Chopsticks for the Modern Man

Chopsticks for the Modern Man

Chopsticks have gone widely unchanged for thousands of years, but Yuan Design has given them a functional facelift that’s also here to stay! Introducing, PenstiX – the retractable, reusable chopsticks you can take anywhere. Easier and more compact to carry around than a fork or even wooden chopsticks, PenstiX are minimally designed to be no large than a pen, making them perfect to take in your gym bag, on a camping trip, or to the office. One version even does double duty as a stylish stylus for your touch-screen devices. MUST-SEE video after the jump!

0 Designer: Yuan Design

Mind Over Food

Mind Over Food

Mind Power is potent and it can manipulate or simulate circumstances that may seem fictitious and surreal. Based on this premise is the plate and glass combo of the ‘SET TO MIMIC’ tableware. The idea is to put a microchip in us, which interacts with our brain cells so that it can register smells, tastes and textures of our favorite food. When bland or ‘health foods’ are placed on the plate, the microchip manipulates our senses to feel as if we are eating our favorite food.

0 Designer: Sorina Răsteanu

No strainer, no problem.

No strainer, no problem.

The OneBowl is a hybrid design that allows you to cook, strain, eat and store all in one bowl! Let’s say you’re cooking pasta- rather than transfer to a strainer from the pan, put it directly in the OneBowl, twist the handle and voila! The water is release through the bottom while keeping your hands out of harms way. Then just cover and store!

0 Designer: Justin Herd

Balancing Bowls

Balancing Bowls

With meticulously-measured diets being all the rage, these balancing bowls/preparation boards are sure to be a hit with fitness buffs & healthy eaters alike! The 3D printed collection is designed to be customized to dietary requirements  & its simplistic form is dictated by the notion of having a balanced diet. Generated through a parametric model the bowls’ measurements are dictated by a user’s unique body mass index & activity level. They’re accompanied by an American ash chopping board which visually helps meal planning & can be turned over & used as a tray. It’s a beautiful approach to personalized healthy eating!

0 Designer: Annabelle Nichols

A Wino's Wet Dream!

A Wino’s Wet Dream!

Introducing, Vinaera – the world’s first electronic wine and spirit aerator! You need only insert the aerator into the bottle, press the top button and voila! It will dispense fully aerated red wine. In seconds you can enjoy the complex aromas, full flavors and rich textures with a smooth, less acid finish in 30-40 minutes faster than a glass decanter. For spirits, the oxidation through large surface exposure to bubbles releases fused alchohols, making them less spicy and bitter. See it in action —>

0 Designer: Mercuries Asia Ltd.

Putting the FLAT in Flatware

Putting the FLAT in Flatware

This clever cutlery collection goes to show that flatware doesn’t always have to mirror the same mundane shape. This contemporary interpretation is not only different and just as pleasant to use, its flat, folded profile also makes each piece nestable with the next! Together they create a unique geometric visual that’s sure to be a conversation starter.

0 Designer: Till Kobes

Considerate Ceramics

Considerate Ceramics

The Ceramic Scoop Bowl isn’t just cool because of its Cvisual oddness… it’s also designed to accommodate individuals with muscular conditions and is an ideal eating aid for one-handed users. The vertical wall and sloping bottom helps users easily guide food onto their utensils while also allowing the plate to rest at the edge of the table helping to eliminate spillage. For added safety, the bowl also features a nitrile rubber base to prevent sliding and provide a stable eating platform.

0 Designer: Ryan Kirkpatrick

Two in Wine

Two in Wine

Ever wonder why there are different glasses for different wines? The idea is that each wine deserves its own type of glass to enhance its unique flavor, aroma and color. It’s an often overlooked part of the experience that every vino-enthusiast has come to appreciate. Inspired by this concept, the Doublet incorporates not one, but two of the more common types into one beautiful, seamless, stemless piece. Even if you’re not a wine snob, you can clear out some cabinet space with this artistic two-in-one alternative!

0 Designer: Stefan Burlacu

Table for Shopaholics

Table for Shopaholics

After a day of shopping, you’re way hungry… so you stop to eat. But where do you put your new precious belongings? Under the table on the dirty floor? Behind you in the seat? Not anymore! The HangOut table keeps your bags, purse or other goodies right by your side. One simple cut makes all the difference, so you can relax and enjoy your lunch! Check out the vid to see how it works —>

0 Designers: Kaito Choy, Zhenmin Li, Hyokwon Kwak

Stackable Seasonings

Stackable Seasonings

From the creators of the adorable Jumbo dish dryer, this clever table set combines containers of salt, pepper and olive oil conveniently and stylishly! The glass dispenser perfectly nests the two ceramic shakers, keeping together this essential trio that no meal is complete without!

0 Designer: Peleg Design

The Coziest Mug Ever

The Coziest Mug Ever

The ToastyMUG is a design that makes you say DUH! The concept focuses on our natural tendency to hold our cold hands close to a coffee mug in order to warm them. The ergonomic, enveloping form of the handle keep the heat in so your both your drink and your hands are kept toasty. Now, tea, coffee and hot chocolate are all that more satisfying!

0 Designer: Sabrina Fossi Design

Vertical Challenge, Accepted!

Vertical Challenge, Accepted!

Raúl Lázaro’s Giraffe Cup is proof that a small change in an otherwise classic design can go a loooong way to spark the imagination. The leggy design is both a cup and an art piece, sure to start conversations. Exotic enough to make a statement, but not so much that it looks like bad Tommy Bahama!

0 Designer: Raúl Lázaro

Eating With Benefeat

Eating With Benefeat

Benefeat looks like any regular tableware, but is specifically designed to eliminate the social stigma related to adults with cerebral palsy and when they dine with others. Five dinnerware have been designed for this, the first is bowl with an inclined inner base, the second is a plate that is inclined above a flat base, next is a cup with a straw insert, the fourth is a spoon with an adjusted angle and finally an anti-slip placemat.

0 Designers: I-Ting Chan & Ting-Yin Yeh

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