Kitchen appliances that will perfectly assist your chef dreams!

The designs here aren’t your average microwave, stoves, or blenders. Technology has picked up pace – its no longer weird to ‘talk’ to your microwave or your fridge anymore. Kitchen appliances have followed the tech wave and if you’re new to the kitchen or an old professional, everyone’s kitchen can benefit from an upgrade with these awesome product designs. While quarantine has surely upgraded your cooking skills, its time to make your kitchen applications the perfect sous chef to your cooking challenges! Mini pancakes, anyone?

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Ordine by Adriano Design is an innovative cooking solution designed for the modern user. Optimized for small spaces, the design eliminates the need for a bulky traditional stove, clearing the way for more cabinet and counter space. The design features two hob units that are mounted on a central power hub on the wall. Elevated neatly out of the way, the user must simply grab one or both hobs off the wall and set the desired temperature to activate.

This 3-in-1 dishwasher design by Fotile hides your dishwasher and dryer elegantly by welding it to your stainless steel sink. The dishwasher has a larget fillet that facilitates accelerated rotation of water flow to improve the efficiency of wash cycles. Another great perk of it being fitted in your sink is that it reduces the hassle of cleaning inside the appliance. It also has a flat embedded ‘lid’ which makes it easy for you to keep your countertop clean while not sacrificing surface space. Apart from killing 99.99% of bacteria from the dishes, it also doubles up as a fruit and vegetable purifier. Using ultrasonic technology and a turbulent spray, it removes 90% of pesticide residue from your produce. This dishwasher claims to have no blind spots – 360-degree cleaning and drying!

Designed to be your go-to for any cooking measurements, the Kitchen Cube integrates all measuring vessels into its singular, yellow, cube-shaped body. With over 19+ measuring units designed into its 6-sided shape, the Kitchen Cube can be used to measure anything from teaspoons and tablespoons to even cups, working with both wet and dry ingredients alike. The cube comes with both metric and US measuring units molded into its unique design, allowing you to even measure out your ingredients in milliliters if the recipe calls for it.

Since professional coffee machines have a different product for each part of the process, Rebuild:ratio was designed as an espresso machine that would streamline the process of making coffee and while not taking away from the authentic process. This espresso machine gives you a high-quality product with easy user experience. Feel like barista yourself when you grind the beans and steam your milk but without the hassle of keeping up with three separate appliances. While the machine looks like a complicated, professional one, it has actually been organized in a way for you to feel confident about making cafe-grade beverages with ease. There are three shape concepts: layer, build, and tool that make up this sleek appliance.

Designed for better control, the Cheat Sheets don’t just allow you to segregate separate ingredients for the same dish, they let you simultaneously cook two separate dishes together too, separating them according to flavor. The most obvious instance is in desserts, where people tend to get picky. I, for instance, am a basic vanilla and fruit junkie, while others around me usually tend to gravitate towards decadent chocolate desserts. The Cheat Sheets allow you to simultaneously cook two separate dishes in their respective containers – as opposed to using rudimentary aluminum foil dividers, or running your oven for two separate cycles. The Cheat Sheets let you responsibly divide and utilize real estate on your baking tray, giving you the ability to be versatile, and still be in control of your cooking. In fact, each Cheat Sheet container-set comes with its own baking tray, as well as a handy guide that gives you cooking times and temperatures for all your food, so you never over or undercook any ingredient again.

The first step to start your cooking journey must be with perfect hard-boiled eggs! Made from heat-resistant and food-safe plastic, the Egguins by Peleg Design is an innovative way to store, boil, or serve eggs. The hollow penguin shape allows you to slide eggs (both small and large) into it, completing it visually and making it look like a flock of Emperor Penguins ready to dash right into the water – the visual metaphor of connecting the egg, the bird, and the water is just perfect! The uniform placement of the eggs also ensures they are cooked evenly, perfect for every new cook. Whoever said cooking cannot be fun.

