Ten Fantastic Kitchen Concepts

Ten Fantastic Kitchen Concepts

I know how enthusiastic most of our readers are about cooking, so this round-up should have been my top priority. Better late than never, they say. So here’s a list of Ten Innovative and Creative Kitchen Concepts seen on YD. Some may beg to differ, but that’s ok, we are all allowed to have our opinions. Point is, we all love to cook in a classy, futuristic kitchen!

0 Designers: Various

Remember Your Pants

Remember Your Pants

Remember that post I did just the other day? The one about the metal pants. Well there’s more! There’s a whole range! It’s called the “Dual Range” and it aims to take your home to a new level of simplicity and versatility. Explore with me, if you will, six new concepts that do one of my favorite things: cram two things into one.

0 Designer: Alex Bradley Design

This Pen Has A Lamp

This Pen Has A Lamp

Let the record first show that this pen has a lamp on it. Potentially. The most important thing about this pen might not be the lamp (yeah right!) but I’m gonna go ahead and say that I know it is. This pen is crazy. First of all (wait are we still on first?) I gotta tell you that the name of this pen is “Pendragon” and it’s a construct-your-own pen. It’s name is Pendragon. What else you do you need to know!? Pendragon.

0 Designer: Peter Vardai

You Can Dishwash The Vent!

You Can Dishwash The Vent!

Are those plates to be eating off of? Nay!* They are vent covers. Retractable vent covers. Customizable vent covers. I bet you’re saying to yourself “self, I’ve always wanted to customize my vent covers, and self, this is my big opportunity.” And you’d be right. Available in like 5 billion colors and designs, this is the Ventware system.

0 Designer: RKS

Book Of Lights

Book Of Lights

First glance you can pass this off as a book of matches, but that isn’t what the “Five Minutes” is all about. A book of 10 small candles that comes handy in many everyday situations! Why, I can think of 3 situations right this instant: 1) When you bring in the cake but forget the candles. 2) Emergency lights-out. 3) In my travel bag, right next to pocket matches and paper-strip soaps! How many tricky situations can you come up with?

0 Designer: Poketo [ Buy it Here ]

How Flexi Can A Radio Get

How Flexi Can A Radio Get

Specs-wise, it’s really up to a designer’s imagination; that’s the advantages of concepts. Realistically speaking, playing around with the materials used in an innovative way is kind of restrictive. Radio FM follows the norm of an object by appearing to be this rigid ceramic piece, but in reality the body is an enigmatic fluid PVC sail and is flexible. The controls are cleverly hidden underneath the device and simple; a button to switch it on and a dial to tune in the frequency. Can anything get simpler than that!

0 Designer: Jasper de Leeuw for Leeuw & Vormgeving

Feel The Music

Feel The Music

A common misconception about the hearing impaired is their inability to experience the joy of music. They may not hear and process sound audibly but they certainly can feel it. In fact, studies have shown the sense of touch is heightened allowing them to perceive music in a totally different way. SOUNZZZ is a visual, audio, tactile MP3 player designed for the hearing impaired but universal enough for all to enjoy.

0 Designer: Sungwoo Park

Cooling Ribs? No! Seat!

Cooling Ribs? No! Seat!

That’s just crazy, what are you saying, that this isn’t just a gigantic cooling unit for my 1980′s jumbo computer? I predict that in the future, all chairs will be bigger than houses and will only be affordable by the super rich! But for now, we’ve got this amazing “Hi-Tech Couch” inspired by just that, cooling ribs from a computer. But wait, why does the preview pic for this post have the chairs staged in a graffiti filled hallway?

0 Designer: Design-Gezunt Studio

Sleepy Joe's Boring Book Emporium!

Sleepy Joe’s Boring Book Emporium!

Have you ever read any of the Lord of the Rings novels? Books? And you didn’t fall asleep? Wow. Have you read the Silmarillion? Ah THERE we go, now you’re snoozin. No matter the quality of the book, the perfection in the organization and execution of the words, sometimes books can just lull you to sleep. When that happens, there’s “Sleepy Joe Inflatable Book Cover and Pillow!” Stay awake and read this!

0 Designer: Shinyoung Ma

What Does Design Work Smell Like?

What Does Design Work Smell Like?

Mine smells like a cat, and sneezing. It’s kind of like a survival course. But for Vivian Chun-Yen Wang as a design student, it’s the school’s natural odor, of course! Her project here deals with the olfactory portion of everyday working in a non-culinary environment. Why non-culinary? Because they’re basically the only ones that already have their smells mastered!

0 Designer: Vivian Chun-Yen Wang

Scales Are Never My Friend

Scales Are Never My Friend

Standing on scales to check your weight is supposed to be this hushed up ritual (unless you’re thin) that no one is supposed to know of. So I’m really curious to know how people will react and accept the Riant Weighing Scale. It’s got this jazzy pendulum system to it, with one knob that stays focused at your previous weight (or desired weight) and the other one that reads your actual weight. Stand on it, and god forbid you’ve gain weight; it lets out this shrill sound of pendulums crashing!

0 Designer: Daum Gano

Bike Thief, Don’t Even think About It Mister

Bike Thief, Don’t Even think About It Mister

Bike Thieves move on to your next victim, because this bicycle has BROKEN WHEELS! This exact feature is what keeps the bike safe. I love this ingenious idea that kind of breaks down the inner rim of the wheel, so that it becomes an unstable cycle with wonky-wheels that no one can ride. Anti-Theft Collapsible Bike Wheel; that’s what you call this baby.

0 Designer: Carmond Lai

American Cardboard Machine!

American Cardboard Machine!

Yes, it has struck again. It’s cardboard! And made and treated the way we’re talking about here, it’s chemical free, recycled, and recyclable! How is that for wrapping your arms around some bark? Included in this post are several designs, all designed by Ben Blanc Studio made exclusively for Cardboardesign, all ready to be slap-packed and picked up by you for you and yours.

0 Designer: Ben Blanc Studio