Incredible Inedibles

Products inspired by food, but unsuitable for consumption, are becoming art

Implications - As we struggle with a global obesity epidemic, the focus on food is increasing. While marketing for real foods has reached record highs, innovative artists have created eye candy that feeds the visual senses instead. These appeal to hungry appetites, yet don’t take a toll on health.
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392,240 Total Clicks
Jul 08 - Sep 08
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Inedible Micro Meals - Polymer Clay Food by Mimiature
SCORE 4.8
Average 25,836 Clicks Pub: Sep 4, 08
Inedible Micro Meals
Polymer Clay Food by Mimiature
It's too bad that the Mimiatures mini-food is inedible as they really look good enough to eat. Every polymer clay morsel has been patiently crafted to delicious detail by Mimi, a Thai artisan. Her food… [More]
Inedible Sushi - Lego Sushi Combo Platter
SCORE 6.1
Warm 49,284 Clicks Pub: Aug 14, 08
Inedible Sushi
Lego Sushi Combo Platter
Do your Lego sculptures look like this? Mine were limited to linear pink-and-purple striped pieces of furniture. This sushi set from Big Daddy Nelson looks almost edible. His custom sushi Lego creation… [More]
Edible Miniature Worlds - Tiny Food Landscapes
SCORE 4.6
Average 37,143 Clicks Pub: Sep 8, 08
Edible Miniature Worlds
Tiny Food Landscapes
I totally love the art genre where small figures are placed on everyday objects (such as dog poo) and photographs taken of their interaction - it’s a small small world. These food landscapes from Pierre… [More]
Fake Food Wallets - Toast and Bacon Wallets
SCORE 5.9
Warm 28,847 Clicks Pub: Jul 21, 08
Fake Food Wallets
Toast and Bacon Wallets
This item is just plain silly. The wallet resembling a buttered piece of toast is rather realistic, or at least more so than the uncooked bacon wallet. Regardless of this, the $9.95 price tag for this… [More]
Fast Food Fashion - Jeremy Scott's Inedible Wearable Treats
SCORE 3.9
Mild 24,489 Clicks Pub: Sep 8, 08
Fast Food Fashion
Jeremy Scott's Inedible Wearable Treats
American designer, Jeremy Scott is known for his unusual themes and avant garde designs. This is one of his quirky collections which centers on fast food. So feast your eyes on the burger suit for men,… [More]
Fast Food Jewelry - Gold Burger Necklaces
SCORE 4.4
Average 11,646 Clicks Pub: Jul 24, 08
Fast Food Jewelry
Gold Burger Necklaces
This gold necklace from the "2008 Burger Series" jewelry line is remarkable; there is clearly no accounting for taste. This bad boy is basically just a gold burger buns necklace... from Japan, of course.… [More]
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