The Science of Food

The Science of Food

When we sit down to eat we rarely consider the actual physical & chemical processes that occur in order to make our food as tasty as it is. If you think about it, a kitchen isn’t all that different from a laboratory. With this concept in mind, the Eating Objects series of “tableware tools” encourages diners to interact with their food on a multi-sensory level. Used in combination with an animation guided table, the user is instructed step by step to create their unique dish, creating a more in depth & challenging eating experience.

0 Designer: DesignGoat

Domestic Tote

Domestic Tote

Home Traveller is the result of an exploration into the relationship between two items rarely fused together: clothing and furniture. Inspired by handbags and storage chests, designer Anne Lorenz experimented with the form and function of both to create this unique one-off combination carryall. More of a home accessory than an everyday bag, it’s a playful and intuitive piece perfect for storing laundry, blankets, and many other household items.

0 Designer: Anne Lorenz

Survival of the Fittest Chair

Survival of the Fittest Chair

A project commissioned by Creative Scotland, Nick Ross and Fraser Reid created a series of unique chairs each altered from a set of identical archetypes. Inspired from evolution and the implication of man’s hands. Analogous to domestic selection, these chairs take on new identities. Through this process, a never-ending variety of forms, colors, materials and functions evolve over time. Unlike the design process nature cannot start from a blank canvas but instead must work with what already exists to try and develop improved variants. Everything is a work in progress.

0 Designers: Nick Ross and Fraser Reid

Sterilize and Clean Your Fresh Food

Sterilize and Clean Your Fresh Food

The other day I went to pick up some dishwashing detergent when I noticed they were selling food detergents now. I’ve always just used water to rinse off my foods but sometimes you need something harsher. The WOW Water Sterilizer uses electrolysis to eliminate harmful bacteria in everything from fruits, veggies, kitchen appliances as well as baby bottles and chew toys – all without chemical detergents. Sign me up.

0 Designer: Sang Keun Sim & Kyowon L&C Design Team

Safer Plugs Come With A Switch

Safer Plugs Come With A Switch

Switch Plug is a redesign of the plug to accommodate a switch and an LED strip. Why? So that we can switch on/off the device right from the plug-head, get a good grip whilst removing the plug and avoid sparks while unhooking it from the socket. The LED is an added bonus reminder, just to ensure that we practice green etiquette. Simple and effective!

0 Designer: Gonglue Jiang

The Prewash Wash

The Prewash Wash

In a country obsessed with handwashed clothes, convincing someone to buy a washing machine is quite a feat. Yes Indians can do without machines, we want to scrub our collars and cuffs with plastic bristle brushes and dip our soaks in buckets of water. If only my friends knew about methods like the Wave Wash! The idea is superb for our situation. Stubborn stains need not be brushed off, urtrasound vibrations and little amount of water can do the same job in a jiffy.

0 Designer: Kim Min Seok

Cutting Edge Electric Concept

Cutting Edge Electric Concept

The Zeleritas electric racing concept by designer Willie Tay combines current & future driving technologies with hard styling into a single passenger roadster with a straight-from-the-track feel. A monocoque carbon fiber body, retractable glass hard top, & exposed wheels give it an Indy car edge while modern features like the HUD active matrix windscreen, paramagnetic body paint, & discreet integrated lights enhance both the visual and driving experiences. One of the most attractive racing designs I’ve seen since the Ford Indigo.

0 Designer: Willie Tay

The Real Man's Shaving Kit

The Real Man’s Shaving Kit

Though it’s something I’ve only been able to appreciate in the last year or so, I believe the right shaving kit is a man’s best friend, & can also speak volumes about someone’s personality. Hail Perret is a sexy & stylish kit by designer Niclas Andersson that celebrates the art of the traditional straight razor shave in a minimal yet natural looking roll-up pack stripped down to the bare necessities: razor, lather, bowl, bristle brush, aftershave, & face towel. Perfect for the grooming craftsman or renaissance man.

0 Designer: Niclas Andersson

Leave Your Car at Home

Leave Your Car at Home

CoCy, the brainchild of Robert Nightingale & Adrian Weidmann, is an ingenious smart-service concept that aims to provide users with free transportation & local, ethical, & sustainable businesses with a creative platform to advertise. The lightweight cycles incorporate a gang of innovative features that make locating, reserving, & operating the bike a super easy process for locals & visitors alike. A great system that also has potential to create revenue for both local organizations & international charities.

0 Designers: Robert Nightingale & Adrian Weidmann

Lighting Repercussions

Lighting Repercussions

Consequence creates an intimate relationship between the user, requiring the user to become conscious of the lamp’s environment, it produces a unique interaction; if the lamp is ignored, a messy-waxy, inconvenient situation drips. Consequence can be used for a little over an hour without mess, guiding those using its light to spend their limited time wisely. The idea was to create a visual representation of the wasted energy that incandescent bulbs produce.

0 Designer: Stephen Andersen

Music in a Bottle

Music in a Bottle

The Genie concept distills the idea of an MP3 player back to it’s simplest function. No docking or syncing required. Instead, Genie plays music relevant to your mood. Feeling giddy? How about some pop music? Perhaps you’ve had a long day at the office and need to unwind. Genie might play a little Bach. The design itself is meant to look like a sculpture. The conical shape helps radiates sound and eliminates the need for traditional speaker grills.

0 Designer: Jiyoun Kim

Guessing Game Returns!

Guessing Game Returns!

This switch has a lot more to trigger than just its contents; lets just say your entire day depends on it…any guess at to what this is?

C’mon don’t cheat….

0 Designer: Willie Tay

Getting Nostalgic About Wind and Light

Getting Nostalgic About Wind and Light

Returning to the basics of fanning a paper (for wind) or breaking twigs & rubbing them together to make light (fire), here is a project that explores the haptic sensations for these, in present times. Nostalgic Sensations comprises of a fan and a torch, the fan works by blowing into it, just like a pinwheel. And the torch works with the intuitive breaking action of a light stick, shaking it till the torch, lights up.

0 Designer: Joyce Li