Trends we spotted | Week 19


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At we spot many national and international trends on a daily basis. We pick the most interesting ones to write about, the smaller trends we use in our weekly column ‘Trends we spotted this week’.

This week, among other links to articles about the fact that people write petty restaurant reviews when the weather is bad and about WePark, a different way to use a parking space!

This Sunday it’s Mother’s Day and KFC has a special gift to mothers everywhere: ‘Chickendales’ dancers! In addition to that a street food car made in a Fiat Coupe, created by Benedetto Bufalino.

Finally a link to an article about a ‘Leornardo da Vinci’-themed menu by Daniel Canzian of restaurant Daniel in Milan.

Click on the title if you like to read the full article. Enjoy reading!

People write petty restaurant reviews when the weather is bad, study says

According to new research from Ohio State University, reviews could have less to do with what’s happening in the kitchen or with a waiter, but more with what’s happening on the local radar. Researchers from the school conducted three studies, and each of them tried to determine whether certain weather conditions influence a positive or negative rating by customers of a restaurant. Check out the article of Vice for the studies!

What if we used parking for… anything else?

Victor Pontis is the creator of WePark: a few weeks ago he decided to take a table and chair and work on his laptop and desk on a parking spot for a day. A parking-spot-coworking-service where workers can collectively pay $2.25 an hour to set up shop on an empty parking space. The goal is to show that prime real estate in cities can be used for other purposes than cars. How can we redesign streets to make them safe, pleasant and fun?

Kfc’s Mother’s Day gift to moms everywhere: ‘Chickendales’ dancers

KFC recently unveiled its surprisingly sexy digital influencer version of Colonel Sanders. The fried chicken chain has cooked up another steamy treat aimed at the special lady in your life on Mother’s Day. You can head to to send a semi-personalized video to your mom! New Colonel Sanders and a bunch of hot guys will do the rest!

This street food car by Benedetto Bufalino is a Fiat Coupe

A new object by the France-based designer Benedetto Bufalino, a head-turning installation that is crafted from a real vehicle (a red Fiat Coupe) and actually capable of providing snacks to passers-by. The street food vehicle was created in collaboration with La Condition Publique and revamps the idea of a French ‘friterie’.

Leornardo da Vinci-themed menu by Daniel Canzian of restaurant Daniel

On May 2, 1519, Leonardo da Vinci died. The 500th anniversary of his death has been celebrated at many occasions. Leonardo da Vinci was also a cook: he loved cooking and writing original recipes during that time. Following this theme is ‘Cooking Notes of Leonardo da Vinci’ by Shelagh and Jonathan Routh: a book which inspired Daniel Canzian, chef at the Daniel restaurant in Milan, to create an entire Leonardo-themed menu. Check the article and the great images at the website of Fine Dining Lovers.

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