Complexity and Confection: Architecture-Themed Ice Cream Sandwiches
April 4, 2012
We’ve been fawning over the Marc Newson-designed Pentax K-01 ever since it arrived in the mail, and for good reason. The compact camera is a thing of beauty; sheathed in an irresistibly textured yellow skin, this handheld machine pops with minimalist features modeled into bold, simple shapes. Its thin, interchangeable lens comes with a magnetic lens cap comparable to a slightly flattened Junior Mint, as described by a coworker.
You can do no wrong in taking this camera with you to snap gorgeous photos of architecture. But with the –nth arrival of spring in New York, we could think of no better way to break out our new toy than with a trip to our favorite architecture-themed food truck: Coolhaus.
Coolhaus has been churning out building-sized ice cream sandwiches in Los Angeles, New York, Austin and Miami for some time now, and we couldn’t resist when we found out they were parked a mere five blocks away from the Architizer HQ. As described on the website, Coolhaus is a triple entendre, a play on Bauhaus, Koolhaas, and the oddly architectural make-up of an ice cream sandwich, described as “a cookie roof and floor slab with ice cream walls.” With camera in tow, we fought through the lunch hour crowds in Midtown to get our hands on one of these tasty prefab confections. Our “cool house” of choice? A hulking one-story scoop of I.M. Pei-nut Butter thrown between slabs of chocolate-chocolate chip cookie. Needless to say, we always knew we had good taste.