This versatile cooker is a hotplate, a slow cooker and baking tray!

Every new multifunctional cooker is like an updated Jarvis…who remembers Mark 42? Multifunctional cookers keep getting better and they are time-saving heroes for those who juggle jobs and manage their homes alone. Gone are the days of bulky cookers that only made rice and took up half of your shelf space (maybe the whole counter if you live in New York) and it is the era of compact kitchen devices that do it all so all you have to do is enjoy the food.

The Deawoo cooker has a minimal design with maximum function – it has 4 temperature settings, 1 pot, and 3 different trays that you can insert depending on what you are trying to cook. It can go from making sunny side up eggs to a whole chicken in broth. The cooker’s size doesn’t match the potential it has to make your life easier in the kitchen. The device is made with aluminum and polypropylene which is the least toxic plastic in the market and is widely popular because of its heat resistant properties. It also includes an aluminum heating tray and a stainless steel pot along with different cooking trays.

If you see this multifunctional cooker in someone’s kitchen, you will believe they are an adult who has their life together – it just looks so sleek and hi-tech!

Designer: VCGO Design

The thermal resistant material is used in the outer case, especially the top handle and side bars so you never have to worry about finding mittens or a dishcloth.

It works on the basic principle of a hot plate with aluminum and electrical rods integrated into its compact lunchbox form making it different from the conventionally round hot plates with one function.

There is a choice between 3 trays all having a unique purpose – you can toast bread on the ridges, cook eggs on the flat one, bake muffins in the round molds or get creative with the one that has different shapes especially if you have kids.

It also can be used as a slow cooker with the stainless steel pot and the timer + temperature control settings. You can make easy soups and full chicken dinners without having to monitor it. While it looks nothing like your usual hot plate, you can still use it as one by removing the tray and revealing the aluminum plate underneath – don’t throw away your other pans just yet!

This innovative rolling knife-sharpener eliminates any chance of human error!

Do you sharpen your own knives? I don’t but that’s because I’m a noob. I’m the industrial designer who’s created basic tools using hacksaw blades and a bench grinder, but tell me to sharpen a kitchen blade against a whetstone and my efforts just stink of amateurism. The key to grinding your kitchen blades perfectly lies in a number of factors, two of the most important ones being A. angle, and B. directional consistency… aspects my weak wrists and dumb brain often can’t adeptly compute.

The problem with most kitchen knife sharpeners is that they expect you to have a steady hand and an expert eye. The HORL Rolling Knife Sharpener’s creative rethinking of the product just circumvents the problem by making sure you don’t make rookie errors. Designed by Otmar and Timo Horl, a father-son duo who run their family-led innovation studio right from the foot of the Black Forest in Germany, the HORL Rolling Kitchen Sharpener comes with a fool-proof design and two simple components… the knife holder, and the rolling grinder. Rather than have you manually hold the knife at a 15° angle (which isn’t really something that comes naturally to most people), the HORL’s magnet-enabled knife-holder easily props up your blade at a precise 15° angle. All you need to do is then grab the roller and run it up and down the blade using the flat table beneath you as a rolling surface. The Roller comes with a grinding surface to sharpen the blade, and a whetting surface to smooth it out, removing any burrs. This eliminates any chances of human error because you don’t need to worry about holding your knife at a precise 15° angle, or about whether you’re grinding the blade in the right direction. Since you’re not really holding the knife down to a surface, you don’t need to worry about whether you’re applying too much or too little pressure either. Just run the roller up and down your blade a couple of times using both the grinding and the whetting side and your blade’s just as good as it would be at the hands of an expert bladesmith.

Designer: Otmar and Timo Horl

Tableware Designs that elevate eating into an experience!

Having excellent tableware is really important. It has the potential to completely transform your dining experience, taking away attention even from the food. Designers have been getting extremely creative when it comes to cutlery – from adding gold touches to even using cork! Hence, we’ve curated a collection of innovative and exciting tableware designs that are sure to be the highlight at your next dinner party!

