The List‘  in today’s FT brings together several things that I love: cake, jelly, gingerbread and architecture. I’m definitely going to keep track of the www.cakebook.org event taking place at the National Trust’s Gibside where landmark buildings re-made in cake will create an architectural map of the North East.

But I’m not so sure about Mitchell Joachim’s use of fatty cells to grow insulation material and his suggestion that sphincter muscles could be used for windows and doors – back doors presumably? The scary thing is he’s very convincing. It’s a dangerous man who can make something so seemingly wrong sound perfectly sane and agreeable. Be careful if you’re thinking of inviting him to dinner. See what you think in this TED video.