Brooklyn Larder in Park Slope is one of my favorite provisions shops in New York City. They carry a great variety of meats, cheeses, beer and other quality grocery items. I recently came across this series of posters they made which highlight each of their different categories of products. Since this is Beer Friday I am featuring their Beer Poster, but check out all the other great posters for sale on their website.
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Andrée Rouette created this awesome concept in a packaging design class. The design consists of aluminum canisters laminated with slightly different shades of maple to and printed with a large letter to specify the sugar purity of the syrup.
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Oak Long Bar is a bar and restaurant in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood. The establishment features a beautiful, ornate and bold rebranding designed by Jeshurun Webb formerly of Korn Design in collaboration with illustrator Brianna Nichols. The resulting palette created for the rebranding of OLB beautiful and delicate with a hand done craft like feel with out being kitschy or cute.
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Savvy Studio based in Monterey, Mexico has started a self initiated project of creating permanent and sustainable products. Project No. 1 was a collaboration with master Jorge Llanderal called Casa Bosques Chocolates. Unlike the normal side projects that designers make Savvy’s series has the potential of making a huge impact both on how we view and buy products, but also on how we view what a graphic designer actually does. The artisanal chocolate is made by Llanderal in small batches and includes seasonally selected spices and flavoring ingredients. Some of the ones already made have been Pimienta Rosa and Flor de Sal.
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So for the last few years my friend Ilana has been telling me about how her brother, a former law student moved out to SF and was working on opening a pizza truck. Every time she brought it up I was like oh yeah yeah cool, just thinking great all we need is another mediocre food truck in the world. It just so happens Ilana’s brother is Jon Darsky and his pizza truck is Del Popolo one of the most interesting new culinary additions to the Bay Area food scene in the past year. Jon earned his pizzaiolo chops and title at Flour + Water another SF Italian restaurant specializing in pasta and Neapolitan style pies. Not only does the design and fabrication of Jon’s truck set him apart, but the style of pizza he creates(Neapolitan) is the most specific and surprisingly enough regulated type of pie in existence. The 5,000-pound wood-burning oven can get up to almost 1000 degrees fahrenheit and cook a pizza in almost a minute at such high temps. Next time I am in the area Del Popolo is going to be a required stop.
Smith Hanes restaurant interiors always have a way of elevating both the dinning experience and taking the style of cuisine and extended it out into the space. The new restaurant The Optimist recently opened in Atlanta by Ford Fry is a great example of this. Optimist is the third limb in Fry’s growing Atlanta chef-owned restaurant empire and with an interior like this it is most definitely not a weak link. Hanes worked with graphic designer Alvin Diec on creating the visual elements to accompany the space including signage and menus. All photographs were shot by Andrew Thomas Lee.
Thankfully Lost & Found Films captured this historic New York institution before they shuttered in May. Prime Burger was a fixture in Manhattan for 74 years, with employees who had worked there for more than five decades. The simple perfection of their burgers
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If you have tuned in to campsite for a while you already know that I have a penchant for cargo container architecture. This new outpost of the Mexican food chain Wahaca in London’s Southbank Centre is a pretty cool dinning space. The stacked shipping containers create a cozy modern interior and a vibrant billboard like look from the street. The restaurant was designed by SOFTROOM architects. My only wish is that the photos captured the hustle and bustle of the restaurant at the dinner rush, which I am sure would get across the more lively day to day operation there.
I have long admired the work of Big Space Ship and for maybe even longer enjoyed the eatables at Shake Shack. So of course when I saw the new Shake Shack website they designed I was tickled medium rare(pink). The site features an extremely bare bones design with some dynamic scrolling and slide show elements interspersed to give the page a nice amount of depth without too much clutter. Also in the same manner as Danny Meyer’s restaurants the site has a basket of small touches which combined really make the user experience. The custom icon set created for the site is amazing, a huge variety of iconography and rendered in a perfectly uniform style.
