Herb & Spice With Dish Drying Too

Herb & Spice With Dish Drying Too

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.

0 Designer: Ran Shnaper

Don't Panic! But always have a towel

Don’t Panic! But always have a towel

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.

0 Designer: Ran Shnaper

The Wizards of Öz

The Wizards of Öz

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.

0 Designer: Ahmet Bektes

Addicted To Vacuum Sealing

Addicted To Vacuum Sealing

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.

0 Designer: Jongho Nho

Toaster With Looks That Kill

Toaster With Looks That Kill

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.

0 Designer: Rob Penny

That Two Timing Barista!

That Two Timing Barista!

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.

0 Designer: Patrik Pettersson

Clip-on Tea Infuser Classier Than A Clip-on Tie

Clip-on Tea Infuser Classier Than A Clip-on Tie

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.

0 Designer: Paul Sukphisit

Must Get Every Last Bit Out

Must Get Every Last Bit Out

Problem: Spoon or knife, I can’t seem to get the last bit of peanut butter out! Ugh, I know there’s totally enough left for a nice even layer on a slice of bread but short of cutting the jar I have no alternatives – or do I?

0 Designer: Sherwood Forlee

Fresh By A Ring Of Blue Light

Fresh By A Ring Of Blue Light

We all love fruit but they’re not exactly cheap and usually demand to be eaten sooner than later, otherwise the ravages of time wreak  havoc on them. Blue is a concept fruit bowl that utilizes FotofreshTM technology – the same one found in the Halo vacuum and many new refrigerators. The blue wavelength inhibits and kills bacteria thereby prolonging shelf life.

0 Designer: Koray Gelmez

Cooking with a Twist

Cooking with a Twist

Here is a fun new way to cook that could either really annoy some chefs out there or really make many of us happy for the added built in convenience. The “Arcus” is a freestanding stove concept created in cooperation with Miele & CIE. AG. The interesting aspect of this stove is the built in ability to raise or lower the heat with a simple twist of the pot or pan you are cooking with.

0 Designer: Manuel Perez Prada

Hug your morning wood...

Hug your morning wood…

Wow, where do I begin with this one? This is definitely going in my WTF File under WTF?!?! It seems as though a bunch of students at Bezalel Academy for Arts and Crafts got together and thought about how to best criticize societies consumer driven tendencies. Ironically, after philosophically agreeing on making an object (for purchase no less), they were convinced that society needed to be more “intimate” with their purchased objects, and should be encouraged to “caress” them in order to get said objects to function.

Faucet with Functionality

Faucet with Functionality

Hand cleaning dishes is not a favorite job of mine, but one that must be done. Unfortunately, using one hand to hold a large pot while using the spray nozzle with the other is a feat in and of itself. I have stumbled upon a new design by Kohler. The Kohler Karbon Articulating Kitchen Faucet, is an answer to all homeowners dreams, when it comes to cooking or cleaning in your kitchen sink. With a futuristic design, that can be placed in several different positions the faucet allows for the user to use both hands to fill large pots, clean the dishes, or even to prepare food.

Prep Cook's Dream

Prep Cook’s Dream

A fabricated trough prep sink with electronic interface that controls rinsing functions and garbage disposal synchronization. Developed in heavy collaboration with Kohler kitchen design and engineering group.

0 Designer: Anne Kitzmiller