Spices That Defy Gravity

Spices That Defy Gravity

Come summer and most rural Indian women gather in courtyards to pound heaps of fresh herbs and spices to store in huge glass jars. Urbanization and instant foods have thankfully spared me the trouble, but where to store my good? Zero Gravity Magnetic Spice Rack & Magnetic Spice Stand looks to be an apt solution. With 12 airtight canisters and easy one-handed operation, the jars defy GRAVITY in a very unique way! More info ahead…

0 Designer: Zevro [ Buy Spice Stand | Buy Spice Rack ]

Two Holes Are Better Than One

Two Holes Are Better Than One

A small annoyance of mine is having to wait for a sauce or dressing like ketchup to trickle down from the bottom but with the Dual Bottle, my impatience is alleviated. A simple solution would be to always leave the bottle inverted, but I’m way too OCD for that. With the Dual Bottle, there’s no up or down. Just open the end where the condiment goodness is closest to and BOOM (ala Steve Jobs style), food is smothered.

0 Designer: Kai-yu Lei

Chemistry Lab Equipments On The Table

Chemistry Lab Equipments On The Table

A look at these bottles and you go…OMG am I in the chemistry lab again? No you’re not, but you may as well re-visit the Pipette Bottles and enjoy them. Only this time you store your oil & vinegar in it and proudly display them on your kitchen counter or dining table. Actually go ahead and store any kinda drippy sauce in them, and use the pipette to measure out the exact quantity of the condiment you want. Not a drop more nor a drop less!

0 Designer: Camilla Kropp [ Buy It Here ]

AC On The Blind

AC On The Blind

Blinds on the windows do nothing but hang out there and shade the room from the sun. Say if we were to add functionality to it, what can we include….k, give it some Solar Power, plus add in some engineering tech, and pesto you got the Blind Air Conditioner! An AC that doubles up as blinds and sources green power from the sun. Design-wise it all adds up, but function-wise and scope-wise I’m still on the fence about it. So what’s your take on it?

0 Designer: Minjoo Kwon

Little Night Lamp For Sderot

Little Night Lamp For Sderot

It’s not often I see product design mixed with politics because it’s tricky and definitely an invitation to royally f*ck up. However if your ideas are shaped by a politically active environment, there’s a real possibility for brilliance such as the Little Night Lamp For Sderot. The lamp is created from a bomb shelter light switch as a gesture to the citizens of Sderot, Israel who have been living under siege for years.

0 Designer: Michael Tsinzovsky

Many Hues Of Songs

Many Hues Of Songs

What is life without color and what is design without innovation? Addressing the two is the Hélio DAB Radio. The design uses colorful solar Grätzel panels that are transparent and add a bit of psychedelic creativity to the room. The Grätzel solar panels get their color from vegetal ink, upping the green quotient. The LED panel and Speakers compliment the radio and are in sync with the form. It’s the sort of thing we would love to bring home!

0 Designer: Léa Longis

A New Dimension To Tea Drinking

A New Dimension To Tea Drinking

I never really understood the elaborate ritual of brewing the perfect cup of tea. Maybe I’m uncivilized and vulgar to assume that you simply need to boil the leaves in hot water, add milk and sugar, and you’re done. Ok you snooty people stop cringing… do it your way with the Dione Tea Set. Described as a set of teacups with two hemispheres and a thin net preventing the tea leaves from entering the cup and involving some 180 degrees of rotation, the fuss is about keeping the aroma of the tea leaves alive.

0 Designer: Vuk Dragovic

Best of September 2009

Best of September 2009

Every month we take a look around and select some of the most interesting designs that was showcased here. Below you’ll find the most popular designs we’ve tracked over the last 30 days – an overview of designs you shouldn’t have missed in September 2009.

0 Designers: Various

Roasting Marshmallows In The Vulcan

Roasting Marshmallows In The Vulcan

Citing space-crunch as a major issue with matchbox homes, the Vulcan Stove Fireplace adapts itself to this reason, but that alone should not be the criteria for liking it. A warm fireplace but totally utilitarian, it hosts numerous shelves for your things and has the potential to be the focal point of your living space. In practical times as these, where electric heaters and radiators vie for equal attention; a warm, cozy, functional fireplace as this makes me all mushy and crave winter.

0 Designer: Arthur Senant

Crank Up Battery

Crank Up Battery

Re-chargeable batteries are no good when they run out of power and you have no electric point handy to tank them up again. Here’s where the concept of the Wind Up Battery steps in; re-charge these cells via the conventional battery charger OR use the hand-crank to wind up and source-up some juice. Kinda like your hand-crank radios. A simply superb concept!

0 Designer: Qian Jiang

IZ It Cocktail Time

IZ It Cocktail Time

To understand Iz you need some background: the Turks love this drink called Ayran or Airan, which is blended yogurt and water. They make it in a special kind of way, and as poetic as it may seem, using the Iz leaves a flower pattern on the user’s palm. The steel body of the cocktail maker is complimented with a blue intricate-pattern elastomer seal.

0 Designers: Ahmet Bektes, İrem Celik & Koray Gelmez

Foodle Is Oodles Of Fun

Foodle Is Oodles Of Fun

The innovative factor about the Foodle is that it brings oodles of fun to doodling on the dinner table. The set consists of fork, knife and spoon heads that fit snugly over color pencils, and a pad of paper placemats that double up as a doodle board. I’ve seen placemats as puzzle games in family restaurants, but the Foodle goes a step ahead to include a creative cutlery design to make a complete package deal. Good enough for the home and the next door diner as well.

0 Designer: Peter Dalton

Raking Up Some Fun

Raking Up Some Fun

Fall’s almost here and the lawn looks pretty dandy with all the leaves falling. I don’t break a sweat coz it’s not my part of the chores, but I do feel for my husband who has to do all the raking. Here’s where concepts like Power Rake can come handy. Unlike the traditional comb-n-handle ones, this one features a conveyer belt system with well-spaced teeth and a sack to catch the booty. Powered by the kinetic motion of the front wheel, the rake glides over the grass and devours all the mess.

0 Designer: Rury Vizcarra