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

Stop the Overflow

Stop the Overflow

End number of times I’ve had to ground my children for carelessly leaving the bath water running, leading to an overspill. Not only is it cardinal wastage of a precious resource but also the additional work of mopping up. A simple gadget like Water&time promises you no more wastage. This intuitive valve screws onto any regular faucet and turns off the water automatically after its timer goes off. You simply need to figure out how long will it take for you to fill up the tub. I think its suitable for the kitchen sink as well, don’t you?

0 Designers: Xiaolu Zhang and Yuelong Liao

Accessible Appliance

Accessible Appliance

Prometheus is a multifunctional kitchen appliance aimed at giving handicapped users the experience of cooking safely at home. The unit uses magnetic induction that allows the user to change temperatures simply by repositioning metal pots. The electric current is induced in a closed circuit when the magnetic flux through the surface bounded by the conductor changes. Visual and audio cues as well as braille and embossed instructions also provide added safety and ease of use for various types of impairment.  

0 Designer: Luiz Otávio Abreu

Cooking on Time

Cooking on Time

Well here’s a novel idea; an integrated timer on a pot lid called Time Me. Set exactly how long something is to simmer, boil, blanche and whatever else cookbooks tell you to do. This idea seems so obvious. If you’ve seen something similar, shoot me a link otherwise I’m going to have to call Captain Oblivious because this is most certainly a job for him. There’s no mention of what kind of “ding” the timer will make, because you know – that ding is very important. Zojirushi rice cookers hum a little diddy when they’ve completed their cook cycle. This needs something similar.

0 Designers: Various

When Skinny Appliances are Cool

When Skinny Appliances are Cool

The trend with appliances these days is to get slimmer and sleeker so that you don’t hide them in closed cupboards but proudly show them off as a part of your kitchen décor. Consider Slim Toaster to be a part of this concept. Wall-mounted and with a very practical approach towards functionality, I’d use this over my current Philips Toaster, any day.

0 Designers: Muzaffer KOÇER & Ayca Guven

Guessing Game #9

Guessing Game #9

Welcome 2012 with this brand new episode of the Guessing Game. For the record, this is game number 9. Rules stay the same…look at this picture and make an educated guess as to what this could be. Each correct guess wins our love, admiration and respect! Leave your answer in the comments below!

All the best!

0 Designers: Jungjoon Hwang & Jaeryong Lee

Cooking by the Milliliter

Cooking by the Milliliter

The Scale Gas Range integrates a weighing scale within the framework of the cooking range. The idea behind the concept to save your meals from getting burnt! Each recipe has a particular weight when it starts to cook, eventually as the moisture evaporates and the gravy thickens, the weight drops. At this time, if we get distracted with other chores, our dish is sure to burn. To avoid this, after a certain drop in weight, the burner automatically turns off, thus saving the chances of a burnt meal. I think it is a clever idea, especially if you are a new cook!

0 Designer: Naeun Kang

Eggs Anywhere

Eggs Anywhere

The ultra-portable Heater Egg Card utilizes a wire-web and thin skin that envelops the egg to reduce heating time. The casing can then be “smooshed” together to make it as thin as a credit card. Small enough to take anywhere in your wallet, purse, or other compact carrier.

0 Designer: Jidanjiareqi Limian

Cute Wee Kitchen

Cute Wee Kitchen

Minikitchen merges several everyday domestic appliances into one compact unit that’s perfect for the small studio or bachelor pad. A vegetable washer, dishwasher, refrigerator, small pantry, oven, and two other cooking systems eliminate the need for much else in the kitchen, all while saving energy, water, and best of all- space!

0 Designers: Various

Environmental Twist

Environmental Twist

Witnessing first-hand the incredible amount of plastic waste he and his coworkers were using every day for their packed lunches, designer Nick Burrows was inspired to take matters into his own hands and develop an alternative solution that doesn’t just reduce plastic waste but eliminates it altogether. Twist allows you to seal/unseal your meal, microwave, and eat your meal, all with one piece of reusable silicone. Major props because, after all- prevention is the most environmentally preferable means of reducing any kind of waste.

0 Designer: Nick Burrows