Meet Steasy, the smart lunchbox that heats your food up with steam

Anyone who’s worked with chocolate knows that you don’t melt chocolate by throwing it into a pan over a flame. You’ll burn the chocolate by causing it to cook. What you want to do is heat the chocolate without cooking it, which is why you use a double boiler. Heating chocolate, or any food for that matter, with steam is tonnes more effective. Heat distributes uniformly, rather than being concentrated to one area, and more importantly, you can warm your food up without altering its taste… and that’s precisely what the Steasy does.

The Steasy is an electric lunchbox that uses steam to heat your food up. Designed to be incredibly sleek and streamlined, Steasy occupies the same footprint as your regular tiffinbox would, but it does something your food-holding piece of Tupperware cannot. Steasy has primarily three parts. A base for holding water, a metal container for holding (and heating up) your food that nests right into the base, and a lid that seals the box shut.

With an integrated battery that can heat your food up for 15 minutes, Steasy gives you the satisfaction of steaming hot lunch that tastes fresh and great. The steam heats the content of your lunchbox evenly (without cooking it), allowing it to taste as good as it did when you prepared it. The box comes with the ability to fast-charge, and even has its own mobile-app that you can use to activate the Steasy’s heating function 15 minutes before your lunch break, so you can skip the queue for the office microwave and literally open your tiffin-box to some incredibly tasty, hot, home-cooked food!

Designer: Steasy

Wonderfully muted wooden products designed to add trendiness to your space

Wood has been and remains one of the primary materials we use for products in our everyday life.  What has changed over the years is our treatment of the wood! Moving away from the loud, heavy antique furniture designs, modern-day technologies have brought us wood for the refined taste. This collection has been specifically curated to address this modern version of wood as we see it in the uber-trendy minimalism and Japanese inspired trend. Just like the wooden peg used to hold the cushion in place in the design above to the knife made from 97% wood and only 3% alloyed carbon steel, this collection will bring unique and modern wooden objects to your everyday life.

During the day, the NightLanding lamp gives the visual impression of a detailed 3D city map. At night, the lamp comes to life, illuminating a fabulous city light view.

Meet SKID, the Wooden Chef Knife made from 97% wood and 3% high alloyed carbon steel by LIGNUM  

Koda Light Float is a waterfront house on pontoons, attached to the shore. It is a space-efficient movable house created by Kodasema 

SIXtematic BELLE is a 2 in 1 make up stand  & writing desk by Sixay Furniture 

The RCK (Retro Compact Keyboard), where modern technologies and retro styling collide and create a nostalgic piece of kit by Azio Corp 

North hanger table or the Bookhanger Table is a wooden desk specifically designed for reading books and easily hang those are halfway read by the Korean Studio B.U.S. Architecture 

The Woodieful Chair is a minimal and multifunctional furniture design made of high-quality beech wood by Klavdija Jarc 

Royal System® Workstation consists of wall-mounted wooden rails, shelves with hangers and cabinets, drawers, and desks, which can be customized in multiple individual combinations designed in 1948 by legendary Danish designer and manufacturer Poul Cadovius available  now through Skandium 

Wooden Grater designed by The Kitchen Shop 

Sliabh is series of a sculptural chest of drawers and sideboard built-in solid Oak by John Lee 

The Pocket Chair comes with a leather pocket built right into the side of the chair that can be used for either storing tools and equipment by Kewey Loke 

Game of Thrones-inspired spoons will bring elegance and drama to your dinner table

Oh, Game of Thrones, whatever our take on the faults of the final season, one thing remains, we can’t ignore the series or the impact it had on our lives with hours of discussions, theories and lets not even get started on the number of inspired souvenirs I own! But all that is pushed aside with just one look at these elaborately crafted spoons, designed in collaboration between HBO and Magnum as a part of their limited-edition collection, with each design representing the houses that played a part in the show in an iconic manner. From the gleaming red and gold Lannister-worthy engraving to the stark fierceness of the northerners, each of these spoons completely defines the characteristics that made this series such an epic exercise in storytelling.

