Edible Dishes

Edible Dishes

The following project is one with far fewer hard specs than it has big notions about how the future could be. This project is not a stack of dishes, nay, it is a dish creator. This “Piece of Plate” creator is responsible for the creation of the places where your main course meal will be sitting. Each plate produced will be edible in some way or another, it being organic and made of bio-degradable bits of our mother earth. I cannot speak for its taste.

0 Designer: Elisa Parucker

Democratize Coasters

Democratize Coasters

The proverbial coaster hasn’t changed much aside from constantly shifting between geometric shapes and designs. It’s main function has and will always be to protect surfaces from moisture and heat but the emboGarden goes a step further to accommodate anything larger than a mug. A group of mugs, coffee pots, tea pots, even cookware. Communal and democratized coasters yes?

0 Designer: Haeah For Connect Design

Tea for Two

Tea for Two

The Yin & Yang is a teapot designed for two people. So if one person prefers green and the other prefers red – you can prepare both of them inside this teapot . The spouts even double as the handle. Cool idea and looks quite beautiful too. Great opportunity here to show very contrasting teas.

0 Designer: Ewa Sendecka

Magical Seasoning

Magical Seasoning

The Magical Sapor combines my interests in cooking and dressing up as a fairy godmother into a set of seasoning wands. It’s easy to understand and the minimalist approach keeps the whimsicality in check. Love the idea. Needs a matching gown apron.

0 Designer: Arthur Xin (Se Xin)

Transmutive Tableware

Transmutive Tableware

There’s a vintage paradigm of tableware that may need to be reinvented to better suite modern living. “Slice” adopts the idea of transmutive tableware – soft plastic that can change form from cups to plates to bowls by using agraffes. It’s space efficient and much easier to clean when everything is essentially the same shape when unfurled. I love the idea.

0 Designers: Qing Ji & JiaYue Wu

Double Bowl All The Way

Double Bowl All The Way

Take a peek at this set of two steel fruit bowls that become one in the connecting. They slot together horizontally OR vertically. They can be connected in several ways that allow for lovely parties and all sorts of item placements. Stripe patterns and containers galore! These bowls have been manufactured by making the hemisphere using spun steel tech, then by creating slots using a three-dimensional laser cutting machine.

0 Designer: Sakura Adachi

To Eat Off A Smile

To Eat Off A Smile

Inspired by virtual imagery and digital computer graphics, specifically the popular “emoticons”, PATTERNED SMILE introduces two new faces designed exclusively for this urban, contemporary tableware set. A delicate and humorous vision by Estudio BIS// CUIT to give your table a distinctive and creative twist. I’m enthralled y’all. Really, this is just BRILLS!

0 Designer: Estudio BIS//CUIT

Tea to Perfection

Tea to Perfection

There are few people on this planet who really know what a perfect cup of tea tastes like. I imagine I’m one of them, after reading the process this designer explains in telling us about this new project by the name of “The Perfect Cup.” The designer, Callum Kenny, informs us that 64 million cups of tea are enjoyed every 24 hours. Of those masses of cups, how many have taken time and care enough to create the perfect cup? Not many, I bet.

0 Designer: Callum Kenny

UPDATE: One Giant Muggie

UPDATE: One Giant Muggie

A quick note to all you tea & coffee buffs, the Slurp Mug can now be Pre-ordered on CKIE for a very limited time, so hurry!

How would you like to have one giant mug for everything you ever drank your whole life? How about all your soup? You know what gigantic mugs are most iconic in my mind? Those ones at Central Perk. You know the ones. These ones are much different, aside from the size. This one’s got a giant handle with which you can remember your soup tasting of yore. Taste everything your heart can possibly desire.

0 Designer: DEDE DextrousDesign

Fingers For Food Feelings

Fingers For Food Feelings

The See With Fingertips is a specialized plate for the blind, to help them feel around the food-plate with hands and eat confidently, without spills. The thoughtful shape of each niche is quite interesting and I feel this idea can be extended to toddlers getting their grips on independent eating. What do you think?

0 Designers: Keum Eun-byeol & Park So-mi

Intelligent Glass

Intelligent Glass

Right here is a tumbler called the Green Smart Glass, and it’s meant for the cuppa addicts to put their piping hot beverage to good use. Most often people wait for their hot drinks to cool down a bit before consuming it. Now if they were to use this smart glass, then the heat loss process would be harnessed into an energy form, to be used later. While the technical details are very aptly described in the images, for you to ponder on, my only concern is the cleaning process. Will the glass withstand the dishwasher…or do we have to come up with a solution!

0 Designer: Ruan Chengzhu

Mouth Blown Tumblin

Mouth Blown Tumblin

You’ll be tumbling through the streets when you enjoy glass after glass of your favorite drink out of these lovely tumblers. They’re called Boulest and they’re all mouth blown. Each glass, in fact, is mouth blown and hand finished with delicate lenses. And then there’s the rocking. All the rocking! Each Boules tumbler can rock back and forth because they’ve got heavy bottoms. The best heavy bottoms for excellent rocking. Isn’t that always how it goes?

0 Designer: Ingrid Ruegemer of Absolute Appetite

Teaset of Istanbul

Teaset of Istanbul

When I heard the title of this project “Morgenland” I immediately thought of “Zombieland,” but this is a much more relaxed situation. No zombies here, especially if this tea set does the caffeine trick. This teaset, or tea service, was inspired by a visit by the designer to Istanbul – Zitta Schnitt speaks of the magnificent mosques these lovely bits of porcelain are aiming to represent. Elements so delicate they’re only perceptible through hands-on experience, this set contains a teapot, milk jug, sugar bowl, dessert plate, cup, and saucer.

0 Designer: Zitta Schnitt