Chef Chuck George Turns MREs into Michelin Plates

Photographer Henry Hargreaves and videographer Jimmy Pham capture Army meals being plated as if they were served at top restaurants

It’s hard to deny the impact of food styling on our perception of a meal. The barebones packaging of MREs (military-issued meals, ready to eat) tends to indicate that what you’ll find within is nothing more than essential. But when NYC-based chef Chuck George began plating them as if they were dishes from Michelin-starred restaurants, viewers can’t help but reconsider first impressions. George grew up …

Lenneke Wispelwey Ceramics

Geometric patterns meet thoughtful pastels in the Dutch ceramicist's array of housewares

There’s an elegant simplicity to the work of Arnhem, Netherlands-based ceramicist Lenneke Wispelwey. There’s also a touch of mathematical fun. As a whole, her work is easily recognizable for two specific reasons. Regardless of what design object she is constructing—be it a plate or a carafe—orderly geometric shapes add clean structural definition. As for color, Wispelwey (who founded her studio in 2008) works primarily in …