Urbana - 355 Gram Picnic Set by Wolf Udo Wagner

Urbana – 355 Gram Picnic Set by Wolf Udo Wagner

Urbana, the Latin word for city-stuff, is a collection of products developed for easy urban travelling. During the design-process we have focused on creating functional and light-weight products in order to help you focus on your business, sightseeing or cultural pleasures. Future adventures with these indispensable darlings will not only keep you fresh, it will also support the planes, cars and ships in their emission-combat for a better planet. Enjoy!

0 Designer: Wolf Udo Wagner [ Product Page ] [ Via: Josh Spear ]

Royal VKB Pan Becomes a Strainer by Jan Hoekstra

Royal VKB Pan Becomes a Strainer by Jan Hoekstra

Royal VKB just keeps coming up with simple and ingenious ways of improving kitchenware. Its latest revelation, courtesy of Jan Hoekstra, is a series of pots of pans that have all the practical requirements of cookware: high-grade stainless steel, dishwasher safe, hearty, robust design. However it is the small details that set this series apart. A small lip at the edge of each pot means it’s not only safe and easy to pour but with a twist of the lid the pan becomes a strainer.

0 Designer: Jan Hoekstra [ Product Page ]

Olive Tasting Martini Glass by Eddie Chan

Olive Tasting Martini Glass by Eddie Chan

With the olive placed in the glass (pimento face up) prior to pouring the drink, the martini is kept in the upper half of the glass. When the customer drinks their martini, the drink is able to flow through that same hole while capturing the flavors of the olive (or whatever fruit or vegetable that is wedged in that midsection). While the flowing of the drink to the bottom half of the hour glass is symbolic of the passage of time, the backwards flow when the person drinks from the glass negates the former.

0 Designer: Eddie Chan

Liquid Skin - Drinking from a Fountain With Bare Hands by Barbara Ambrosz & Karin Stiglmair

Liquid Skin – Drinking from a Fountain With Bare Hands by Barbara Ambrosz & Karin Stiglmair

The concept of Liquid Skin is based on elementary human gestures of drinking from a fountain with bare hands. The glass functions as a thin layer between one’s hands and liquids. It creates awareness and leads the way to new rituals of drinking. There are two possibilities of positioning the cup on the table – upright or top down. Accordingly it can serve as an everyday design product or a scuplture.

0 Designer: Barbara Ambrosz & Karin Stiglmair [ Via: Designer's Block ]

Alessi Chin Family With the National Palace Museum of Taiwan by Giovannoni & Takeda

Alessi Chin Family With the National Palace Museum of Taiwan by Giovannoni & Takeda

The collaboration between Alessi and the NPM of Taiwan grew out of the museum’s wish to open itself yet further to the international scene, and to encourage greater awareness of Chinese history and culture in the West. We asked Stefano Giovannoni to imagine and design a sort of mascot for the new Museum of the 21st Century.

0 Designer: Stefano Giovannoni with Rumiko Takeda [ Product Page ]

Salt & Pepper Shaker Spoon by Wei Wu

Salt & Pepper Shaker Spoon by Wei Wu

The concept of this condiment container is derived from spoon. When the condiment in it is used up, the spoon shape of the pot allows you to scoop more condiments from a large pot very easily. Then, you replace the cover to turn the container into a condiment pot again. Usage is also easy. You use it just like shake a spoon.

0 Designer: Wei Wu

K-wine - Finger Food Wine Plate by Matteo Bertanelli & Michele Di Monte

K-wine – Finger Food Wine Plate by Matteo Bertanelli & Michele Di Monte

How many times during a cocktail, a reception or a party, food & beverage are served as a buffet and everybody eat standing up. The problem is that most of the time it’s difficult to find out a spot where you can put the plate together with the glass of wine and normally people remain limited in movements and connections. K-wine is an elegant plate especially made for finger-food and studied to redefine the way to serve wines.

0 Designer: Matteo Bertanelli & Michele Di Monte

Iho - Table Fountain by Sebastien Rouville

Iho – Table Fountain by Sebastien Rouville

Iho is a table fountain inspired by genuine old garden pumps. This project answers to a need of not cluttering up the table and protecting social interaction. The concept can be used at home but in professional environment as well. It offers a big reserve of water in being hidden under the table. The pump’s body is designed to be mold in aluminum. The stainless tank can contain 3 liters of water or welcome a mineral water bottle.

Veil Coffee Set by Hugo Danti

Veil Coffee Set by Hugo Danti

Serving coffee after dinner or during a social gathering has most of the times a formal character. Veil is style, formal aesthetics, and elegance translated into sober and fashion ceramic objects. Small and concise illustrative motives of vintage patterns have been applied so that combined with the modern design of the pieces, makes them fit to be used in any social situation. This service has coffee cup/plate, sugar bowl and a milk recipient.

0 Designer: Hugo Danti

Eva Solo 2007 Spring/Summer Collection by Henrik Holbaek & Claus Jensen

Eva Solo 2007 Spring/Summer Collection by Henrik Holbaek & Claus Jensen

Design brand Eva Solo just introduced their 2007 Spring/Summer Collection. Bird Box that has changeable entrance hole to match different sized birds, Oil Lamp to supplement your outdoor furniture and Fridge Carafe designed in a simple, classic milk bottle shape to fit neatly into the fridge door. The collection will be available in stores from May 2007.

0 Designer: Henrik Holbaek & Claus Jensen

Smile Mug by Yu Guoqun

Smile Mug by Yu Guoqun

Smile is the best media of conveying kindness and appreciation, so the designer added a raised smile-face at a mug’s bottom, the face could be painted with diverse colours. When you lift a Smile mug to drink, other people would be pleased by seeing the smile-face. It’s a new way of expressing your appreciation to the people who prepared the meal for you; even if you’re sad you also can convey your ‘happiness’ with the Smile.

0 Designer: Yu Guoqun

Cutlery by Ferran Adria

Cutlery by Ferran Adria

The gastronomic concoctions of Spanish super-chef, Ferran Adria have never been for the faint of heart, so it will be no surprise that a new cutlery collection conceived by the maverick masterchef presents something of a challenge to dining convention. Responding to the growing demand for tools that enhance the Adria-style culinary experience, the chef and his team have collaborated with a team of designers headed by Luki Uber to produce a whole range of kitchen and tableware, part of which is this line of innovative cutlery.

0 Designer: Ferran Adria

Yes No Maybe Martini Glass by Michael Roller

Yes No Maybe Martini Glass by Michael Roller

Yes, No, Maybe amplifies the romantic subtext of the perfect martini experience. The design possesses qualities of nonverbal communication, giving the martini a body language and a sense of humor. An asymmetrical variation on the classic martini glass gives Yes, No, Maybe its character. Through its positioning, the glass can lean in or back off from another. When two people flirt, one glass can chase the other.

0 Designer: Michael Roller