I’m Moving…

I’m Moving…

My kitchen, that is. Like, I want it here in the middle of my dining room; instead of a table….but Chris Burns says it will look funky by the deck. Long Tran wants me to place it aesthetically next to the bar in the living room (he’s a designer you know). Takashi couldn’t care a less about where I place it, as long as I cook him a decent meal! Well, a “Moving Kitchen” is possible, and quite a functional one at that. Small in size, it’s got an induction cooking space, folded tables that double up as work-area plus plenty of room to store some kitchen essentials. Excellent for singles.

0 Designer: Joongho Choi

Electrolux Kitchen 2099

Electrolux Kitchen 2099

Any of you ever read those really weird “2099″ comics that Marvel Comics put out in the 1990s? Well here’s something even weirder. A kitchen based around the “Claytronic Atom” – teeny tiny (nanometer) silicium spheres (tiny little robots) that can reconfigure instantly to create basically whatever forms you want. See this silly video to learn more, then continue below for basically the greatest kitchen ever.

0 Designer: Peter Vardai

Really Really Smart

Really Really Smart

What a simple solution to getting the measure right; The SmartMeasure Cup it is! It’s got an angled display at the handle so that you don’t need to haunch over or crane your neck to see the unit-markings of the cup. A backlit LCD display conveys the precise measurements, eliminating guesswork and eyestrain. Intuitive controls offer easy navigation and you can even work your way thru the pre-set ingredient measures for common recipes. It’s so smart that it can even do unit conversions for you.

0 Designers: Ryan Eder & Chris Daniels of Priority Designs

Fresh Orange Juice Anyone?

Fresh Orange Juice Anyone?

You will agree with me, when I say that a glass of freshly-squeezed orange juice tastes better than the packaged one. Altho I do understand that we get lazy to do manual stuff! However, take a look at the Zest; a practical solution for an everyday squeeze. It’s not an electrical one, but the use of a wooden lid (which also doubles up as cutting board) for covering the juicer when not in use, is clever.

0 Designer: Pierre Schwenke

What the Pho?

What the Pho?

What is Pho? Pho is food. Pho is: “Phở (fuh) n.Traditional Vietnamese beef noodle soup. Enjoy it for breakfast, lunch or dinner.” Find out more from, where else, Pho Fever! Now that you know what’s up, you’ve also got to know that our head editor Long Tran is master of Pho. Pho master Long has allowed his approval of this particular Pho design befo’ it’s even in his hands! That means it’s Photastic.

0 Designer: Omid Sadri

Lights, Camera…Projector, But In A Kitchen

Lights, Camera…Projector, But In A Kitchen

I wonder what else we will be seeing in futuristic kitchens, but for the moment let’s stick to what Nelly has for us. Since my French is no-good I’m going to do my best to explain what she is trying to convey. Oniris is the kitchen for the future that integrates technology to its advantage. The central working unit doubles up as a dining, washing, cooking and storage area. There is a chandelier on top of the unit that houses LED lights, a motion-sensor camera and a projector as well. You guessed it, the projector displays recipes/images on the countertop.

0 Designer: Nelly De Macedo

Colonel Kebabs Anyone?

Colonel Kebabs Anyone?

One of my fav hangouts cooks the kebabs straight on the table. It’s got a live charcoal grill embedded into the center of the table and skewers of semi-cooked veggies and meats slowly grill over the embers. An enjoyable experience, it can be replicated at home with the Danté Table Top Cooking Platter. Altho Idan doesn’t specifically mention it, I assume he intends to heat/cook the bite-sized portions over a charcoal grill (or similar), enclosed within the ceramic base.

0 Designer: Idan Arbel

What Breaks in Two Then Becomes Two

What Breaks in Two Then Becomes Two

What happens to your plate when you drop it on the ground? It breaks! -what about plastic? -QUIET YOU! — Alexander Hulme has got the solution to this dilemma! A design concept which he dubs so un-recklessly “Breakable.” It’s one plate with two more built in. Drop the single plate and two more come out!

Watch for chips.

0 Designer: Alexander Hulme

Shape Changing Plate Washer and Drier

Shape Changing Plate Washer and Drier

This thing right here is a rollercoaster for plates. Not only does it catch plates on a conveyer belt, wash, and dry them, it converts them to whatever shape you wish – plate, bowl, whatever! Using Electrostatic Flocking, the shapes of these dishes can be changed. Each plate changes shape via electrostatic contact points and can thus they can be washed and stacked with supreme simplicity.

0 Designer: Teo Kai Qiang

Getting Wasted with Jeong Min Kim!

Getting Wasted with Jeong Min Kim!

It’s the “FOODOO!” In Korea, food waste cannot be tossed out with the rest of the garbage. The food must be collected in a separate bag, kept together until garbage day when it’s handed to the garbage people. During this time it gets YUCKY. And you know what happens when things yet YUCKY: things also get real SMELLY. What Jeong Min Kim has here is a device that both heats and dries the food waste into a solid block. Don’t put your puppy in there!

0 Designer: Jeong Min Kim

Better Than The Innovention’s Dream Home Kitchen

Better Than The Innovention’s Dream Home Kitchen

Wishful thinking for a home like the Disney Innovention is futile coz Neverland brought Michael only grief! It’s safer to sit on the fence and review similar concepts while hoping technology will sustain the efforts one day. For example, this N1 Robot Table 2012 (farfetched?) can give the kitchen table found in the Innoventions home a run for its money. It’s got stuff like touchscreen, built-in camera, internet connectivity, speed dial, music, recipes, screens, energy consumption meter, etc.

0 Designer: Doyeop Kim

Social Media at its Apex

Social Media at its Apex

No need to be mean now! It’s not insane to collect one’s tears, is it? No way! How about droplets of nose-liquid, sweat, urine, and stomach contents? It is this collection of body contents that the project called “Native Commodities” aims to measure. It aims to test the limits. The limits of “sharing, manufacturing, and interacting with biological data from our bodies.” HOOARF – barfing included. Three spittoon-type objects made for capturing disgusting data.

0 Designer: Will Carey

Black, White Or Combo

Black, White Or Combo

Veteran at YD, designer Mac Funamizu has given us many techie ideas to dwell on in the past. This time around he’s come up with a non-techie solution for those who are fussy about the kinda pepper they use. There is a difference in the Black and White peppercorns, which is why this Black & White Peppermill. Color-coded as the namesake, just load the peppercorns into their respective compartments and use one hand to grind the seasoning over your food.

0 Designer: Mac Funamizu