Stale Cabbage Patch

Love this concept of the Fridge Magnet that features a QR code-scanning function. Basically it provides information on the shelf life of food and keeps a tab on the expiry dates. In a good way, it also acts as an interactive, informative tool for children. It displays the image of the food item, its name, and place of origin, production date, proper temperature for preservation, and expiry date.

Here is how it works:

  • As the days progress, Fridge Magnet will change color, creating a strong visual reminder about the food’s level of freshness.
  • Green means the food is fresh, and red means the food has deteriorated and cannot be eaten.
  • Fridge Magnet also can be used as a children’s toy, helping children to learn more about food while they play.

Fridge Magnet is a 2013 red dot award: design concept winner!

Designers: Hu Yaxing, Chen Zhipeng, Liao Haibo & Tang Yigang


  • Stay-At-Home Mom says:

    Tasty looking cabbage! Yet that little three-year-old is quite literate…

  • Gravity says:

    SAH Mom, really?? Anyway this concept is great, I could definitely see these in stores sometime.

  • Jack says:

    Like a good idea. Hope it will be used in daily life.

  • Bob says:

    I don’t get it. Is that fridge magnet some kind of electronic device? Does it need a battery? Is it single use? Is that an LCD or is the product information printed on it?

  • At this moment I am ready to do my breakfast, when having my breakfast coming over again to read additional news.

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