 Pierre Nibart’s OGarden is the indoor gardening system that makes growing fruit and veg a breeze! By bringing the produce into the home, you are no longer reliant on the weather, therefore having greater control of the entire process. An incredible 90 plants can be grown simultaneously, with 60 plants flourishing within the wheel, and a further 30 seedlings growing in the cabinet below! OGarden features a rather unique watering system that controls the plant’s water intake; the rotating wheel gives each plant the optimum amount of time to take in the water, allowing them to thrive, whilst a secondary reservoir that’s coupled with a pump provides the developing seedlings with water.

You can easily sanitize your knives and cutting surfaces, embrace your inner quarantine chef with germ-free cooking thanks to Chopbox’s built-in disinfecting UVC light – see I told you, this board is lit and literally! We clean our knives but do we ever think about the germs in knife blocks or the crevices of our cutting boards? With Chopbox all you have to do place your knife in between the two cutting surfaces and activate the small but powerful 254nm UVC light that can sanitize up to 3 knives at once as well as both the cutting surfaces. “Just one minute of UVC light exposure is guaranteed to kill 99.99% of germs and bacteria. The 254nm UVC light used in the ChopBox is small and has a limited angle with only a small gap in the boards when in use. It is 100% safe for all humans to be around and near this light. The UVC light will automatically switch off when you separate the two boards or you can press the second button on the control panel to turn it off. You will receive no negative side effects from this UVC light,” says the team.

Oliver Hatton and Nicolas Schmitt for VanBerlo Agency created with Gutmann this downward ventilator, who is a global leader in manufacturing high-quality exhaust hoods for households and is trusted by the best of specialized kitchen dealers. The design team combined their superior engineering with their own creative vision to give the users a cleaner experience. To come up with the solution, the team had to understand that performance, cleaning, and changing the filters are the core pillars of creating an efficient product. “With downdraft becoming the new norm, power was questionable. We said it had to step above the current noise. Emphasizing airflow, and creating clarity in the UI were our central points,” said the design team about their goal to create a downdraft hood that had the same (if not better) impact as the ceiling hood.

 “What if the knives weight-adjusted based on how you used them?” It sounds like a bizarre question, but to be honest, it’s all in the physics of knife-work. When you need your wrists to put in the work, a knife with a heavy handle serves best. When you need a knife’s blade to do the work for you, a heavier blade allows for better cutting, so rather than having different knives for different applications, the Ecriture Perfect Knives come with a switch on the handle that lets you shift the knife’s center of gravity. A sliding weight inside the hollow handle allows you to decide the knife’s balancing point, giving you better control based on your technique. The Ecriture Perfect Knives come in a set of 6 exquisitely designed blades for handling a variety of tasks. From mincing to filleting, julienning to slicing, there’s a blade for every occasion and a patented weight-switching mechanism in each handle for every individual.

The OTE Juicer’s small, bulbous design makes it instantly approachable and friendly, while the form language, pastel color cues, and the judicious use of chrome seems very characteristic of companies like SMEG and Cuisinart. The OTE is palm-sized, with a base-heavy design that gives it an adorable appeal, almost like a pudgy little cartoon character. A clear juice-vessel sits on top (like you’d see in a Nutribullet), and a nifty little chrome key on the side lets you control the juicer, making everything from smoothies to shakes, sauces, and spice-powders.

This innovative pitcher goes beyond filtration to purify your drinking water with UV-C light

Raise your hand if the pandemic’s made you a little more health-conscious than before. I’m not talking about wearing a mask in public and washing your hands 10 times a day… I’m talking about just re-evaluating how much trash we put into our system in the name of convenience, whether it’s junk food, soda, or just an unhealthy lifestyle. The LARQ Pitcher was designed to perfectly suit the latter response to the pandemic. This 1.9-liter pitcher comes with a unique multi-stage purification system that goes above and beyond what most water filters do. Not only does it remove potentially harmful compounds and contaminants from the water you drink, it sanitizes it by using UV-C light to neutralize any bio-contaminants that may be present in your tap water.

