The Lunchbox Auction

by Matt on December 10, 2008

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December is all about giving so I wanted to bring your attention to The Lunchbox Auction, an auction and event sponsored by Gourmet Magazine in conjunction with the Food Bank For New York City and The Lunchbox Fund. Not only is it a great way to win amazing lunchboxes made by celebrities and chefs of all sorts (no two are alike!), but there’s also a kick-off party tomorrow night in New York. And it all goes to help those who go hungry, something we could all think of a little bit more throughout the year.

Me? I’m stuck in Los Angeles so boo hoo I won’t be there. BUT I must tell you that I did have a little hand in the whole project. Check it out below:

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This is the amazing lunchbox by Nancy Silverton being auctioned. I photographed the amazing vintage bread labels at Nancy’s casa and they were lovingly applied by hand (and no, it wasn’t me, I’m no good at decoupage and last time I did it there was a layer of white paste on the ceiling fan, I’m not kidding.) Call me biased but I happen to think she did an amazing job and that it’s one of the most beautiful lunchboxes ever! Even the inside is gorrrrrrrrrrrrrgeous.

It could be yours AND you’d be helping out a great cause!

{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

Brooke December 10, 2008 at 12:02 pm

God you’re good. So brilliant.

Dawn December 10, 2008 at 7:04 pm

Clever idea! Thanks for passing it on and love the lunch box.

Leah Faust December 10, 2008 at 8:03 pm

Hey Matt! I posted a few snapshots of the box on my blog. Great working with you…I know we will cross paths again soon!

tokyoastrogirl December 11, 2008 at 8:11 am

We’re actually covering this event tonight- can’t wait to see all of the designs.

Amanda December 11, 2008 at 9:59 am

What fun! And such a great cause–thanks for sharing the news on this one.

Meg December 12, 2008 at 6:14 am

Is there anything in the lunch boxes? Like, did Nancy bake a bunch of stuff?

MattArmendariz December 12, 2008 at 6:25 am

I suppose if you asked her real nicey nicey she might put a loaf in there.
But no, the lunchbox is empty so that you can see its gorgeous interior :)

Meg December 12, 2008 at 6:32 am

I’d rather see a gorgeous piece of bread!

alexandra's kitchen December 12, 2008 at 11:08 pm

That is the most beautiful lunchbox i have ever scene. I love the vintage labels.

alexandra's kitchen December 12, 2008 at 11:08 pm

That is the most beautiful lunchbox i have ever scene. I love the vintage labels.

alexandra's kitchen December 12, 2008 at 11:08 pm

That is the most beautiful lunchbox i have ever scene. I love the vintage labels.

Leah Greenstein December 13, 2008 at 9:22 am

Nice work, Matt. I love the idea of using vintage labels; it’s perfect and so very Nancy!

Heidi / Savory Tv December 14, 2008 at 1:47 pm

You both did an amazing job for a great cause, bravo!

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