Create Culinary Masterpieces With This Plug-And-Play 3D Food Printer

With a few clicks, just about anyone can start cooking with the ‘Bocusini’, the “world’s first” plug-and-play 3D food printer.

Created by Germany-based company, Print2Taste, the WiFi-enabled device works straight out of the box and can be used anywhere. It is as simple as plugging in the printer, dragging and dropping a design from the brand’s web platform or creating one yourself and printing it out. The device contains a heated food printing head mounted on a standard 3D printer, with cartridges of ingredients that print layer by layer.

The existing cartridges are pre-filled with marzipan, chocolate and fudge, with the company planning to release additional cartridges under six food categories—confectionery, bakery products, fruit and vegetables, meat, dairy and snack products.

The company’s website grants users access to a platform of food designs, recipes and templates that can be downloaded and used on the Bocusini. The user interface and templates are open source, encouraging users to create and share their own designs on the platform.

Watch the video below and visit their Kickstarter page for more information.

[via PSFK, images via Bocusini]

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Designer Cheekily Adds Emojis To Classic Paintings And Pictures

In need of a perk-me-up? These cheeky ‘#ContextualEmojiPortraits’, arranged by designer Matthew Olin, is sure to put a smile on your face.

Olin comically replaces classic paintings and iconic scenes with emojis that have the same expression as the characters in the artworks.

For instance, he gave Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa the ‘smirking face’ emoji, and the ‘face screaming in fear’ emoji for Edvard Munch’s The Scream.

In his recent post, he replaced the creepy twin girls in The Shining and the Buckingham Palace guard’s head with the ‘guardsman’ emoji.

Head over here to see the full gallery.

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Leonardo DaMoji #ContextualEmojiPortraits #Emoji #Emojis #Apple #iOS #GUI #MonaLisa #LeonardoDaVinci #Creepy

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One small emoji for man, one giant leap for mankind. #ContextualEmojiPortraits #Emoji #Emojis #Apple #iOS #GUI #ManOnTheMoon #Apollo16

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YouTube Has Officially Bestowed This Commercial ‘Ad Of The Decade’

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Turkish Airlines’s ‘Kobe vs. Messi: The Selfie Shootout’, by Crispin Porter + Bogusky and Starcom, has come out on top in YouTube’s public voting for ‘Ad Of The Decade’. The poll was held as part of YouTube’s 10th anniversary festivities.

The carrier’s commercial, starring the two sport titans, has garnered 140 million views to date since its inception in 2013–more than double the view count of runner-up Volkswagen ‘The Force’, which acquired 62 million views since its launch in 2011.

Always’ ‘#LikeAGirl’, Volvo Trucks’ ‘The Epic Split feat. Van Damme’ and Dove’s ‘Real Beauty Sketches’ took third, fourth and fifth place respectively.

Take a look at the top five ads of the past decade below. Do you agree with these results? Or were you hoping for a different line-up for YouTube’s ‘Ad Of The Decade’?

5th: Dove ‘Real Beauty Sketches’

Video via doveunitedstates

4th: Volvo Trucks ‘The Epic Split feat. Van Damme’

Video via Volvo Trucks

3rd: Always ‘#LikeAGirl’

Video via Always

2nd: Volkswagen ‘The Force’

Video via Volkswagen USA

1st: Turkish Airlines ‘Kobe vs. Messi: The Selfie Shootout’

Video via Turkish Airlines

[via Adweek, videos via various YouTube users]

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The Evolution Of 12 Famous Brand Logos In Awesome GIFs

Big brands like Apple, McDonald’s, Starbucks and Microsoft have undergone many changes to their logo designs through the years.

Ecommerce company Zing has come up with 12 awesome GIFs showing the evolution of these famous logos at a glance.

Check out the metamorphoses below.

[via Adweek, images via Zing]

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Infographic: Five Simple Ways To Build A Brand In Five Days

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Previously, we featured great tips for creating a fantastic design portfolio by designer Karen DeFelice.

This time, for Canva Design School, she shares with us an infographic on ‘how to build a brand in five days’.

The infographic includes day-to-day tips on the action plans to carry out, such as defining your brand story on day one and letting your personality flow into your business by day three.

Scroll down to see the infographic, and head over here to read the full article.

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