Touch Cooking

Touch Cooking

Gorenje+ exclusive built-in appliances premiered at LivingKitchen 2011 featuring the unique iChef+ oven module with a large color display that makes cooking easier with a touchscreen interface. The interface lets you program exactly what it is you’re cooking. It’s designed to be simple but the brains behind the system is incredibly innovative. No cooking appliance has ever had an integrated computer this powerful. On sale in European markets this Spring.

0 Designer: Gorenje

Plug it and Read it, Your Memory of Course!

Plug it and Read it, Your Memory of Course!

I don’t own many memory cards and have just one functional card reader for my Kodak’s memory chip. However, I know people who carry plenty of memory cards in their cute little card storage boxes…. show offs! Yea I know you own many gadgets, click many pictures, store loads of data! Anyways, as I was saying; just having cards is not enough, you need to compliment it with a Card Reader. To cut the entire process by one step, Peng Qixuan has designed a multi cardholder that incorporates a USB stick. What a functional idea!

0 Designer: Peng Qixuan

How About a Soft Screw?

How About a Soft Screw?

Soft Screwdriver is a very easy to carry set of tools that is cleverly packaged. Ten different screwdriver shafts are housed in a strip made of plastic and rubber, which can be rolled to form the driver-head. Simply affix the right-sized tool you require into the middle of the driver-head and you’re ready to go! Folded like a bamboo mat or unfurled, I like the compact design.

0 Designer: Arthur Xin (Se Xin)

Two Cute for Powder

Two Cute for Powder

If you’ve never had your salt and pepper dispensed by a grinder, you’ve never really seasoned your food. If you’ve never had salt and pepper grinders that took on the shapes of chef’s hats, you’ve never really ground! The following project is called “Chef Power” and is a super cute approach to the classic chef’s hat, made tiny and helpful in combining the shape with the grinder of our favorite two seasonings in the world!

0 Designer: Amin Vahidan

One two three four Plastic Leg

One two three four Plastic Leg

Here’s a table that will take all of your dining room table needs and put them in a nice clean package that was made perfect by machines who knew exactly what they were doing. This table goes by the name P_46, totally unassuming and ready to be picked up by the wild-naming community of copywriters our design world has to offer – made also as an office table, so perhaps “Dualie?”

0 Designer: John William Bennett

Magical Man-Sized Box of Lovely Transparent Projections

Magical Man-Sized Box of Lovely Transparent Projections

If you’ve never heard of holocube before, you’re in for a treat. This is a brand of products in their own category. Presentation machines I suppose you could call them, but projectors + projection booth + ultra-simplified computer to hold the projected video is what they are, and not just any projection booth – transparent glass for two-sided viewing. The model this post focuses on is the brand new HC70, a six foot tall box with a 70″ diagonal screen for full-sized human projections.

0 Designer: Joris Vanbriel for holocube

Perfect Cup of Tea

Perfect Cup of Tea

Special Teatime is a braille embossed thermos to aid the visually impaired in making the perfect cup of tea. The fancy art of brewing different kinds of blends is made easier with the help of a special infuser compartment that dips the teabag into the water and lifts it at the right timed interval. Here’s to a refershing cup of tea. Cheers!

0 Designer: Halim Lee

Shave with a Flick of a Finger

Shave with a Flick of a Finger

Ring-shaver is a small, tube-shaped shaver that slips over the finger. In comparison to traditional shaving, Ring-shaver allows a more flexible shaving action. A toggle switch activates the flywheel to provide the necessary driving force. Ring-shaver does not require charging. It saves energy and is easy to carry. Great for sparse facial hair.

0 Designers: Xiang Qin, Yin Qin, Yiyan Ge & Xinxin Sun

Warms More Than Towels

Warms More Than Towels

ETERNITY is a radiator with a distinctive round shape reminiscent of an oval ring and offers a functional solution for any bathroom because it’s also a handy towel warmer. Made of polished aluminum but also available in black and white.

0 Designer: Alessandro Canepa

All American Wood

All American Wood

Some days you just have to go simple. I know that you know if you read posts by me specifically, you’ll find a lot of flipping out over how amazing simple design can be. Minimalistic design is my favorite. Today, I’m privileged to present a bench so simplified, I don’t think there’s a way to improve upon it. How about that? This is the all wood BOTANIST bench, from Orange22.

0 Designer: Orange22 Design Lab

A Brief Introduction to ICON

A Brief Introduction to ICON

How many people you know are so devoted to a single design that they build their whole company, their whole life around it? A designer by the name of Jonathan Ward has done just that, having started a business with his wife Jamie that turned into the nations leading Land Cruiser Service center in 1996, they eventually caught the eye of My. Toyoda who asked them to create three running prototypes of what became the 2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser.

0 Designer: Jonathan Ward

Nothing But Scratch

Nothing But Scratch

Take a peek at this record player. It’s the kind that plays vinyl records, the 12″ kind, and it does it well with only the bare minimum. Fantastical! It’s called “Turnstyle” and it’s made up of the motor, the needle, the speakers, and the controls. What more do you need? It’s a skeleton of its former self, and not former as in it was stripped, former as in there’s no reason to ever go back to more!

0 Designer: R.D. Silva

Nude Power Bike in Three Colors

Nude Power Bike in Three Colors

This bike comes in red, white, or black, like any good motorcycle should. Its description is presented to us as a mostly poetic sort of situation, naming “Style&Skills” as a main point, noting soft lines around a technological core, saying that this motorcycle concept, the Ducati Spite, has two souls. One of the souls is extreme simplicity, they say, and the other, a full detailed concept. Like the black and white of the wheels.

0 Designer: Lorenzo André Spreafico & Simone Campestre