Fast Food

The Fanciest McDonald’s In The World Just Opened In Rotterdam


Perhaps what can be considered as the most beautiful McDonald’s in the world now stands where “the ugliest building in Rotterdam” used to be.

The newly designed McDonald’s building is nestled on one of the city’s most popular shopping streets in Coolsingel in a spot that has been occupied by McDonald’s for 45 years. Residents in Rotterdam had voted the building the ugliest in their city, and the city council was itching to demolish it. However, the popular fast food chain still had 40 years on their lease and thus decided to give their restaurant a new makeover.


The restaurant was originally intended for a cigar shop that was built in the 1960s.



The restaurant features a perforated golden facade and spiral staircase.



The newly designed McDonald’s was envisioned by a team from Dutch firm Mei Architects.



Studio founder Robert Winkel wanted a building designed to seamlessly blend into its surroundings.



The white steel staircase spirals from the service area on the ground floor to the dining room upstairs.



The McDonald’s features panels of gold-anodized aluminium dotted with small heart-shaped perforations that form a pixelated image of a crowd of people.


Source: Dezeen Magazine || Written by Laura Dang of Nextshark


Best Valentine’s Gift EVER: Boyfriend Transforms Ice Dispenser into Candy Dispenser


Like many already great things (yogurt, grapes, Thin Mint cookies), candy, especially chocolate candy, is even better frozen. But it can be difficult to know just when you’ll want to nom on some frozen Hershey’s kisses. What if it’s, like, midnight and you want some frozen chocolate right now, because your Valentine’s Day was demoralizing, and dammit, candy is great?

Luckily, one boyfriend has the answer. Even more luckily, if you don’t have a boyfriend, he made this great video (and step-by-step instructions) to show how he did it. So, here’s lookin’ at you, single ladies (and gentlemen). If you liked it, then you shoulda finagled an ice dispenser to give frozen candy in place of ice.

Catchy, no?

H/T The Daily Meal + PicThx Foodinese


Artist Builds Model City From Potatoes

It took artist Peter Root three weeks to create his city of potatoes with nothing more than a knife, a bicycle repair kit, 176 pounds of potatoes, and a dream. Root’s cityscape, which he named Plot, was created in Istanbul, Turkey. Though Plot was not modeled directly from from the Istanbul, Root says that he’s taken certain aspects of the city into the design.

“I chose potatoes because they are available in abundance and are amazing things to sculpt with,” Root told The Sun. The British artist felt there were so many different ways to work with potatoes because of it’s various densities.

Root put a meticulous amount of detail into the city’s skyscrapers, city blocks, buildings, mosques, and hundreds of windows. He also added that, “I didn’t have to peel all of them because I decided to leave the skin on some of them to encourage them to sprout and grow shoots.

via: The Sun Photos: Peter Root