Designers: André Toledo, Lucas Somariva, Jaime Ludeña Díaz & Sazky TM for Magnum & HBO

The Stark-inspired spoon is as prickly as those stoic northern men! The blue and silver colors run through this design with the dire wolf carving guarding the owner of the spoon. Now, if only this was a valyrian steel sword.

Red and gold shine through this lion-engraved creation that perfectly showcases everything a Lannister has to offer! Also, with a spoon this royal, you will surely have no debts left to pay.

For the House that has been defined by fire and madness running through its veins, this awe-inspiring spoon for the House Targaryen displays their iconic three-headed dragon, guaranteeing the respect and admiration of its followers to the one that holds the throne, or in this case, the spoon!

What Is Dead May Never Die. And if it does, bring it back with this Kracken-bearing spoon designed for the worthy rulers of the House Greyjoy. This spoon would be awesome comeback if we ever hear the words, unleash the Kraken!

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Innovative tableware designs that turn eating into an experience: Part 2

Spoons, forks, dishes… these are some classic designs that have remained standard ever since their invention. Or so we thought until we came across these innovative tableware designs! From a teapot that keeps your tea warm while you have those long conversations, an ergonomically efficient spice grinder to flowing plates that add a moment of zen to your table, these designs, when used, are sure to set your table apart to an extent where your cutlery ends up being the focus over the food! Check out our Part 1 of this collection to spice up your dinner table even more!

Tea for two is an easy-to-use tea set with 2 spouts on a pivoting base to keep the tea and conversation flowing by Mark Huang

The Ortwo models itself on the hand-grippers that we use to increase our gripping strength, giving you a new, single-handed way to crush pepper, salt, or other spices by Dreamfarm 

Doubloom is a darling spice canister set that adds a decorative touch to your kitchen by Wanki Kim 

The Pick-Up Lid lets you grab a pinch of seasoning from the glass receptacle without making any contact with the food by Nendo for Daikin

The storm tray from 24d-studio Design&Architecture 

Inspired by ever-shifting dunes, The Foundry by Tinkah set out to develop a material that tames the characteristics of desert sand into a moldable medium 

Folding Tableware by Zhou Buyi is stacked up from top to bottom, flowing with aesthetic feeling. Lines are made up of 1:2:3 ratios, in geometric progression 

This Cutlery Design has utensils made from black matte steel and inset into wood handling by Saad Syed (emrgnce)

The Outlery Cutlery is a three-part kit that screws on in a jiffy and can be used on the go. Easy to clean and maintain, just carry a box on you, wherever you go by Outlery 

This family of products designed for Virgin Atlantic consists of everything from the cutlery through to the cupholders, with every single element of the experience receiving a new lease of life by Youmeus Design 

Teapot designed by Jose Carlos 

Someone invented this travel-safe decanter to carry your spirits with you on holidays!

I’m assuming there’s a big enough niche for people who like carrying their preferred poison with them wherever they go. I won’t lie, I’ve tried carrying bottles around on flights and they’re an intensely stressful experience. Thankfully I’ve never been the recipient of shoddy cargo-handling and my bottles have always come out intact, but that luck doesn’t extend to everyone. If a bottle is breakable, chances are it will break, so it’s best you be prepared with a product like the Travel Decanter, a glass decanter housed in a secure, double-walled low-tolerance stainless steel casing, designed specifically to withstand the physical toll of traveling.

The Travel Decanter was built for two things. Travel, and taste-preservation. A specially-crafted hand-blown decanter holds 500ml of whatever you pour into it, be it a special spirit, or a cocktail of choice. Unlike metal or polymer-based containers, the glass decanter doesn’t alter the taste of the drink within. The result is a truly well-preserved libation that doesn’t have any plastic-y taste or metallic notes. A wide neck on the decanter allows you to easily pour drinks into it, and even add a few ice-cubes of your own, while a stainless steel stopper with a silicone seal ensures your liquids are preserved in a spill-proof, air-tight environment. The decanter then slides into a double-walled stainless steel outer casing that keeps your drink chilled as well as protected from accidental bumps and spills courtesy the butter-fingers that handle our luggage at the airport. The stainless-steel casing screws together to stay securely shut, and opens at the middle to transform into two tumblers to drink from. In fact, there’s even 2oz indicator inside the glass so you know how much to pour, and a subtle design at the base of each tumbler around the rim, for easy gripping. When assembled, the Travel Decanter measures a mere 8.5 inches in height and 3.5 inches in width, slipping easily into suitcases, or even in the bottle-pouch of backpacks.

