So you geared to up to host the best party ever; finger-food’s doing the rounds, buffet table is spilling over…laughter in the air; drinks stocked up in the bar. Clinking glasses to merry toasts….but what the heck; Scotch is on PLAIN ICE! No Bloody Mary ways! Swanky parties call for the Polar Ice Tray rescue mission. Pebble-shaped exteriors with molds that let you craft the perfect crystal clear Inukshuk Ice and cracked ice if you so desire.
Quick Question: If you want to redesign an electric socket, what will you do? If you’re gonna suggest demure LED lights on the rim, a base socket in a funky shape, a hip extension hub with retractable wire that allows you to hook up 3 more portals to it; then Don’t, Serdar Sişman has perfected this plot already! Basically he’s suggesting a main socket to plug into, which in turn hooks up this neat wired extension hub, which in turn hooks up 3 more sockets. Cool!
Designer: Serdar Sişman
Before the mid-1950s, vacuum cleaners weren’t in many Japanese homes because dusters, brooms, and floor cloths were considered adequate for cleaning traditional Japanese homes. But through extensive marketing efforts by manufacturers, Japanese-made vacuum cleaners gradually became household necessities by the 1960s – with the MC-1000 top of the list.
Designer: Panasonic circa 1965
Do these look familiar to you? These goggles? These… 3D goggles? To my, they look like the “Awesome” 3D Environment games they used to have at the state fair. It was sooo 3D! Almost like real life! These are not a game. They are heavy, so do not touch them. This is REAL real life. These are a medical instrument for elderly people. The “ForeSeeHome” by designer Eitan Shariff of I2D: not to be having fun with.
Designer: Eitan Shariff of I2D
Sous-vide is a method of cooking that retains the strong flavors of the ingredients by heating them for an extended period of time at relatively low temperatures. The flip side is that it needs to be performed under carefully controlled conditions to avoid botulism poisoning. Here is a look at a sophisticated iteration of this cooker that promises to maintain the intense flavors and cook some very tender meat.
Designer: Benjamin Greene
The long awaited Stile Bertone Mantide Project M supercar made its debut yesterday at the Shanghai Autoshow. The showstopper designed by famed Pininfarina designer Jason Castriota is a sleek, uber futuristic outlook on bespoke automotive engineering. Underneath the hood lies a Corvette ZR1 which if you have ever heard before, befittingly goes well with the aggressive sculpted front and rear.
Designer: Jason Castriota
I know that Molecular gastronomy is a scientific discipline involving the study of physical and chemical processes that occur in cooking, but this is the first time I’m coming across a device that actually allows you to do some Molecular Cooking! Consisting of a whip syphon, vaporizer and blow torch the “Moleculars” is something that would make an adventurous cook pretty happy in the kitchen. Experimentation would be the name of the game.
Designer: Sandro Frank
Clank, Smack, Stand or Glow…we resort to so many new tricks to catch those extra Zzzz, its ridiculous! It’s time to add to the collection an alarm that will WAKE YOU instead of adding to the mayhem. This ballsy (pun intended) gutsy alarm clock expects you to lift the globe off the base when the shrieking starts only to be put down precisely in its cradle, to stop the commotion. Dare you snooze! Wake, stimulate, whatever…just make sure DiGi sits pretty next to Chumby.
Designer: Justyna Szacon
Actually it’s called the “Bath Bomb,” but any naval commando super sailor knows that this is a mine. Any any naval commando super sailor also knows that one needs dolphins to check for mines. Note: Bath Bomb is “dolphins not included.” This design was designed by none other than Mukomelov Aleksandr. An explosive designer is he. Russian. Tough. That’s what you’ve gotta be to pop one of these into your bathtub. Believe that.
Designer: Mukomelov Aleksandr
Fellow YDers, if you are looking for a new place to hang out on the net then I must recommend the swanky Amuen site. Designed by our friends at RKS Design, this is the spot to hobnob with fellow “creative souls – painters, musicians, sculptors, photographers, writers, enthusiasts, and everyone in between.” The social site is even running an intro contest where you can snap up a Mac Book with a custom skin designed by Carson Hill or a 16GB iPod Touch.
Designer: RKS Design
Kitchen dish towels are basically vacation spots for the propagation of bacteria. Put it under a microscope and I’m sure you’d see a whole Club Med resort. Gross! We don’t wash our kitchen towels nearly as often as we should. WIPE-C DISHCLOZ is a mini washer designed just for kitchen towels. Drop it in the very cool iris opening top and voila! Clean kitchen towels. Not sure if it uses water and detergent but I’m already sold on the idea.
Designer: Hye-Jin Jang