Tradition has it that in Appalachian households, when a person died, there was sometimes found in their bed pillow, a closely and mysteriously woven mass of feathers. It was called an Angel Crown, and it indicated that the deceased person had gone to heaven.
Matilde Boelhouwer's goal as an artist is to change the perception of eating insects, something she hopes to achieve by turning them into candy. Her bonbons are designed to look like 'little gems," and were made in her Netherlands kitchen.
Japanese chef Toshio Tanabe, serves dirt-based specialties alongside oysters, truffles and risotto at his Tokyo restaurant Ne Quittez Pas. Tenable is the world's pioneer of "soil cuisine," and believes that soil adds a healthy natural flavor to all kinds of dishes from soups to sorbets.
Designer and artist Gavin Munro, inspired by the beauty of nature, geometry and the desire to work with wood, has spent the last 10 years studying and developing the techniques and craft of tree shaping and botanical craftsmanship.