Blenders Everywhere

Blenders Everywhere

The MiMix is a portable blender inspired by the bamboo form. I love it for its sleek and practical approach of portability. I mean, if you are going to go camping and then cook out there, you may as well add this pint-sized wonder to take care of blending the ingredients to make the perfect tandoori marinade. Easy to charge, just MIMIX your way to great food!

0 Designers: Jin Won Heo & Da Som Kim

Model-Thin Espresso Machine

Model-Thin Espresso Machine

When it comes to espresso, it’s kinda funny to think think that such a tiny cup of java requires such a large machine. Really? All that bulk for a couple of ounces?! This modern espresso design reexamines the common appliance by giving it slimmer, more compact dimensions. It saves tons of counter space and looks stylish enough that you won’t mind leaving it out.

0 Designer: Tal Derry

Simple Life Starts From The Kitchen

Simple Life Starts From The Kitchen

Ok, here’s a thought, we often repeat certain steps or patterns while cooking, especially near the sink area. So how about organizing ourselves so that the steps are easy and quick to follow. For example steps like washing food, putting food into containers, cleaning the chopping board, etc can be minimized as we draw connections between each action to simplify the workflow, we will work more efficiently.

0 Designer: Wu Chun Ming

Love Handles

Love Handles

You really got to appreciate the convenience of the Smart Handle. It compliments the aesthetics of a cooking pot and yet won’t singe or burn your hand when you handle the pot’s lid. You don’t need to be a cook to understand the value of a dish like this, so let’s just be happy that one day in the future we may have a lid like this.

0 Designers: Chang Chun Yuan, Liu Han Tsai & Chuang Chun Chun

Blend, Baby, Blend!

Blend, Baby, Blend!

The FRXSH blender is refreshingly minimal compared to the many bulky, user-unfriendly designs out there. The remarkably small base is simple (even lacking a start button) and easy to use thanks to an automatic trigger mechanism that starts when the container is twisted in place. Focusing on verticality rather than beefiness, the design doesn’t take up a lot of counter space or intrude on the aesthetic of the kitchen.

0 Designer: Véronique Baer

Carbonate to Your Heart's Desire

Carbonate to Your Heart’s Desire

There are two types of people in the world- those who like flat water and those who appreciate their bubbles! As one of the latter, I can really appreciate this easy-to-use home soda maker. The SodaStream offers breakthroughs in functionality with one-touch activation and variable carbonation levels. Turn water into sparkling or soda with one simple snap, lock and press of a button.

0 Designer: Tamooz

Reclaimed Refinement

Reclaimed Refinement

The latest in a series titled Souvenir of the Last Century, the MMXII kitchen merges old and new in a stunning presentation of raw material and minimal aesthetic. The combination sink and stove design is composed of reclaimed iron and marble, thoughtfully repurposed to bring new life to the material as well as character to any kitchen space.

0 Designer: Nucleo

Cup Designed For Better Hygiene

Cup Designed For Better Hygiene

Here’s the deal with drying cups hygienically. If you store them upright, then there is a chance of dirt/dust falling in. If you place them upside down, then the rim gets dirty once again. So to solve the problem we have here the Bevel Cup, inspired by the angular stance of a ballerina. The angular handle of the Bevel Cup allows it to remain as clean as possible when it is stored after being washed.

0 Designers: Gao Fenglin & Zhou Buyi

Single Cuppa Coffee

Single Cuppa Coffee

The Single Cup Coffee Maker explores expressions like ‘curiosity’, ‘meditative’, and ‘surprise.’ Like Kay pointed out to us in the email, the design imbibes the phrase ‘form follows function’ along with ‘give form a meaning.’ Essentially this was a task to understand the possibilities of engaging the user with the above-mentioned elements. But if you ask a layman like me, it’s a superb ‘only-me’ kinda coffee hangout that I can start right on my desk!

0 Designer: Kay Heekyung Kim

Modern Woodware

Modern Woodware

Out of all the fancy metal, plastic & other kitchen utensils I own, my wooden set is still the one I most often look to for a variety of uses. There have been plenty of metal, magnet, wall-mounted designs- so why not design a set for the ones people like me use most? Well now there is! Gigodesign’s Woodware series is the most modern & sleek use of natural wood in a utensil I’ve seen. The fork, spoon & spatula are easily kept handy with embedded magnets that can be attached to the wall mount or any other metal surface.

0 Designer: Gigodesign

Dual Purpose Plate Holder

Dual Purpose Plate Holder

This plate holder design by Snezana Jeremic adds dual functionality to the common drying rack by simply rethinking the shape. Eliminate clutter in the kitchen by using it as a plate holder when dishes are ready to dry or as a strainer when washing fruits and veggies. The straightforward design is dishwasher safe, durable, lightweight and easy to use!

0 Designer: Snezana Jeremic

Smart Measure

Smart Measure

Why this doesn’t exist already, I’m not sure. But it should. Now. 3 problems with common measure spoons: they don’t stay together, you need a second utensil to level the ingredient for an accurate measurement, and they spill easily. Sucks right? This super-smart solution solves all three problems in one of the most simple designs I’ve seen. Wham, bam, problem solved. Check out the vid to see how it works!

0 Designer: Juan Jimenez

Diamond Inspired Blender

Diamond Inspired Blender

Everyone knows that diamonds are a girl’s best friend, right? The Cullinan Diamond Blender aims to appeal to the feminine side with a raw diamond shape that definitely stands out from the archetype. To improve vorticity and consistency, the functional shape of the internal canister was adapted to the tendency of fluids to naturally keep a continuous momentum when stirred. Just don’t give it to your girlfriend when she’s expecting actual diamonds… you might just get slapped!

0 Designer: Luis Carlos Vega & Laura Erika Porras