This space-grade aluminum pepper mill that peppers a steak in just 7 cranks raised over $1,000,000!

Once upon a time, it took 73 cranks on his pepper mill to season one single piece of steak. He counted, Cleve Oines that is, the founder of MÄNNKITCHEN and creator of Pepper Cannon, the new pepper mill that peppers steak with only seven cranks. Try saying all of that five times fast. Oines both designs and cooks, so he made Pepper Cannon putting quality (and taste) above quantity – although you should prepare yourself for a lot of pepper talk. Cranking pepper mills again and again over your dish can sometimes feel like more work than the payoff provides – with Pepper Cannon, all it takes is half of a spin and you’ll be asking for seconds.

Pepper Cannon is just about half a foot in length and weighs only one pound, and with a generous pepper holding capacity of half a cup, it brings a whole new spicy ‘tude to pepper grinding. The body and construction of Pepper Cannon are partly to thank for its superior pepper-grinding capabilities. In order for the inner mechanisms to work smoothly, Pepper Cannon is milled from solid masses of Aerospace Grade Aluminum and then, anodized black, or coated with a protective layer of oxide, to make the surface not only durable but also easy to clean. On the choice to construct Pepper Cannon through milling, Oines says, “Metal construction allows us to achieve the very strict tolerances required for precision parts to produce exceptional results while adding strength and durability.” Building its body out of metal, with a stainless steel interior is what allows Pepper Cannon to work up to ten times faster than other top-rated pepper mills.

In order to avoid his burrs from grinding too close, Oines was sure to use high-carbon stainless steel when constructing Pepper Cannon’s interior burrs, which are powered by a heavy, double-bearing supported driveshaft. This attention to detail is exactly what gives Pepper Cannon an edge over other pepper mills on the market. Oines knows that consistency is everything when it comes to grinding pepper, so the stabilized drive shaft and precision burrs make it so particles of pepper larger than what the grind setting allows will not pass through and end up on your dish. In addition to a sturdy shaft and razor-sharp burrs, Pepper Cannon’s grind adjuster can be found on the base of the product. The grind adjuster implements dual spring-plungers and detents so it locks in place once you decide on your preferred grind of peppercorn. When it comes to your ideal mesh or coarseness of ground pepper, Pepper Cannon can grind from eight to over sixty mesh, which means its grind range is almost double that of an ordinary pepper mill’s grind range. The Pepper Cannon is also easy to fill back up, with a top that pops off with the push of a button and easily locks and clicks back into place once filled.

Pepper Cannon’s got it all. No more are the days of awkwardly waiting to say, “When,” as our waiter endlessly cranks more and more pepper onto our dinner plates. Say goodbye to settling for pepper shakers after your plastic pepper mill cracks and warps from excessive use. With Pepper Cannon, excessive use is encouraged and expected. With a name like Pepper Cannon, how could it not be?

Designer: Cleve Oines

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A countless number of cranks later and your sunny side up’s still don’t have that kick you were hoping for – you should already be finished eating by the time it takes an old-school pepper mill to sprinkle a little spice on top of your breakfast. Pepper Cannon take half of a spin and bon appétit!

Grind a bunch into the cup, then pepper all at once.

The all-too-familiar struggle of loose parts and inconsistent pepper grind – the parts of classic pepper mills just don’t have the same endurance as Pepper Cannon. Check out the inside of Pepper Cannon below.

Is it too much an ask to remove the adjustment nut of your wooden pepper mill, remove its top, replace it, replace its adjustment nut and recalibrate your pepper mill every time you refill? Yes, yes it is. Check out Pepper Cannon’s refill method below!

The MÄNNKITCHEN pepper mill features a removable base cup so that after you season one side of your steak, you won’t have to worry about getting your hand all bloody before grinding more pepper. Just twist off the base cup and sprinkle some more pepper on the other side.

Burrs are made of hardened high-carbon stainless steel.

