“Chef David Bouley often ushers people he sees snapping his plates back into the kitchen so they can get a picture on a marble background with proper lighting. He’s even working on a system that will allow users to choose from an array of digital images of his dishes that they can send to their friends before they even get their meals.” – Jessica Roy
“Chindōgu is the Japanese art of inventing ingenious everyday gadgets that, on the face of it, seem like an ideal solution to a particular problem. However, chindōgu has a distinctive feature: anyone actually attempting to use one of these inventions would find that it causes so many new problems, or such significant social embarrassment, that effectively it has no utility whatsoever”
Suddenly, I’m reminded of so many Kickstarter projects.