A Working List of Things We Do With Food
We stir it, mix it, fry it, and flip it.
Whisk it. Beat it. Rest it. Rise it.
Did I say fry it? Bake it. Sauté it and steam it.
We stand over food with a camera. We sit in front of food with love in our eyes. We shovel cold leftovers in out mouths with little shame. We sneak it from bulk bins at the grocery store because we’re hangry and that’s just going to be that.
We adore it. We appreciate it. We thrive from it.
And now… well, we can scan our food into fancy computers and make big, bright, poppy paper out of it, because… the world is new and exciting always.
I’ve been playing around with the new HP Sprout computer (and also totally playing with my food) and can I just say…. WHOA! The computer can scan anything, even 3-D object, to create mega-unique design products. And… for someone like me, who can be a little design challenged, scanning and scooting (technical term) design elements with my fingers and a touch screen is pretty fantastic.
*This post is sponsored by HP Sprout. They made a really cool computer and I wanted to show you what I made with it.
If you’re wondering. I’ve been scanning everything. Just everything… from Brown Butter Pistachio Baked Donuts to bunches of fresh flowers.
Here’s what I made!
Poppy, bright, colorful, summer-inspired WRAPPING PAPER! Because we live in a world where we can make wrapping paper out of the things we eat.
Watermelon wedges and popsicles. I wanted to make something simple, bright, and graphic. Also… maybe we should talk about how many popsicles I have in my freezer right now. Bordering on obscene.
If you fancy the prints and papers I made, you can find them here. If you’d like to know more about HP Sprout and spark some of your own food-inspired creativity, check it here! It really is pretty cool.
I’ll surely be making more prints and papers as we move into the holiday season and I’m training TronCat to be wrapping paper ready so…. I’m sorry in advance.
Caitlyn @ Candid Cerebrations
The Sprout looks awesome. I totally want one. I don’t think I could have food wallpaper on my computer though, I’d be too hungry all the time.
And was it just me or did everyone else sing the stir it, mix it, flip it, fry it to the tune of Daft Punk?
janelle | fchem101.com
I love your ode to food! Finally, poetry about my favorite subject.
Love it all – brilliant wrapping paper, cute totes – so rad!
You should make a wrapping paper with Tron on it! That would be awesome!
Now that’s coincidence. I’m a reader for a long time and worked on Sprout at HP :) I helped to develop the SDK. It’s nice to see that you like it and enjoyed it.
How is this different than taking a photo? I don’t get it.
It is a 3D image that you can manipulate in 3 dimensions as opposed to a flat photograph, but this looks like photographic quality. My husband is drooling over this technology! He saw is demo’d recently on a larger scale. If we had it, I’d be wrestling the cat onto it all day :-)
This is so cool! I never could have imagined a 3-D scanner! I love your tote bags, by the way. So cute!
WOW! This is really awesome! I love your wrapping paper and your market bags! What FUN!
Tom ~ Raise Your Garden
Wow, this is a nifty computer! We are on the lookout for a new one. Unfortunately, ours got a virus and we got scammed by someone in India who said they were from mac. I guess we are just really really naiive and trust people, but our computer was broken and we were desperate. 300 bucks later and a call to the real mac store, opps. Your pictures are fab, I don’t take pictures of food, just my kids, but want some cool shots for the Christmas photo op. Thanks.