Japanese plastic food model manufacturer Suetake Sample have recently applied their replication skills to the art of iPhone skins. People buy iPhone cases to protect their beloved handheld toys from scratches, drops, and spills, but what if they purchased them after having a serious case of the noms?
Suetake Sample addresses this question, as the trinkets on these cases aren’t your grandma’s waxy plastic fruit -- these are extremely intricate, though inedible, pieces of food sculpture. Training as a food model maker can take up to 2 full years, which is as long as it would take to gain accredation as a real chef.
The skins, handcrafted into 3D replicates of sushi, eel, and rice, retail from between 2,000-4,000 JPY ($26-56 USD). The company ships the cases all over the world from their factory in Yokohama, Japan.
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By: Katie Jensen - Published: Aug 11, 2011 • References: allthatisapple