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This nano-coated textile air purifier beats like a heart to show the air quality in your home

Surges in design innovation happen with new developments in technology and science – transforming tired and traditional, albeit reliable, designs into timely, artful, and well-defined reinventions. The classic air purification system has a reputation as being a top gadget for designers who hope to change the face of air purification with their own interpretation of the aged machinery. Air purifiers also have a reputation for being bulky and unattractive from a purely aesthetic perspective, making it the ideal, blank canvas for designers to prove their creative chops. Consider them the smartphones of the 90’s – a purely utilitarian device that is yet to grow into its complete user-friendly and aesthetic appeal. That is until the Onda was created.

Joca van der Horst recently showcased his award-winning interpretation of the air purifier, Onda, and he’s managed to produce a textile that cleans the air and is also sure to turn some heads, thanks in part to new scientific development. Through a lot of heavy technological research (especially during the pandemic that rumors say could even be airborne!), it’s been proven that nano-coatings comprised of titanium dioxide and copper oxide help to remove polluted air particles through photoactivity during photosynthesis and pollutant treatment. Using natural light, this special nano-coating silently and invisibly tackles and removes air pollutants. Describing the scientific process, Horst explains the nano-coating development in simpler terms, “When combined with this chemical coating, the textile uses daylight to create a reaction with pollution such as soot and odor, transforming them into harmless water molecules.”

Now that we understand the scientific aspect, let’s look at Horst’s textile design. Onda is a personalized, framed canvas with an abstract, almost concentric, display of artwork that’s used to both help purify the air in any given room and inform users of the room’s air quality. By pressing anywhere on Onda’s fabric, users activate a light beneath the canvas that either pulsates slowly and gently to indicate cleaner air quality or rapidly and irregularly to alert users of air pollution. Using daylight to initiate chemical reactions, Onda applies air purification capabilities to a textile that is both customizable and tangible. Horst primarily hoped to make the process of air purification a more thoughtful and intimate experience for those of us who live or work in areas that require clean air for productivity or for a general sense of peace.

Designer: Joca van der Horst

Constructed using wood and fabric, Onda is a piece of textile art that functions as an air purifier. The fabric used to produce Onda has a thin coating of titanium dioxide and copper oxide mixture, which reacts with sunlight to transform air pollution into molecules of water. The design weaved into the textile is also customizable and changeable.

While studying at Eindhoven University of Technology, Joca van der Horst stumbled upon a nano-coating that cleans and purifies air through a silent and invisible process. This discovery prompted the young designer to bring air purification to the world of textiles.

Users can momentarily boost air purification by pressing and holding the piece, lighting the frame to emit ultraviolet light, the most efficient method of rapid air purification,” describes Joca van der Horst. Like checking on the status of our water filters, Onda’s air purification status can be managed and its nano-coating can be renewed.

When a room holds air that’s healthy to breathe in, then a light beneath the textile fabric will pulsate slowly, like calm breathing, informing users that the air quality is good or normal.

When a room holds air that is unhealthy to breathe in, then the fabric’s light sends out rapid, stressed bursts of light to signal that the air quality is poor.

“As both nanoparticles and air are invisible, I used lights as a metaphor for what is happening,” tells Van der Horst. By turning air quality into something that we can both visually and emotionally understand, Onda offers a refreshing take on the air purification system, bringing intimacy and subtle elegance to a process that perhaps only a few of us intricately comprehend, so that we can learn from and touch it with our own two hands.

The elbow-like hinge of this electric iron pivots to deliver the best angles and pressure!

Sometimes it’s all in the hips, like with golf or dancing, but when it comes to ironing our clothes, it all boils down to the grip. The best ironing requires finesse and precision, which prompted designers, Junjie Chou, and Jiashun Lin to draw up their own interpretation of the emblematic household iron. Using software programs, Cinema 4D, Rhino, and Octane Render, the designers produced a concept design for the electric iron that implements an adjustable handlebar that will allow users to change their grip according to the shape and material of any given piece of clothing or ironable fabric.