Designed by the CES and Red Dot Award-winning LARQ team, the LARQ Pitcher takes multiple steps to ensure your drinking water is as safe as can be. The pitcher’s sleek design houses a filtration system on the top, and a transparent water-container at the base to show you how pristine your water is. Designed for easy, one-handed filling, simply pour tap water through the counterbalanced top to easily fill the reservoir. It then passes into the LARQ Pitcher’s filter housing, and through its plant-based carbon-filter that’s capable of catching Lead, Chlorine, Radon, metals, asbestos, VOCs, and hard-water minerals. The plant-based filter lasts up to 50% longer than most of its competition (purifying as much as 60 gallons), and sits in a sustainable housing made from a woven material, replacing plastic by as much as 75% in the overall filter’s design.

While its physical filter improves taste and removes pollutants as one aspect of the filtration purification process, the LARQ Pitcher even comes with its proprietary technology, PureVis™, a built-in UV-C LED light wand that further purifies the water with ultraviolet light. The PureVis™ Wand purifies the water as it enters the pitcher’s main vessel, neutralizing bacteria, viruses, and molds to keep your water cleaner for longer. While most water filters end up becoming breeding grounds for microorganisms after weeks of use, the PureVis™ UV-C technology prevents that from happening, making sure that the water you drink is doubly purified to the highest standard possible in any purifier-pitcher.

The LARQ Pitcher comes in a singular size, with two color combinations – a classic Pure White, and an unusually eye-catching Monaco Blue. The transparent base of the pitcher is made from a pristine, clear BPA/BPS-free plastic that’s glass-like and literally shows you the results of the LARQ Pitcher’s multi-stage purification system… and when you ever need to replace a filter, the pitcher’s light track handily notifies you with an LED light. Moreover, if you want to actively track your LARQ Pitcher’s progress, LARQ is developing a smartphone app that will show you your filter health stats in real-time, along with insights and information about what’s really inside your tap water. The app debuts in Spring 2021, while the pitcher begins shipping as early as December 2020.

Designer: Impel Studio for LARQ

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LARQ Pitcher – Pure Water Beyond Filtration

Traditional pitchers collect unwanted pollutants in filters where they can quickly multiply and reverse contaminate your water. The LARQ Pitcher goes beyond filtration with a unique 2-step filtration and purification process for pure-tasting water sip after sip.

Why Reinvent the Pitcher

By removing chlorine, the filters become the perfect breeding ground for bacteria, mold, and other pollutants in just 2 weeks—making the filter itself a source of contamination. Read about it in the white paper.

Step 1: Better Filteration

Their carbon-derived, plant-based filter gets rid of unwanted contaminants like lead, mercury, chlorine, VOCs, and more, leaving you with pure, crisp-tasting water. No compromises here.

Step 2: PureVis™ Purification Technology

What traditional water pitchers are missing is a vital second step—PureVis™ UV-C purification, which eradicates bio-contaminants at the molecular level. Keeping your water as pure as nature intended.

Smart & Sustainable

Tech Backed by Science

LARQ’s proprietary and patented PureVis™ UV-C LED technology is the most advanced in the world.

Sustainable Design

The team opted out of the hard outer plastic casing you’ll find with traditional filters and created a more sustainable woven material to help provide structure to the filter media. The result? A 75% reduction in plastic use during filter replacements over the course of a year. By flattening the filter geometry we were able to maximize surface area for the perfect balance between efficacy, filter speed, and lifetime.

Two types of filters to choose from based on your water quality needs. LARQ Filters will be tested to NSF standards (42 and 53) to achieve >90% reduction across a range of contaminants.

Lab-tested & Proven

Here’s a look at the preliminary third-party testing across a range of contaminants.

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This genius universal airtight lid fits on nearly every vessel you have!

