Tea Party

Tea Party

I’m not a fussy tea drinker and don’t give a rat’s tail about blend, brew or steeping, but I have this tea connoisseur cousin who has painstakingly mastered the art of brewing his perfect cuppa. For the impatient and the perfectionists alike, we have the Tesera Teemachine. It is an automated tea machine that dishes out the perfect cup by controlling the brewing time, water temperature and the amount of tea, depending upon the blend being used. This is how it should be!

0 Designer: Tobias Gehring

Digital Camera with an Analog Experience

Digital Camera with an Analog Experience

The last time I bought a roll of film was probably in 2002 and quite honestly I don’t really miss the experience of changing rolls and getting photographs developed. What I do miss is the suspense! Suspense in wondering how the pictures will come out. Did we get good shots? Well, that thrilling experience can be duplicated with Digital Film; an analog-styled camera with a digital twist! Quite clever if you ask me!

0 Designer: Park Hyun Jin

An Eco Friendly Kiosk

An Eco Friendly Kiosk

The aptly named Ecokiosk uses a number of techniques to flash that ever important “green card” in today’s culture. Companies are looking for new ways to move their businesses towards more Earth friendly practices. The Ecokiosk aims to solve many of the lingering issues regarding mobile retail/service setups.

0 Designer: S Fahmi Yusoff from Bizarreka Design

The Ultimate Touch Tablet PC?

The Ultimate Touch Tablet PC?

Digital development tools are an integral part of design and construction processes. m • pad is a Tablet PC that is optimized for the needs of designers and developers. It combines the advantages of intuitive multi-touch operation with the precision of a pressure-sensitive pen. Ooh! hit the jump for more.

0 Designer: Volker Hübner

Two Showers In One

Two Showers In One

Water fixtures can make or break the bathing experience, and If you’re like me and need a shower to wake up in the morning, you know the importance of having a great showerhead. The In2ition shower offers a variety of experiences with it’s detachable center handshower. In position it merges with the main flow to create a serious drench. If you’re a multitasker, the handshower releases so you can give your bod the attention it deserves. This girl is looooooving it, and so will you. Get it here.

0 Designer: Manki Yoo

Seating - Shaken, Not Stirred

Seating – Shaken, Not Stirred

This modern design, inspired by the classic shape of the martini glass, brings hard and soft elements together to create comfortable and flexible seating. Screwless and glueless, the only components of the Martini Chair are it’s plywood seat, back, and base, and binding elastic string held firm by metal locks. All it’s missing is the perfect garnish. You.

0 Designer: Zoran Svraka

Luxe Gaming Mouse

Luxe Gaming Mouse

Next of Kin Creatives has gone back to the drawing board with their iconic Hydra gaming mouse, famous for it’s ribbed ventilation fins and customizable weight variations. This time the Hydra gets a snazzy makeover with the Luxe Fins edition that features a 24K gold plated removable weight band, and improved fins for cooling nervous palms. Don’t mess with the guy who’s rockin this. He means business.

0 Designer: Rodney Loh

Portion Control with Meat

Portion Control with Meat

The original intent of PerfectPlate is to promote vegetarianism, however I want to look at in a different light. With the unique shape and design of the plate, it’s impossible to pile it high with food. This means eating smaller portions, perhaps a great tool for progressive weight loss. Yea, I’m battling the bulge on a daily basis and such mind tricks do help!

0 Designer: Dave Wu

How Bare Can a Mouse Get?

How Bare Can a Mouse Get?

Very basic and minimal if you leave it to Vrouyr Joubanian! He’s designed the Void mouse with bare-minimums; only one button that functions all as right, left, middle clicks and scroll. The hollow, wireless mouse sports uneven thickness ranging from 4 to 10mm and all the electrical parts are contained in the bulky bottom. It looks ergonomic enough for us to give it a try, what do you say?

0 Designer: Vrouyr Joubanian

Utensils That Just Hang Around

Utensils That Just Hang Around

Muuto’s new cooking set and salad servers combine form, function and craftsmanship. The elegant wooden tools are precisely designed and crafted for a sleek modern look. The innovative extrusion cut in the back of the cooking set HANG AROUND lets you work freely in the kitchen, while your utensils hang out on your pots or pans. TOSS AROUND, the salad servers, tell the same story of craftsmanship used for centuries but with contemparty design and modern ergonomics.

0 Designer: KiBiSi for Muuto

The New Social Video Game Console

The New Social Video Game Console

Njoin is an ultra portable video game system specially designed to play videogames and run multimedia applications – capable of simultaneous, differentiated and private interaction between two or more users without reducing the characteristics required for individual use. Confused? Interest peeked? Hit the jump!

0 Designer: Xavier Torres Gómez

One to Five

One to Five

One to Five is an installation comprised of ten previously unreleased chair designs by Viennese designer Thomas Feichtner. All of these are presented as printouts of 3D models done at a scale of 1:5, and they will be shown at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile 2011 in Milan’s Zona Tortona district. This is an experiment which seeks to present designs not as finished projects but rather as processes which have yet to be concluded allowing producers to become part of the development process almost from the very beginning.

0 Designer: Thomas Feichtner

Revolutio

Revolutio

This simple and modern watch by designer Mickaël Chrost presents a new perception on time telling. Minutes and hours are displayed on Revolutio’s rotating rings and are powered by a standard watch engine. The magnetic locking system is perfectly discreet. I’m really digging the center-less design- the loop, versus the standard circle, is an interpretation of eternity and reminds that time has no real beginning or end.

0 Designer: Mickaël Chrost