Impress In-Laws By The Perfect Rice Dish

Impress In-Laws By The Perfect Rice Dish

Paella, Biryani, Mexican Rice or Chahan; it doesn’t matter what you’re cooking, but if it’s for your in-laws you better get it right. For this, an investment in a good rice cooker is a must. However till you actually go out there and get yourself one, lets look at what Sang-Jang Lee is proposing. It’s a rice cooker that sports a touch interface lid and the promise of the perfect grain.

0 Designer: Sang-Jang Lee

Sculptural Public Seating

Sculptural Public Seating

Inspired by nature and the dynamic possibilities of evolution, the Issit was design for airports and train stations. The chair(?) acts like a sculpture and armature when it’s not occupied – the seats rise automatically when you leave and return to their upright position. I like the idea and design tho I would yell at anyone attempting to sit on the two other seats because I want the entire thing for myself. My throne.

0 Designer: Addi Design Group

Now LED Lights In Irons!

Now LED Lights In Irons!

For ages the form factor of an iron hasn’t undergone much transformation. They only arena where you get something funky is in concepts. Here is my chance to once again slip into fantasyland and imagine that I’m using a hip-cat appliance while doing my mundane chores. Besides looking different there are only two places where this Steam Iron scores favor with me, one is the cool LED lighting that indicates the temperature in proportion with the hot red color. And the other is the soft silicone lining.

0 Designer: Tatasuya Kobayashi

Big Rack & That's A Good Thing

Big Rack & That’s A Good Thing

Need a duffle bag that’s sleek, nondescript, and functional? The Setgo Rack may be the bag for you. The company recently (Nov. ’08) updated their inventory with 12 new products for the urban go-getter. They were kind enough to send me the Rack bag to try out. I was on vacation prior and now wish I had the bag beforehand because it turns out, is quite sharp and utilitarian. Hit the jump for my review.

0 Designer: Setgo

Precise Measures While Doing Interiors

Precise Measures While Doing Interiors

If you failed math in school or hated triangles, this theory may go bouncers on you. I’m not giving you the Pythagorean theorem to prove but simply telling you of this handy device that could get you the perfectly angled walls and smooth looking interiors. The Red Point Measure is a digital measure that applies current laser ray measure techniques to mathematics formula of triangles by simply measuring a target from afar.

0 Designer: Huang Qiaokun

Win A DNA Mini Portrait This Valentines (UPDATE)

Win A DNA Mini Portrait This Valentines (UPDATE)

Winner: John H. in Canada!

The moment of truth is here. Do you love her/him enough to give an everlasting gift, one that can never be etched away? I would even compare it to a tattoo because it’s so damn permanent.

0 Sponsor: DNA 11

Ship Of The Desert Is Your Doc On Call

Ship Of The Desert Is Your Doc On Call

It’s the modern times and in urban areas we are just a phone call away from the nearest emergency medical service. However in the remote regions of the desert-scape Flying Doctors are not always available. How do you get the necessary First Aid? No worries, design student Fresch has it all figured out with his emergency dromedary concept that sees the trusty old camel of the chieftain coming to aid with a doc in tow!

0 Designer: Frederic Schwab

The Mother Of All Water Filters

The Mother Of All Water Filters

The Rehydr8 is an eco-friendly water filter and chiller system that was designed to discourage the consumption of disposable water bottles and promote filtered tap water. The chiller uses the innovative technology of thermoacoustic refrigeration, using sound waves to create pressure and environmentally friendly gases to create a cool surrounding temperature. And YES this concept was actually thought out.

0 Designer: Justine Smith

Would You Confuse Them For Pool Balls?

Would You Confuse Them For Pool Balls?

I know I would! The Field Roamers are illuminated spherical objects that are a product of experimentation with the primary goal of seeing how “light bounces could affect the appearance of geometry with varying surfaces in low light.” The lights have no explicit moving parts but their illuminated tracks and the obvious form indicate that you could just roll them along the surface. Cool roving lights I say!

0 Designer: Adam Heslop

Interactive Tiles

Interactive Tiles

The I-Quad uses tile shaped LED electronic boards held together by a simple frame and interacts with external devices via USB or wireless. Each tile is capable of a low-res, almost dot matrix-like resolution. Essentially anything can be displayed across these tiles; from communication, entertainment, even ambient lighting.

0 Designers: Soo-Jin Chou, Young-Hee Cho, Young-Kuk Oh, Oh-Jae Kwon & Kue-Hoo Hwang

Digital Jeeves Can Get Me Anything!

Digital Jeeves Can Get Me Anything!

Ok people, you got to humor me for this one. Travel with me into the future where we are so dependant on technology that we don’t even trust our secretaries to get us the bagel or coffee right! It’s the future where bots and machines share a better relationship than humans, and have more Contacts in the Right Places to get us access to exclusive events and restaurants…simply at the click of a button!

0 Designers: Matthew Spencer, Adam Heslop & Simon Drewery

Future Cars Best Served Cold Hearted

Future Cars Best Served Cold Hearted

Imagine yourself on that lukewarm desert highway. The year: 2020. The time of day: dusk. You’re cruzin USA, thinkin nothing can harm a hombre like you in a place like this. Just then you see the flashing lights of a RT20 police mobile. You lay on the gas, thinking noone can catch you, “el Mexico!” But you just got served. Served up cold. Because you just got passed. By the RT20 highway patrol.

0 Designer: Mathieu Lewis

Nigella Would Love This Ornate Blender

Nigella Would Love This Ornate Blender

“What is this, 1958? Give the little wife a blender?” Famous quote from the iconic Father of the Bride, but I’m sure little Annie wouldn’t have flipped so much had she received anything as ornate as this gilded beauty. This is just one of those eye-candy things that you get to decorate your kitchen with, not really industrious or something. Simple, elegant, leaf-inspired; you get the drift. Enjoy gilded pureed pea soup tonight Nigella!

0 Designer: Sang-Jang Lee