The SKUZEE is the perfect example of a “eureka moment” product. It’s a brilliant idea that’s never existed before, and now when I look at it, I can’t help but wonder why I (or anyone else) never thought of it before… and that’s always a good sign! The SKUZEE is a silicone lid that’s designed to fit on practically any bottle, carafe, jar, glass, mug, or container you own, turning regular vessels into airtight ones. Its unique construction allows it to snap onto a variety of neck-widths by flexing to fit around them, and a standard 28mm threading on the inside lets it screw onto most PET bottles too, eliminating the need to own separate containers with lids, or discard containers that are missing their lids. The SKUZEE is literally made to be the one-true lid to fit all sorts of bottles/mugs/containers, giving you the ability to easily store, preserve, and carry your liquids without worrying about leaks!

The BPA-free silicone outer body is what gives the SKUZEE its remarkable airtight-ability and flexibility. The lid opens up to fit onto a variety of containers, snapping in place once you push down on it. The patented-designed pull-to-open 360° valve on the top of the lid lets you pour from any angle, and the fluted texture on the SKUZEE’s surface makes it easy for you to remove the lid when you want to place it on another bottle, or when you want to rinse it under a tap or in the dishwasher.

SKUZEE’s universal design with its modular inserts that turn the air-tight lid into a citrus juicer, a tea-infuser, or a drink-chiller means it is even more useful. Armed with these three inserts (and with more on the way), you can use your SKUZEE lid as more than just a lid. Place it in a carafe and use it to juice oranges – the silicone body never slips or skids as you squeeze the orange halves. Switch out the juicer insert for an infuser insert and the SKUZEE lets you make cold-tea brews and water infusions… and replace the infuser for the chilling wand and the SKUZEE instantly chills your beverages without watering them down!

Designed to be durable and sustainable, the SKUZEE replaces practically every lid you own. It fits on travel-cups, so you can ditch those plastic lids coffee shops. You can even snap it onto a jar of milk, or a carafe of orange juice to help it last longer in the fridge, or to make storing and pouring more convenient. The silicone and durable plastic construction make the SKUZEE easy to wash and maintain, and the fact that you can use it on any vessel means a lower dependence on single-use plastic lids, bottles, straws, and other paraphernalia that would eventually get thrown into a landfill or our oceans. Besides, with an array of eye-catching colors, don’t be surprised if the SKUZEE rapidly becomes your lid of choice, replacing every other lid you own. Now that’s what I call a win for the planet, your kitchen drawer, and your sense of style! Cheers!

Designers: Ming-Hua Huang, Lung-Hsun Song, Hung-Yu Hsieh & Lin-Chun Sun

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SKUZEE – The Most Convenient Lid Ever Made

The SKUZEE is a reusable airtight lid that fits almost any cup, bottle, jar, and mug you own. In addition, the modular inserts turn the lid into a citrus juicer, a tea-infuser, or a drink-chiller.

During the design stage, the market surveys indicated that 55 – 60mm and 85 – 90mm were the standard and wide openings used the most. Thus, SKUZEE is designed to match most of containers.

Below: Examples of things SKUZEE has been tested on.

The Juicer Module

The SKUZEE juicer has more juicer ridges that ensure the pulp is crushed and the juice is separated more easily. Additionally, less pressure is required. The hole design means seeds are collected and prevented from passing into your juice.

The Tea Infuser Module

Tea-lovers are in for a treat because of the straight-line grille opening design, that keeps tea leaves in full contact with the water at all times, leaving more space for the flavor to develop, and making the infuser itself easier to wash too!

The Chilling Wand Module

Keep your drinks cool for hours without affecting the taste. The chilling wand is made from surgical grade SUS316 stainless steel, which is safer and more resistant to both acids and alkalis than the SUS304 that is commonly used for food containers.

SKUZEE also incorporates a cup into the lid as part of its multi-purpose design.

