Don't Touch the Gunk

Don’t Touch the Gunk

Cleaning your average sink or bathtub strainer is cringeworthy to say the least. YUCK! This simplistic yet ingenious strainer makes things just a little easier. It’s called TWEAK and just requires a simple pinch between your fingers to be picked up. Now you can avoid touching the waste, dispose of it, and replace in a jiffy. Vid after the jump!

0 Designer: Nitzan Shafat & Aviv Rozenfeld

Flatter Than Flat Range Hood

Flatter Than Flat Range Hood

Illumia is a super-slim range hood, which can be operated via touch panel control and also via Android smartphones. A tasteful combination of black glass surfaces and metal trims visualizes a high-quality standard and sleek aesthetic for the modern kitchen. The energy saving device features a brushless motor which enables high efficiency and a low noise level. Its omnidirectional LED light provides ample illumination for even large cooking spaces.

0 Designer: Lukasz Paszkowski

Year-round Seasoning for Domestic Kitchens

Year-round Seasoning for Domestic Kitchens

Imagine having access to fresh herbs 24×7 via an under-counter herb solution! The Electrolux ‘Herb Garden’ Concept does just that and it provides us the luxury of a self-replenishing indoor garden that expands our cooking capabilities. This hydroponic concept brings year-round seasoning to the domestic kitchen. One of the key ingredients to good cooking is herbs, they add wholesome flavours that are delicately distinguished by their aroma and taste.

0 Designer: Electrolux

Funky Flexible Faucet

Funky Flexible Faucet

Add a touch of color and flexible fun to you kitchen space with the COOK tap! The classical sense of the kitchen spring faucet is reworked into a brightly colored, flexible, soft, silicon hose that can be twisted and turned 360° with ease. When finished using, just let go and it will automatically reposition thanks to its embedded magnets. For a fresh and modern look, it comes in five customizable color variants: sunflower gray, red chili, green sage, milky white and blue blueberry.

0 Designer: Sovrappensiero Design Studio

It’s All About the Ring

It’s All About the Ring

Look at these projects here and here, then come back and compare. All three of them deal with a cup design for the visually impaired and hopes to avoid spills when filling a cup. Question is, which one of them solves the problem effectively? What do you think?

0 Designer: Jongil Kim

Mobile Chef of the Future

Mobile Chef of the Future

NUKE is an innovative cooking system that gives users complete control of the process all from the convenience of their smartphone. Just pick a recipe from an app-accessible database and follow step-by-step directions while your cookware automatically adjusts temperature and time settings based on your selection… OR whip up your own specialty and keep an eye on it with your phone while you’re multitasking! Hit the jump to see how it works —>

0 Designer: Talia Brigneti

Cook Like A Fakir

Cook Like A Fakir

The Yacht uses the principle of electro-magnetic induction as maglev feature for automatic cooking. Presently, the induction cooker uses magnetic field to heat pots containing iron. Adding the maglev feature (departure mode), this new concept levitates a pot using magnetic force. Awesome! Just like a levitating fakir!

0 Designer: Lee Dawi

Rice Cooking Gone Green

Rice Cooking Gone Green

The Eco Rice Cooker was named not only for its electric efficiency, but also for its material eco-conciousness. Made from either recycled plastic or bio-plastic, the design’s minimal interface features less (and therefore more simple) controls to minimize the number of unnecessary component parts. Its compact size is perfect for single servings and won’t take up valuable counter or cabinet space.

0 Designers: Kim Hongjoo & Noh Jihun

If it gets us closer to brownies it's a good thing!

If it gets us closer to brownies it’s a good thing!

To keep it short and oh-so-sweet, Blisk takes the hard work out of mixing fine ingredients. Traditional countertop mixers are often large, cumbersome and messy, but Blisk is easy to use and only slightly larger than the average spatula. Controlled with a simple pair of +/- buttons, the spin speed can be set with the push of a finger to ensure you get the perfect mix. When your creations are finished baking, just give Blisk a rinse, scoop em’ up and enjoy!

0 Designer: Gordon Grado

Coulda, Shoulda, WOOD-a!

Coulda, Shoulda, WOOD-a!

Maple Set investigates an alternative emotional response to everyday kitchen knives! The project was undertaken as an exploration of unique materials and visual combinations of an industry stale with repetitive designs. No matter how you slice and dice it, this collection is one like no other!

0 Designer: The Federal

Crazy Fun Canisters

Crazy Fun Canisters

This simple modification to the basic canister changes everything about storage in the kitchen! Like legos, the multi-size glass jars can be stacked and uniquely configured to your needs or mixed and matched just for fun.

0 Designer: Seungwook Park

Value of Hot Food

Value of Hot Food

The Vacuum Lunchbox is a neat hotbox concept that hopes to keep your food fresh and piping hot. The idea is to have the box airtight and that no heat escapes. I love the design style the idea of carrying this to my next picnic at Central Park.

0 Designer: Gu A Reum

Slice, Pop, & Cheers

Slice, Pop, & Cheers

The B.O.B Board is the first ever cutting board with its own built-in bottle opener. Great for the beach, picnicking, tailgating and more, now you never have to worry about forgetting your bottle opener again! Better yet, its crafted from beautiful sustainable bamboo, making it not only durable but safe to use with its naturally antimicrobial quality. See it in action —>

0 Designers: Pablo Baquero & Josh Lochner