The electric iron’s main event, the handlebar, is what turns this iron’s heat up. The electric iron’s heel-rest will move up and down a vertical track for holding distance adjustments. Then, the actual handlebar moves like the classic fireplace bellows hearth accessory, or even your own elbow, in order to give the user different angular options when ironing varying pieces of fabric. The hinge mechanism encased in the iron’s globular, orange centerpiece, also works like your elbow might, hinging from the center and outwards to increase the area of which the electric iron can slide over. If you’ve got larger pieces of fabric to take on, simply pull on the handlebar, like you would open a door, and you’ll be able to cover a lot more area. It’s a little bit like rotating your phone back and forth from landscape and portrait mode. Sometimes, when our phones are put into landscape mode, it just gets the job done quicker.

Setting up the electric iron will feel familiar for any user who has ironed their own clothes. The concept design for this electric iron wears a familiar shape and approachable, intuitive control buttons. Just like any other steam iron, the user will have to fill up the water tank to the desired water line and let the electric iron put on some heat before sliding it down wrinkled t-shirts and bedsheets. Once the electric iron is all ready to smooth out those wrinkles, users will be able to move the electric iron whichever way feels best. The electric iron’s quirky, orange sphere connects the handlebar to the electric iron’s shorter lever and showcases the design’s only on and off button. Just below the handlebar, alongside the iron’s heating plate, users will find the steam release function, which can either produce clouds of steam to envelop wrinkled clothing or burst streams of steam to pinpoint specific regions of wrinkled fabric that need attention. Just remember, it’s all in the grip.

Designer: Junjie Chou, Jiashun Lin

This claw-like EDC can be quickly deployed with clenched fist position in any situation!

The world is vulnerable these days, with growing stress levels and raging anger. In such times you always need to be up for your self-defense game to stay away from harm’s way. Carrying pepper sprays or maybe a Taser gun is a good idea but can you carry them with you at all times – in your jeans or shirt pocket? That’s not practical for everyday defense when danger can be just around the block. You need a compact, quickly deployable accessory like a small knife that’s more like an everyday carry, so you don’t even know it’s there. When the time comes you can use it for any situation – bad or worse!

Provoke First Responder karambit knife by CRKT is one EDC you need to have in your arsenal for a tricky situation – whether you are stuck in a car with the doors locked out or when someone wants to steal your stuff on a lonely street in the dark of the night. The hawkbill-styled blade is the work of designer Joe Caswell, who’s known for his knife crafting prowess, and this has to one of the most intuitive knife design out there. With the pressure of the thumb, the knife is ready for use, and the ergonomic design means, it fits perfectly in your hand for the grip. Provoke is forged out of premium D2 steel and coated with black titanium nitride, making it ultra-durable and sharp for years to come. Even the opening mechanism is made out of superior material i.e. aircraft-grade 6061 aluminum for unmatchable toughness and deploys one handed, like a claw!

Keeping usage and portability in mind, Joe has fashioned the compact EDC knife to have a glass breaker on the tip and also a sheath with gear attachment options. The knife can be deployed from a clenched fist position. This makes it well-suited for first responders and people who work in law enforcement departments. The fact that Provoke can be deployed within seconds and retreated back to the closed position, makes it unparalleled. Self-defense never got so reliable, and this EDC makes it possible.

Designer: CRKT

Rado revisits its iconic True Square Collection with a modern yellow watch just in time for Christmas!

Rado’s innovative True Square collection rocked the world of watches by introducing the first square watch crafted using injected monobloc high-tech ceramic casing to fill out a square-shaped wristwatch, the first of its kind. Today, Rado has collaborated with British designer Tej Chauhan, and together, they’ve designed their own reinterpretation of the iconic True Square wristwatch.