Calling the Travel Decanter a thermos or a flask would be like calling an iPad a computer. You’d be right in a strictly literal sense, but you’d also lose a lot in translation, because in many ways, the Travel Decanter is a very new category. Its job is preservation no doubt, but for a specific liquid and a scenario that surely demands a product (I don’t have statistics on how many bottles of alcohol break inside suitcases but I imagine it’s enough to be a headache). Ultimately the Travel Decanter helps you carry your favorite spirits with you, especially on business trips where you’d much rather sip on your own alcohol than rely on those incredibly expensive hotel room minibars, or on road-trips and picnics outside the city.

Designer: Kegan McDaniel

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The Travel Decanter: Preserve Your Whiskey, Cocktails, and Wine

A 500 ml hand blown decanter, encased in 2 stainless steel double wall tumblers – designed to preserve your spirits during travel.

The Travel Decanter Drop Test

The double-wall stainless steel shell not only insulates remarkably, it provides impact and shock resistance. Above is a real-life video dropping the Travel Decanter directly onto concrete. It demonstrates the durability, and protection it provides to the borosilicate glass decanter.

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A modular spice/mix/oil rack that makes food-prep lightning fast!

I’ve always wondered how those vertically-shot Buzzfeed Tasty-style videos manage to prepare their meals so seamlessly. Everything they need is always at an arm’s length away, in their own convenient glass bowls. While it isn’t really practical to own twenty glass bowls to make your food-prep faster, the Chef Caddy proposes a pretty nifty solution.

Meet the Chef Caddy. It is to a chef what a well-organized CD rack is to a deejay. Designed to be modular, the Chef Caddy holds spices, curry-pastes, pre-mixes, dried herbs, seasonings, and oils in its magnetic body that allows you to snap elements together. Designed by Casey Moulton, a speed-chef in his own right, Chef Caddy uses a system he developed years ago, to make food preparation blitzing-fast by simply organizing your seasoning by cuisine. Clubbing seasonings and oils into cuisines like French, Thai, Mexican, Indian, or Italian, Casey found it was much easier to sift through spices without having to dig around in a cluttered spice rack for that one badly-labeled bottle. Chef Caddy allowed you to group similar seasonings together, to make it easier to locate and access whatever you need. The caddy’s body features four docking stations for seasoning-jars, and a bottle-cozy for storing a bottle of cooking or seasoning oil. Each caddy unit comes with magnetic labels that let you easily organize your mixes and spices, as well as a cheat-sheet on top of the caddy to help group your ingredients together, sorting them by cuisine.

The modular, magnetic spice rack doesn’t just organize your kitchen, it de-clutters it too. Keeping everything in a vertically-standing column of jars, the Chef Caddy occupies lesser space than a messy spice-rack and even keeps things aligned, thanks to the magnets that automatically snap and align individual caddies together. Moreover, for smaller apartments, the Chef Caddy even allows you to mount individual cuisine-caddies on cabinets, keeping your spices organized and counters clear.

Based around popular cuisines, the Chef Caddy allows you to organize your spices in a manner that’s sensible and relevant. A Basic Caddy set comes with the essentials like salt, pepper, onion, garlic, and cooking oil, while other individual caddies club spices together based on how often they’re used simultaneously. Magnetic tags allow you to easily label individual spice jars as well as add cheat-sheet spice-lists to caddy columns (and on oil bottles too), while blank tags let you add your own labels if you’re the kind to use special spices or self-made mixes. To preserve your seasoning for longer, all jars and oil bottles are made from glass, while the caddies are crafted from powder-coated aluminum, allowing them to be light, easy to clean, and keeping them from getting rusted.

