The Sous La Vie is a waterproof tyvek bag for vacuum-cooking in a washing machine, designed at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, under the guidance of Liora Rozin. Even though this product was done at the Department of Industrial design it is more of an eye opener, It brings forth opposing ideas such as fast food vs slow food, rich vs poor and capitalism vs socialism.
The food we eat, and the way we eat it, reflects on our taste but much more on our economic abilities and culture. Our meals provide an example of the social aspects of our lives. In this case we will witness the rise (and fall) of the middle class as it can be seen through the home cooked meal.
One such solution is the laundromat, most of them are open 24/7 and they offer a hassle-free shelter. As one homeless blogger (afrostyplease)* describes the laundromat as “Probably the most useful places on earth for homeless, besides the library”. He adds: “you can clean your laundry, fill your water bottles, find an electrical outlet to plug in a computer, or cell phone, take a bird bath, take a dump, charge your electronics…, rest for a good few hours as a patron, and not get hassled…, and in some cases get on the internet all in the same place.” So why shouldn’t you be able to cook some food while there?