Made from Liquid Silicon Rubber

SKUZEE is made from skin-friendly BPA-free food grade liquid silicon rubber, an extremely durable, chemical-resistant, and biocompatible material, which means SKUZEE is not harmful or toxic to the human body.

360-Degree Valve

The special patented water stop valve design is easy-to-open for drinking and pouring. You can pour your drink 360˚ and never worry about the direction of the flow. Or just open SKUZEE and drink from it directly. The built-in flow guiding design means liquids never accumulate in the lid so you will never spill a drop.

In Blue, Red & Green

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If Jonathan Ive ever designed a coffee machine…

Look at the Morning Machine and tell me that isn’t something you would see Tim Cook unveiling, claiming it makes the “best coffee experience you’ve ever had”. The Morning Machine is a technological step above your Keurig and Nespresso, and a convenience step above having your own Barista in your kitchen. Designed to brew coffee ‘with purpose’, the Morning Machine has the ability to analyze the coffee pod you put in it and configure the exact way to brew it. Different beans come from different places, and require different techniques – the Morning Machine recognizes these nuances and applies bean-specific brewing mechanisms to make sure the coffee tastes exactly how it was intended to be consumed.

The Morning Machine comes with three areas of hardware that give it a superior edge over your standard pod-based coffee machine. This slick, matte-black hunk of beautiful metal comes with the ability to precisely control temperature, pressure, and quantity (weight) of the water required in the brewing process. While the Morning Machine itself comes with thousands of profiles for brewing different styles of coffee, you can create your own profiles too, adjusting the blend through a smartphone app to create your own ‘recipe’. The device works with Nespresso OriginalLine capsules among others, and can even be used with cold-shot capsules, tea-capsules, or even with single-use drip bags. You can either control the machine via its slick, intuitive, Nest thermostat-inspired jog-dial, or even via the app. The machine is even capable of sensing when your cup’s near the outlet or not, immediately cutting the flow once you lift your cup off the machine. The level of sensibility, sensitivity, and sleekness remains unrivaled, and I wouldn’t be surprised if the guys behind the design cited Apple as a reference.

Developed by passionate caffeine-heads Leon and Andre, the Morning Machine comes at a pretty unique time, especially considering how more people are consuming their coffee at home rather than going to the nearby barista, or having to deal with their local café shutting down due to the pandemic and economic aftermath. I wouldn’t go as far as to say that the Morning Machine is a barista replacement, for starters it probably can’t smile at you and ask you how your day’s been (yet), but if you’re the kind of person who just craves that perfect cup of coffee in the morning (without the chit-chat or waiting in line), the Morning Machine is a pretty incredible alternative. Moreover, it’s more than just a slick looking machine… it’s a marketplace too. Partnering with some of the best coffee roasters across UK, EU, Australia, and South East Asia, the Morning Machine brings world-class beans and roasts to your doorstep, your cup, and finally your tastebuds. Yeah Tim Cook, it could easily be “best coffee experience you’ve ever had”.

Designer: STUCK DESIGN

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The Morning Machine. Brew Coffee With Intention

The Morning Machine is the world’s first coffee capsule machine with barista-approved controls.

By pairing a growing variety of high-quality coffee capsules with customizable recipes, the Morning Machine allows you to explore new flavors and roasts from the comfort of home, while enjoying it just how the roaster intended it.

Key Features

The Morning Machine has a built-in scale that helps provide you with consistent brews. There are also two thermal sensors coupled with a PID (Proportional Integral Derivative) controller, allowing you to set your brew temperature to highlight each coffee’s nuances. Lastly, you can control the brew pressure via the Intermittent Wave Brewing System (patent pending) to enhance your coffee’s mouthfeel and texture.

