An edible cookbook? Why not!

This is a Hipmunk post from Jodi Ettenberg of Legal Nomads

A creative project from German design firm Korefe takes a cookbook and makes it different… and edible.

Made from fresh pasta that can actually be baked into a dish of lasagna, the quirky cookbook actually turns into one great looking meal! Unfortunately this is only a special project for a German publishing house and not being sold individually, but extra points for a great concept.

Per Korefe:

“The first and only cookbook you can actually read, cook and eat. Made out of 100% fresh pasta it can be opened, filled with ingredients and finally be cooked.”

And the finished product:

I hope they start selling them because it would make for a very fun gift.

-Jodi

Surreal snow art from Colorado

This is a Hipmunk post from Jodi Ettenberg of Legal Nomads

A few days ago I posted on the incredible microphotography of snowflakes by artist Matthias Lenke. Since it’s still winter, I wanted to follow that up with a very different – but equally beautiful – snow-filled wonder: snow drawings, by the creative Sonia Hinrichsen and her friends. 

Created in Colorado with nothing but winter boots and enthusiasm, the video below shows these intricate spirals in action. Looks like a fun way to spend a winter day!

[vimeo http://www.vimeo.com/35890182 w=521&h=293]

If you’re still looking for more snowy designs, My Modern Met featured the snowy steps of Simon Beck, with intricate patterns of his own.

-Jodi

Map of the day: “the places I haven’t been”

This is a Hipmunk post from Jodi Ettenberg of Legal Nomads

I came across Evan Drolet Cook’s “Places I Haven’t Been” map this week and wanted to share it here.

So much of our online world is showing what we’ve done that we sometimes lose sight of the other side of the coin, the things we still want to see and do. This tongue-in-cheek map, is the perfect visual companion to those thoughts. 

When I first saw the map, I thought of the bulletin board I put together before I left on my round-the-world trip, pinning all the places I’d already seen prior to the longer-term travels. Perhaps I ought to have pinned the places I wanted to go, or the sites that enticed me instead – it would have been a far more inspiring map.

Evan’s got a whole slew of other fun, quirky projects on his portfolio site.

h/t to Lauren for the initial find.

Do any of you have maps that inspire you? Please leave URLs or photos in the comments!

-Jodi

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