Secret Noodle Truck, A Restaurant Hidden In A Truck

The Secret Noodle Truck by Mark Krawczuk is a noodle restaurant hidden in an unmarked box truck. The noodle truck was deployed most recently at World Maker Faire New York in September.  Mark created the truck in 2008 for a New York Burning Man decompression party.  The truck became the inspiration for the Lost Horizon Night Market which Krawczuk co-founded with Kevin Balktick in 2009 (and has since spread to San Francisco).  Great idea.  Who knows there may be a Mooki Mobile in the near future!?

Yes this is the inside of a truck!

Cool Corporate Offices

Three Rings is a startup developer of world online games, based in San Francisco, California. The punk design Because We Can studio came up with a space to inspire, attract and to help nurture talent.

AOL launched a company-wide initiative to adapt to changes in online culture. Thus O+A’s floor plan emphasizes collaborative space—a change from segregated private offices to open workstations and the collegiality of shared environments.

Google is not a conventional company, and does not intend to become one. This is readily apparent in their new offices for Google’s EMEA Engineering Hub in Zurich, Switzerland, where the design cultivates an energized and inspiring work environment that is relaxed but focused, and buzzing with activities.

Scott Brownrigg Interior Design has created a new 40,000 sq ft office at 123 Buckingham Palace Road, London to accommodate over 300 staff.
The new office is designed to create a dynamic and collaborative work environment that supports the growing number of Google staff in London.

Lets Do Some Plant Bombing



Urban knitter Heather Powazek Champ came up with a project that combines her love of knitting with her husband’s love of plants. Heather knits adorable little plant pockets and her husband, Derek Powazek, fills them with soil and live plants. They then distribute them around their homebase of San Francisco in a project they call Plantbombing, which is basically a grown up version of yarn bombing and seed bombing.

We think Durban could really do with some creative planting.  So if you feel like being green why not put some out in your street, or even on the light pole outside Mooki!

Plant-wise, the trick is to plant them with things that are hardy enough to thrive in neglect. So in these photos you can see an Echeveria and an Aeonium – two plants that do quite well unattended in our hot climate.

The acrylic thread should pick up water from rain, And these particular plants are happy to grow in shallow containers, and fine to go for long periods of drought.

Here’s how to go about it:


Weird And Wonderful Food

At Mooki we firmly believe that when your Mother told you that you shouldn’t play with your food she was very wrong to say that!  Food should be fun to eat, look at, and fiddle with, so we thought we would find some unique creative people who like to play with food.

If you really dig some of these items you will see that there are even instructions on how to make some of them!


Oakland-based artist Scott Hove has created cake sculptures complete with gaping toothy mouths as part of his upcoming “Your Deadly Desserts” show at Modern Eden in San Francisco, October 8 to November 4.



Jim Belosic’s new book, OMG Pancakes!: 75 Cool Creations Your Kids Will Love to Eat, will be released On October 4, 2011.


Over the past decade, the Internet has exploded with obento fanatics. Personal blogsFlickr pools and instructional videos feature elaborate obento, replete with Pokemon-shaped race balls and spaghetti-armed octopi!  This is uber cool lunch.

Meaghan Mountford shows you step-by-step how to make your own frightening Frankenstein Marshmallows for a ghoulishly glorious Halloween treat!

Edible Books by Hungry Happenings

This year’s winning entry for the Most Creative award at the 2011 State Fair of Texas Seventh Annual Big Tex Choice Awards was deep-fried bubblegum. Well, to be fair, it’s just called deep-fried bubblegum, it’s really “a marshmallow dipped with bubble gum extract then dipped in pink bubble gum flavored batter and lightly fried”. No wander they say people in the South are overweight!

Darla Wireman of Bakingdom whipped up a fantastic batch of cookies representing the crew of the Starship Enterprise in honor of the 45th anniversary of the orginal Star Trek series.

Teabag Skull by Noah Scalin, from his Skull-A-Day project. Ummm don’t think you could actually put this in boiling water without the tea leaves exiting the bag, but who cares it looks really cool.

Pancake, Bacon and Egg Cupcakes by Katalina.