Amazing Sushi ‘Paintings’ Make Latte Art Obsolete


Forget your fancy latte with a heart in the foam.  This Japanese sushi chef, who goes by the elusive name of Tama-Chan (a recently beloved bearded seal “mascot” of Japan) is using sushi as a blank canvas to make incredible art.

Tama-Chan seems to specialize in famous paintings, such as Edvard Munch’s “Scream” and Johannes Vermeer’s “Girl with a Pearl Earring.” He also likes to play around with landscapes, popular symbols and yes, cats.


We imagine it must take a lot of skill to conceive some of  his more elaborate designs, especially once you realize he has to see what the picture will look like before he rolls the sushi and cuts it.  So many people are curious about his technique that he’s started to hold workshops in Tokyo’s Omotesando neighborhood.

Check out some more of Tama-Chan’s creations below.






H/T + PicThx Design Taxi


This is What a Watermelon Stroller Looks Like


Summer’s just around the corner, and you know what that means — prime time watermelon season! Whether it comes as a cakejello shot or is the real deal, we love us some deliciously messy fruit. But really, who wants to lug around a whole watermelon? They’re the size of a small toddler and, ugh, warm watermelon is the pits. Hence, the Tama-chan: a stroller/fridge for your watermelon.

This orb-shaped fridge on wheels not only keeps watermelons cool, but it also chills anything around the same size. Tama-chan even has heating capabilities if need be, for like, orb-shaped chicken and stuff.


This quirky food case clocks in around ¥ 19,950 ($200 US), but we can’t really put a price on convenience, now can we?

Tama-chan $200 @joybond

H/T + PicThx RocketNews24