Street Feast in Ireland


This video shows the Street Feast in Ireland 2012. Street Feast started out in 2010 as a non-for-profit event to bring local communities in Ireland together through social lunches. The initiative has grown ever since, and will have its fourth edition on Sunday June 23rd around noon. People are invited to take the initiative and organize a lunch themselves, or to join a community lunch that’s happing near them. Read more about this initiative at The Pop-Up City. This is an opportunity for local restaurants and cafes as well, why not co-organize a similar event to get acquainted with your neighbours?

Gin and Tonic pop up bar


Early February Bastian Heuser (Barworkz), Mario Grünenfelder (Rocco & Sanny, AMANO Bar) and Sebastian Brack (soda brand Thomas Henry) opened in cooperation with Tanqueray No. TEN a pop-up Gin and Tonic Bar in Berlin. The bar features classic cocktails with gin and tonic in numerous variants and they differ every season. In addition to the various cocktails, they also serve gin and tonic tea variants. The G&T bar organizes workshops and lectures and will be open for one year. Last 27 and 28 March there was a pop-up Gin and Tonic bar in Covent Garden London as well. Pop-up bars are regularly used to promote drinks.

The Lab in London


From 25 to 27 April 2013 a new event ‘The Lab’ will be launched at the Tobacco Dock in London, organized by the people behind the ‘Taste Festival’ and AEG organisation. This unique event offers three evenings of gastronomic and interactive experiences with some of the world’s best chefs. Experience the cooking techniques from top chef Alex Atala who’s restaurant D.O.M. in Sao Paulo is currently fourth best in the world, or get inspired during the ‘Noma Flavor Test’ by Lars Williams (Noma’s head of research and development). Check the other participants at their website.

Urban Coffee Farm in Melbourne


The Australian design firm HASSELL designed the ‘Urban Coffee Farm and Brew Bar’ for the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival. A total of 125 coffee trees have transformed the ‘Red Stairs’ (a popular public Amphitheatre in Melbourne) into a terraced coffee farm. Shipping containers, packaging crates and timber pallets have also been added to demonstrate the journey that coffee beans take. This will creates a unique experience while visitors sit among the trees sipping their coffee. More pictures at PSFK.

Floating vending machine


Enjoying the sun, swimming in the sea and in between drinking an Ice Tea.. That’s possible in Cape Town. At one of the trendiest beaches of Cape Town, Lipton Ice Tea has introduced the first driving vending machine in the world.

Luxurious container rooms in Antwerp


‘Sleeping Around’ rebuilds old Chinese containers into mobile hotelrooms. Four of these rooms are located at the Port of Antwerp, as a breakfast/ lounge container and a sauna container.

Luxury eco hotel at Antarctica


At Whichaway Eco Camp explorers get the chance to experience the Antarctic comfortably, and sustainable. Guests can stay the overnight in one of six tents. The tents look like oversized golf balls. The frameless structures are made of aerospace composite panels that slot together to have the strength of a normal building and the mobility of a tent. Each tent has an en-suite bathroom and a desk. The camp consists of two more tents where you’ll find the dining area, library, kitchen and communications area. See more pictures in the Daily Mail article and a video about a trip to Whichaway Eco Camp.

Montblanc pop-up lobby store


Montblanc stationary is partnering with the St. Regis Washington DC Hotel and Thornwillow Press on a pop-up hotel lobby store for Barack Obama’s upcoming inauguration. Fans of the Montblanc brand assembling in Washington DC for the upcoming inauguration will be able to purchase leather goods, cuff links, timepieces and signature writing instruments in a new pop-up location. Obama fans can also purchase the official medallion set for $7,500. Those on a tighter budget can get an official inauguration souvenir pen for $30. In an added interactive element, visitors to the pop-up store will be encouraged to use Montblanc stationery and pens to write letters to the president that will then be hand-delivered to the White House by the St. Regis Hotel’s team of butlers. We never heard from a pop-up store in a hotel lobby, inspiration for other hotels and shops.

Stolichnaya portraits entrepreneurs


Last weekend the most original hospitality entrepreneurs in The Hague were portrayed through a very special technique. Vodka brand Stolichnaya found the entrepreneurs behind. During the two-day exposition not the portraits only were revealed, but also the process of ‘vertical penplotter’ technique. The portraits can be admire at the locations. ‘The most orginal bar , deserve the most original vodka.’

Pop-up Restaurant ONKRUID


On December 15th, one-off pop-up Restaurant ONKRUID (in English: Weed) will open its doors for vegetarian foodies, somewhere in Amsterdam. The exact location is still a secret. A complete vegetable four course dinner will be served, prepared by caterer DopHert.

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