Life is uncertain. Eat Dessert first.


Broderick’s Bungalow

Nomnomnom… Awesome news for Hansel and Gretel – Brodericks have brought out a Bungalow packed full of tasty treats, wicked witch not included!

No news yet as to when this fusion of confectionery and architecture is due to hit the shelves, but at least it will resolve the issue of which bar to chose the next time I’m in the shops – damn you Rocky Road, you win again!

Keep an eye on their website and facebook page for more details.


Falling Water Gingerbread House

I have literally waited my whole life for this. Literally. Falling Water Gingerbread House

Upside-down cafe

From, 5th Oct 2010: Anurag Nema and his team at nemaworkshop took the idea of a library, and flipped it on it’s side, as part of their design for Manhattan coffeeshop D’Espresso. The “books” are actually tiles printed with sepia-toned photos of bookshelves at a local travel bookstore that ring the room, including the floor, walls and ceiling. The “floor” is the left-hand wall with a dark hardwood herringbone pattern.  The globe lighting is actually affixed horizontally, while the glowing glass panels they’re protruding from look more like ceiling panels.

BBC Radio 4 Food Programme: Pop Up London

The BBC Radio 4 Food Programme from 5th July 2010 – Sheila Dillon asks if a 1930s block of flats was London’s first ever pop-up restaurant.

Link: Isokon Pop Up Restaurant

Nomiya temporary restaurant by Pascal Grasso

From dezeen Design Magazine, Sept 11, 2009: Parisian architect Pascal Grasso has installed a temporary, transportable restaurant on the roof of Le Palais de Tokyo museum in Paris.


The structure features a dining room for twelve people with a panoramic view over the Seine and the Eiffel tower. The restaurant comprises a glass cabin and a perforated metal screen covering the central cooking area. The 18 metre-long structure was part constructed in the Cherbourg boatyard in northern France and transported to Paris in two parts, where it was assembled on the roof of Le Palais de Tokyo.

Studio East Dining by Carmody Groarke

From dezeen Design Magazine, June 18th 2010: London architects Carmody Groarke have designed a temporary restaurant atop a construction site overlooking the Olympic Park in east London. Called Studio East Dining and managed by Bistrotheque, the restaurant will be made of materials borrowed from the building site including scaffolding boards and poles, and reclaimed timber. It will be covered in recyclable plastic sheeting.