Weight-based Brewing

There has been a shift in coffee brewing with the use of scales. Compared to simply relying on volumetric measurements (from a flow meter), scales provide you with accuracy, which leads to repeatability and room for experimentation. Instead of simply eyeballing the liquid espresso and crema, a scale provides weight-based brewing, where the output is instantly measured and displayed. This allows you to brew to more consistent-tasting cups of coffee.

Temperature Precision

Another factor that affects the coffee’s flavor is its brew temperature. According to the Specialty Coffee Association’s The Coffee Brewing Handbook by Ted Lingle, various coffee flavor components such as malic acids, citric acids and sucrose, each require different temperatures for a balanced cup. To prove this, they did a blind taste-test with seasoned coffee professional, Adryll Lin, from Mercanta Coffee Hunters.

They took the same coffee and brewed with three varying temperatures on the Morning Machine.

After revealing to Adryll that he was drinking the same coffee brewed in different temperatures, he was pleasantly surprised that his chosen cup, Cup C, was the one brewed with the lowest temperature, as he felt that it was the one that had the most balanced flavors. Hotter coffee does not always equate to better coffee; and while coffee preference remains very subjective, exploring how temperature can affect its flavors is just the tip of the iceberg.

Pressure Profile

Many coffee professionals debate the effect of pressure profiling on the cup. Some say that a slow ramp-up would even out the extraction process, while some prefer to lower the pressure at the end of the brew to mute out some of the bitter and astringent qualities of coffee.

A quick experiment on Total Dissolved Solids.

The third key feature of the Morning Machine is the Intermittent Wave Brewing System, which is used to control pressure. This system affects the coffee’s Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) and allows exploration of how pressure can affect your coffee’s taste.

One of the Morning Machine’s capabilities is the Bloom & Brew, which uses the Intermittent Wave Brewing System. In this process, the coffee is pre-wet, followed by a short pause, and then the brew finishes with a low pressure.

For the full breakdown of the process, coffee capsules were punctured with the lowest pressure setting, then the brewing was paused for 20 seconds. Then, the Morning Machine automatically kicked in to half the brew pressure capacity of the pump (about 10 bars) for the remainder of the brew, as it hit 25 grams of output for the coffee.

The result was a noticeably different and stronger cup of coffee. They tried the Bloom & Brew method across various capsules with different roasts (from light to dark), with consistent results in the increase in TDS—and that’s only the beginning.

The Morning Machine is Purposefully Connected

Create your own custom pressure profiles (via the Morning mobile app).

Going back to the ritual and the home brewer in mind, the Morning Machine is purposefully connected to allow you to get the most of your brewing and tasting experience.

Less mess with the “Cup Detection” feature.

Designed for the Home Brewer

Interactive OLED Dial Interface – Select your favorite recipes via the dial interface and watch the progress of your brew.

Works with Nespresso® OriginalLine Capsules – The Morning Machine works with the most popular single-serve coffee format.

A Compact Design for Your Home –  The Morning Machine sports a sleek and compact design with a multitude of coffee brewing features built-in.

Brew Modes

Quick-Brew – Brew coffee recipes on the machine or via the Morning mobile app with one-touch brewing. You can use our pre-set recipes or browse through our partner roasters’ recipes.

Brew Your Coffee, Your Way – Tweak the coffee output, brew temperature and pressure profile to achieve your desired coffee flavor profile.

Brewing a “Cold-shot” Espresso.

Brewing with Single-serve Drip Bags.

Brewing with Tea Capsules.

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Uncle Iroh approves of this bamboo-inspired tea set!

You already know Uncle Iroh would 100% approve of this simple bamboo tea set, he would probably give you a wise lesson on being like bamboo as he brews his tea! I can already hear his voice saying “Zuko be like bamboo, resilient, flexible, and versatile.”

