Trends we spotted | Week 31


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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, amongst others about edible art, the most Instagrammable hotel in Spain and about the Hello Kitty train in Japan. Also, what if everything you bought had a label that told you where exactly your money was going?

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Fogo Island Inn | What if everything you bought had a label that told you where exactly your money was going?

Spotted through the daily e-mail of Trendwatching!

Shorefast, a registered Canadian charity with the mandate to help secure a resilient future for Fogo Island pioneered the practice of economic nutrition labelling by way of its social businesses, Fogo Island Inn and Fogo Island Shop. Most people are accustomed to seeing nutritional labelling on the foods and beverages they purchase. These labels allow consumers to make conscious and informed decisions about their food choices. Food nutrition labeling was revolutionary for the food industry. Now, the Fogo Island Inn wants to spark the same energy for change with the launch of economic nutrition labelling. The information provided by our economic nutrition labels shows how your purchase impacts the local and global economy by detailing how the money you spend is distributed.   Check it out, it might be interesting for your hotel or leisure centre as well!

First look at Japan’s new Hello Kitty Shinkansen

There are two things that will never get old in Japan. Hello Kitty — Sanrio’s adorable mouthless character — and bullet trains. And now they’re coming together.  Japan’s Shinkansen train operator, West Japan Railway Co. Ltd has unveiled its new Hello Kitty-themed Shinkansen bullet train. The company has revamped two 500 series Shinkansen bullet trains, coating them in Hello Kitty designs. The livery is decorated in pink ribbons and Hello Kitty’s signature bow — a design meant to represent the campaign’s goal of connecting travelers with destinations in the regions.

Edible art | Floral jelly cakes

At the website of Now This Food we spotted these beautiful floral jelly cakes and although the Dutch aren’t particular fans of jelly cakes, we admire the art! The floral jelly cakes in the video are made by Siew Heng Boon from Jelly Alchemy. Check out the beautiful 3D flower art she made at Instagram.

A summer pop-up in the heart of London | Beautiful Allotment

Opened late July, Beautiful Allotment has been planted right in the heart of the capital. The ‘heart’, in this instance, referring to the Geffrye Museum in Hoxton. It’s all been set up and organized by Bourne & Hollingsworth – and it’s a giant, private garden popping up from 25th July for 5 weeks. What to expect: Bookable day beds, a tree house, potting sheds, lots of booze, cocktails made with ingredients from the grounds themselves. Wheelbarrows filled with ice & bottles being carted around the venue by roaming ‘garden-tenders’ and bbq! So if the weather is hot, this must be one of the hotspot in London.

Chef Jock Zonfrillo | Winner of the Basque Culinary World Prize 2018

Jock Zonfrillo is the winner of the Basque Culinary World Prize 2018. He is the third winner of the is prize that is awarded to industry professionals using gastronomy as a force for change to transform society in a positive way. The chef from Orana restaurant in Adelaide, Australia will be awarded 100,000 euros to go towards The Orana Foundation, a charity safeguarding the culinary tradition of the first Australians. Check out the article at Fine Dining Lovers.

Cloud 23 | Sky high cocktails

Drink a ‘Sky high’ cocktail or a floating cocktail ‘Up, up and away’ at Cloud 23, located on the 23rd floor of the legendary Beetham Tower in Manchester. Or if you don’t drink alcohol: check out their fruity cocktails paired with miniature macarons. Check out the video of Secret Manchester.

The Paradiso Ibiza Art Hotel | The most Instagramable hotel in Spain?

Juicy, sorbet colors and a retro feel are the first things to capture you about the Paradiso Ibiza Art Hotel, the newest and probably most Instagrammable hotel on Spain’s party island. The artistic influences are abundant, from the distinctive Miami Modern to something deliciously retropop, and Spanish design studio Ilmiodesign brought all of it together into this candyland style space. Check out the images at the website of Luxury Launches.

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