Form Over Food

Creative lunches as an example of turning ordinary items into art
Implications - “Form over function” is the new slogan for culinary culture. Instead of opting for disposable containers, consumers are seeking creative ways to make homemade lunches exciting. Bentos and upscale lunch boxes are a burgeoning industry as Japanese culinary influences go viral.
SCORE: 4.3
Warm Top 6 Examples: 158,765 Total Clicks Mar 09 - Oct 09
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Intricate Sandwich Art - Funky Lunch Depicts the Western Version of the Bento Box
SCORE: 6.2
Viral 59,647 Clicks Pub: Aug 10, 09
Intricate Sandwich Art
Funky Lunch Depicts the Western Version of the Bento Box
I remember throwing away my lunches as a little girl; I hated sandwiches, they were boring and not fun to eat… but if I’d had sandwich art like the stuff featured on FunkyLunch.com, I’m pretty sure I would… [More]
Gamer-Centric Sushi - Laura Bento Creates Xbox Controller Bento Box
SCORE: 5.3
V. Hot 28,277 Clicks Pub: Aug 27, 09
Gamer-Centric Sushi
Laura Bento Creates Xbox Controller Bento Box
Laura Bento created this Xbox controller Bento Box for her husband, who is an avid video gamer. The tribute to Xbox 360 features white rice to create the shape of the controller with colorful and yummy… [More]
Bento Box Bling - Carolyn Tille Creates Sushi Jewelry for Japanese Food Addicts
SCORE: 4.9
Hot 37,966 Clicks Pub: Aug 15, 09
Bento Box Bling
Carolyn Tille Creates Sushi Jewelry for Japanese Food Addicts
Imagine coming across someone with bento box jewelry covering their body from head to toe. These miniature creations were made by Carolyn Tille and embrace the extreme love for sushi some people have.… [More]
Family Bonding Through Bento - In Japan, 'Bento Day' Lets Kids Learn to Make Healthy Lunches
SCORE: 4
Warm 9,907 Clicks Pub: Mar 1, 09
Family Bonding Through Bento
In Japan, 'Bento Day' Lets Kids Learn to Make Healthy Lunches
On the school-mandated 'Bento Day,' Japanese students are learning how to prepare balanced bento box lunches on their own. The segmented lunch boxes are meant to keep portions of food (typically leftovers)… [More]
Artistic Lunch Landscapes - Sakurako Kitsa's Bento Works of Art
SCORE: 1.6
Mild 11,947 Clicks Pub: May 4, 09
Artistic Lunch Landscapes
Sakurako Kitsa's Bento Works of Art
It is great at last to be able to post about a specific bento artist and not speak in general terms. In this case, it’s Sakurako Kitsa, who is thought to be one of the best bento artists in the world.… [More]
Disguised Bento Boxes - The Laptop Lunch Hides Your Meal from Hungry Coworkers
SCORE: 3.6
Untested 11,021 Clicks Pub: Aug 10, 09
Disguised Bento Boxes
The Laptop Lunch Hides Your Meal from Hungry Coworkers
Carrying a lunch box can be embarrassing, especially if you’re a grown man or woman. The Laptop Lunch is a hidden bento box that comes in a thermal laptop bag. The kit not only has an inside pocket for… [More]
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