This tea set will appeal to any minimalist looking to add zen to their kitchen and their life. Designed for a luxury hotel brand located in southern China’s natural treasure—Jintan District, it is a nod to the scenery and bamboo fields. Jintan is known to have some of the best bamboos and high-grade green tea, both these natural gems are blended into this one tea set. “We perfectly interpreted and integrated the bamboo shape with the tea set for tea ceremony. The minimal bamboo-shaped tea set showcases the elegant contour of the product and the features of the tea set as well,” explains the team. It includes a teacup, a teapot, and a tea spoon that can all be stacked on top of each other to create your own bamboo. The little leaf/green shot is a thoughtful detail turned into a spoon that highlights the elegance of bamboo.

The stacking is symbolic of the layers of different steps of a traditional tea brewing process. It gives you a chance to enjoy the gradual progress and appreciate it – as Uncle Iroh would say, the tea is the reward.

Designer: RONG Design

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This Robotic Coffee Maker is designed to brew your perfect pour-over coffee!

Waking up to the sound and smell of coffee brewing after just a tap of your fingers might sound like you’re still dreaming. However, Bubble Lab recently teamed up with Swift Creatives in order to turn that dream into reality with a robotic pour-over coffee machine called, Drip. The app-controlled, fully-automated pour-over coffee maker emerges from the countertop as the water dispenser folds directly above your cup or mug and after just a tap, the water stream matches the flow of the beans and adheres to your chosen recipe, resulting in the perfect pour-over, every time. Whether you’re a barista who could use some extra pairs of hands or someone who just loves coffee, this sleek take on the pour-over is sure to leave your mouth watering.

Drip’s modern, minimalist style pervades the design, all the way down to the core of the machine. Specifically designed to optimize counter space, Drip could be mistaken for a sink tap. But it’s more like an iceberg: the coffee maker’s slim body that makes the show possible rests just below the counter. The body provides the dispenser with tempered water ideal for a pour-over. Drip is also user-adjustable and the associated app provides a social platform to share, learn, and curate your own menu based on preexisting, barista-approved, recipes. With its glossy, unobtrusive finish, from all angles Drip brings a sense of know-how and modernity to every kitchen and coffee shop.

Since its showcase at CES in 2018, Drip has made some fine-tuned adjustments, specifically in regard to Drip’s elemental simplicity. Beijing-based Bubble Lab reinvigorates coffee as an experience by celebrating the culture, production, and social significance of the drink. Bubble Lab might believe that less is more, but folded inside of that simplicity is an intricacy devoted to celebrating the experience of coffee,  providing an extra set of hands for overwhelmed baristas, and showcasing the side of coffee that’s sometimes overlooked: the artful and ritualistic nature that makes your nose wiggle with excitement and taste buds tingle with anticipation. All it takes is a tap.

Designers: Bubble Lab x Swift Creatives

 

Lightweight, rotatable, and foldable – Kooke portable gas stove is here to upgrade your camping style!

Given the current scenario, you’d definitely be itching to get to the outdoors and be sure of making the most of the opportunity. Stepping beyond borders is not something that’s going to happen anytime soon without compromising health, so the easiest option is to remain local. No matter the location you pick to camp in, you want to be extra cautious with what you eat (keeping the immune system strong is important), and a camping stove that helps you cook up fresh healthy food is exactly what you need!

When you look up a portable stove for the next outdoor adventure you will find a range of them available the moment you press the magical search button. What you’re unlikely to find is a compact and foldable stove that’ll take away half your packing woes before gearing up for the camp. The Kooke Portable Stove makes an impression with its lightweight, rotatable, and foldable form factor. When you want to use it – swivel open the gas stove from its plastic housing, pull out the burner stands, slot in the fuel can, and voila you’re done! A rotatable controller on the face of the stove lets you switch the gas on and control the flame. Kooke can be easily folded back, to store after use, occupying little possible storage space. Interestingly, the portable stove is easy to carry with a handle on the plastic case and fits the bill in the outdoors with both function and appearance.

