In this edition: Insects as a novel ingredient in French gourmet cuisine. Plus, why Buddha statues are increasingly featuring in European homes and gardens, an exhibition of skateboard art, upcycled furniture by Piet Hein Eek, and our Clipmania.
Edible insects may not be viewed as a delicacy in Europe, but for many cultures they are an everyday culinary ingredient and a key source of protein. Now a Michelin-starred restaurant in the southern French city of Nice has put crickets and mealworms on the menu. Rather than shock customers, the aim is to raise awareness of insects as a sustainable source of food.
The Buddha is a religious symbol revered by hundreds of millions of people around the world. In recent years the figure has gained popularity in western homes and gardens, where people see it as a meaningful way to establish an atmosphere of harmony.
With a digital camera, the right camera position, and the tricks of digital editing techniques, real life can be shrunk to appear like a miniature landscape. This week's Clipmania presents Disneyland in Paris and life in Poland as astonishing examples of the video trend known as the tilt shift effect.