Yesterday's post focused on cooking made simple through technology; today, we veer in another direction altogether, in keeping with this serendipitous season. Assigned to design a specialized machine that would produce only one product, students from the University of Art and Design in Lausanne created a primitively elegant contraption that pops a single kernel of corn at at time. [Salt and melted butter are also meted out in appropriately minuscule amounts.] Yes, it works. ecal.ch
Leslie Clagett is a seasoned yet passionate observer of the international kitchen
and bath industries, and the founder of KBCULTURE.com. An editor at publications ranging from Arts +
Architecture to Kitchens & Baths, she is also the author of The New
City Home [The Taunton Press], among other books. Leslie has a
tremendous respect for quality design and the people who labor in its
pursuit; her discerning eye has been known to get a little misty in the
presence of true beauty.