Reintroducing the True Square watch, under joint creative direction with Tej Chauhan, Rado brings a refreshing revamp to the classic timepiece we’ve come to love. Tej Chauhan’s take on the True Square maintains the timepiece’s square case as the basis for the watch but coats it in retro-inspired, lemon yellow drip with a matte-like texture in order to bring the unique touch that only ceramic molding can deliver. Bright, yellow leather cushioning fills out the strap of the watch to offer maximum comfort for every user, while matte yellow ceramic pieces connect each stainless steel element together. The watch is water-resistant for up to 50 meters and operates using the ETA C07.611 automatic movement.

The back of the square case was produced using PVD-coated stainless steel, which ensures the user’s comfort as PVD-coated stainless steel offers the same feeling as liquid metal, landing softly on your wrist and offering a cooling, metallic accent to the watch as a whole. The watch face itself has a concave glass dome that gives the art of time-telling an immersive touch. Etched along the perimeter of the square timepiece are sleek, thin minute-markers, symmetrically interrupted with bolder, thicker hour-markers. Imitating the look of a sonar radar, twelve concentric circles emanate from the timepiece’s nucleus, giving the True Square watch a focal point to inform users of the time of day or date.

Chauhan designed this wristwatch with the user in mind first and foremost. By using an Emotive Industrial Design approach, this new True Square design embraces both user-friendliness and visibly striking design details, offering a watch that’s both visually approachable and enticing for everyone. The latest addition to the True Square collection from Rado is one that’s intuitive in its impressive technological design structure, but also one that’s as classic as it comes. Up-to-date technological features fill out this watch and unbeatable, singular design color and material schemes comprise a watch that’s so distinguishable and attention-grabbing, it’ll leave even the most devout of watch aficionados suddenly asking for the time.

Designers: Tej Chauhan x Rado

A Tool Used For Firing Clay in a Kiln Transforms into this Minimalist Bird Feeder!

When considering useful design, we typically begin first by denoting which problem the product claims to be capable of solving, and then we consider the process and ultimate product innovation. Created by the designers at Studio Kononenko, Maverick, a ceramic bird feeder, doesn’t present a new solution for bird feeders but does present an approach for sustainable product manufacturing that solves a problem faced by many designers: the scrap material used during construction, like rings in clay kilns, that is discarded once the product is finished.

In collaborating with Ceramika Design and creating furniture items for the brand, the thinkers at Studio Kononenko wanted to make use of ceramic rings used when firing clay in kilns. On the process, the designers share, “Considering that the reserves of this clay are limited, we thought about extending the life of these elements. We wanted to create a useful thing out of this. This is how a feeder for wild birds appeared.”

The main element of the bird feeder is formed from ceramic – the frame and body of the bird feeder. Covering just about a quarter of the round frame is a plastic plate that functions to store plenty of food for the wild birds. Extending from the middle of the plastic plate is a wooden peg that works as a perch for birds to enjoy their seeds. Industrial, strong metal bolts and nuts hold it all together. The bird feeder itself comes with little frills, as the main purpose of this design rests not in aesthetic intricacy, but usability and sustainability. Another aspect of Maverick that enhances its eco-friendly design method is that the designers at Studio Kononenko made it so that each component of the bird feeder is replaceable on the off-chance that one is damaged either by hungry birds a little too eager for snacking or weak tree branches.

Up north, birds rejoice at the sight of backyard bird feeders as food in the winter months can be hard to come by with frozen topsoil and frost-covered plants. It seems the design of Maverick encapsulates a method of sustainability that inspires a cycle of feedback. In collaborating with Ceramika Design, Studio Kononenko produces items for human’s ease of life, then, the waste acquired is used to produce a bird feeder, which benefits an animal’s ease of life, heightening the natural artfulness of landscape design where the bird feeder is situated, and so on. While the design behind Maverick might be simple, the ecological commitment to recyclability is both bold and clever.

Designer: Studio Kononenko x Ceramika Design

The feeder consists of four materials: ceramic, wood, metal, and plastic linings.

Through an intuitive hanging method, Maverick can be suspended from any sturdy tree branch closeby where birds feed.

