Miniki modular kitchen has been created with small spaces in mind. Designers considered the fact that in most studio apartments cooking and lounging areas are squeezed into one room. So they envisioned a kitchen that disappears after use. “This is the only way to turn the living room back into a room to live in,” – they point. The finished product is a beautiful and clever system of three interchangeable units that hide all cooking paraphernalia and look like an elegant sideboard. Fabulous. And with 15 colors available – there is every chance to customize the piece for any interior. Miniki kitchen scored several awards including the Reddot Design Award 2012 and the Interior Innovation Award 2013.
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This is the patio table with an integrated solar cell that lets users enjoy electronic devices outdoors without worrying about a dying battery. The top of the table resembles blown glass, yet it contains a 30-watt solar panel that absorbs the sun’s energy and stores it in a rechargeable 12-volt, 7 Ampere-Hour battery concealed under the tabletop.
The side of the table is outfitted with two USB ports that can charge smartphones, MP3 players, and tablets, while two 12-volt auto DC ports and two 9-volt DC ports run a fan, laptop, or other low-wattage device. The battery provides enough power to recharge a smartphone in about 3 1/2 hours and a tablet in six hours. A sliding cover shields the outlets from the elements.
Design studio Lanzavecchia + Wai has created a sort of Charlie and the Chocolate factory experience. The Italian and Singaporean design studio has released an edible furniture collection consists of the Hard Candy coffee table, Chocolate chair, Grains sofa, and Hardtack table.
Each piece in this edible collection includes a basic elemental metal structure. Design studio lanzavecchia + wai used basic nutrients, carbohydrates, proteins, sugar, and chocolate as food reserves to cover the metal structure. Owing to the current economic conditions, the decorative or unnecessary elements of the furniture can be eaten until all that’s left is what’s needed for basic functionality.
Multi-purpose kitchen machines are the way of the future. Why flood your kitchen counter with a load of single-purpose cookers when you can free up some of that space with a single appliance that can do a whole load of things? The Philips HomeCooker will do exactly that.
Designed in conjunction with renowned chef Jamie Oliver, the lone contraption uses a vertical multi-layer design that allows it to perform multiple cooking tasks at the same time. And it’s not just some markething gimmick, either — the thing will let you saute, simmer, stir, melt, steam, stew, boil and fry. Even better, it can do all those unsupervised, so you can spend more time parked in front of the TV than ever before.
Different from the rest, The Bike All relies on the single component that all bikes share… a saddle (bike seat)! As the name implies, the Bike All also wants to help you with all that comes with a pleasant ride. Storage for your helmet, messenger bag and the shelf top has a thoughtfully designed receptacle for your cell phone/MP3 charger cord.
This cool and versatile shelf from Danish design studio Linde&Linde takes very little space while providing a convenient solution for many storage scenarios. The item is perfect for entry area, kitchen, bathroom, home office, even by your bedside… Made from powder coated metal, it can also double as a magnetic board. The variations are endless. The shelf comes in a variety of neutral colors.
For a clean look without all of the messy charging cords and electric cables, the Hub Table wire storage furniture design keeps everything discreetly concealed.
Keep any gadget that is just lying around and charging on top of this desk to keep them in a single, organized location. The detachable lid has a slot where all of the cables can run through with plenty of room inside to keep a multi-outlet power strip. A small hole at the back allows for a single extension cord to connect to the wall.
Designed to work seamlessly with multiple gadgets, the Hub Table is a convenient wire storage furniture solution for messy jumbled wires that could be a hazard if left in the open.
A la carte kitchen by German brand Stadtnomaden breaks down traditional kitchen components into compact modules, making it easy to fit in any interior. Elegant and adaptable, A la carte can create stylish configurations of any shape and functional design. Creators of this kitchen really embraced the reality of space limitations. Even the groves between the modules can be used – thanks to the clever attachments they turn into storage or additional surfaces.
Clare Bosanquet, the artist behind “The Painted House“ Etsy store, found patterned paint rollers in a market in Romania and got so excited about this inexpensive wallpaper alternative that she now sells her own. The rollers give walls a look that Bosanquet describes as “like old, forgotten, sunbleached wallpaper“. What a brilliant idea!!
Out of many prefab house concepts I’ve seen lately, this one stand out. Created by New Zealand based architect studio Atelierworkshop, this house is a beautiful reincarnation of a prosaic shipping container. Just like a regular container it ships anywhere in a truck or a helicopter, attaches easily to any plot of land and allows comfortable existence for two adults and two children. The interior includes bunk beds, double bed room, dressing room, kitchen and bathroom. The space can be zoned with dividers, creating great versatility. Exterior canvas screens provide privacy when needed. The container house is environmentally clean and self-sufficient. It can even be suited to remote or non-service supplied land. Atelierworkshop is looking for partners to mass produce the concept.