The Carrot Project

Between April 2016 and January 2017 Martin Markstein carved daily carrots for his 4 year old son’s lunchbox. The initial intention was to make him eat the vegetables, but he apparently began to trade the carrots for “better“ food. One day he wanted that all the kids of his kindergarden group to get a carved carrot, too. So, of course, super dad that he is, Martin ended up carving 23 magic wands, arrows, bows and axes. This is stinking adorable. Also, lunchbox hero!

Grating Bucket

This Grating Bucket makes total sense.

Egg Labels

Is cage-free better than organic? Are omega-3 eggs worth the extra money? This Lifehacker post breaks down the terms you’ll see on egg cartons.

Air Lids by Nendo

This Air Lid Salt Container made me look. What a hygienic way to grab a pinch of salt. (Click through for the whole series, which I found over on Minimalissimo.)

Scrub Daddy

I was at a friend’s house the other day and got use her Scrub Daddy. (Yes, I am talking about a dish sponge.) It cracked me up, seeing it first, and I honestly didn’t take it seriously. Come on, it’s a smiley face. But then I got totally into it. And cracked myself up how excited I was getting over a simple sponge. The texture changes based on your water temperature. Firm in cold water and soft in warm water. Seeing it in the store, I would have never bought it – it seems to gimmicky. But now I am all Scrub Daddy’d out in my house.

(The holder is hilarious!)

These Pies!

30-year-old Seattle native, Lauren Ko, is a whiz at creating beautifully sculpted pies.

Gidon Bing Citrus Juicer

Love the simple shape of this Citrus Juicer. Beautiful enough to always leave out.

Kale and Goat Cheese Frittata Cups

This Kale and Goat Cheese Frittata Cups Breakfast Recipe made me look.

Chilled Cucumber Noodles

These chilled cucumber noodles make my mouth water. Video recipe over on thekitchn.

OXO Box Grater

This OXO Box Grater with its matching storage container is simple and practical! Why have I never seen a design like this?

Grilled Peaches

Grilled peaches? Yes please!

Bowl and Colander Set

A colander that comes with a bowl. Smart.

Shape Shifting Pasta

MIT researchers designed a shape-shifting pasta that looks like a flat sheet when it’s dry but will transform into an array of interesting shapes when placed in water.They say this flat-packed pasta is cheaper to package and ship.

Compost Bin

My Brooklyn neighborhood is starting to collect food scraps to compost. YAY! Every household was given a bin to use for the collecting of the food scraps. I looked at it and simply sad NOPE. It might be functional, but boy, it’s ugly. So, I found this beauty of a compost bin. According to the product description and the reviews it keeps the waste smelling fresh with a thick carbon filter. Let’s see. Let the composting begin.

Restaurant-Worthy French Toast

Here’s a NYTimes article helping us all to up our French Toast Game. My son will be happy!

Stuffed Strawberries Dessert

This http://www.thekitchn.com/gluten-free-no-bake-cheesecake-stuffed-strawberries-226546 is brilliant. I am all for finger food desserts! Must try!

Float Utensil Holder

Float is a multi-functional kitchen utensil holder that can be mounted underneath your cabinet or on the wall, accepting a wide range of kitchen tools for easy accessibility.

Cast Iron Pizza Pan

This Cast Iron Pizza Pan looks fantastic. You can also use it to cook tortillas, quesadillas, grilled cheese sandwiches and more.

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Canot Cutting Board

A beautiful cutting board. But I was mostly fascinated by the oddly arranged carrots. So good.

Desk Lunch Extreme

This takes eating lunch at your desk to a whole new level. Watching her cook her lunch at her desk, all I could think of is “come on, protect the desk surface”. My mom sure got that pounded into me…

Syr

Syr, a crowdfunded restaurant in Utrecht, Netherlands that employs recently arrived Syrian and Afghan refugees, offering them a platform to share their cuisine, to earn money, to share their stories and to pursue educational programs. We need more of this!

Speak Italian With Your Mouth Full

MIT teaches you how to speak Italian and cook Italian food all at once in this Free Online Course.

How The Blind Cook

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Garlic Blast Off

This Garlic Blast Off Miniature Diorama made me chuckle.