Saad Syed’s second cutlery collection has been dipped in gold, creating cutlery pieces fit enough for a king! The gold-dipped ends and the golden border set this collection apart.

Puik Design’s glassware collection consists of geometrical and dazzling beauties! The light reflects off the glass and liquid from intriguing angles creating a visual image that is genuinely pleasing to the eyes.

 

The Spartan Knife Set by the MissingDigitWoodshop looks right out of a war scene! It features a war hero ready to attack, with his shield holding multiple knives…or to be more accurate multiple knives are piercing through his shield! Who knew tableware could be packed with this much action?

Designed in a way that not only holds your eggs but also transforms them into quirky penguins, the Egguins allows you to store as well as boil as many as 6 eggs together.

The Magemono Tumbler comes made with a Hasamiyaki porcelain inner vessel, and a Magemono Japanese cedar wood sleeve around the outside, in signature fashion. The Magemono Bread Tray, a fir tree crafted thin tray (available in two sizes) is perfect for meals, especially for the breakfast sandwich, paired with a nicely brewed cup of coffee.

Classy and space-conscious, Volto is a dual-container spicer designed by Mireia Rius that takes inspiration from an hourglass. The containers come with their own cork-stops with an angular cut along the base that allows you to ‘open or close’ the containers. Just rotate the cork to expose or cover the shaker’s holes and you’re good to go!

Instead of your usual sturdy fork and spoon, the cutlery in Xros Cutlery Set comes apart like a couple of LEGO blocks or puzzle pieces. Inspired by the instant connectivity between pieces of woodwork, the Xros fork and spoon can be pulled away to form two different components. The head of the fork and spoon forms one tip, whereas the end which enables us to hold them forms the other tip.

 

The Knives Block Wood XVII Damascus Steel Knives by Unicatoo looks pretty fierce! The sturdy wooden block and its three sharp knives will send a chill down your spine.

This grass-fed bone china cutlery set is basically china or ceramic created from the bones of grass-fed cows, the very cows one of the collaborators behind the design raises on his farms and uses for meat and dairy. The tableware collection consists of a bowl, plate, and a cup. Translucent and glazed, with a sleek white structure, the vessels instantly catch your attention!

This cutlery set by Lawrence Guo has been inspired by Chinese calligraphy! Their curvy and cursive form will instantly add a touch of elegance and sophistication to your dinner table.

For more such creative and elegant tableware designs, check out Collection 1 and 2 of this series!

The bones of grass-fed cows were used to create this sustainable collection of tableware!

The restaurant Blue Hill at Stone Barns, in Tarrytown, New York follows a very unique and intriguing philosophy. Its food is wholly nose-to-tail, this means they believe in utilizing all parts of the animal and are dedicated to culminating creative methods for eating the entire animal. No waste, nothing left behind. Since they were paying so much attention to food, the way it’s grown and utilized, ceramist Gregg F Moore decided to create a line of tableware that was in tune with their philosophy! Moore collaborated with Dan Barber, the chef and co-owner of Blue Hill, and together they conceived their brainchild, which is grass-fed bone china. What does that mean? It’s basically china or ceramic created from the bones of grass-fed cows, the very cows Barber raises on his farms and uses for meat and dairy.

Designer: Gregg F Moore and Dan Barber

Moore’s tableware collection consists of a bowl, plate, and a cup. Translucent and glazed, with a sleek white structure, the vessels instantly catch your attention! The Blue Hill cows consume grass, instead of following the typical grain-based farm diet. Since they devour grass, they move and roam freely in search of greener pastures. This ensures that their bones are much stronger as compared to the cows found on other conventional farms, leading to stronger, creamier and more durable ceramics.

The bones from the restaurant are fired in a glass kiln, via a process called calcination they transform from a living tissue into calcium phosphate. Moore then mixes this with water and converts it into a sludge.

