Published June 11, 2009
Tags: appliances, chic, cool, gadgets, Gear, japanese, Japanese kitchen, kitchem decor, kitchen tools, ladle, ladles, tools, whimsical
Ladles are are one of the most practical utensils in the kitchen, but unfortunately they are confined to either a drawer, a tin with other utensils or if they are lucky, a hanging pot rack. Well one designer has created a beautiful and striking way to store and display your beloved ladle.
Designed by Mikiya Kobayashi these ladles have a flat bottom which allows them to stand upright on a plate or any other flat surface. Perfect for creating a whimsical element in your kitchen. Unfortunately I cannot really read Japanese so I have no idea who much these cost or if they are even on the market, personally I would love to own one.
[link via tokyo mango]
Published May 11, 2009
Tags: bbq, bbq branding iron, bbq meat, chicken, funny, gadget, Gear, kitchen, kitchen gadget, kitchen gadgets, meat, meats, odd
Do you love meat? Do you love burning things? Then have I found the perfect product for you!
The BBQ Branding Iron
Really, why should cattle ranchers have all the fun? Now you can torch pretty much whatever you want onto a piece of steak, chicken, pork, salmon or even tofu! The BBQ Branding Iron comes complete with 52 letters and 8 blank spaces to let your imagination run wild.
“Thanks to two lines of text and a whole heap of letters, the possibilities are (almost) endless: ‘Happy Birthday’, ‘Road Kill’, ‘McTasty’, Eat Me’, ‘Vegans Suck’, ‘Crime Scene’, ‘Hot Stuff’, ‘RIP Daisy’, ‘What Diet’, ‘Medium Rare’, ‘Ouch’… and those are just the clean ones. Profanity-seared meat splattered with ketchup? What’s not to like!”
Whats not to like indeed! You can pre-order the BBQ Branding Iron from the UK for £14.95 by clicking here.
Published March 13, 2009
Tags: baking, cooking, gadgets, gaming, Gear, geek, geek tool, geeky appliances, geeky kitchen, geeky tools, housewares, kitchen, oven, oven mitt, oven mitts, pac man, pacman, retro, retro gaming, video, video game, video games
Thats it, I can retire from blogging now because the greatest geeky domestic tool has been invented.
Pac-Man Oven Mitts
From domestic goody guru Fred comes heat handling silicone mitts that will satisfy your inner geek while you cook. Best of all is that inside the mitts they are textured with a Pac-Man course for texture and extra geekness. These babies launch in mid-April for a steal at $15 a pop.
I have a birthday coming up in late April…I’m just sayin’ ;)
Published February 19, 2009
Tags: boo, DIY, games, gaming, Gear, geek, king boo, knit, knits, knitting, mario, nintendo, pattern, patterns, video, video games, video gaming, Videogames
Was trolling through some knitting sites today and came across this awesome knitted beanie. Its a few years old but its new to me so I figure its new to some of you as well! Now bow down before the almighty…
I always thought the Boos were some of the cutest characters in the Mario world so needless to say Im in love with this hat. It looks like its a standard beanie knit in a round using this pattern chart. This pattern was created by Kelly of Purl Friday and is simple yet cute. I think Id like to try it out but felt the hat after for extra fuzzy Booness.
Published February 19, 2009
Tags: alarm clock, appliance, clock, eco, environment, Gear, geek, grass, herbs, home, mud, recycle, recycled, technology
As many of you know my passion for domesticity and geekiness is rivaled only by my passion for eco friendly technology and the environment. Well today I found something that combines all 3 of my passions into one amazing product.
Timeless Garden by Francesco Castiglione Morelli & Tommaso Ceschi
This clock uses the mud to react electrochemically with metal terminals in a recycled plastic container and powers the clock while you grow grass or herbs on top. Its a seamless integration of eco friendly technology and domestic appliance chic. It also a way to bring some of the beauty of outdoors inside while being functional. Sadly there seems to be no release date or price on this product yet, but as soon as it hits the shelves I would love to get my paws on one.
[link via EcoGeek]
Published February 18, 2009
Tags: decor, design, electronics, Furniture, Gear, geek, home, home appliances, lighting, living room, storage
I was trolling Apartment Therapy today and came across a really interesting article on future shelving.
Aside from some interesting shapes theres really no way to upgrade or improve on shelves…or so I thought. Sung-Pil Hwang from the Nothing Design Group has created these prototypes which would plug into light sockets and not only emanate light but charge your different portable devices.
I think this is such a great design concept, they are not only chic in appearance but they are also very practical and functional. My boyfriend and I have a plethora of portable devices from gaming systems to ipods and they are always scattered about the house charging on various plugs. This shelf would be great to not only clean up that mess but provide storage for magazine, books, plants, etc all while looking very hip. Hopefully they will perfect this concept and get these on the market asap!
Published January 26, 2009
appliances , bathroom , Gear , sink
Tags: bathroom, decor, faucet, Gear, home, kitchen, organic, sink
Ok lame I know…but when you say someting like “wow look at that faucet” or “that is an amazing faucet” it just kind of sort of ends up sounding like a pick up line in a weird wall. Well my friend Kaitlin pointed me in the direction of the most amazing bathroom faucet today.
Triflow Taps by Zaha Hadid
The movement and flow of water itself is the inspiration behind this gorgeous piece of bathroom sinkery. The tap, spout and body are a seamless and organic shape.
“Triflow’s taps feature a unique three-way technology that allows filtered water to be delivered through a dedicated waterway, separate from the hot and cold water streams. These two streams are controlled by the handle, while the filtered water is activated by a touch-sensitive button.”
All I can really say is…DO WANT!