Snail Cooking Is A Faster Process That You Think!

Snail Cooking Is A Faster Process That You Think!

One of the Electrolux Design 2010 Finalists is the “Snail”, a micro induction heating system that relies on a high density sugar crystal battery for energy. It uses the power to heat up coils to conduct the magnetic induction process and heat the food in the utensil. It features in-built sensors that detect what you’re heating and adjust the settings for food type, time and temperature accordingly. What I like is that it can be stuck to any sized pot, pan or mug and moreover you can use 2 or more Snails at once, depending upon your meal and utensil-size.

0 Designer: Peter Alwin

How Heavy Thy Fish

How Heavy Thy Fish

This right here is the “Pro Fishing Compact Scale” and guess what it does? It tells you how heavy that fish is you caught with your own two bare hands. It’s simplicity. I know that if you’re a fisher, you have seen things similar to this before. But this is how it aught to be. I say so. And so will the satisfied fish-weighers of the future. Thank designer Oliver Müller for what he reports as being the first all-waterproof scale of its kind! A convenient feature I must say.

0 Designer: Oliver Müller

Strollin into the Future

Strollin into the Future

Babies brush your shoulders off, you’re about to be rolling in the most pimp baby vehicle I’ve ever set my sights on. This project is called “Stroller Bumbel” and it’s a whole new look at transporting babies from place to place. Designer Ascanio Afan de Rivera asks why the baby stroller form has only gone a few steps from its origin in all its years of existence? Why oh why? Even when the original isn’t broken, there’s room for improvement. Or at least experimentation. Here’s a new one for ye.

0 Designer: Ascanio Afan de Rivera

Through Gridded Chaos

Through Gridded Chaos

Here’s something I did not expect. This is a Shadow Cloud, a three dimensional object with seemingly random elements strewn throughout it that, with light, reveals order in the shadows it casts. This box of lines and squares casts shadows of religious symbols! It’s totally amazing! The object in this post is called “Thru Religion” and is a cubical Shadow Cloud designed in a 3D program then printed using a 3D object printer.

0 Designers: Drzach and Suchy

What An Adorable Lamp

What An Adorable Lamp

I love Marc Haldermann’s floor lamp called Puu. It’s modern, a little mid-century, yet sophisticated and whimsical. It’s as if he read my mind and made this lamp. It’s all wood using the lampshade’s own weight to create tension on the cord. Looks like a tree, or better yet – chicken feet. I want it. Marc, make me one!

0 Designer: Marc Haldemann

Your Own Kitchen Hideaway

Your Own Kitchen Hideaway

The Kitchen Hideaway is a peep into what food prep might be like in the future. A helmet and viewport allow you to image what it is you want to eat in your own virtual kitchen. Gone are the large appliances replaced by efficient robots that serve every gluttonous desire. You have to actually know how to cook the dish. The robots are only mimicking your technique. The technology is so life-like, it’s indistinguishable from the real thing. This is the Jetsons people. Even George would be jealous.

0 Designer: Daniel Dobrogorsky

Need A Light To Write At Night?

Need A Light To Write At Night?

As I hit my head to the pillow at night, a thousand things rummage through my head; my next proposal, next-day schedule, unfinished business and most of the times end up getting outta bed to write some notes for the next day. How sweet it would be if I had a notepad and the Write? Light! on my bedside table. It is a lamp that gives off a glow powerful enough to jot down a quick memo. And the way it works is darn cute; kinda like the inkwell and feather effect! Pick up the pencil to light-up; place it back to turn it off. Simple and awesome!

0 Designer: Jaeun Park of Frabrica (Italy)

Dog, Luggage And You On The Same Scale

Dog, Luggage And You On The Same Scale

The truth of the matter is that weighing dogs & luggage on a domestic weigh machine is cumbersome to the point of being impractical. So what’s the solution? How about a sleek scale that expands its base to accommodate anything from a small sized pug, to humans, to great danes & huge suitcases. Say hello to your bathroom friendly Scale Z! Besides its stunning physical attributes, this baby is capable of recognizing your feet (not from their stink!) and pull out your past records like weight, BMI etc, record the new readings and send it to your computer via Wi-Fi.

0 Designer: René Woo-Ram Lee

The Ground Explosion

The Ground Explosion

Behold! From the earth underfoot jumps forth a sculpture of epic preportions, with a light in it too! This is a single-house project. There’s only one of these amazing amalgamations. But look, if enough people flip out over it, go nuts over it, break a blood vessel in their forhead for it, maybe it’ll be made on a large scale? I hope so. This is fabulous. What this project consists of is metal triangles embedded into the ground in a grid, a grid with the ability to hold triangles that appear to burst forth from the ground. Two planes pushing against each other.

0 Designers: Raveevarn Choksombatchai (principal), Robbie Crabtree, and Jeremy Steiner of VeeV Design

Plants and Carbon-Fibres into Urns

Plants and Carbon-Fibres into Urns

So you love the environment, yes? I mean, you like living and therefor like the only place we’ve got to live in, right? How about recycling? This particular planet has a limited amount of resources, so using them again and again until they’re completely depleted makes sense, I’d say. Here’s a project that uses recycled carbon-fibre and a plant-based resin to create lovely little pots. It’s called the Xendless Carbon Fiber project and the pots in this post are called “Earn / Urn.”

0 Designer: Neil Conley

On Yacht's Wings

On Yacht’s Wings

Soaring through the water with the greatest of ease! This boat right here is the “Eagle Yacht.” Designed by Darko Markovic who has a really rad AKA: Dar-Mar! He’s made this yacht to be a powerboat with a definitive set of fine sport vehicle features. Aggressive power in the engine, light, high speed water ride, luxury interior and out, what more could you want? I want it to be covered in impossibly bright LED lights, but that’s neither here nor there. Let’s talk about this falcon of the sea.

0 Designer: Darko Markovic

Cooking Outdoors A Little More Bearable

Cooking Outdoors A Little More Bearable

I really dislike camping. The need to commune with nature isn’t enough of a reason to rough it. I can enjoy the view just the same from a cabin thank you very much. If you nag me about it, I’ll say it’s the cooking. Camp food sucks but the Kuzmit social cooker might pry me away long enough from my 400 thread count sheets to engage in a little R&R. It’s modern, easy to clean, and looks quite fun to use. See the guy leaning back eating while the woman cooks? Yea, I’m that guy.

0 Designer: Boaz Lazar

Don't Walk Under A Ladder

Don’t Walk Under A Ladder

The Safe-a-Stitious ladder, a playful design that alerts people to the old superstition “never walk underneath a ladder.” It looks like an ordinary ladder but when propped up against a wall, a number of nylon streamers sling out from it’s underparts warning all to beware. It’s a narrative that’s common place so no instructions are required. People universally get it and the design does well to point out how silly we all are. I’m not afraid. I’ll walk under it. I’ll bet you.

0 Designer: Alice Gallarate