Can We Have Some Inukshuk Ice

Can We Have Some Inukshuk Ice

So you geared to up to host the best party ever; finger-food’s doing the rounds, buffet table is spilling over…laughter in the air; drinks stocked up in the bar. Clinking glasses to merry toasts….but what the heck; Scotch is on PLAIN ICE! No Bloody Mary ways! Swanky parties call for the Polar Ice Tray rescue mission. Pebble-shaped exteriors with molds that let you craft the perfect crystal clear Inukshuk Ice and cracked ice if you so desire.

0 Designer: Jacky Wu [ Buy it Here ]

Cooking Is All About The Flavors

Cooking Is All About The Flavors

Sous-vide is a method of cooking that retains the strong flavors of the ingredients by heating them for an extended period of time at relatively low temperatures. The flip side is that it needs to be performed under carefully controlled conditions to avoid botulism poisoning. Here is a look at a sophisticated iteration of this cooker that promises to maintain the intense flavors and cook some very tender meat.

0 Designer: Benjamin Greene

Are You Up For Some Molecular Cooking?

Are You Up For Some Molecular Cooking?

I know that Molecular gastronomy is a scientific discipline involving the study of physical and chemical processes that occur in cooking, but this is the first time I’m coming across a device that actually allows you to do some Molecular Cooking! Consisting of a whip syphon, vaporizer and blow torch the “Moleculars” is something that would make an adventurous cook pretty happy in the kitchen. Experimentation would be the name of the game.

0 Designer: Sandro Frank

Ode to Das Wine Boot

Ode to Das Wine Boot

Oh, Das Wine Boot, how I wish theoretical science did work perfectly in sync with real-world physics. The three minds at Kyouei Design contain at the very least thrice the creativity that my fake-German brain does – evident here in the wine-holding “Glass Tank.” Get the wine in that bubble and you’ll be booting your way to strange wineglass supremacy. An eye opener, to be sure… or maybe an eye closer? How much you drinking?

0 Designer: Kyouei Design

The Case of the Disappearing Home Interior

The Case of the Disappearing Home Interior

Whoa. Where’d it go? Oh shizzle it’s future day! This particular project is projected for 20 years from now. It’s meant to take full responsibility of the technologies that will be available in 2029. So it uses… buttons? Oh wait. It’s also made to retain the humanity of it’s users: humans. That’s why the furniture and whatnot is made of nice wood, steel, and glass. The entire system of this kitchen is contained under and above it, entirely concealed when not in use.

0 Designers: Magda Masalska & Marta Pala

Work It, Make It, Do It, Decaf

Work It, Make It, Do It, Decaf

The Nilko “IMO” concept coffee maker by Alisson Wilson Ströher is an arm wrestling robot. Or, if that were a feature, it would be complete. As it stands, it’s compact (folds small,) folds out to many heights for tall or short containers, and holds enough water for lots of coffee. The water reservoir brews three average-sized packets of coffee. Simple, nice, orangy!

0 Designer: Alisson Wilson Ströher

The Story About Drying Dishes

The Story About Drying Dishes

Many of you must be accustomed to a dishwasher but a better part of the world still hand washes the dishes. They either towel dries them or puts them up in racks for air drying. No doubt air-drying is a better method and to max this is the Trio Dish Drier. What’s special about this one, is that it’s got these cute little containers at the bottom of the rack that houses herbs. Essentially, the residual water from the washed dishes trickles down to the plants to water them. Nice!

0 Designer: Jordan Bailey

Better Cutting, Better Cleaning

Better Cutting, Better Cleaning

A combination of form and function, the Bamboo Appetito is a cutting board designed to reinvent conventional food preparation. With traditional boards you have to sweep waste off to make room for more food. The Bamboo Appetito solves this problem with a split cutting surface and track running underneath that conceals a stainless steel utensil tray.

0 Designer: Joel Robert Axelrod

Do You Know To Coffee Pot?

Do You Know To Coffee Pot?

Have you ever played the game Coffee Pot? Well it goes like this; you’re supposed to substitute a verb for the word Coffee Pot and your friends try and guess the word by asking questions related to the action. For example “I’m Coffee Potting Now!” (WRITING!) With no relation to this game, let me tell you about this ecological coffee machine called Cocoon. It is an insulated hollow pot that conserves the heat for a longer time, thereby reducing the need to re-heat coffee often.

0 Designer: Jan König

Water Generates Free Personal Electricity

Water Generates Free Personal Electricity

You say you live in an apartment complex where you pay for your rent + electricity, and that’s it? Check it out. You get yourself one of these bad boys, (or 2, or 3,) and hook them up to the water pipes, and bam! Your on the slick road to free home electricity. It’s the “Mini Hydro Turbine” from Yanko frequent Jin Woo Han. Don’t mix up the cords!

0 Designer: Jin Woo Han

I’m A Little Tea Pot…

I’m A Little Tea Pot…

…Short and stout, This is my handle and This is my spout. When the tea is ready the thermochromic technology comes into play. Watch me blush and change my colors all the way! A badass attempt at poetry, but anyways the point is, the Creativi*tea Kettle is an effort to hype up the mundane chore of making tea and adding color to the kettle by including the temperature-sensitive aspect to it. Cold = darker shade of red; Hot = increasingly luminescent red.

0 Designer: Sarina Fiero

Mini Kitchen That LT Would Love!

Mini Kitchen That LT Would Love!

LT and I have many things in common, we both are here at YD; we share the same star sign; both are vegetarians and share the same passion for cooking. I wonder what his views (and of course you YDers) will be on this Electrolux Personal Mini Kitchen. Personally, I really like the concept but I have a large family and this one’s a small, one-unit thing that caters to individuals or couples at the most. The compact kitchen is a marriage of both cooling and heating elements coz it features a pull-out silicon cooking mat and chill boxes.

0 Designer: Kai Yu

My Food Takes 3 Trees

My Food Takes 3 Trees

Meet the Food You Eat is a kitchen scale that measures the environmental impact of food. The scale works by looking at the carbon emitted by transporting a particular product from its country of origin to Denmark. Place an RFID tagged product on the appropriate arm and try to balance the scale with the tree shaped weights. The amount of trees used to balance the scale represents the number of actual trees it would take to offset that product’s carbon emissions over one year.

0 Designers: Adam Little, Eilidh Dickson & Siddharth Muthyala