If there is one thought every design entrepreneur shares, it is this: "I often find product categories where I can't find an offering that meets my standards for function/design/quality/cost." This then drives them to see if they can do better by producing and selling their own design. In the case
Most toast lovers have a butter spreading system they're okay with, but it's often a good-enough situation at best. Having soft butter at hand usually means either messy melting or a barely-covered counter top dish that welcomes in bacteria and funk if you don't use it fast enough. And if
This lightweight #8 skillet is our first product for startup, the Field Company.. It is the result of a comprehensive research and design project which culminated in an extremely successful launch on Kickstarter. It mixes classic details and a contemporary form and utilizes traditional American manufacturing knowledge.
There's major buzz around the soon-to-be-funded Kickstarter measuring spoon, Polygons, for good reasons—the spoon's innovative design lies flat when not in use and, with the help of carefully placed creases, folds into four different tablespoon/teaspoon measurements similar to origami. Here at Core77, we've been excited about the Polygons concept
It's every pizza lover's dream to have a wood-fired brick oven in their kitchen. So far Jimmy Kimmel's the only guy I've heard of to install one. He's got the money to do that. Most of us don't. A team of designers in Slovenia looked at pizza-making as a problem
Graphic Designer- New Product Development Astor Chocolate is a premier chocolate manufacturer, with a foundation of quality based on three core strengths – Innovation, Creativity and Dedication. Our goal is to provide our customers with products of unparalleled quality, leaving a lasting impression of distinction. This can only happen with a strong team of professionals leading the way in an energetic goal oriented atmosphere.
Senior Designer needed to join our international design team in Orlando, Florida to develop innovative product solutions from first idea sketches to production. We’re seeking a new addition who will bring an unexpected and clever perspective to our group. Candidates must be highly creative with a demonstrated ability to work within the requirements of an industrial manufacturing process.
An innate fascination with food is a structural part of being human, but what about structural food? Dinara Kasko is an architect-trained pastry chef, and her work melds classic desserts with stark geometry and 3d printing. While inviting, Kasko's creations look less like food and more like architectural renderings or
A2's newly-hatched brainchild, Bakelicious, is a creatively cohesive line of baking tools that adds a touch of personality to practical objects. Just a little icing on the cake for your weekend baking needs!
Here's Australian inventor Mark Murray being openly mocked on Shark Tank last year. The sharks not only declined to fund him, but laughed at him: Murray persisted with the Hamdog on his own, and began selling them at fairs in Australia this summer: Somehow, the Hamdog went viral. This week
Cocktail Kingdom is hiring a full-time in-house Graphic Designer to support both production and design. Our regular day-to-day workflow includes product packaging, marketing collateral for print and web, product photography and retouching, book layout, bar branding, menu design, label design, t-shirts, trade show collateral and photorealistic digital mockups for branded
Steve Giralt isn't just a photographer; the dude is a Visual Engineer, according to his bio, and as you'll see below the title looks well-earned. Check out the crazy automated rig that he built in order to shoot this video of floating hamburger ingredients magically falling into place: Deconstructed
For the precision-minded baker or cook: These measuring spoons called Levoons have two clever innovations. Observe: Of my friends who cook, some operate intuitively, i.e. "A dash of this, a pinch of that." Others follow recipes as fastidiously as if they're reading instructions for how to build an ICBM. Levoons
Our challenge was to interpret Moen’s DNA from their highly interactive, largely style-driven, and consumer-facing product line into a function-driven product that delivers all the benefits that consumers are looking for. We worked closely with the Moen team to create a unique garbage disposal that visually communicates the power of the Vortex advanced chopping technology and Sound Shield noise deadening. The products were designed for both home owner and professional to install with confidence
The Toasteroid is a Bluetooth equipped chance to customize your sandwich in the modern fashion: by using your iPhone. This humble corner of the culinary arts wasn't exactly begging for a web 3.0 update, but damn it, it's getting one. The pitch is simple: your abstract brown toast is crappy
Drinks in the era of pod coffee makers and Soylent coffee-meals are modern and efficiency-minded, but oldschool beverages and methods don't have to be difficult. The new Manual Tea Maker No. 1 by Manual wants to refresh appreciation for the minimalism of tea. Much like their take on pour over
We Americans don't have much time left to barbecue, because summer's almost over and our election is leading towards the end of the world. So let's get in a few good Yea-or-Nays before everything goes to hell in a handbasket. This one is barbecue-related.
