A Modern Chopstick for the Less Coordinated

A Modern Chopstick for the Less Coordinated

I love Sushi! I love Oriental food! So what if people laugh at me while I pretend to know how to use my chopsticks while my food falls back onto my plate. Bottom-line, I am not coordinated enough to use them. Lincoln Kayiwa had to have been sitting in a sushi bar watching me at a distance while I made a total fool of myself, inspiring his creation of the TUKAANI.

0 Designer: Lincoln Kayiwa

A round of paper cuts on the house...

A round of paper cuts on the house…

It’s Monday and what better time to argue about “what is design and what isn’t” than today? Let me give you all some good ammunition to start with. This is called “One Drink Cup” by Mikhail Stawsky. This person has taken paper folding to new highs with this fold-it-yourself shot glass design. Get it “new highs”? “shot glass”?… yeah, I’m not laughing either. So is this design or just clever origami?

0 Designer: Mikhail Stawsky

Drinking From A Drop

Drinking From A Drop

DROPPA is a carafe designed to bridge the gap between form, function, and space. It expands the feeling of liquidity out of an object that looks like a water droplet frozen just at the moment of impact. It’s organic and extremely architectural. The top of the drop is actually the cup by where you invert the stem to pour water into. 

0 Designer: Ozgur Onal

Popup Délices (delicacies)

Popup Délices (delicacies)

Fine tableware is a victim to the rhythms imposed by modern society and globalization. Everyone is in a hurry. Time is money and food storage/portability is more important than actually enjoying what you eat slowly.

0 Designer: Marina Lecade

UPSIDEDOWN ICON

UPSIDEDOWN ICON

Viktor and Rolf, well known for their unique designs in the fashion industry, were contacted by Piper-Heidsieck to create a unique twist to the design of their Limited Edition Piper Heidsieck Rosé Sauvage champagne. The result is a unique, one of a kind design that is far past ordinary champagne bottle designs.

0 Designer: Viktor & Rolf

The Wizards of Öz

The Wizards of Öz

Things just seem to taste better when dispensed from objects made with thought and care. Like when my mom makes me a sandwich made exactly the way I make them, but for some reason her’s taste so much better. I am guessing that will be the case with this “Öz” pepper grinder by Ahmet Bektes and Koray Gelmez.

0 Designer: Ahmet Bektes

Stir it Stir it Stir it together...

Stir it Stir it Stir it together…

I will let the words of the master of not-so-subtle innuendo Bob Marley tell you about this latest design called “Drip” by Ayumi Ueda.

Quench me when Im thirsty; Come on and cool me down, baby, when Im hot.

0 Designer: Ayumi Ueda

Touch Free Service

Touch Free Service

Efficiency and cleanliness are what’s on order with this serving tray design by Carlo Casagrande. His “Vassoio Monetti” design is about as minimal and effective a tool as it gets. Capable of holding most European sized demitasse and champagne flutes, this elegant serving tray even allows for touch free delivery of your precious liquids. No more, “waiter, your finger is in my coffee…” moments.

0 Designer: Carlo Casagrande

Cup of Java Script

Cup of Java Script

Technology and scaled down computers are finding their ways into more and more ubiquitous items in our lives. From RFID clothing tags and eBooks (Kindle) to running monitors (Nike/iPod) and even cars that respond to your voice (Ford Sync). Why not get a daily does of information stimulation while you have your morning brew? That’s what the designers of “The Cup” have in mind.

0 Designer: Hyuh-Jin Lee

What's up my Jigger?

What’s up my Jigger?

What is the true measure of a liquid? Is it the color of its molecules? Is it its density? or maybe its viscosity..? Whatever it is, the “Cube Jigger” by Josh Owen for Kikkerland has six ways to measure your liquids in the most commonly measured form…its volume. This design evolved from an experiment to compress the six most common liquid measures into the smallest possible dispenser.

0 Designer: Josh Owen

Champagne Poppin' For Everyone

Champagne Poppin’ For Everyone

Look it’s all about me me me. I don’t want to stand in the back. I want to be center front. I want to be a star. So why is it only one person gets to experience that “oooOo” moment when opening a champagne bottle? Everyone circles around as they hear the distinctive “pop” of cork freeing itself from glass. Why can’t everyone experience this moment?

0 Designer: Baptiste Mathieu

Clip-on Tea Infuser Classier Than A Clip-on Tie

Clip-on Tea Infuser Classier Than A Clip-on Tie

On Saturday, April 5, the Industrial Design Society of America (IDSA) presented its Student Merit Award to Paul Sukphisit, a senior at Massachusetts College of Art and Design. The presentation was the highlight of the 2008 IDSA Northeast District Conference, which was held in Philadelphia. Sukphisit, along with national award winners from four other districts, will present his work at the IDSA’s national conference this September in Phoenix.

0 Designer: Paul Sukphisit

Balls of Curry

Balls of Curry

Newton’s cradle (aka, Newton’s balls) named after Sir Isaac Newton is a five balled, pendulum device that demonstrates conservation of momentum and energy. Made popular in the late 1960′s, this device was mostly known to sit on the desks of bored executives counting down the minutes till their next round of golf and a martini injection. What does all this have to do with spices? Absolutely nothing!

0 Designer: Qian Jiang