Category Archives: KITCHEN

iPlate brings your inner Photoshop-geek to the dinning table

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(photos: Todd Borka) iPlate by Todd Borka | €25.00 | toddborka.ultra-book.com

good news Photoshop geeks! remember the time that your mum (or for some, wife) had to drag you off from your computer to the dinning table because you are all too engrossed in your awesome and pricey photo editing software? well, thanks to French illustrator Todd Borka, there’s the ultimate fix for you – at least, enough to tie you through your dreadful dinner meal. introducing the iPlate – the plate that is decorated in your familiar Photoshop environment that should keep you occupied while you consuming your much needed calories. though you can’t do COMMAND-Z to undo what’s on your dinner plate or resize your food, it sure will add some fun to your home dinning experience. Continue reading iPlate brings your inner Photoshop-geek to the dinning table

Lasso Wine Bottle Holder holds up your wine with a ‘rope’

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(credit: Peleg Design) Lasso Wine Bottle Holder | £19.95 | peleg-design.com

i got to admit. i am totally obsessed with getting people to talked about things that i own and if i were a wine drinker, the Lasso Wine Bottle Holder designed by Shahar Peleg would be the accessory of choice. at the first glance, it appears to be able to magically suspend your wine bottle in the air with just a rope. of course, you and i know that this isn’t possible which is what makes this wine accessory an excellent conversational piece, not to mention it actually looks pretty good. the actual fact is, beneath part of this ‘rope’ is a chromed iron metal stand that does the holding up trick. adding to the realism, a real old rope continues off to the end of this lasso which you can move around to ‘prove’ to your guests that this is indeed a real rope or so they thought. very clever and for just £19.95, it is not an expensive way to give your favorite wine its much needed attention from your guests. Continue reading Lasso Wine Bottle Holder holds up your wine with a ‘rope’

The Hand Powered Espresso Maker: power-free coffee

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(credit: Hammacher) The Hand Powered Espresso Maker | US$149.95 | www.hammacher.com

always lament about the waste of electricity when you make a cup of espresso? well, with The Hand Powered Espresso Maker you can now enjoy a cuppa while cutting that lamenting. as the name suggests, it lets you make your favorite brew without using a single watt of those precious electricity. constructed from durable cast aluminum for main body and hard plastic for the water reservoir, the machine’s ground coffee holder or portafilter as it is called, can hold up to two shots of ground coffee and together with the removable dual spout, it can dispense two brews on one go, so you and your bud can both enjoy a cup of the pipping hot brew together. Continue reading The Hand Powered Espresso Maker: power-free coffee

expresso-loving shutterbugs’ Shot Glass Lens Set

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(image credit: Photojojo) The Shot Glass Lens Set | US$18.00 | photojojo.com

for expresso loving shutterbugs, downing a shot or two of expresso in the wee hours is the perfect way to start a morning photo shoot assignment, and what better way to do it then to take the shot from your favorite lens? well, not literally but there is always the Shot Glass Lens Set to do the job. just like the full size lens mug counterpart, it embodies detail (albeit in tiny proportion, that is) like focus-ring ridges, auto-manual focus switch, raised numberings et cetera. for just $18 you will get yourself a set of three such ceramic glasses, so that your fellow expresso loving shutterbug pals can join you for a shot to energize their days too. now that this drinkware has addressed the need for caffeine-addict shutterbugs, we should really explore what can be done for our alcohol (tequila, in particular) loving shutterbugs. a few more look of this cute drinkware set after the break. Continue reading expresso-loving shutterbugs’ Shot Glass Lens Set

DSLR coin bank, ‘Canon’ and ‘Nikon’ lens mugs grew taller

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can’t get enough of shutterbug-oriented novelty gears? fret not as Photojojo has just introduced yet another pair of lens mugs, except that this time round they are much taller then the previous incarnations. had enough of mugs? again, no worries as now there’s a DSLR coin bank that keeps your saving safe while being a little discreet, or so i thought. first in line is the Extra Tall “Nikon” Lens Mug but unlike its name, it is more than just a mug – it is also a thermos. unscrew the the bottom cap, and you have yourself a handled mug. perfect for those correspondent job in the middle of the cold desert night. Continue reading DSLR coin bank, ‘Canon’ and ‘Nikon’ lens mugs grew taller

Coleman Portable Propane Coffeemaker, makes coffee on the go

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Coleman Portable Propane Coffeemaker | US$89.99 | www.coleman.com

in today’s on-the-go lifestyle, even coffee machine has to be portable too and Coleman, the maker of all things outdoor adventure, has a solution for that. meet the Coleman Portable Propane Coffeemaker, your savior for your coffee addiction where there is not a single cafe in sight. you don’t even need electricity to run this machine – all you need is a single 16.4 oz propane cylinder that’s good for 4.4 hours of usage. the machine is capable of brewing up to 10 cups in just 18 minutes. the authentic stainless steel carafe further emphasize that this machine is made for on-the-go, cos’ glass can be such a hazard when you are out and about. the Coleman Portable Propane Coffeemaker is available now for $89.99 each. Continue reading Coleman Portable Propane Coffeemaker, makes coffee on the go

Ctrl-Alt-Delete Cup Set – who says coffee cup have to be round?

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(credit: ThinkGeek) Ctrl-Alt-Delete Cup Set | US$11.99 | www.thinkgeek.com

i thought these cups are a must have for all tech geeks. aside from looking like oversized Ctrl-Alt-Delete keys of your standard keyboard, it defies how a cup should be by taking on a square form. what more can i say? the cups look best when overturned. i secretly hope they have every keys that are on our keyboard, you know, for completeness sake. the cups are constructed from sturdy plastic that’s also dishwasher safe and suitable for both hot or cold drinks. it comes complete with a ‘circuit board’ etched tray, making it a pretty display piece too. come to think of it, it’s kind of ironical as ctrl-alt-delete would be last three keys i want to press when using a Windows-based computer. anyway, i am just saying. you can get yours for just $11.99 from ThinkGeek. Continue reading Ctrl-Alt-Delete Cup Set – who says coffee cup have to be round?

photos: Nespresso Limited Edition Brilliant Black Essenza

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Nespresso Limited Edition Brilliant Black Essenza | S$auction | www.nespresso.com

you probably have heard about the Nespresso machine encrusted with Swarovski crystals. however, what we have see thus far are just images released from company but yesterday, i got my chance to feast my eyes on one of these stunning, if not dazzlingly, example at the Nespresso boutique. this machine was first sighted back in 2008 as a limited edition item and hence, it is safe to assume that it is no longer up for grab. according to the boutique staff, this particular bling-out Essenza is not for sale. yes, unfortunately but it will likely be release for auction at a charity event, of which, no further details were provided. anyway, it’s nothing like seeing the machine in person, especially with thousands of Swarovski glittering right in front of your eyes. check out a few more images taken by yours truly after the break. Continue reading photos: Nespresso Limited Edition Brilliant Black Essenza

the world’s first music kitchen cabinet from Harman Kardon

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fancy listening to quality sound reproduction while whipping up a delicious meal? if Dutch firm D’Andrea & Evers Design has their way, you can probably do so in near future. introducing the MaestroKitchen 100 from Harman Kardon, a concept that puts high end audio into your kitchen cabinet. the MaestroKitchen 100 features iOS device connectivity, speakers built-in into the cabinet doors and the subwoofer concealed behind skirting boards at the base of the cabinet. Continue reading the world’s first music kitchen cabinet from Harman Kardon