Topographic, Architectural Chocolate Tarts

In a tasty example of ephemeral art, artist José Margulis built topographic, perception-changing sheets of 3D plastic. Collaborator and architect-turned-pastry-chef Dinara Kasko used these designs to craft pastry components by way of various “cutting machines and tools to create 3D chocolate layers,” according to PSFK. Kasko finalized the desserts by placing the layers on top of four different flavored tart cakes. The geometry here truly …

Scientists Discover a New Mathematical Tile

One of math’s more curious mysteries lies in the world of pentagons and patterns. While an infinite number of possibilities exist, only 14 convex pentagons are known to be able to “tile the plane”—meaning that when placed together, they fit together perfectly. Now, after 30 years since the last breakthrough, a team comprised of Jennifer McLoud-Mann, Casey Mann and David Von Derau of the University …

Moratorium Jewelry

Our interview with designer Jeanette Lai Thomas on her design preference for clean lines and bold, geometric shapes

Whether she’s riding her Ducati or looking after her one-year-old daughter (and South African mastiff), self-taught jewelry designer Jeanette Lai Thomas exudes dedication. Her brand Moratorium favors sleek, structural lines and geometric shapes with a distinctive gothic edge, while avoiding harsh or clunky pieces. Sold around the world in retailers including Opening Ceremony and Hong Kong’s WOAW store, Moratorium is gaining an audience of people …