Wood, concrete, steel and light

Wood, concrete, steel and light

In coffee shops all over the world, the same set of design elements keep popping up. What is happening? This week, Quartz News looks at the global look that’s part Starbucks, part Silicon Valley, and very “Brooklyn.” If you’re in cities like Mumbai, São Paulo, Seoul, Paris, London, Kuala Lumpur, Lagos—anywhere, really—you might notice something: coffee shops are starting to look the same. Distinctive design elements—Edison bulbs, reclaimed wood, potted plants, exposed brick—are popping up in coffee shops everywhere. It isn’t just the design of these spaces that are becoming increasingly uniform. The expectation of enjoying beautiful, artfully-decorated, high-quality coffee has spread to places as far-flung as Auckland, New Zealand, and Atyrau, Kazakhstan. (To understand this, just follow #latteart on Instagram.) While it’s debatable where this look originated, it has come to be associated with one place: Brooklyn, New York.

Cloud eggs

Cloud eggs

 

 [Tech Insider]

 

“Instagram has changed the way we think about food. Food trends like Starbucks’ Unicorn Frappuccino have people lining up to get the newest, prettiest food products, just for that photo opportunity. If you’re looking for your next Instagram food post, look no further than the newest trend, “cloud eggs.”  [Tech insider]

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • The newest food obsession
  • A hand mixer and or whisk
  • An oven
  • Separate the yolk from the egg white
  • Save the yolk for later
  • Beat the egg white
  • Until it turns into a fluffy meringue
  • A non stick baking sheet
  • Bake at 450°F
  • Garnish and enjoy