  "I see The Kelpies as a personification of local and national equine history, of the lost industries of Scotland. I also envisage them as a symbol of modern Scotland—proud and majestic, of the people and the land. They are the culmination of cutting edge technology and hand crafted artisanship, created by our country's leading experts through international partnerships." 
-Andy Scott

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 'The Kelpies' - The Helix Park @ Falkirk, Scotland
by: Andy Scott

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

the real apple store.

A couple days ago was the official APPLE DAY! 
A day marked mainly by the British. 
In light of the occasion, the Borough market in London comissioned London Based agencies TimMan and  Teatime to create an installation to suit this humble fruit.


This installation showcased over 1000 different types of apples available in Britain today.  Some of the more rare that others and some that you wouldn't even dare pick up from the supermarket.




This is an obvious spin off to well known Apple Stores that are littered everywhere these days.  However, maybe this is a nice little reminder that technology aren't the only things around that can bring us wonder.  Your average apple can make you smile too.

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'The Real Apple Store' - Borough Market, London, UK
by:TinMan & Teatime
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Tuesday, November 18, 2014


"...spontaneity, the seeming inconsistency and erraticism the untrained eye sees, isn't a product of flightiness or lack of depth, but the opposite - it is a drive to express ideas about a mystical, all-encompassing energy, in the confines of a physical world, and underlying it all is the uniting principle of love, expressed in many different ways, but unshakeable and infinite at its core."

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

shih tzu, teddy bear OR BOTH?!

enough said.

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