The pleasure of owning and using the Chef Caddy goes beyond just having a marvelously organized spice rack. The magnetic, modular feature allows you to easily attach and detach spice-groups to be used at the kitchen, at the dining table, or even outside at the barbecue grill. Chef Caddy lets you choose from 15 different world cuisines to organize your spices (and even make your own bespoke super-secret spice-racks) putting all necessary ingredients right at your fingertips, so you don’t have to dig through a cluttered spice cabinet to find the right condiment, and you can prepare your meals with lightning-speed without investing in a whole bunch of glass bowls like those guys at Buzzfeed Tasty’s studio.

Designer: Casey Moulton

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Powder-coated aluminum shell with glass bottles.

Meal prep better.

BBQ better.

Host better.

Pancake better.

Eat better.

Store it easily.

Here’s their recommended strategy for storing your caddies:

– Caddies containing seasonings used nearly every time you cook should stay out on the counter, as handy as can be.

– Caddies containing cuisine-specific seasonings should be stored in easy to reach locations: on the counter, under cabinets, in a top drawer or an eye-level shelf in a cupboard.

– Bulk and rarely used seasonings don’t need to go in Chef Caddy units and can be stored out of the way in a dry, cool place.

The complete label set comes with:

– 15 cuisine groups, each with four spice cap labels and seasoning list.
– 60 total spice cap labels covering the 60 most common spices.
– 12 bottle collars for the most common oils, vinegars and non-perishable sauces.
– 5 blank label sets to write your own variations.

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Innovative tableware designs that turn eating into an experience

Spoons, forks, dishes… these are some classic designs that have remained standard ever since their invention. Or so we thought until we came across these innovative tableware designs! Beautifully muted wooden plates with textures that bring them to life, floating cutlery that is visually unique as well as excels in functionality by keeping your cutlery clean and germ-free, these are just some of the designs that when used, are sure to set your table apart to an extent where your cutlery ends up being the focus over the food!

Flyde floating cutlery by Felix Marx

Strawtini Martini glass by Udarely 

Stackable Totem bowls by Isabella Lovero & Enrico Bossa

‘Lifetime Partner’ mug by Johnson Tsang

Blues, handmade ceramic plates by Hana Karim 

This Minimal, skeletal cutlery design by Nendo for Valerie Objects comes with an eye-catching scoop detail that helps rest/dock your spoons, forks, and knives easily on a rack, or even against other cutlery

The Moment series wherein the inner shape gives a sense of movement, inviting you to pour and savor the sound and smell in this activity by Jenkins & Uhnger

Wooden Serving Tableware by Luke Hope of Hope in the woods

Touché Tray by Martina Bartoli for Mason Editions 

The One-Piece Knife by Johanna Gauder

The Four Seasons Shakers by Qualy Design

Swivel 5 tableware by Yamazaki Tableware 

The Porthole Infuser by Martin Kastner of Crucial Detail 

JOIN, a mind-bending cutlery that will leave your guests confused and frustrated, as they witness you ‘magically’ free their cutlery before their very eyes, by Rudolph Schelling Webermann 

Don’t step out without this pocket-sized reusable cutlery box

It’s that time of the season where you put your money where your mouth is. We have heard enough about plastic pollution and how we keep adding to the trash. This applies mainly to the food industry where takeaways equal to use of plastic cutlery. Wooden spoons, knives, forks and sporks seemed to the better alternative, but nothing to beat sustainable and re-useable stainless steel flatware. However, the problem of plastic cutler persists and you as a consumer can be the change. Use the Pocket-Sized Reusable Cutlery & Chopsticks by Outlery.

For those who don’t know them, Outlery is an Eco-Conscious company and have crafted this collapsible and portable set of cutlery and chopsticks, that fit into tin boxes. The three-part kit, screws on in a jiffy and can be used on the go. Easy to clean and maintain, the carry a box on you, wherever you go.

Designer: Outlery

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An average American throws about 1000 disposable cutlery and chopsticks every year.

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The Ratio Six puts you at one simple button-press away from barista-level coffee

The guys who designed the Ratio Six have a saying that goes like this, “All the taste, none of the work”. The Ratio Six is built to embody those seven words and give you better-than-nespresso coffee with an easier-than-nespresso interaction, because the Ratio Six requires just a single push of a single button to brew what Ratio prides in being some of the best coffee on the planet.

