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

Gemmy Tea Set

Gemmy Tea Set

Here’s a set of bone china carefully carved to look like raw gems. The Ceramic Gems collection consists of a tea set and coffee tumblers. I really like the lids. There’s something distinctively Scandinavian about them yet this was designed and manufactured in India. If I’m going to have a spot of tea with the Queen, I’m doing it on my terms – not out of those frilly sets they use at Buckingham Palace.

0 Designer: Mohit Arora

Mizuhiki, Japanese Knotting Art

Mizuhiki, Japanese Knotting Art

The art of Mizuhiki goes back to 7th century Japan the paper knotting was used to tie samurai hair. The paper craft brand OEY has taken that art and applied it to modern table ware and launched their new collection at Milan Design Week. The intricately corded paper rings, chopsticks, and napkin holders come in an assortment of beautiful rich colors, each handmade from paper and silk. Even the most drab table settings would benefit from it.

0 Designers: Ken Yokomizo & Mariko Murai for Design Yard

What Is Odd in This image?

What Is Odd in This image?

Can you pick out what is odd with this image? Look at it carefully, once again….okie time’s up, hit the jump to know more!

As usual, no prizes for guessing; just a pat on your back! And you may leave your original conclusions in the comments, I look forward to them.

0 Designer: Patricia Naves for Design Studio OITI

Two Slams One Broke Egg

Two Slams One Broke Egg

You are terrible at breaking eggs! Or not. I know I’m terrible at it, there’s always a bit of shell in there with the white. But those days of crunchy scramblers are over! This object right here is an egg cracker, it’s called the “Punch-Bell Egg Cracker” and it’s fabulously superior to all the other cracking instruments I’ve ever used. Granted, my methods of hitting an egg with a hammer weren’t the most inspired bits of my thoughtful history, but this metal object is tops.

0 Designer: H. Dolp, Markus Roling, and V. Zitzman [ Buy it Here ]

No Time Like Tea Time

No Time Like Tea Time

There’s an old Chinese saying, “tea is drunk to forget the din of the world.” There’s some irony in that truth, as much as the world indulges itself with problems, tea is universally understood as an escape. Wars would even pause for both sides to ceremoniously share cups of tea. TASTE is a physical manifestation of that tranquility. The organic shape castes a reflection describing majesty and peace; the moon and the mountains. Gorgeous design.

0 Designer: Ran Xiangfei

Eat Artistically

Eat Artistically

Love me some sushi y’all. Good sushi is already editable art but designer Arthur Xin takes it to the next step in the literal sense by packaging all the traditional condiments in gouache paint tubes. The entire serving tray looks like an artist’s palette he calls the, wait for it… Sushi Palette. Mmm yum yum I gotta get me some! Is there a place for artful eating in people’s busy lives?

0 Designer: Arthur Xin

A Spot Of Tea

A Spot Of Tea

A better and bolder teacup set. The T-Win Demitasse Cup looks strangely alien to me for some reason yet the only things different about it are very subtle. The ringlet handles are oddly placed. I’m not sure I like it because having a handle so high up means the rest of my hand touches the cup which if filled with hot tea won’t be a pleasurable experience. On the other hand, I love how the center of the saucer rises up into the cup to prevent it from slipping.

0 Designer: Karl Baxter

A Glass With Class

A Glass With Class

Under normal circumstances a drinking glass with an extra hole in it is a messy proposition. Unless that hole was designed by Alvaro Lagos Vasquez. His “O-Glass” design cleverly uses the base of a normal lowball glass by inserting a hole. Now you can use this magical hole to hold a napkin, pencil, spike etc. Plus, it creates an easy storing potential in bars. Genius! This got me thinking, what other common items could be improved by the simple inclusion of a hole?

0 Designer: Alvaro Lagos Vasquez