October 15, 2010

Two Dutch designers innovate with kitchen stuff

Filed under: Design,Food & Drink by Orangemaster @ 5:55 pm

Two Dutch designers, Jorre van Ast and Nicolai Carels, won a Grand Prix design award from manufacturer Royal VKB. Van Ast scored with a new-fangled drying rack for dishes, the Dish Drainer Geo, while Carels came up with a wok for dummies, the Boomerang Wok (see video).

I have to agree with one of the comments I read: wokking is a skill and spilling the food everywhere like in this video seems like a dummy Western thing to be doing. However, the Boomerang Wok seems like a nice solution.

(Link: idealize)

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January 28, 2010

City shaped serving bowls

Filed under: Design,Food & Drink by Branko Collin @ 9:31 pm

The Metrobowl is a serving dish by 2001 Eindhoven Design Academy graduate Frederik Roijé shaped in the form of a city map.

Frederik has made two models, one based on Amsterdam (the semi-circular onion skin lines are the famous canals), and one based on the grid of Manhattan. The bowls are made of cast aluminium, cost 200 and 240 euro respectively, and are sold by Frederik himself through his on-line shop.

For another map of Amsterdam’s city centre, see also: Amsterdam 200 years older than previously believed.

(Via: Dornob.com. Link tip: Tom. Thanks, Tom!)

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