Cook This Page – Effortless Recipes From IKEA

IKEA’s mission on this Earth is to make everything simple and understandable, which comes in handy for those of us stumbling through life without a clue. While their furniture sometimes misses the mark, a series of recipes they’ve just released makes cooking look easier than Paint By Numbers, and we’re pretty sure we’ll never be able to follow a normal recipe again. The Canadian branch of the Swedish furniture tycoon teamed up with Toronto-based marketing company Leo Burnett to create Cook This Page , an ingenious set of illustrated recipes which they unveiled at a recent IKEA Canada kitchen event. Each one displays drawings of the ingredients needed, and the prospective chef just has to fill in the blanks. The best part? They’re all printed on parchment paper using food-safe ink, so once everything is in place, the page can be rolled up and tossed in the oven. Seriously, does it get any lower-maintenance than that? Cook This Page has yet to reach IKEA stores, but the concept is so brilliant that we suspect it might even replace the cookbook in due time! See it for yourself below, and let us know if you would attempt any of these scrumptious delights.

I Tradizionali – Collection of Tattoo Recipes

“I Tradizionali” by Italian designers Marina Cinciripini and Sarah Richiuso is a collection of tattoo recipes that can be applied to one’s forearm while cooking. Not only does the project reference the gesture of rolling up one’s sleeves before working in the kitchen, but it also helps the cook to remember the order in which the recipe is to be prepared. The set is divided into differently themed packages, and each of them include four recipes with a list ingredients and the amount needed for the meal. The packaging is made of crush ecologic papers and is produced by Favini, and the color used helps to distinguish between the basic and special editions, which include designs for traditional events such as Christmas or Easter, or for people on strict diets.