Tantalizing cultural goodness...

FOOD
- This week in temporary dining, 15-year-old wunderchef Greg Grossman applies his molecular gastronomy know-how to a four-course dinner inspired by the works of Koons, Hirst, Lichtenstein, and Murakami.
- More than 50% of online consumers purchased more private label brands during economic downturn & 91% said they will continue to do so when the economy improves.

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- In-store Kraft kiosk recommends recipes based on your face (kinda creepy use of technology).
- Vending machines that guess your age and sex (via PSFK).
- Research: Fast feeders serve up fresh buzzwords like: "Wholesome. Fresh. Natural. Local. Premium."
- Going Deutsch: Berlin Currywurst, German street food comes to LA LA Land.

FASHION
- Worth reading - How Luxury Brands Should Approach Social Commerce.
- Rumor: HBO creating "Sex and The City" show for men.
- Social Media’s evolving role in Fashion Week (we thought making a fuss about bloggers in the front row was so 2009)

- So into "Wallis" (named after Duchess of Windsor) - a custom color by our client, butter LONDON, from NYFW. So chic.

 
The crème de la crème: Founded in 1886, Fauchon is one of the world's leading gourmet food companies. They produce the ultimate in French gastronomy. The brand has expanded world wide with limited distribution to insure quality, care and authenticity. These beautiful hand decorated mini pastries, each measuring no more than two inches, were purchased in Paris from the flagship location and we love their innovation.