Posts Tagged ‘food’

[France X Tokyo] macaron haute couture

February 23, 2010
macaron from Fauchon and q-pot

FAUCHON X Q-pot Crossover Design

Macaron is like an art form of its own with the colorful palette- a real eye-candy, serving more than the joy of our palate.

Being in Paris provides an experience to truly immerse in the culture and  the art of french pastry. Initially, it feels very different and strange see the salesman behind the counter of some pastry shops in a high-end department stores dressing up like selling jewelry. But I think that Fauchon, Pierre Hermé, Ladurée and other brands might even have such high status.

QPot - macaron mobile strap

QPot - macaron mobile strap

The macarons are gaining popularity as pastries in modern time and also become trendy icons and are featured on many fashion items such as t-shirts but most notably made into macaron-shaped pendants, earrings or rings that are all the rage in some French and Japanese cities among girls and women alike.

We’d love to do some cross-over design and collaborations between macaron and another medium.

You may check a few posts by 8tokyo on the collaborations by Japanese clothing label Fauchon and q-pot, Pierre Hermé and lipton (the later one didn’t seem to go well together from design perspective but certainly fine as a combination of food & drink).


Nintendo DS Games Got Japanese – Save Some Calories And Embarrassement

February 13, 2010

While you travel abroad, have you ever been in a situation at a restaurant in which you don’t know what / how to order food but feel a bit shy to say anything else except ‘yes’?  In places particularly in Asia where exotic food choices are served, they might offer something completely out of ordinary and that you might not even feel comfortable looking at or touching, not to mention about eating – well, chicken feet or fish head might not be that bad afterall .  

Or in other situation, you might be asked to choose from myriad options and side dishes to go with your burger.  If you said yes to all, you would end up with a super jumbo burger with load of extra unwanted calories .   To avoid situations like that, you should to pick up a few practical vocabulary and phrases before you go or during your trip using LangLearner Web and Mobile products.  And check out:

In addition, to spice up your learning, you can also brush up your Japanese or other languages by playing the new Nintendo DS Language Games such as My Japanese Coach; should be fun -.-

Check out the TV Commercial.  Hope you wouldn’t run into a bad situation like this.  Until then, Bon Appétit.