Merging the Worlds of Food & Design

2018-08-20T20:42:08+00:00 Food, Lifestyle|

Food and design are two areas of life that people often draw inspiration from. When in the kitchen, we seek to create dishes that pull on flavors we know and love, and when coming up with new recipes chefs often go to art, design, and nature for their inspiration. Artists and designers alike draw from similar sources of inspiration as well when designing a space. They focus on certain colors and textures present in their surrounding environments to draw ideas from, and then implement those ideas into their space.

Dietlind Wolf sought to showcase this unique relationship in her series of photos that literally merge food, art, and design together. By using watercolor illustrations on a white background as her place setting, she is showcasing food in a colorful and inspiring way, not to mention delighting the foodie in all of us!

 

Food Design by Dietlind Wolf

Styling + Concept + Illustration by Dietlind Wolf

Food styling is an art in itself, as the creator wants to portray the deliciousness and heart that is put into the food through the photos that are taken. Color, shape, texture and food compatibility are all taken into account when coming up with the initial design, but many other factors such as lighting play a role as well. Dietlind Wolf’s work manages to perfectly convey her passion for food through the designs she creates. By playing off of the many colors and textures that make up these dishes, she is creating a story to go along with these beautiful foods.

 

Food art and design

Styling + Concept + Illustration by Dietlind Wolf

Food art and design

        Styling + Concept + Illustration by Dietlind Wolf                     

Another artist that combines art and food is Hazel Zakariya. Coming from Malaysia, she uses smoothie bowls as her canvas to create delicious and dainty art pieces. She creates portraits of animals and pop-culture characters by “painting” with natural ingredients such as turmeric, blue matcha, and activated charcoal. To paint these scenes she uses wooden skewers and a table knife, which makes it even more impressive that she is able to create such realistic images.

 

Food art smoothie bowl

Photo from http://www.catchingtherye.com/

food art smoothie bowl

Photo from http://www.messynessychic.com

Hazel uses a variety of other ingredients as well in order to recreate certain textures for each portrait. Various fruits, berries, seeds, and even flower petals are used to decorate the bowls, so one can only imagine how delicious they must taste! Check out her Instagram for more of her work.

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