The award-winning Kooke portable gas stove comes in two colors, black and champagne gold. Using and storing it shouldn’t be a fuss because that’s pretty much why this is designed in the first place making it perfect size to take on long hike or camp in nature where a hot meal wouldn’t come easy. Using it under vigil is important for it doesn’t have a windshield around the burner, which can be a situation in windy outdoors. Nonetheless, we are ready to pack this on our next trip, what’s your take?

Designer: Hao-Jhang Cyue of Ace Right Corp

This 3-in-1 dishwasher was designed to fit in your sink – a 2020 kitchen essential!

 

Safe to say that the most hated chores are either doing laundry or doing the dishes. There is something about warm, dryer sheet scented laundry that kind of makes it worth it, so doing dishes is the most annoying household task in my list. I also feel like dishwashers are so awkwardly located, you have to bend too often and that can be a problem if you have a physical disability or if you are over the age of 26 because you have spent a good amount of time slouching over your devices. To make life easier for us all, Fotile has designed a 3-in-1 dishwasher that actually fits in your sink! Yes, that is correct – your sink is now a place for dirty as well as clean dishes.

This clever design hides your dishwasher and dryer elegantly by welding it to your stainless steel sink. The dishwasher has a larget fillet that facilitates accelerated rotation of water flow to improve the efficiency of wash cycles. Another great perk of it being fitted in your sink is that it reduces the hassle of cleaning inside the appliance. It also has a flat embedded ‘lid’ which makes it easy for you to keep your countertop clean while not sacrificing surface space. Apart from killing 99.99% of bacteria from the dishes, it also doubles up as a fruit and vegetable purifier. Using ultrasonic technology and a turbulent spray, it removes 90% of pesticide residue from your produce. This dishwasher claims to have no blind spots – 360-degree cleaning and drying!

The Fotile dishwasher is perfect for any home but especially urban homes because they don’t come with appliances (trust me, I had to apartment hunt in Manhattan which meant I chose dishwasher over having a living room), even more so when they are traditional bulky washers. Not just small apartments, but any home could benefit from space optimization with this in-sink dishwasher. It is also uses resources more efficiently and cuts the time + energy taken by existing dishwashers into half! Clean, convenient, and (very) cool.

Designer: Fotile

Creative green glassware stacks up to look like a cactus!

I wouldn’t really call this Nature-Inspired Design but there’s surely something creative and quirky about how the Saguaro Glasses stack up to look like a majestic tree-like Saguaro cactus, native to the deserts of Arizona (commonly found in cartoons and even the ‘No Internet’ game built into Google Chrome)

DOIY’s Saguaro collection comes as a set of cups, mugs, and tumblers with fluted bodies and cactus-branch shaped handles. Colored in a remarkably eye-catching green, the glassware stack up on each other when not in use, turning your kitchen-counter into the backdrop of a Western movie. When you do need them for sipping something like Orange Juice, or something more appropriate like ‘Green’ Tea, the branch-shaped handles serve as a nifty functional detail, being decorative when you want, and useful when you need them. Don’t worry though, this adorable set of cactoid-crockery doesn’t come with spikes and definitely don’t need watering. Moreover, they’re freezer and dishwasher-safe too. Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote sold separately!

Designer: DOIY Design

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The OTE Juicer is an adorable appliance that brightens up your kitchen

Appliances can sometimes look intimidating. The OTE Juicer is far from that.

Its small, bulbous design makes it instantly approachable and friendly, while the form language, pastel color cues, and the judicious use of chrome seems very characteristic of companies like SMEG and Cuisinart. The OTE is palm-sized, with a base-heavy design that gives it an adorable appeal, almost like a pudgy little cartoon character. A clear juice-vessel sits on top (like you’d see in a Nutribullet), and a nifty little chrome key on the side lets you control the juicer, making everything from smoothies to shakes, sauces, and spice-powders.

The upper vessel detaches and comes with a separate cap with a wrist-loop too, allowing you to take your juices and smoothies with you when you step out… a much better alternative than that travel mug of overpriced coffee, I assure you.

Designer: InDare