The sludge is dried and pulverized into a powder that is bone ash, and combined with more water, china stone and kaolin.

The mixture is cast into a mold and allowed to rest for a couple of seconds. It is then inserted into an oxidized electric kiln creating beautiful paper-thin pieces with an organic form.

The tableware is in line with the whole-animal philosophy followed by Blue Hill, promoting food sustainability and maintaining a connection to where food comes from.

Parametric ceramics that ditch the potter’s wheel for algorithms

I’d make some wise remark about spinning wheels versus spinning hard-disks, but it would probably require a fair bit of explanation. Parametric design is a term often used in industrial design and architecture to describe computer-aided design where algorithms become a part of the design process, and is a relatively new concept to ceramics and pottery (although to be true, it is gaining popularity). Jimmy Jian and Jack Liu’s use of parametric modeling in ceramics results in some stunning pieces that combine the natural appeal of glazed pottery with the sharp edges brought about by the parametric design process. Created as a series of homeware, Jian and Liu’s Parametric Ceramics are tradition and modernity brought together. The slip-casted ceramic pieces come with beautifully edgy textures that one would never get off a potter’s wheel. These textures are, however, softened slightly with a thick coat of glazed hues that make each ceramic piece vibrant and absolutely inviting!

Designers: Jimmy Jian & Jack Liu.

A self-filtering mug that takes care of the tea-bag while you sip your tea

We invented the tea bag in 1904. It took us over a century to invent a place to keep it. Meet the Cupio, a teacup for tea-lovers. Its unique design lets you brew tea right in the cup, and then pull the teabag into its special enclosure, squeezing every ounce of that golden goodness out.

The Cupio as an idea isn’t brand new… but it’s the first to be publicly available. It comes with a two-part design featuring a heat-insulated du-ceramic mug and a bamboo-wood handle that’s great to hold and resists any heat. Between the cup and the handle lies the Cupio’s most defining feature… a special design detail that allows you to pull a tea bag into it, effectively squeezing the tea out, while also giving you a place to store the bag as you sip your tea. Given that teabags are often chosen as the more convenient solution, it seems counter-productive that once you’re done with the teabag, finding a place to immediately dispose of it can often be a challenge. Designer Zeynel Abidin Savrun faced the same problem in 2017 and ended up having the teabag drip all over his college-work as he fished the bag out and rapidly tried to get it to the waste-bin. Cupio just conveniently handles that mess for you by not only squeezing your teabag (so it doesn’t drip willy nilly), but also by conveniently holding onto the bag so you can dispose of it once you’ve finished that great cup of tea. Oh, and it works with all sorts of tea bags (and coffee-bags) too!

Designer: Zeynel Savrun

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CUPIO – Self Filtering Teabag Mugs

The CUPIO features a heat-insulated du-ceramic mug, a bamboo-wood handle and a patented design detail that allows you to pull a tea bag into it, effectively squeezing the tea out, while also giving you a place to store the bag as you sip your tea.

Pull & Drink

Designed for comfort and convenience. First, immerse the teabag and allow it to soak. After brewing, pull the string of the teabag through the opening of the V-Section handle and filter the teabag. You can easily drink from the mug without removing the teabag.

Compatible with all tea bags. Standard tea bags, pyramid tea bags and next-generation coffee bags.

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The ‘One Size’ takeaway packaging is biodegradable and modular, letting you pack an entire meal

Anna Piasek’s issue with eating takeaway Asian food was that unlike burgers and pizzas, Asian (particularly Japanese) cuisine was always about different components that came together to make a whole. Different types of sushi, soy sauce, wasabi, the meats, the rice, the noodles, everything needed to be parceled together, but separately. In one simple order, you’d end up with 5 different plastic boxes filled with small portions that came together to form one meal. Her solution to this problem is two-fold. Firstly, unite all these small boxes into one singular solution that could be made modular, and secondly, get rid of all that plastic.

