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12 Delicious Dishes that Double as Modern Art

At Brit + Co, we feel that culinary creativity is closely related to more traditional forms of art. The way a drop of food coloring swirls into frosting, the feeling of glory when you create the perfect tablescape, much of the joy of hosting a diner party comes from presenting something as aesthetically pleasing as it is delicious. This week’s food focus turns to food that doubles as art. Yum!


1. Pantone Tarts: Genius! We are absolutely in love with these Pantone tarts. (via Emilie Guelpa)

2. Amylamine Cake: This dotty lemon velvet cake is based on Damien Hirst’s Amylamine. (via SF Moma)

3. Mondrian Cake: The cover photo for the book that inspired this roundup, Caitlin Freeman’s Mondrian cake is a force to be reckoned with. (via Modern Art Desserts)

4. Double Rainbow Cake: What’s better than a single rainbow cake? A double one. (via Brit + Co.)

5. Three Little Pigs: For a totally unusual take on a classic children’s story, check out this food-filled series of “illustrations.” (via Oh I See Red)

6. Pie Chart Cake: The concept for this cake was that each piece of the pie chart represents an ingredient. We’re wondering which one is butter… ;) (via Marti Guixe)

7. Lichtenstein Cake: We always love the mod comic book-style aesthetic of Roy Lichtenstein, and just might have to do our own take on this polka dot cake. (via Modern Art Desserts)

8. Sushi Cupcakes: One might argue that sushi isn’t technically modern art… but we beg to differ. (via Brit + Co.)

9. Frida Kahlo + Edvard Munch… for Breakfast: Love these playful open-face sandwiches based on iconic works by Frida Kahlo and Edvard Munch. (via Ida Frosk)

10. Bradford Cheese Plate: Based on Mark Bradford‘s layered paintings, this cheese plate is definitely inspiring. (via Modern Art Desserts)

11. Color Wheel Cake: No good piece of art starts without a basic knowledge of color theory… in the form of our color wheel cake! (via Brit + Co.)

12. Chocolate iPhone: And last, a piece of seriously modern art. The Chocolate iPhone! (via Brit + Co.)

What’s the most beautiful piece of food art you’ve seen lately? Tell us in the comments below.

Anjelika Temple
As Chief Creative Officer and Founding Partner at Brit + Co, Anjelika Temple brings her voracious consumption of all things creative and colorful to DIY projects, geeky gadgetry finds and more. When she's not DIY-ing her heart out, you'll find her throwing dinner parties with friends or adventuring with her husband David, their daughter Anokhi, and their silly dog Turkey.

Alright, folks. We've officially made it to fall. And if you haven't already started switching out your decor (as long as it's ready by Friendsgiving, right?) you still have time to do so. Draw inspiration from this round-up of new home products that includes harvest-inspired candles, cozy linens and textiles, and a v. practical piece of furniture. One scroll through these, and you'll have all the motivation you need to transition the seasons. Scroll on to start shopping.

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!)