“While creating items for [the] brand, Ceramika Design, we paid attention to the rings used in the technological process. They are used when firing clay in kilns, and at the end of the process, they are disposed of. Considering that the reserves of this clay are limited, we thought about extending the life of these elements,” Studio Kononenko shares.

By incorporating plastic plates that enclose bird seeds, the designers at Studio Kononenko successfully transformed a ring-shaped tool used during clay firing into a functional bird feeder.

On Maverick’s aesthetic appeal, Studio Kononenko says, “The object is created in the style of minimalism and will be a cool addition to landscape design, and can also please the eye outside the window on the balcony.”

A Handyman’s Tool Belt is the inspiration for this storage-equipped chair design!

We spend a lot of our time either working on chairs or lazing out on them, so it helps when things are within reach wherever we find ourselves perked up or lounging. I know sometimes when I get in the zone with work, I’ll go to reach for my pen without taking my eyes from the screen only for my fingers to grab air since I couldn’t keep track of where I placed it last. No matter what you do – creative writing, graphic design, coding – if you find yourself sitting for several hours within a day, R2Space created the Tool Belt Chair in order to keep important items within reach at all times so you’ll never lose sight of your ongoing progress.

Inspired by the handyman’s tool belt, R2Space designed the Tool Belt Chair in order to give users an extra boost of storage for long workdays or to help declutter familiar work settings so looking for a lost pen won’t keep you from getting the job done. A semi-transparent, frosted plastic raceway tube frames the back and sides of the chair’s seat. This plastic tubing provides the user with extra space to keep stationary, smartphones, electrical cables, or even actual tools – you name it. The Tool Belt Chair’s design itself is simplistic and clean, offering a natural wood or white oak finish with a neutral-toned, grey cushioned seat so that the chair can be situated in most rooms. The chair only has a top rail, which opens up the entire backside of the Tool Belt Chair in order to give more access to the storage tube that traces the backside of the chair’s seat. Additionally, just behind the cushioned seat, an impression in the chair’s wooden structure provides more storage space for smaller items such as business cards, pens or pencils, and other small stationery items.

The tool belt is known for how much it can carry and how handy it ultimately is for the handyman. While we’re not all capable of fixing broken toilets or dodgy sink pipes, we can all pretend we have the tools for it. Fake it ‘til you make it, right? This sweet, nifty chair design is sure to make the worker bee in all of us feel inspired to keep on working until the job gets finished.

Designer: R2Space

A sleep apnea assistive device to bring you the quality and safe sleep you deserve

Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and begins again. During sleep, when throat muscles are too relaxed, they expand and obstruct airways, disrupting the flow of oxygen throughout the body. There are assistive devices such as CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure), whose purpose is to increase air pressure in your throat so that the muscles surrounding it do not become too relaxed to the point of obstructive expansion. Carmen Maier, the designer behind Lune, imagined a different approach.

Lune, a holistic training and monitoring system for people with sleep apnea trouble, encourages a sound sleep by stimulating oral muscles around the throat by means of pulsating electrodes. Inspired by the male frog’s mate calling technique, which is when the male frog lifts his head upwards in order to produce mighty ribbits, Lune incorporates an integrated airbag into the sleeping assistive device in order to maintain an upright position for their head, which in turn promotes steady, open airflow. Then, during sleep, Lune uses sensors to determine whether or not the user’s breathing canals are blocked. If the user’s throat muscles are too relaxed, causing the tongue to recede backward, blocking the flow of oxygen between the lungs and brain, then Lune gently pulsates electrodes over the throat area. The pulsating electrodes trigger the user’s nervous system to swallow, which then sets the tongue back to a neutral, alert position. Through this reimagination of a CPAP device, the user’s oral muscles are strengthened, which brings the possibility of long-lasting sleep improvements. Along with the product’s main feature of improving the flow of oxygen throughout the user’s body, its charging station integrates a fully-operative alarm clock, smartphone connectivity, and analysis software that tracks your sleeping habits, providing a visual guide to your personal sleep improvements.

