Robyn's Burger Stuff
"I've collected a handful of fun burger things over the last five-ish years of editing A Hamburger Today. Here are my faves of the bunch:
1. The Hamburger Book, a book-like magazine/mook I picked up a few years ago at the Japanese bookstore at Mitsuwa in New Jersey. I can't read it, but I love looking at its photo-heavy pages full of burger joints from around Japan. (It's one of a small collection of Japanese magazines I've hoarded over the last decade featuring awesome photos and layout design.)
2. Tube of Hamburger Dressing from ICA in Sweden. I bought this during a trip to Sweden in 2011 because I though the design was cute (and I wanted a Swedish souvenir), but I never actually used it. Last year while cleaning out my kitchen I realized I should probably empty out the tube of expired sauce. Out came a skinny rope of thick, pale pink goo that smelled like paint.
3. Japanese burger keychain and phone charm. I blogged about the impressively detailed burger tower back in 2010. If it were a real burger, it'd be gross, but it's a cute lil' keychain, so it's adorable! I bought the egg burger phone charm from a vending machine in Hong Kong because, again, it's cute. —Robyn Lee, AHT Editor/Art Director
Burger Nanoblock Set
"This is a Nanoblock set I got it in Shibuya, Tokyo in 2007 at the Toyku Hands department store. Nanoblocks are kind of like Lego but really tiny. Tokyu Hands is an amazing homewares/gadgets store. Its kitchen section is legendary and the toy section has some pretty incredible stuff in it as well." —Will
"I love burgers so much and while I can't eat them for every meal, I can wear them every day! I have a uniform that I wear daily, no joke, and these are a part of them. I wear the same shirt, jeans, socks, hat and shoes every single day. I of course have multiples of each, I'm not literally wearing the same shirt every day. I find that by decreasing the amount of decisions I have to make in the morning, the more brain share I have to do other things during the day. You know, like figure out which hamburger I want to eat. These socks are my faves. Here's another option. The others were a gift so I don't know where they are from." —Rev
"Even my burger toys have burger toys. These are both from Kid Robot (the smaller one is from the Kid Robot x Jeremyville collection)" —Rodney / Burger Junkies
"Here is my prized hand knitted burger phat gold chain, worn by Chef Jamie DeRosa of Tongue and Cheek restaurant in Miami FL during the 2014 SOBEWFF Burger Bash." —Rodney / Burger Junkies
Burger Chair Box
"I also like that the box clearly shows that there's an effort to market hamburgers to girls. I'm all about equally opportunity burger enthusiasm!"
"Here is my Cheeseburger Dunny by Twelve Car Pile Up. I got this for my birthday last year and it sits right in front of my computer monitor. They are available on ebay." —Erik
"I got this great present from the daughter of my good friends, who are living in New York. They know I'm a burger lover (when I visited the last year, they thought I was crazy when I went to Hakensack to visit White Manna). So, when they were on holiday on the West Coast this summer, I got this great invitation from Daantje, their daughter. The text is in Dutch and it says 'Hi Bart, please come quickly to this great restaurant? From Daantje'. Now I definitely have to go to the West Coast to visit In-N-Out. I love this. It's a very dear present." —Bart