Forget What Your Mother Told You, Play With Your Food At Lab Store Paris

Innovations in design and food science merge at the Lab Store Paris, a state-of-the-art store featuring some of the latest ways to enjoy your favorite flavors. Located on Rue du Bouloi, Lab Store Paris has, in addition to its storefront, a WikiBar, which focuses on the Lab Store's new edible packaging, WikiCell. The bar will launch publically in 2013; however, starting this October the bar will be stocked with samples of products, including WikiIceCream and WikiYogurt with its wrappings and all, ready-to-eat.

The Paris Lab Store also offers a range of beautiful design tools to improve both health and enjoyment. Le Whaf ($162), for example, is described as providing "a poetic, low-calorie way to enjoy your favorite drink." The curved glass of the carafe allows users to fill it their favorite drink, such as a martini or fresh fruit cocktail, after which the Le Whaf creates a misty, cloud-like version of the drink that is savored through a special straw.

Another novel product from the design group is the Aeroshot ($3), a compact punch of energy contained in a fun container. The powdery blend of caffeine and B vitamins is spritzed directly into the mouth for an immediate burst of energy. Flavors come in raspberry, green apple, and lime. Similar to the Aeroshot is the sleek, space-aged version of a magic genie lamp — the Aladdin. Designed by David Edwards, the stainless steel creation breathes a medley of delicious flavors with just the slightest movement. If planning a trip into the city, The Lab Store in Paris will show you how to create and taste the essence of a countless combination of flavors.

Vaporize toxic gases with the award-winning design apparatus, Andrea ($187). The filtration device uses the power of plants to capture and metabolize harmful gases in our environment. Founder David Edwards, who is a creator, writer, and educator at Harvard University brings this unique concept design store into the center of Paris where incredible products highlight a compendium of art, science, and design.

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