Hi, I'm Hildreth.
Artist by nature, scientist by nurture. I manage research at the MIT Media Lab, where I study behaviors in and design new technologies for our food system. This continues the work I've been doing since 2004.
At HESTIA design lab, I personalize this research and focus specifically on design's impact on behaviors in food. I'm exploring how well-crafted environments and objects can pique our curiosity, spark joy, and inspire us to act in new ways that step slightly outside our familiar, comfortable foodways.
My goal? Gorgeous design, delightful food experiences, happy people.
inspired in equal parts by beautifully crafted experiences, deep research in behavior change and technology, and more than a decade of expertise in food and nutrition, HESTIA design lab is an adventure in polymathery.
we believe good design lets us cozy up to the hearth of human emotions. we stoke that fire with smart, delightful things and places to help folks (re)discover healthy, happy food experiences.
Twenty-five, limited edition "il Tagliere" signed by Chef D'Amato are available in the shop, if you like nice things.