Scoffee: KFC’s new edible coffee cup

The cup, named the ‘Scoff-ee Cup’, made from biscuit, wrapped in sugar paper and then lined with a layer of heat-resistant white chocolate to keep the coffee hot and the cup crispy, is KFC’s newest product: an edible coffee cup. Edible packaging is a relatively new concept and could significantly reduce the amount of paper or plastic packaging used, especially in the quick-service restaurant where packages or containers that ordinarily are designed to be used once and then thrown away. This type of edible packaging is definitely aligned with the global consumer mind-set in terms of sustainability and simplifying their life. As for the cup itself, it is described, “Once the chocolate lining melts over time, the biscuit begins to soften causing it to melt in your mouth.” Moreover, the cups have been dosed with ambient aromas, including “Coconut Sun Cream,” “Freshly Cut Grass” and “Wild Flowers.” to evoke memories of warm weather, sun and summer holidays — “things that make everyone smile. It is reported, coffee in edible cups will be servered in U.K. stores soon. Not sure when we can try it in North America, looking forward to try it.

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iSaber: The Apple Lightsaber?

If apple somehow start a lightsaber bussiness, iSaber in this post is probably what they’d look like. 3D modeler extraordinaire Martin Hajek went ahead and designed this iSaber. Designed by Apple in Tatooine, and assembled in Hoth, this fictional energy weapon has been cleverly visualized to include all the telltale design cues of a real Apple product. Called “an elegant weapon for a more civilized age”, it comes with three editions: gold, silver and space gray. No one knows when the iSaber will in your pocket.

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Gravity-Defying Self-Portraits by Mickael Jou

Berlin based dancer Mickael Jou get the idea from being taken photos by tourist, combines his love of photos with dance together and undertakes a project to capture 365 self-portraits. In this project, Jou creative seemingly defies gravity in some snaps, while others feature him in skillful dance poses. The results inject a sense of escapism to otherwise ordinary situations – Jou almost floating through the air. Quite interesting series. The only thing I can think when looks at these photos is why he need to take off his shoes, which makes he looks less like flying somehow.

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Bamboo Torch: a Nice Try for Eco-friendly Flashlight

Utilizing bamboo’s natural cylinder shape which is perfect for housing components, designer Jordan Korokna’s Bamboo Torch flashlight aims to reduce material waste with a more sustainable, ecological and financially beneficial material – bamboo. Its tactile feel and natural antibacterial quality are a refreshing change to cheap, brightly colored plastics and metal. It sounds nice. However, it is quite impossible to make a mass-production since each bamboo might have different diameter. How it can hold standard inner component perfectly? If it can’t, then some kind of filling need to be introduced and it won’t achieve design’s financially beneficial aim any more. Maybe, I am wrong…

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