Japanese food artist carves fruits into incredible masterpieces using just an X-Acto knife

May 15, 2017 by  
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Playing with your food is generally frowned upon, but Japanese artist Gaku elevates humble fruits and veggies into art with his skilled and gorgeous carvings . With a simple X-Acto knife, he expertly embellishes radishes, papaya, apples, taro root and more. Honoring and exploring the Japanese and Thai traditions of food carving, Gaku makes precise cuts into his chosen fruit or vegetable. His designs often take on traditional Japanese floral and wave patterns and are amazingly detailed and intricate, especially considering the ephemeral nature of his creations . Some of his elaborate works incorporate real and fantastical animals , such as a crab design carved into an apple or dragons carved into eggplant or a banana. As bananas are cheap and readily available, Gaku says they are an good option for practicing food carving. Gaku’s attention to detail and careful cuts are truly impressive. This self-taught food artist began food carving as a hobby, and he is also a chef. Related| Extraordinary banana art etchings are inspiring and edible One of the most amazing elements of these designs is how quickly Gaku must work. As any foodie knows, bananas, apples, and avocados are fickle, turning brown and less visually attractive within mere minutes. Gaku’s pristine photos, which he chronicles on Instagram , barely show any sign of the dreaded oxidation . Almost 60,000 followers anxiously await his next mukimono-style food carving. In addition to apples and lemons, Gaku has carved pumpkins, carrots, zucchini, and some type of leaf or stalk, which he transformed into grasshoppers. One of the ideas behind these food carvings is to appreciate the beauty of simple fruits and vegetables, and we love how the stunning images instantly expand viewer’s artistic imaginations. We also love Gaku’s not-so-precious approach to his creations when they are done: he eats them. You can watch some of Gaku’s process here in this mesmerizing Instavideo. + Gaku on Instagram Via Booooooom and This is Colossal

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Eindhoven’s Exquisite Food Culture Exhibition Proves Design Can Help Promote Sustainable Eating

August 31, 2012 by  
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Miller Hull Partnership and Habitat for Humanity Build ‘The House of the Immediate Future’ for Anniversary of Seattle World’s Fair

August 31, 2012 by  
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Tredje Natur Architecture Unveils Plans for World’s First Climate Adjusted Neighborhood in Copenhagen

August 31, 2012 by  
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Copenhagen is planning to create the world’s first climate-adapted neighborhood. The project is set to transform Saint Kjeld’s Quarter in Copenhagen, adapting it to the changing climate , which has brought excessively heavy rainstorms to Denmark. The project, designed by Danish Architectural firm Tredje Natur , brings just a taste of what the future of city development may look like as the world’s climate changes. Read the rest of Tredje Natur Architecture Unveils Plans for World’s First Climate Adjusted Neighborhood in Copenhagen Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: copenhagen denmark , global warming , Saint Kjeld’s Quarter , Sankt Kjeld’s Kvarter , Tredje Natur Architects , urban planning , water reclamation

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