Meet the ‘One Size’, a template for parceling Asian food in a way that accommodates for tiny portions, solids and liquids, and is above all biodegradable. Made from a molded cellulose material that can easily be composted (so you don’t need to separate the food and packaging while throwing it out), the One Size features a small single-person tray, a torus-shaped family-meal tray, and a glass and lid for soups, curries, and gravies. The trays can be used to store individual food items, or portions of food using small cellulose walls as dividers, so you’ve got a bento-box-styled takeaway container that’s singular in nature. The single-person box can be slotted to create up to four separate compartments, while the family-meal box can be divided into eight segments, creating smaller containers within the larger container, without the carbon footprint. The boxes come with a glass and lid too. The glass holds any liquid-based dish, while the lid itself doubles up as a miniature dish for wasabi or soy-sauce. Piasek’s design is made from molded cellulose, which primarily comprises recycled paper or natural fibers (think of your egg-carton), pressed into the shape of the packaging. Each container is further coated with 100% plant-based layer that keeps the containers waterproof and food-safe. When all is said and done, the packaging can easily degrade into the environment in a matter of days or weeks, without causing any negative impact on the ecosystem.

Designer: Anna Piasek

Reusable and sustainable: this cutlery set comes together like a puzzle!

Putting together LEGO blocks and puzzles was always a delight during our childhood. The entire experience of bringing together different pieces, and pulling them apart had some mystical satisfaction to it. Product designer Shane Chen seems to have applied the same design philosophy to his ‘Xros Cutlery Set’.

Instead of your usual sturdy fork and spoon, the cutlery in Chen’s set comes apart like a couple of LEGO blocks or puzzle pieces. Inspired by the instant connectivity between pieces of woodwork, the Xros fork and spoon can be pulled away to form two different components. The head of the fork and spoon forms one tip, whereas the end which enables us to hold them forms the other tip. Unlike other detachable cutlery in the market, the Xros set was designed in such a way that both the tips could be effortlessly and thoroughly cleaned. Usually, the holdable end of the fork or spoon tends to be hollow and cylindrical, making it difficult to clean. However, the tips of the Xros cutlery are almost like a pair of tweezers, with enough space to tackle every dirty little nook and cranny.

The cutlery set comes along with a compact case, allowing you to place the cutlery into it and carry it along with you everywhere! You can reuse them time and again, without having to depend on single usage plastic cutlery. Portable, detachable and not to mention super sleek, Chen’s Xros Cutlery Set is an efficient and convenient alternative to our traditional cutlery sets.

Designer: Shane Chen

Goodbye Spork… Magware gives you a full cutlery set that just magnetically sticks together!

Every time I order takeout or have food delivered home, I make it explicitly clear to not send over plastic cutlery… not just because they’re bad for the environment (and they are) but also because the food industry is under the misconception that sporks are useful. Here’s a fact. They’re not. Designed to be half-spoon half-fork, sporks sadly fail at doing the job of either of the two… and their sibling, the splade (spoon + fork + blade) is even worse. Now I can understand why having a combination of the three pieces of cutlery makes sense if you’re in the outdoors. More items mean more chances that you forget or lose one of them, so a splade or spork, as dysfunctional as it is, is better than having to try and drink canned soup with a knife and fork because you can’t find the spoon you were 100% sure you packed.

A better solution, however, lies in Magware, a series of full-set cutlery by Mark Windsor. Rather than physically integrating pieces of cutlery into a single solution, Windsor simply attached magnets to them. Magware (a magnetically attached combination of the words magnets and flatware) allows you to carry separate pieces of cutlery, but together. The trio of flatware just snap together instantly, making sure you’re never missing an item. Moreover, you can snap multiple sets together into a single unit that’s easy to carry and distribute to your friends and family while dining. Made from food-safe 7075-T6 Aluminum, Magware are more robust and reliable (and reusable) than plastic cutlery, and frankly, are a classy upgrade too. Each piece of flatware comes with two magnetic inserts around the grip, with a recycled polypropylene cover. The polypropylene cover leaves a small gap between each piece of cutlery, preventing them from touching or scratching each other, while also giving the Magware a neat plastic-to-plastic interface that snaps together with a satisfying click. The Magware comes in a series of absolutely gorgeous anodized colors that are so beautiful you’ll WANT to ditch plastic cutlery… oh, and if you’re in the mood for some outdoor ramen, Magware has a set of magnetic chopsticks too!

