Microwave Cooking With The Desktop

Microwave Cooking With The Desktop

The BrainWave is a desktop microwave that will come in handy for workaholics and bookworms, who can’t seem to tear themselves away from their computer screens. The appliance works with the C8 port connected to the mains and is controlled through a computer application connected via USB. A RFID-tagged plastic spoon comes along with specially packaged meals and scanning the tag transmits the meal info to the microwave. This in turn auto sets the heating time.

0 Designer: Stephen Richard Gates

Sunbeam Designer Series Glass Kettle

Sunbeam Designer Series Glass Kettle

I’m a bit jealous of you Aussies because you guys get this beautiful Sunbeam kettle designed to look like a carafe. Designer David Knott wanted something high-end and functional but to do so meant developing an electronic temperature sensing control to avoid the need for a steam tube up into the handle like most electric kettles. The result is a completely transparent design; modern and sculptural. The handle is chrome plated and the glass body is manufactured by Schott Duran.

0 Designer: David Knott

Wrap A Little Heat

Wrap A Little Heat

Portable burners are awesome for camping, but they do have their minor points like refilling gas and flames extinguishing during windy times. A good solution is using induction cooking stoves that are compact. The WrapStove here follows that norm and comes fitted with tiny magnets in the sleeve, to cling onto the vessel. It’s a flexible thang that is fashioned like a rolled up towel and wraps around the cooking pot. It switches-on only when the end tab is folded and the temperature is set via a touchscreen.

0 Designer: Wonchul Hwang

Guessing Game Of The Month

Guessing Game Of The Month

What do you think this is? Hint….literally speaking it keeps the doctor away, but what it holds is a pot full of paradise!

0 Designer: Sungkuk Park

Cook In With The CookIn Table

Cook In With The CookIn Table

This is induction cooking at its finest. Designed to be functional and as a wonderful table top to serve from, the CookIn Table encourages family time by engaging everyone to join in ala hot pot style. The cooktop only heats up when a metallic surface touches it. Beneath the glass top are retractable shelves for additional service stations and beneath that is storage for utensils. Beautiful and accompanied by an extremely detailed exploded view. We like that.

0 Designer: Young-Chan Choo

For Soggy Boots

For Soggy Boots

Do you live in a place where it snows very often? I sure do. If you’re smart, you either make a living off blogging and never leave your house, or you get a nice fresh pair of snow stomping boots! But as you face it, the cold, cold world you live in becomes clear, and you realize you must get groceries. And your shoes will become wet. What do you do then? Dry em.

0 Designer: Olga Kalugina

Never Singe Another Garment

Never Singe Another Garment

As a new bride, it was expected from me to know how to manage all the household chores. The spoilt brat that I was, I didn’t even know how to iron clothes. Yes, the expected happened I burned many of my husband’s shirts, mainly because a telephone call or a whistling pressure cooker would grab my attention. I’d leave the iron right on the garment and come back to a gaping burnt hole! The Roly Poly Iron would have saved me a lot of clothes thanks to a built-in weight mechanism.

0 Designer: Wonkook Lee

Put A Smile On Your Toast

Put A Smile On Your Toast

Does your toast smile at you in the morning or is it a grumpy old man? Quirky as it may sound, I think small nuances (or gimmicks) like this can really make a difference in your day. Bring out your shiny smile for the Smile Cooking Toaster! Think hair straightening iron for a moment, similar to that clasp design is this appliance. Difference lies in the electric-heating nano-membrane and different smiley faces you can use to singe on the bread.

0 Designer: Xu Yan Xiang

Breakfast In Bed Or Anywhere

Breakfast In Bed Or Anywhere

Breakfast in bed or at Tiffany’s, it doesn’t matter anymore because the adorable Downtown Breakfast Set is what me wants! The modular tray (conceals the lithium-ion battery within) elegantly carries a pad-based coffeemaker, milk foamer, and toaster and is meant to be placed just about anywhere. Question is, what about the ingredients like bread slices, preserves etc. Need to figure out how to make this handier that it already is. But I love this idea!

0 Designer: studioMEM

Cooking Up The Eco Greens

Cooking Up The Eco Greens

The Green Cuisine takes inspiration from the Japanese Teppanyaki steakhouse style of cooking and serving. Hosts and guest get comfy in the cooking area where preparation and consumption form the part of the eco-routine. Food is cooked in appliances like the Healthy Steamer, Smart Kettle & Cups, and Cooking Modules, that work together on an interactive Kitchen Table. The integrated performance indicator monitors and displays energy consumption, giving you a fair idea of how Green you have been!

0 Designer: Philips Design

Kettles in Detail

Kettles in Detail

Folks at Product Tank have redesigned the kettle for many reasons but the focus still remains on easy carrying and filling. Let me get into the specs of this particular design, it’s got an attached lid that flips out and is used as a mechanism to help fill the kettle. The multiple hand grip positions make it easy to carry, fill and pour the water. A hybrid between the traditional and jug handled design; this kettle provides multiple grip points and has thick insulated walls.

0 Designer: Product Tank

Refrigerator That Grows Plants

Refrigerator That Grows Plants

So you lack the green thumb but still love fresh green vegetables. Facts like light, water, temperature, space, moisture, nutrition, supervision and knowledge are all gibberish to you. No worries because Ms Hanna Sandström has been doing some homework for you, she’s worked in sync with Green Fortune & Whirlpool to come up with a refrigerator that will nurture a seed to a plant. Of course it’s restricted to herbs and greens, and details on HOW it would function are sketchy.

0 Designer: Hanna Sandström with Green Fortune & Whirlpool

Convenience In Pressing!

Convenience In Pressing!

Since the chore is so dowdy and downright hateful, Designer Lisa Töpfer decided to make us a fun ironing kit that entices us to actually iron some clothes. I totally dig the foldable ironing mat that holds in the iron, when not in use. The main unit uses Lithium-Polymer-Battery-Technology offering the convenience of cordless ironing. A temperature sensor integrated into the iron makes the appliance work at a single setting that is multi-textile friendly. Like Lisa says, “Find a positive ironing experience with the ironing kit Feinraus.”

0 Designer: Lisa Toepfer