Just in time for lunch I figured some insight into a great new lunch spot in Chelsea would be helpful. Working in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan can make it surprisingly difficult to get a really awesome takeaway lunch. All the gallery staffers have made Bottino the singular beacon for such a meal west of 9th avenue from 18th to 30th. Just last week Ralf Kuettel the chef and owner of Trestle on Tenth opened a rad little sandwich shop in the former stable in Trestle’s backyard. The new operation is named Rocket Pig as the mainstay of their menu is the Rocket Pig Sandwich. The menu is short, but the finger-licking sandwich of smoked spice-rubbed pork with red onion jam and mustard sauce on a ciabatta roll served with a house-made pickle and a side of house made hot sauce holds it’s own.
The new one-piece kitchen by Valcucine and Alessi is the dream of any minimalist individual or a cleanly home chef. Rounded corners, a lacquered sheen, and lines akin to that of a futuristic car make the kitchen unit equal in value as a cooking surface and as a sculptural object. Design for LaCucinaAlessi was tasked to Wiel Arets Architects who specialize in clean and minimal design for structures, furniture, and interiors.
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Anderson Design Group was approached by architect/farmer Michael Rahal with the awesome and unique opportunity to create the brand and packaging for Rahal Farms. The resulting designs are a full dose of classic typography and imagery offset with a modern and engaging style and color palette. Were I to happen into Fernvale, Tennessee I would definitely stop off to check out Rahal Farms. There are some great sketches which provide insight into the process behind their work after the jump. A well deserved hat tip to Anderson Design Group for this one.
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Paul Lightfoot really got it right with BrightFarms. The produce/farming startup, or revolution as Lightfoot calls it starts with them. BrightFarms partners with supermarkets and food retailers to build hydroponic produce farms in their community and in some cases on the rooves of their stores and distribution centers. By cutting out the complex supply chains we have become reliant on for fresh produce BrightFarms is able to deliver higher quality food for equal or better prices. This TEDxManhattan talk is a must watch. Right now BrightFarms is working on several projects around NYC the most interesting of which is a gigantic rooftop farm in the Brooklyn Navy Yard.
Italian confection maker Sabadì recently got a brand makeover and update to their packaging. Happy Centro took the standard approach to communicate the companies values and product through the brand they developed. Sabadì has focused on creating “eatables that have a magic inside”. The designers took those magic ingredients and created fun characters of them to adorn each different package.
Jamie Oliver’s new(ish) restaurant Union Jacks in London is swathed in a sort of punk rock diner aesthetic, which helps to back up it’s classic British menu. I like the fun, sort of fucked up, and graffitied take on a takeout joint designed by British agency Blacksheep .
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Vipp has become one of the most unique and amazing producers of quality kitchen products since the release of their classic bin in 1939. Now more than seventy years later they are reinventing the kitchen with Kuche P2 a new interpretation. Functionality and organization are so perfectly accentuated with stark minimalism. My mind immediately jumped to this new kitchen design being the love child of Braun(under the direction of Dieter Rams) and Bulthaup.
Kinkfolk Magazine has a wonderful vibe and a great vision for capturing crafts and curiosities. I am really in love with this new video they have made called Honey Harvest, which captures the process of making honey from hive to jar.
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Currently I am sitting at my desk infatuated with the brand identity and retail space for the Baker D. Chirico an artisan bakery with a handful of locations in and around Melbourne, Australia. The branding and collateral work was all done by Fabio Ongarato Design, and the as far as I can gather the store interior was designed by March Studio. There is a wonderful juxtaposition happening between classic and collage elements, and modern components such as the organic undulating skeletal shelving which doubles as design and product display.
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In Yokohama, Japan sits a small locavore restaurant designed to heighten the experience through an enlightened approach to user experience. The space was designed by Kentaro Yamazaki of YKDW, is focused around a single communal dining table situated right next to the kitchen. Sakae has taken term open kitchen and pushed it to all new lengths. This creates an environment that reminds me more of my dream kitchen and dining room for a home than a restaurant. Their method makes a great amount of sense as locavore cuisine is highly impacted by preparation and cooking techniques. So every guest is involved as an observer in how and what the kitchen is concocting.
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I am really wishing I could get my hands on some of these John & John potato crisps. Since they are based in the UK and only seem to export to Germany that appears out of reach. I have to imagine how amazing they must be since I am definitely the kind of guy who would just a book by it’s cover, or a edible item by it’s packaging. Design for their beautiful product line and website is rumored, but not confirmed to have been done by Peter Schmidt Group.