Enduring Espresso

Enduring Espresso

Wonsang Lee’s twist on the espresso machine appears ultra-modern, but takes inspiration from traditional Korean houses which are often designed to focus on exposure to outdoor landscaping. Like the traditional homes, the center of this design is where all the magic happens. Its open midsection is not only aesthetically unique, but an intuitive signal for where the user should place their mug.

0 Designer: Wonsang Lee

Not Your Granny's Kettle

Not Your Granny’s Kettle

The word ‘kettle’ itself has a sort of antiquated, old-school ring to it, doesn’t it? With this in mind, designer Felipe Arnador redesigned the classic Braun brand kettle to appeal to the younger user. Its sleek appearance is made possible by a double surface layer that produces a vacuum between the interior and exterior, keeping the user’s hand safe from heat and eliminating the need for a handle.

0 Designer: Felipe Sebastian Rozzi Amador

Really Really Smart – Part Two

Really Really Smart – Part Two

Looking for the perfect marriage between a digital scale, measuring cup and a mixing bowl? Your search ends with this awesome SmartMix! A notch up from the SmartMeasure Cup, this mixing bowl allows you to add and weigh ingredients both by volume and by weight, while preparing the recipe. The scale allows you to convert between the most common units, and tip in the elements with accuracy. Best of all, you can detach the bowl for easy cleaning and stow it separately. Superb!

0 Designers: J. Ryan Eder & Chris Daniels of Priority Designs

Everything But the Kitchen Sink

Everything But the Kitchen Sink

Well… almost everything! This innovative mobile cooking concept provides a compact, all-in-one solution for preparing meals when there is no access to a kitchen. Made from a special shape-memory alloy, all utensils can be stored flat without losing their functionality. A great solution for catering teams, chefs, or business travelers who’d rather make their own meals than dine out when they’re away from home.

0 Designer: Merwyn Wijaya

Chopping Board Experience Gets Better

Chopping Board Experience Gets Better

So how about this, a chopping board that features strategic slits. Why? So that you can use the same board as an impromptu colander and rinse out the veggies without any fuss! Very helpful and a easy to store, this simplistic board is made with polypropylene, which is flexible and skid-proof.

0 Designers: Weng Hao-Gin & Ke Shiang-Yin

Eat Something Sexy

Eat Something Sexy

The Afrodite aims at igniting passion with its range of sensual cookware. Based on the idea that food cooked with love and passion is a personal representation of us, it looks at delving into a journey filled with discovering pleasure in a unique way. Homage to the Greek goddess of love and beauty, the set is a refreshing new approach to culinary bliss.

0 Designers: spooon - Monica Albini, Benedetta Leonardi & Cara Judd

Divide and Conquer the Balloon Whisk

Divide and Conquer the Balloon Whisk

Cleaning a whisk can be a challenge, especially if you are working with a sticky mixture or thick dough. Divisible is a clever design that addresses this issue, as well as the storage. The whisk simple splits in half, straightening the curvy wires and facilitating easy cleaning. By far the most hygienic cleaning solution, demonstrated brilliantly in the accompanying video.

0 Designer: Hansol Kwon

Kitchen Design for Now and When You Are Ninety!

Kitchen Design for Now and When You Are Ninety!

Disturbed by the way their ninety-year-old ‘Nan’ has to struggle in her current kitchen scenario, Product Tank has designed this compatible Kitchen 02. It’s compatible in the sense that both the sliver generation and the young-guns can use it easily. Like they say, “This is not a Kitchen for a Michelin starred chef, just an old lady who wants to remain independent and cook herself simple meals.”

0 Designer: Product Tank

Breakfast in Bed

Breakfast in Bed

hotspot / breakfast is an excellent way to pamper yourself or a loved one. The setup is a fully functional breakfast tray with components like a toaster, a kettle and an espresso pot; all designed with a classic touch. Too bad it didn’t hit the market during this past Valentine’s week. It sure would have made many of us ladies happy…. being served breakfast in bed!

0 Designer: Stefan Otzelberger

Modernitea

Modernitea

The Wavy Tea Set isn’t just nice to look at- the layers and unique organic form are purposed as such that each fits naturally and comfortably in the user’s hand. The alternative “handle” design was inspired by the process of glass blowing and captures the pulling action of hot glass being formed. 

0 Designer: Patricia Wong

Chop 'n Pour

Chop ‘n Pour

Experience is a good teacher they say and designer Junjie Piao learnt a good lesson with it. A stint in chopping celery sticks left him frustrated, especially when it was time to scoop and transfer them to a bowl. He decided to “design something to make this process easier without disturbing slicing.” Thus was born Pour-Smart, an L-shaped plastic piece and a bar of strong magnet. The contraption allows you to chop and easily transfer food from the cutting board to a bowl. Simple and very useful is my verdict!

0 Designer: Junjie Piao

Tiffin Proportions

Tiffin Proportions

Dabba means lunchbox in Hindi and is inspired by the Dabbawallas of Mumbai. This ingenious design aims at making you choose healthy food options and pack a balanced meal for work. Each box displays a food icon and is sized to keep portions in check. I love the combination of bamboo and silicon used, and if things go well soon the Dabba will be available at a store near you.

0 Designer: Rob Englert of Ram Industrial Design

One of a kind kettle

One of a kind kettle

The latest addition to the Peel series of kitchenware by HJC Design is this striking cordless kettle. The series is named after the way the surfaces appear to “peel” away to bring attention to the primary functionality of each unit- here the surfaces peels away to form the spout. Other features unique to the series are the kettle’s eye-catching LED accents and rippled surface that not only gives it a modern style but serve as an intuitive indication of where the user should fill with water.

0 Designer: HJC Design