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
Insects are an extremely efficient and healthy source of daily protein and nutrients, already historically consumed by 80% of the world's cultures - but uptake has been slow in the western world. Why is this? Pezt attempts to normalize insects in the kitchen - as with most fears, our distaste
As many future-loving designers know, "food forests" are an old (old old) idea that may be valuable today. Before the development of single crop agriculture and our subsequent rise to become Internet-dwelling earth-destroyers, hungry humans understood that some beneficial plants grow especially well together without much tending. Urban food
Lots of people with wine bottles don't want or need a fancy wine cellar; they're just looking for some sort of rack to keep their wine bottles organized. (Hopefully, if the wine is good, they will keep that rack in a place with a fairly constant moderate temperature.) The Winebowl,
For verifiable proof that weed doesn't kill brain cells–or good design–please ponder the Pizza Pipe. Tapping into two common interests as cosmically bonded as they come, this DIY smoking device is first delivered to your door filled with a delicious and real pizza. While it seems like it should
In celebration of this week's design festivities in Milan, Core77's editors speak to some of our favorite designers about their first time showing at the world's biggest furniture fair and what they most look forward to when returning each year. Core77: What was the first time you attended the shows
Timers are often used in the kitchen, but they're also helpful in numerous other ways. For example, I use one to remind me to get up from my desk so I don't sit for hours on end. Fans of the Pomodoro Technique structure their work time into 25-minute segments, taking
Each day our editors will roundup our favorite sights and projects from Salone Milan Design Week. Today we look at highlights from Ventura Lambrate and via Clerici. The Meat ProjectTo address the issue of food waste, artist and designer Atelier Monte created these seemingly average vases using expired meat from
Lazy Susans have often been used in kitchen cupboards or other cabinets to keep things in the back from being hard to see or reach. But they can also be used quite well on workbenches, desktops and more. The galvanized lazy Susan organizer from Park Designs is a multi-purpose organizer
If you order takeout from Seamless, there's a button you can check off so the restaurant won't bring you plastic cutlery. If only we could click on that button to end all plastic cutlery. Of all the things we could devote petroleum to, producing disposable cutlery seems silly. India-based
As with most challenges, having the right tool for the job can be the critical difference between failure and success. With the rise of industrial agriculture in the United States in the '60s, the market for new technologies and tools for small scale producers all but disappeared. Now that is
As an untalented chef, I find accurately chopping vegetables to be a difficult and irritating task. But I have it easy in that I have two hands. For folks who only have the use of one hand, the task moves from irritating to impossible. Design ought be able to help.
Lagranja has developed a R+D project with Toshiba to incorporate decorative design to industrially mass produced objects, focusing on the domestic landscape and human behavior. Cooking Tableware is a set consisting of three utensils, whose versatility not only invites you to move the pieces comfortably from kitchen counter to table,
Last year, I traveled to visit a certain German manufacturer of high-end power tools to cover them for Core77. When I returned to the 'States, inspired, I immediately purchased an expensive European machine. No, it wasn't another Festool, though I've bought several; I bought a Nespresso Pixie. There was one
An organized refrigerator makes it easy to see what's inside and helps avoid wasted food—no more small hidden items at the back of a shelf. And organization can help make the most of a limited space. Stacking square or rectangular storage containers for leftovers help, and so do some
The Holz-Handwerk show demonstrates that there really are designers around the world working on every problem you can think of, both big and small. For instance, a Swiss company called Peka has been "developing and producing waste bin and sorting systems for over 30 years." None of us think of
With over 2000 exhibitors representing 40 countries, this year's International Home and Housewares Show in Chicago embraced the theme of "It's Smart" with some strong entries from major manufacturers and Silicon Valley startups in the smart kitchen and cleaning space. The standout amongst the smart systems include a debut by
Have you ever wondered why American restaurants don't have those adorable Japanese food displays of meals that look ridiculously realistic? As it turns out, it may be for a multitude of cultural and economical reasons. In this recently released video by Great Big Story, we get an intimate tour into
The first sets of creative cutlery commissioned by Antwerp's Valerie Objects have arrived from Maarten Baas and Koichi Futatsumata. The design label's Cutlery Project series invited seven designers to interpret and prototype eating tools with the intent to "surprise and delight" the user's different senses. The first to launch
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