A Sink-Plate for Lazy Disgusting People

A Sink-Plate for Lazy Disgusting People

You’re a sink-eater? Come on. That’s just nasty. Sometimes things are designed for the people who just love to eat their hunks over the wash-bowl. This is a plate for your dinner-table or TV-dinner that -by the looks of it- is a sink, drain and all.

But wait- if they can’t take the time to get a plate out, why would they take the time to buy a sink-plate?

0 Designer: Sherwood Forlee

I Want Everything in Containers, OXO Pop Review

I Want Everything in Containers, OXO Pop Review

Okay I need to spread the word. A few months ago the OXO company sent me a bunch of their OXO Pop containers for review. I’ve never been one to store things in containers because I only buy enough of anything for immediate use. But things like cereals, rice, and pasta are bulk items. I’ve been on a container storing binge because the OXO Pop containers actually work. Hey, they won the Red Dot 2008 Product Design Award so there’s way more than meets the eye here.

0 Designer: OXO [ Buy it here ]

It's a BabyQ

It’s a BabyQ

Bring the BabyQ by Erik Lieberenz to your next gathering for some offhand fun. It’s small enough to fit in your bag, but big enough to fill 2 to 3 empty bellies. Each half is made from stainless steel, and nests together when not being used. It even comes with a little coal sack to neatly carry your charcoal with you.

0 Designer: Erik Lieberenz

Polish Tour De Force

Polish Tour De Force

The Slovak Republic is attempting to launch itself onto designs world stage with the newly formed “Exhibition Creator 2008″ While the name is as cryptic as it is uninspiring, the talent being unearthed is certainly worth some attention.

The “Neon Lamp” my look like lighting from space, but for designer Lucia Mrvíková its inspiration is actually a lot closer to home.

0 Exhibition: Creater

Cooking All Tile-Like

Cooking All Tile-Like

Another entrant in this year’s Electrolux design contest, the Cooking Tiles concept takes modularity and wireless power (WiTricity) to concept reality. Flexibility and efficiency are key here. The entire system consists of two components; a smart surface containing power and touch interface, and tiles which take the place of burners.

0 Designer: Federico Weber

Make Dinning Delicacies with Ease

Make Dinning Delicacies with Ease

The Sook Cut is a three-part concept by Adam Brodowski that makes delicious meals out of ingredients you may not know how to combine. The cutting board (Sook Cut) contains a moisture sensor, scale, and electronic tongue to determine what food is being prepped, then sends that information to the Sook Touch to generate a delicious recipe!

0 Designer: Adam Brodowski

Cook Top Vesta for the Small, Tight, and Cramped

Cook Top Vesta for the Small, Tight, and Cramped

Matthias Pinkert must have had me in mind when he designed the Cook Top Vesta, one of this year’s entries in the Electrolux design competition. For people constantly on the go, living in apartments where kitchen, living, closet, and sleeping all seem to blend into one. The Cook Top Vesta is a fold down cooking surface. Flip the top up when not in use to access a prep surface. It’ll also read RFID enabled food packaging to a certain proper cook times and even suggest recipes, if say all you got is a box of dry rotini pasta.

0 Designer: Matthias Pinkert

Coox in the Kitchen

Coox in the Kitchen

Another entrant in this year’s Electrolux design contest, the Coox cook top table makes urban living a cinch. The flexibility enables you to roll it where needed. Now cooking in your living room right in front of the TV, or by your desk in the office is just a matter of convenience. When the unit is off, it even doubles as a table for serving and eating.

0 Designer: Antoine Lebrun

Kitchen on Wheels, Natch!

Kitchen on Wheels, Natch!

One of the top entrants in this year’s Electrolux design contest is the Kitchen Drawer. Designed for the internet generation – you know the type, always connected, always mobile, and most likely living in urban areas where space is a commodity.

0 Designer: Nojae Park

Real Sharpness Comes Without Effort

Real Sharpness Comes Without Effort

Knives scare the hell out of me. Sharpening knives is pretty much out of the question. I’m no Chao San Poi. But this fully-enclosed knife sharpener seems to be the key to precise cuts for those who only like to be near the blunt side of the blade.

0 Designer: Adam Clark

Table Side Cooking, The Social Effect

Table Side Cooking, The Social Effect

The Electrolux concept by Chris Fox is an adaptable cooking grill(s) designed to function as the centerpiece at your next dinner party. Modular plates can connect to form patterns and provide an interactive dining experience by encouraging guests to cook for themselves. Each has its own heating coil powered from a single cord by daisy-chaining them together.

0 Designer: Chris fox

Kitchens Go All Multi-Touchscreen

Kitchens Go All Multi-Touchscreen

Wow there’s  a word we haven’t written here in awhile; multi-touch. Say it with me class. The Miele concept is the kitchen of the future, complete with, wait for it . . . a multi-touch surface. Get the latest recipes and nutritional information as well as instructions and tips on cooking. There’s a built-in scale and the cooktop interfaces with your bluetooth enabled phone to set up grocery lists.

0 Designer: Fiona McAndrew

An oval pod to eat your leftovers...aka, Rosie O'Donell

An oval pod to eat your leftovers…aka, Rosie O’Donell

I don’t know why I thought of “Mr. Fusion”, the garbage eating energy source from the Back To The Future movies when I first saw this “Biopod” design by Jonathan Fenton. The point of the Biopod seems simple enough I suppose. From the Biopod creator himself: “Research was conducted via a wide range of interviews with users to gain insight into how people deal with recycling in and around the home.

0 Designer: Jonathan Fenton