Mirror Polished Sorapot, Because We Like Reflections

Mirror Polished Sorapot, Because We Like Reflections

You may have seen the Sorapot mentioned in other publications some time ago. Its architectural shape and simple functionality brings tea’s quiet beauty into sharp focus. Made from 304 stainless steel, borosilicate glass (Pyrex), and food-grade silicone, it articulates the ritual of tea making in a thoroughly modern way.

0 Designer: Joey Roth

Herb & Spice With Dish Drying Too

Herb & Spice With Dish Drying Too

Water is resource that needs to be conserved and recycled. Thus far, dish drying racks have been wasteful devices since perfectly good water drains into the sink. However, this Herb & Spice Dish Drying Rack, inspired by the design of traditional channel irrigation systems, directs the run-off water to a section in which herbs or spices, such as mint, lemon verbena or thyme, can be grown.

0 Designer: Ran Shnaper

Flooring Follows The Flow

Flooring Follows The Flow

Dimension is a proposal for a flooring system whose graphic pattern is generated from the surrounding space and how people move through it. Using the flexibility offered by fully digital printing processes it’s possible to create laminate flooring solutions that are individually tailored to not only specific people, but specific environments.

0 Designer: Alistair Bramley

Junkyard Jewelry

Junkyard Jewelry

Have you ever been to a junkyard? Looked out at the massive amounts of smashed up, metal frames of what used to be automobiles? When you looked out over the piles of junk, could you visualize a cute pair of earrings, or a stylish necklace? No? Well designer Adam Palethorpe could. His design concept is based on not just piles of scrap metal, but also on using outdated currency coins, recycled car headlights and other recyclable materials.

0 Designer: Adam Palethorpe

Jerk It To Get The Juice

Jerk It To Get The Juice

The Shake MP3 player by Kenneth Tay makes use of kinetic energy to keep the batteries charges, similar to modern timepieces. With the hold button switched on, jerk it a few times to get the juice. Yea I just said that. Conversely if you leave the hold switch off, the jerking shaking pauses/plays music.

0 Designer: Kenneth Tay

The Perfect Cereal Bowl. Maybe.

The Perfect Cereal Bowl. Maybe.

No one likes mushy cornflakes for breakfast. With this bowl, simply allow your milk to soak your cereal for the requisite time and then pull the plug and drain. There you go… perfectly moistened yet crispy cereal. Of course I’m one who likes to get a spoonful of milk along with my cereal but everybody has their own way. What’s yours?

0 Designer: Sherwood Forlee

A Modern Chopstick for the Less Coordinated

A Modern Chopstick for the Less Coordinated

I love Sushi! I love Oriental food! So what if people laugh at me while I pretend to know how to use my chopsticks while my food falls back onto my plate. Bottom-line, I am not coordinated enough to use them. Lincoln Kayiwa had to have been sitting in a sushi bar watching me at a distance while I made a total fool of myself, inspiring his creation of the TUKAANI.

0 Designer: Lincoln Kayiwa

That Ain’t no Lazy Susan

That Ain’t no Lazy Susan

FAK3, which is pronounced “FAKE”, a well known design firm in Asia, are well known for their edgier and fresh designs. In a recent home design project, the owners of the home requested that FAK3 create for them a central, multifunctional area that would allow for varying activities such as dining, study, as well as entertainment. With those ideas, FAK3 created an elliptical cabinet that rotates 360 degrees.

0 Designer: FAK3

Don't Panic! But always have a towel

Don’t Panic! But always have a towel

Those of you familiar with Douglas Adams will always heed his immortal warning. I suppose designer Ran Shnaper (not a Hitchiker’s character) understood these words when designing his/her design the “Towel Dish Dryer”. Intended to be used when you run out dryer rack space, this design used a standard towel that drapes over a flexible/adjustable rack frame creating an instant extension to your current drip dry technique.

0 Designer: Ran Shnaper

A round of paper cuts on the house...

A round of paper cuts on the house…

It’s Monday and what better time to argue about “what is design and what isn’t” than today? Let me give you all some good ammunition to start with. This is called “One Drink Cup” by Mikhail Stawsky. This person has taken paper folding to new highs with this fold-it-yourself shot glass design. Get it “new highs”? “shot glass”?… yeah, I’m not laughing either. So is this design or just clever origami?

0 Designer: Mikhail Stawsky

Bluetooth Headset Happy. Jawbone II Review

Bluetooth Headset Happy. Jawbone II Review

Like many places, California implemented a new law prohibiting cellular use without a handsfree device while driving. Ironically that’s when Jawbone contacted me to do a review on their second generation bluetooth headset. Same aesthetic but significantly smaller, lighter, and improved sound quality. What more could one ask for?

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This Plastic Bottle Makes You Muscley

This Plastic Bottle Makes You Muscley

Okay we all know plastic bottles are evil. They consume massive amounts of energy to produce, statistically only spend 30 minutes in our hands before spending the next thousand years in a landfill. Gotta be a better way right?

0 Designer: Jin Le

The Softer Side of Hard Drives

The Softer Side of Hard Drives

Designing electronic gadgets specifically for women has always seemed like either an insult to their sensibilities or simple pink pandering. Either way, you run the risk of a ton of pink back stock or pissing them off. My advice, design gadgets for humans. Except when it is done to the high degree of slickness as this “Costume” Samsung 2.5″ Hard Drive by Joongoo Lee.

0 Designer: Joongoo Lee