The Ratio Six comes from true coffee aficionados who wanted to build great coffee-brewing gear that could replace the expert coffee barista. After creating numerous award-winning coffee machines, they designed and built the Ratio Six, a relatively compact pour-over coffee machine with a single button interface that brings the power of great coffee to your kitchen countertop.

Operating the Ratio Six is as simple as pouring cold water into the machine, placing coffee grounds over the filter, and pressing a button. Push the button and Ratio Six immediately begins heating the water to the exact temperature, before using a fibonacci-spiral shower head to pour the hot water evenly over the coffee grounds, getting the concoction to bloom to perfection. Lights above the control button guide you through the blooming, brewing, and drip process, letting you know when your coffee is ready in the Ratio Six’s double-walled stainless-steel thermal carafe, ready to be poured and consumed. Ratio Six’s brewing process emulates that of a skilled barista, and Ratio’s past flagship coffee machines have found their into the professional kitchens of Top Chef contestants and coffee professionals, as well as Palm Springs’ hotel suites. The Ratio Six brings that very quality of expert coffee brewing into the domestic kitchen, within a small, affordable device.

At just over a foot tall, the Ratio Six is Ratio’s effort to condense expert coffee-making into a small and stylish, kitchen-friendly device. Its stainless steel construction also gives it a visual edge over most plastic coffee makers in its price range. Designed to hold 1.3 liters of water in its clear BPA-free water reservoir, the Ratio Six can make up to eight cups of coffee in a single go, giving your entire household its caffeine fix… and a damn good one too!

Designer: Ratio

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Ratio Six Coffee Maker: Better Coffee by Design

The Ratio Six Coffee Maker is a modern, convinient one button coffee maker, at a price point that more people can afford. “Coffee matters. It can provide the basis of a quiet bit of solitude to start your day, or a drink to share with a new friend, or a finale to a great dinner with those you love,” Mark Hellweg, Ratio Founder

One Button Simplicity

Simplify your coffee routine to the touch of a button. The Ratio Six’s Bloom, Brew, and Ready phases run in sequence, delivering a perfect (and easy) cup of coffee every time. Sometimes you need to quickly make great coffee. Ratio will handle the extraction for you. Just add cold water and freshly ground coffee.

Delicious, Perfectly Extracted Coffee For Everyone

The Ratio Six emulates a skilled barista pour over process, precisely metering water flow through both the Bloom and Brew phases. All of the taste. None of the work. Trusted by those with great palates.

Fibonacci Spiral Shower Head & Bloom

After the button is pressed, Ratio gets to work on brewing great coffee. First, the powerful heating element sends hot water bubbling up through handblown glass supply lines to the stainless steel spiral shower head. Water is distributed over the ground coffee, causing a bubbly interaction called a “bloom.” The control board allows the Bloom to settle before delivering the rest of the hot water, slowly, near the ideal temperature (200º). The result? More evenly extracted grounds and a more amazing cup of coffee.

Designed for Today And tomorrow

The Ratio Six is designed for longevity with precision formed stainless steel, borosilicate glass, and high end BPA-free copolymers. Every inch is built to last and covered by a 5-year warranty.

Compact Size and Full Performance

The Ratio Six will fit in most kitchens without taking up too much countertop real estate.

Technical and Simple

Designed in Portland, Oregon, every Ratio Six machine is meticulously assembled by hand from components that are manufactured with overseas partners. While common appliances often have a built-in obsolescence and 1-3 year life span, every Ratio Six is built to last and covered by a 5-year limited warranty.

The Details

– Brews up to 40oz. (eight 5oz. cups)
– 5-year warranty
– Powerful 1400 watt/110 volt (230 volt releases early 2020)
– Dimensions: 13.5″ deep x 6.75″ wide x 14.25″ tall
– Weight: 8 lbs
– Cantilevered top made of precision stamped stainless steel with a satin finish. The stainless has a satin finish that will resist fingerprints and wipe up easily with a wet towel.
– Laboratory grade borosilicate water lines
– BPA-free copolymer water tank
– Carafe holds flat bottom basket filters such as Melitta

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