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

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