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Made Us Look: Infographics You Can Eat

If you were a fan of alphabetsoup growing up, then you were probably told to stop “playing with your food” when you decided that trying to spell out your name with the noodles was more important than actually eating the noodles. Turns out, the grown-ups were wrong. Playing with your food can actually be very productive.

Here we have “Emigration Fish.” It represents the emigration of young people from Spain. The one side of the fried mahi represents Spain, all in red and yellow, while the second half shows where Spanish people emigrate. Each piece represents in size the number of Spanish immigrants and the six most favored countries. Each piece was prepared in a way that’s typical for the respective country. For example, the U.S. fish is fried in bacon fat because… bacon.

“First Date Noodles” explores the sex life of young adults in Barcelona. The messy “noodle ball” represents the percentage of people who have sex on a first date (86% of men and 59% of women). The color indicates the people’s gender. The abstinent men and women are represented by the straight noodles not touching each other.

“Requiem for Science” is composed of two almond cakes that highlight one striking statistic: Science funding in Spain was cut by a staggering 34% over the last few years. One cake was prepared with more scientific techniques (like foaming the dough and using the microwave), while the other was made using traditional methods.

“Take It With a Pinch of Salt” visually represents Barcelona’s noise levels. The fruit is supposed to represent the artists meal times, while the steady stream of salt represents Barcelona’s steady noise levels. Anything over 50 decibels is said to be bad for your heath. In Barcelona, volumes reach 75 decibels.

The main takeaway here is, the next time you see a kid playing with their food, let them. They may just become the next great data visualizer.

What kind of city data would you transform into an edible infographic if the Data Cuisine workshop rolled into your town? Share your ideas with us in the comments.

(h/t Fast Company)

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Prism x LOREM Collection ($96+): Calling all Cali babes. The popular Long Beach boutique, Prism, announced a boho-fabulous collab with home decor line, LOREM, that we can't get enough of. Shop everything from plant hangers (eight options, to be exact) to artwork, all inspired by the very colorful vibes of the brands. If you were looking for a cheery way to tide you through winter, this. is. it!

Floyd Mattress (Price TBD): Fans of the cult-favorite Detroit-based brand will love their latest launch debuting on October 29. The highly-coveted Floyd Mattress will have the same made-to-last design and superior comfort as their other furnishings, tailored perfectly to fit the line's in-demand bed frame. Additional details for the mattress include a breathable foam material, highly-mobile packaging, and a low-profile design to secure your best night's sleep yet. Check back on the last week of the month to get one for yourself.

Dims 'Composed Vanity' ($595): Small space? No problem! Direct-to-consumer brand, Dims, is giving you a quick and stylish solution to your storage needs with their newest item that doubles as both a desk and vanity. The functional piece is made with non-toxic, chemical-free materials and can be assembled in seven minutes or less. Throw in four sleek shades to choose from, and this may just be your best purchase of 2019 yet!

Saatchi Art x The Citizenry Holiday Collection ($225+): Get ready to deck your walls this holiday season. Saatchi Art partnered with The Citizenry in a one-of-a-kind collection that features a curation of art across styles. Explore everything from modern to abstract creations in a selection so stunning, it's bound to spark a conversation at your next gathering.

NEST Spiced Orange & Clove Collection ($16+): If you haven't experienced the addicting aromas of the beloved NEST fragrance brand, this is the perfect time to get on board! The label recently released their latest scent — spiced orange & clove — just in time for all your gatherings. Inhale festive notes of orange pomander, spiced brandy, cinnamon, and gingered honey across their suite of candles and diffusers to bring all the good vibes to your home.

Bloomingdales x RiLEY Home ($19+): RiLEY Home gets millennials. So they teamed up with Bloomingdales to make shopping their selection more attainable than ever. Now, you can get in on long-lasting, luxurious staples like flannel sheets, bedding, printed throws, premium pet beds, and more, by shopping online and in-stores at the department store. (Trust us: These dream goods are ones you're going to be *glad* you stocked-up on.)

Italic Serene Towels ($12+): The luxury brand that prides itself on using the *same* factories namesake brands (like Calvin Klein and Lacoste) use, but without the price tag behind them, brings you a new product for fall. Treat yourself to Italic's ultra-soft towel set spun from fluffy, 100% Australian cotton, in a convenient set of six. Consider it the perfect indulgence after a long soak in the tub on a cozy FNI (Friday night in)!

Hyascent x Neiman Marcus ($169): 'Tis the season for a delightfully scented home. Warm your abode with scents like bourbon joy, cheeky rose and more in a unique diffuser that doubles more as decor than a fragrance-inducer. Fresh off the (online) shelves of Neiman Marcus, explore nine scents that last up to six months in a specialized hourglass holder. (Shhh! Your friends will never know the secret of why your place smells so darn good!)