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Nov 21, 2013This is not a plate. In the ultimate pursuit of René Magritte’s surrealist tradition of instilling ordinary objects with meaning, the MoMA design store has come up with a real treat: a set of six 8" plates with vibrant reproductions of some of the artist’s most famous paintings such as Ceci n'est pas une pipe (This Is Not a Pipe) and Le Sourire du Diable (The Smile of the Devil). Just like Magritte’s work, these dishwasher-safe melamine plates are ironic and playful, elevating even the most mundane of foods.
Magritte plates, $96 for a set of six from the MoMA Store
Oct 15, 2013It was teatime at work when a white box festooned with gold polka dots caught my eye; the label informed me that contained within were Maison Dandoy’s Salted Caramel Butter Biscuits. I eagerly popped one of the delicate rounds in my mouth, wondering whether ubiquitous salted caramel’s heyday was truly over. Petite and crunchy, the cookie’s flavor evolved as it crumbled into buttery pieces in my mouth, releasing little specks of caramel before melting away and enveloping my tongue in salty, butterscotch-y goodness. I was hooked. The addictive cookies are handmade by in Belgium by one of the oldest biscuit shops in northern Europe, and will be available from Borne Confections as of November 1st, 2013.
Salted Caramel Butter Biscuits, $14.50 for a 5-ounce box at borneconfections.com