Brewing beer, much like pickling foods, has kept humans alive and happy about it for millennia. The appeal is both creative and detail oriented, and to do things right modern home brewers often need a lot of space for the collection of tanks, buckets, carboys and other gear. The Catalyst
As I've said before, I freaking hate the design of the martini glass. It is the dumbest, least-ergonomic form factor for quaffing gin that I can think of. The top-heavy form makes them easy to topple over and break (particularly the stupid-wide ones that every bar started stocking after "Sex
With easy-snap, airtight lids and a soft silicone bottom for easy removal, Baby Garden Glaciers allow you to freeze fruits and veggies from your garden, turning them into ice cubes to be used for future cooking or to save money and use natural ingredients in your child's diet.
The only time I formally learned about food labels was in a sixth grade "health class" through a crossword puzzle containing the words "calories," "fat," "protein," "carbohydrates," etc. What do all of those words even really mean? I'm still figuring it out, and the FDA's new, still poorly designed, data
Somabar is the world’s first app controlled robotic bartending appliance created for the home kitchen. With its streamlined design you can thoroughly mix cocktails and infuse bitters to make the perfect cocktail in seconds. Somabar, the robotic bartender has won the best innovation award for home appliances at CES 2016.
Containing a built-in muddler that squishes fruits and vegetables to release flavor, Splash Infuser is a water and cocktail infuser that goes the extra mile. Splash Infuser has a straightforward process and is not attached to a water bottle, making it multifunctional and practical.
Take a look at this picture – what do you see? A bunch of guys standing around a cookstove – fairly unremarkable, right? To me, it's revolutionary. I've spent the last 11 years studying the complexities of developing and distributing clean cookstoves across households living in energy poverty. Three billion
Leapfrog Brands is seeking a versatile industrial design intern to join their team of Industrial Designers, Engineers, and Marketers in their West Loop Chicago studio. The candidate will have opportunities to work on a variety of real-world industrial design and product development projects.
When kitchen space is limited, it helps to have kitchen items that take as little space as feasible. Items that stack or nest can minimize the necessary storage space. Pots and pans with detachable handles can nest well, but even those with handles can nest if the design is good.
A versatile countertop cooking appliance you can monitor and control with your phone - from anywhere with an internet connection. With the Cooc companion smartphone app, you can do more than simply set this pot to cook at low, medium or high. Cooc marries laboratory-grade precision heating, an intuitive smartphone-based interface, and sophisticated kitchenware design. Whether you’re a fan of meats cooked slow n’ low, a maven of molecular gastronomy, or just feeling too busy to orchestrate a wo
In partnership with Autodesk and Alcoa Foundation, the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute has announced the winners of the third Cradle to Cradle Product Design Challenge. The challenge asks designers to develop product solutions that use limited global resources as an opportunity for innovation, informed by the free, online,
My body now reacts in a visceral, often painful way to any product with the word 'smart' slapped in front of it, but the SMART SLAB from SapienStone is actually pretty smart—in concept, at least. Debuted at Milan Design Week earlier this year, SMART SLAB is a table from SapienStone
The Cocktail Spinner is a new way to mix drinks. Spinning the drink, as opposed to shaking it, consistently produces a velvety and airy texture, and allows the user to produce the same drink, at the same quality, over and over. The product is designed so that the spinning mechanism pulls out, to make adding in the ingredients and ice easy and quick. After spinning, the built in strainer lets the consumer pour out the cocktail without removing any other parts. And because there are only 3 parts,
OXO was founded in 1990 with the introduction of 15 OXO Good Grips kitchen tools. It has since grown to over 850 products, including cooking, storage, cleaning, office, organization and baby products. OXO recently introduced a line of Kitchen Electrics products as well. Each was developed based on the concept
Did you watch the scrappy kids running around the Hunger Games and think they looked boring and overfed? Did you wait through the fight scenes for a glimpse of the opulence and intrigue of the Capitol elite? Do you love power, beauty, child-on-child violence, and lethally good dinner parties? This
What if you could decorate your home in rich chocolate bars? ...But without ants. The ONZA line of tiles offers an inviting and modular set based on the world's favorite treat. The series features three designs shaped like snappable, shareable indulgences, in three versatile natural colors. ONZA, the
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