Designer: Mark Windsor

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Magware – Magnetic Flatware

Magware Magnetic Flatware have been designed to address a major problem facing our planet. We throw away billions of single use plastic utensils every year, and many of them end up in our Oceans and Waterways. Bring Your Own (BYO) Cutlery movement could help reduce the number of disposable utensils that get thrown away every year.

Colors inspired by nature.

The Problem

Plastics never fully break down but rather degrade into small pieces that resemble food scraps to fish and other sea animals. The Ocean Conservancy lists plastic utensils as among the items “most deadly” to sea turtles, sea birds, and other Ocean creatures due to their size and to the ease they enter our waterways.

The Bring Your Own (BYO) Movement

The same way as carrying drink bottles has started to become ubiquitous to people’s everyday lives, the hope is to see non-disposable utensils being used in the same way. Magware utensils are a simple light-weight solution to help in this mission, by making them as organized and easy to carry as possible.

Stack any number of sets together.

Create any color combinations you wish.

Hypalon Pouches

Hypalon is extremely durable, water proof, easy to clean and stain resistant. Hypalon is so tough it is the material that they make inflatable boats from. The team has used high strength velcro for the closing mechanism. The full set pouch also has a thick elastic strap attached to give it an even firmer close. Both pouches should last a lifetime.

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Mitsubishi’s bread oven perfects a slice of toast in true Japanese style!

What could be better than gobbling up a piece of warm fluffy toast with some butter melted on top in the mornings? Playing on this guilty pleasure of ours, Mitsubishi recently launched it’s ‘TO-ST1-T Electric Bread Toaster’ or ‘Bread Oven’. What differentiates this from the rest of the toasters on the market…ALOT. Mitsubishi’s Bread Oven is in a league of its own with a promise to serve you ‘the perfect toast’. Mimicking a waffle maker, the toaster looks like it’s come straight out of the ’80s with its retro-esque veneer brown look. Built with a sealed thermal-insulated structure, it can toast your bread without releasing any moisture, ensuring the bread is soft, fluffy and far from being dry. The metal box is equipped with two plates that can go up to temperatures as high as 500 degrees Fahrenheit. These plates seal the slice of bread, transferring heat to it and in turn make magic. The electric toaster is amped with four cooking settings; Toast, Frozen Toast, Topping and French Toast. Select your cooking setting, along with the thickness of your bread (options are 30 mm/1.1″, 24 mm/0.9″, 20 mm/0.7″, and 15 mm/0.5″) and you’re almost good to go! It gets even better as you get to choose the kind of toast you would like to have, with the five baking settings; Fluffy, Light, Normal, Dark and Crisp. Choose the bread texture you crave! The oven can even handle a bit of cheese or an egg on top of your bread.

“We wanted to focus on the single slice, and treat it with respect,” said Akihiro Iwahara, who is in charge of technical development at Mitsubishi Electric’s home-appliances division. “Our technology and know-how from rice cookers helped us come up with a way to trap and seal moisture.” Hence Mitsubishi designed the oven ensuring only one slice of bread could be cooked in one go, but slam-dunking it by guaranteeing that slice would be the best toast we ever have. The Bread Oven’s sleek looks entitle it to a spot not only in the kitchen but on our dining table as well. Bread connoisseurs must be jumping in excitement, for the era of the perfect toast is finally here!

Designer: Mitsubishi