Espresso For Scootertarians

Espresso For Scootertarians

If you love Vespas and love your coffee, you might like the Vespeo Espresso Machine. Heavily influenced by the iconic people mover, the Vespeo is a combination of tradition, modernity, and Italian flair. It’s technical, mechanical, yet fun to look out. The display even looks like a speedometer; intelligently telling you how to blend the right amount of water, steam, and coffee for that perfect cup every time.

0 Designer: Stefan Radev

Gemmy Tea Set

Gemmy Tea Set

Here’s a set of bone china carefully carved to look like raw gems. The Ceramic Gems collection consists of a tea set and coffee tumblers. I really like the lids. There’s something distinctively Scandinavian about them yet this was designed and manufactured in India. If I’m going to have a spot of tea with the Queen, I’m doing it on my terms – not out of those frilly sets they use at Buckingham Palace.

0 Designer: Mohit Arora

Smart Fridge Is Your New Recipe Card

Smart Fridge Is Your New Recipe Card

The Smart Fridge here is for those who have shunted cooking to a hobby and rely more on designer microwave meals. The idea is to give you a fridge that is intelligent enough to come up with a healthy recipe, depending on what you stock in it. Not only that, it guides you with vocal instructions, spoon by spoon, till you dish out the perfect-wholesome meal. A touch interface door glams up the appliance, creating the desire to own a piece that’s futuristic but may not be what you’re looking for!

0 Designer: Ashley Legg

House Noise

House Noise

All the world’s my Stage, and bottles, tins and glasses are my actors! Forgive the twist in Shakespeare’s famous quote, but it fits apt for the “Stage Speakers”. Fun and contemporary, place any object like an empty glass bottle or a tin on the “Stage” platform and hook it to your iPod. Enjoy weird sound enhancements and discover music vibrations like never before. Surely not for the Bose-types, so party-poopers stay out of here!

0 Designer: Hyunsoo Kim

Glass Flower Pot

Glass Flower Pot

Botanists have secrets and we must learn them. Did you know some plants perform better when their roots are directly exposed to sunlight? A common example is the popular orchid. Every time I buy one, it dies within weeks. The Life Pot is a clear glass container that shows subsoil growth. That plant’s roots become part of the sculptural element. Don’t worry about breaking it because it’s made from Pyrex glass.

0 Designers: Jomi Marco & Josep Armengol

Coffee For One Please

Coffee For One Please

Need that delicious espresso to start your day? The Arietta is coffee for one. Made from materials familiar in the kitchen like wood, ceramic, and metal, the Arietta works like a stove stop espresso maker. Hot water from a pressure chamber is forced through another containing ground coffee and directly into a cup. A dial helps concentrate how strong you want it too. Quite svelte and sexy. I want one.

0 Designer: Christian Peder Torget

Rolling Up The eBook

Rolling Up The eBook

Love it or hate, eBooks and Readers are here to stay. Hardcore paper-buffs like me find it hard to embrace the sterile, cold feel of glass and metal (or plastic), when all we want to do is curl up with a warm book. However for the sake of evolution, I take it upon me to present to you a concept that could be the future of e-reading; eRoll!

0 Designer: Dragan Trenchevski

Hoops And Rings

Hoops And Rings

Tracing wheels don’t need a redesign but the Stacking Rulers by Ek Design turn up the sex factor just enough to warrant buying a whole new set. I use a very standard plastic sheet with various diameters cut out but the Stacking Rulers can be arranged into various patterns with other polygonal shapes. They’re also tick-marked to making drawing precise segments easier. If you really wanna get creative, slap on some clip-ons and you’ve got big ‘ole ghetto hoop earrings – at least 2 pair.

0 Designer: Jung-Woo Lee for Ek Design

KitchenAid Grand Cooker Trump Card

KitchenAid Grand Cooker Trump Card

Short of kitchen staff? I know I am. I can’t remember the last time someone cooked for me, but when left to my own resources, I’m pretty good. That doesn’t mean I wouldn’t appreciate appliances that help make meal times easier. The KitchenAid Grand Cooker does it all. The retro styling is offset by a number of accessories that enable you to fry, roast, grill, simmer, and saute to your mouth’s content.

0 Designer: Roberto Bertran

Magic Trick Number 420 - Water Flow

Magic Trick Number 420 – Water Flow

Ever noticed the magical hand gestures that Chris Angel and David Blaine use? Appling their knowledge and art to the good old kitchen faucet will make a real sorry show, unless you use the “Spatial Interaction” touchless kitchen tap! Touch-less as it gets, air-skim your hands in a gesture as to draw out water and pesto…the flow begins. Magic in your hands control everything, temperature, flow, speed, stream, but unfortunately this trick is restricted to the kitchen.

0 Designer: Jasper Dekker

Accordion Speakers

Accordion Speakers

The beauty of the Music Accordion Speakers is that they are compact, yet spread their wings when the need arises. Fanning out like the musical instrument, the two extendable arms maneuver to face any direction, resulting in personalized sound effects! Two suction cups at the center gives it the flexibility to latch onto surfaces and be twisted to eccentric shapes, just for fun! Needless to say it syncs with all the latest PMPs and phones.

0 Designer: Yuan Xinwei

Unidrill, For The Drill Challenged

Unidrill, For The Drill Challenged

Picture this – I’m holding a Black & Decker drill ready to mount this damn TV sitting on the floor for months. I go in for the kill and everything just goes wobbly. My hands are all over the place. The drill bit is stripping the screw, the screw has gone in crooked, and I’m squealing like a banshee. Not a good look. I’m a 29 y.o. man. I need the Unidrill.

0 Designer: Ji-youn Kim

In 2020 We Can Wear Sony Computers On Our Wrist

In 2020 We Can Wear Sony Computers On Our Wrist

Our present need for internet connectivity is so profound that secondary devices like the Nextep Computer are bound to happen. Developed to be worn as a bracelet, this computer concept is constructed out of a flexible OLED touchscreen. Earmarked for the year 2020, features like a holographic projector (for screen), pull-out extra keyboard panels and social networking compatibility, make the concept plausible. Ten years from now is not too far away, so how many of you think we’d be buying such gadgets?

0 Designer: Hiromi Kiriki