Zooming In On Magnified Food

Cake Sprinkles

What does our food look like at a microscopic level? This is the kind of question that prompted San-Francisco photographer Caren Alpert to begin her impressive series entitled Terra Cibus. By sending off a wide variety of food ingredients to a lab in Arizona, she was able to find out the answer. There, a scanning electron microscope helped to capture these photographs only after the food items had been dehydrated and coated in a conductive metal. These close-up views offer a very new and interesting look of the foods we are in contact with on a nearly daily basis. Alpert’s Terra Cibus series will be on display at the James Beard Foundation in New York till the end of the month.


Caren Alpert’s website
via [Wall Street Journal]

November 29, 2016

Klimt-Inspired Golden Map of Manhattan Celebrates the Bright Lights of New York at Night

Though designer Rafael Esquer has lived in New York City for 20 years, he’s still in awe of its bright lights and buzzing nightlife. As the founder of Alfalfa Studio, a branding and graphic design house based in Lower Manhattan, he creates pieces inspired by his enlightening experiences in the Big Apple. His latest project, a shimmering map entitled Iconic New York Illuminated, captures the magic of Manhattan after dark.

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