One Perfect Cup

One Perfect Cup

The Utopik Design Lab have done it! They’ve taken our entire collected evolution of cup-making and holding of drink history and combined it into one cup. One cup to hold them all. This is “One Glass for Every Drink” and it’s made to work for everyone. It of course tends to the four main glass-specific types of drink: water, cognac, wine, and champagne. It uses the same head and a different base for each of these. Sounds lovely doesn’t it? Let’s have a sip or two and converse.

0 Designer: Utopik Design Lab

Scratching Beneath the Surface

Scratching Beneath the Surface

Hip hop is a rich culture that has deep meaning to those who live it. By interviewing DJs, MCs, B-boys and Graffiti artists involved in the hip hop community, designer Vanessa Chew create a series of table pieces called Scratching Beneath The Surface. It’s energetic and expressive, modern and emotive, just like hip hop.

0 Designer: Vanessa Chew

Specifically for Lobster

Specifically for Lobster

The following post is about a set of utensils designed for you to have an excellent time completely destroying and consuming a lobster. Have you ever eaten lobster? It’s weird. It’s awesome because it tastes so good, but there’s always the possibility that you’ll be sitting there realizing you’re eating something that was alive not 1 hour before you put it in your stomach. So what should be done? A set of utensils should be made to make this process as pleasing as possible, because we have all these shellfish and someone’s gotta eat em.

0 Designer: Svetlana Yorchenko

Handling Porcelain

Handling Porcelain

If you had a living room full of furniture that was made of all porcelain, how long do you figure it would last? How about if your bicycle were made of porcelain? Your computer case? Well, what do you know, porcelain is breakable, isn’t it?! Yes is it. So why do we made anything out of it? Because it looks and feels amazing. The human eye and the human hand, oh how they love it. Designer Isabell Fringer knows this, that’s why she mad a collection of tableware that’s both porcelain AND super easy to handle.

0 Designers: Isabell Fringer

Disposable Fine Dining

Disposable Fine Dining

Let me show you a little bridge. Not across a body of water, but across lifestyles, functionalities, and coffee cups. Keeping in mind the Fast Food and reactionary Slow Food movements in dining, designer Kimming Yap created this completely disposable set of fine dining dinnerware. It’s called “Lugum” and it consists of an espresso cup, cappuccino cup, wine cup, shot cup, dish plate, and soup bowl. Designed with a wall thickness of 1.5mm and no undercuts for thin-gauge thermoforming manufacturing process.

0 Designer: Kimming Yap for Creativeans

Powerful Bottoms Up

Powerful Bottoms Up

I’m not talking about a beer guzzling championship here, but the simple power of the bottom half of your tableware. Let me explain…a plate or a dish placed the right side up is the usual norm, so how about adding functionality to its wrong side? Get the drift? The Other Side tableware is just that…adding a juice squeezer to the bottom of a tumbler and a dips tray to the flipside of a dish. Convenient, cool and useful!

0 Designer: Yim Jeong-seok

Cookie Crumbles No More!

Cookie Crumbles No More!

The TAÇA Mug is for those who savor dipped cookies in milk. Till now you probably downsized the jumbo coz the rim of the mug wasn’t big enough. This design adds an ingenious touch to a mug with a rim shaped in such a way that you can dunk in the whole cookie, sideways. Now only if you can master the art of putting the cookie fast enough into your mouth….before the soggy end falls off!

0 Designer: Entresuelo1a

Table For Foodies

Table For Foodies

I love this “plated” table top from Elad Kashi. Although the legs mimic a very well known designer, it’s all about what’s on top. The table surface is actually made of several removable ceramic plates and the idea is each can hold a side dish or condiment. It encourages communal eating and is a great way to divvy up space at the dinner table. I love the last picture. DAMN those people are pigs. Oink!

0 Designer: Elad Kashi

Now That's A Spicy Egg

Now That’s A Spicy Egg

Designer Mike Flache has a wonderful aesthetic and a pleasing sense of humor. The Spice Egg is a magnetic salt cellar and pepper pot made of stainless chromium steel. Inspired by hundreds of mouth watering breakfasts around the world, he transformed the natural shape of a simple egg into a stylish accessory. Magnets in each section of the egg stick together and makes handling comfortable.

0 Designer: Mike Flache

Fruity Water Gate

Fruity Water Gate

This project is completely apolitical. It IS literally a gate of water. This project goes by the name of “Water Shade” and keeps a shield of H2O around the fruit it is sworn to protect. It’s both a dish and a cover, working with water to keep freshness in and everything larger than Oxygen OUT! Designer Yitu Wang doesn’t want to keep you from your delicious apples though, so there’s a built in detector that sees your hand in approach, and thus is does desist.

0 Designer: Yitu Wang

Coffeemaze! Better Than Any Gaming

Coffeemaze! Better Than Any Gaming

The thing with addiction to games is that you tend to find ways and means to include them in your daily routine. Like if you have a phone, you’ll download games and play on it. Same goes with computers and I needn’t mention the obvious: gaming consoles! The question is how do you satisfy your addiction on a coffee break? “Oluk”! Not your conventional coffee set, but a saucy saucer with a maze, so that you can immerse yourself into ‘chasing-the-coffee-drop-game!’

0 Designer: Erdem Selek

I'm a Little Teapot

I’m a Little Teapot

Far from short and stout, the Rocking Teapot explores design behind intuition and perceived function. Everyone tips a teapot to pour it so why not integrate that function into the design? In many cultures tea ceremonies are tradition and time honored. The need for design to assist in the simple act of pouring and serving is personal and holds emotional meanings, not to mention beautiful.

0 Designer: Betina Piqueras

A Flowery Garden for your Tabletop

A Flowery Garden for your Tabletop

How would you like to get your hands on the soft, anti-slippery, easy to be cleaned pieces of rubber that are going to change you life?! Not a sex toy. No! These are for dinner, lunch, and breakfast. Made of some excellent silicone that’s all those features I just listed plus colorful, these are the buds of the “Sunflower” project. Made in different pallets of colors for the changing green seasons, these table pads are made in sizes appropriate for cups, plates, and any manner of pods.

0 Designer: Sunny Chung for Toast Living