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.
Designer: Adam Clark
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.
Designer: Chris fox
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.
Designer: Fiona McAndrew
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.
Designer: Jonathan Fenton
Hand mixers are pretty boring to look at but this RabMixer by Ming Tong transforms the auspicious cake making requisite into a cute bunny just inviting you to make oodles of yummy foods. It comes with a number of presets for milkshakes and cakes and like any other hand mixer, speed and power are also adjustable.
Designer: Ming Tong
Water is resource that needs to be conserved and recycled. Thus far, dish drying racks have been wasteful devices since perfectly good water drains into the sink. However, this Herb & Spice Dish Drying Rack, inspired by the design of traditional channel irrigation systems, directs the run-off water to a section in which herbs or spices, such as mint, lemon verbena or thyme, can be grown.
Designer: Ran Shnaper
Those of you familiar with Douglas Adams will always heed his immortal warning. I suppose designer Ran Shnaper (not a Hitchiker’s character) understood these words when designing his/her design the “Towel Dish Dryer”. Intended to be used when you run out dryer rack space, this design used a standard towel that drapes over a flexible/adjustable rack frame creating an instant extension to your current drip dry technique.
Designer: Ran Shnaper
Things just seem to taste better when dispensed from objects made with thought and care. Like when my mom makes me a sandwich made exactly the way I make them, but for some reason her’s taste so much better. I am guessing that will be the case with this “Öz” pepper grinder by Ahmet Bektes and Koray Gelmez.
Designer: Ahmet Bektes
Hello, my name is Long Tran and I’m addicted to vacuum sealing. Yes ever since I saw the Ron Popeil kitchen sealer, I’ve been a vacuum sealing nut. That’s why I’m enthralled with Jongho Nho’s Vacuum Sealer. The whole system comes with varying size plastic containers each with a port to dock the handy sealer to. Push the button and listen to the sound of freshness as all air is sucked out.
Designer: Jongho Nho
The Nahamer T450 is the first environmentally sustainable toaster. It is 20% faster and uses half the energy of a standard 900W toaster by having close-proximity low-temperature heating elements. If only one slice of bread it inserted then only one side of the toaster is turned on.
Designer: Rob Penny
Ok don’t be shy, but who here has always secretly wanted some group action? You know, the kind of action where hands come from every direction and push all your right buttons… ultimately letting off a little steam. Yeah, making coffee can be so HOT! Especially when it’s with “The Barista” by Patrik Pettersson. Patrick knows just what you want and how you take it with this multiple partner espresso machine.
Designer: Patrik Pettersson
On Saturday, April 5, the Industrial Design Society of America (IDSA) presented its Student Merit Award to Paul Sukphisit, a senior at Massachusetts College of Art and Design. The presentation was the highlight of the 2008 IDSA Northeast District Conference, which was held in Philadelphia. Sukphisit, along with national award winners from four other districts, will present his work at the IDSA’s national conference this September in Phoenix.
Designer: Paul Sukphisit