Michelin-starred chef Laurent Gras releases his cookbook for iPad

New York-based, Michelin-starred French chef Laurent Gras is the latest chef to release his first cookbook in digital form. Like Grant Achatz of Next and Alinea in Chicago, Gras — who has received three Michelin stars for his work at three different restaurants around the world — chose to bypass the traditional publishing medium and … Continue reading

Richard Branson reveals his London haunts in free new London City Guide app

Are you one of the many globetrotters arriving in London this week? Make sure that you download Richard Branson’s exclusive insider guide to London in ‘Virgin Atlantic’s London City Guide’ app. With itineraries from famous Londoners such as designer Alice Temperley, to the Virgin Atlantic crew themselves – discover London’s best kept Virgin secrets in the free programme for … Continue reading

In London pub, customers help themselves via tablets and self-service beer

It wasn’t long ago that we featured Kuala Lumpur jazz club No Black Tie’s service enabling patrons to order their drinks using BlackBerry Messenger, but recently we came across another effort with a similar focus on self-service. Set in London this time, the new Thirsty Bear pub uses table-side tablets and self-serve beer to help customers help themselves. After … Continue reading

iPad 2: Thinner, Lighter, Faster, Available March 11th

Yesterday’s iPad 2 event didn’t disappoint.  While there were no real surprises for people following the iPad 2 rumor mill, iPad 2 looks like a great upgrade over the original iPad.  iPad 2  is thinner, lighter, and faster than the original iPad.  Perhaps the biggest surprise is that it is going to be available in … Continue reading

InterContinental Launches iPad App

InterContinental Hotels & Resorts has launched its new free Concierge Insider Guides app designed specifically for the iPad. InterContinental is the first major hotel brand to offer consumers a concierge-centered iPad app. The app allows both current and future guests to tap into the collective knowledge and experiences of InterContinental Concierge Teams in more than … Continue reading

Pantone iPhone/iPad Cases

This would indeed be the best case scenario: You take your favorite gadget and dress it up in with your favorite color. Monaco-based Case Scenario has linked up with Pantone and as a result, they are now able to make this scenario a reality. In their Case Scenario Pantone Universe collection for Fall and Winter 2010-2011, this … Continue reading

Muji’s three Apps for iPad

Finally, the reigning king of clean product design finds a foothold on the iPad, the paragon of clean gadget design. Muji, the cultishly popular, minimalist Japanese retailer, has released three new apps for the iPad. They are: a calendar, a notebook, and a travel organizer. All are done up in Muji’s signature design, which is to … Continue reading

Bottega Veneta iPhone and iPad cases

As part of their Fall/Winter 2010 Collection, Bottega Veneta has released images of their new iPhone and iPad cases, available in a variety of colors. Mobile meets artisanal with these handmade cases, lined with soft cotton and sized to fit each device perfectly. There is a strap and brass snap to secure the gadget, and … Continue reading

Moleskine goes digital (iPhone and iPad Moleskine)

Moleskine introduces two new hybrid tools designed for making it easier the simultaneous use of paper, phone and internet utilities: a Smartphone Cover compatible with iPhone 3G and 3GS, and a Tablet Cover, iPad compatible. Both Covers are combined with blank notebook pages. They are conceived as analog-digital ultra-portable workstations for the contemporay nomads. Moleskine … Continue reading

Creamy risotto with red peppers, parsley sauce and anchovies – by Giovanni Grasso and Igor Macchia

At San Maurizio Canavese, not far away from the Torino airport, you can find La Credenza, a pearl which is different from all others in the region and which was awarded with a Michelin star. In the kitchen are Giovanni Grasso and Igor Macchia, Giovanni’s wife instead is the one who takes care of the … Continue reading