By researching the needs and considerations of people with sleep apnea, along with the knowledge and science from doctors and engineers, Carmen Maier devised a product that ensures a good night’s sleep without requiring lifestyle changes from the user. While most CPAP designs provide a lot of relief in regard to airflow, this machine does that and also strengthens your breathing capabilities all while you’re sound asleep.

Designer: Carmen Maier

The swappable bits of this EDC screwdriver rescues you in any situation, big or small!

You’re stuck in a situation where a screwdriver would bail you out, but who carries screwdrivers in their pockets? Even EDC’s can be too bulky to consider carrying around in your pocket all the time. Move over-complicated EDC items, as James Brand is yet again finding that valued space in the pocket of your jeans in the form of a compact screwdriver. Yes, it’s a screwdriver cleverly disguised to look like a pen or a penlight at first glance.

Sure there are multi-tools that have screwdriver, knives, and a whole lot more, but do they have the screwdriver bits in case the only one available doesn’t fit the screw head? Most probably not. That’s where a compact screwdriver (no bigger than a pen) with multiple bits is really useful – instantly fixing your broken bike light or changing the batteries of an RC car in a jiffy. James Brand’s Cache River is a screw and bit driver on a bearing that comes in a set of 3 bits – Phillips #2 bit, a Torx T6 bit, and a Wiha slotted 4.5 bit – which should get you through any precarious situation. The tool is CNC-machined using an aerospace-grade aluminum billet, and then black-anodized for super durability. The bits attach to the driver seamlessly – after all, they have magnetic attachments and made out of chrome-vanadium molybdenum tool steel. The two bits that aren’t used at any given time rest inside the body of the tool.

James Brand puts a lot of thought into designing their EDC tools and this one is no different. Not only does it look good, but the ultimate purpose is also solved without a doubt. And yes, since it is so compact, they’ve been cheeky enough to fit a lanyard loophole for the keychain on the end-cap of this 3.9-inch compact screwdriver that weighs just 36 grams.

Designer: James Brand

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Fujifilm’s portable X-ray unit brings healthcare to the palm of your hands!

No one ever looks forward to a hospital visit, especially not right now – home healthcare is making a serious comeback in the year 2020, and not only for the older crowd. Product designs like CALNEO XAir, a portable X-ray unit, have come to prove it. The handheld device is authoritative and trustworthy in its conception and manufacturing. In 2019, CALNEO XAir received both the Bronze award in International Design Excellence from IDEA and the Gold Product Award from iF Design.

The award-winning design was created by the team at FUJIFILM in order to provide a convenient household healthcare tool that meets today’s medical guidelines and scientific standards. CALNEO Xair’s exterior is appealing in its intuitively cohesive configuration, making for a stress-free operation. Additionally, through advanced technological features, the product’s battery power and its ultra-high sensitive cassette for diagnostic imaging have also been improved. The high-sensitivity cassette utilizes FUJIFILM’s proprietary ISS method, which translates X-ray energy into optical signals with minimal electric currents and offers a noticeable amount of noise reduction.

Thanks to its super-sensitive imaging plates, CALNEO Xair captures high-quality images, and the radiation dosage necessary for CALNEO Xair’s operation is considerably less than that of X-ray machines found in hospitals. This means that even in the comfort of your own home, you can receive the medical attention and information necessary for healthy living. The product is handheld in order to provide optimal comfort and convenience. Its full weight comes out to an ultralight 3.5kg (roughly 7lbs) as a result of less battery mass and a lightweight X-ray tube. CALNEO Xair reduces radiation exposure for patients, provides reliable and quick information related to the user’s bone health, and brings the benefits of home healthcare to the palm of your hand.

Hospital workers have a lot on their plates, always, but especially in the year 2020, with COVID-19 ramping up again and medical centers understaffed or overwhelmed. CALNEO Xair could provide some relief by transforming the prototypical, heavy-duty X-Ray machine into a contemporary, modern handheld device that’s instinctive and accessible for everyone.

Designer: FUJIFILM