Sunday, May 8, 2011


This is a company that recycles glass bottles and uses the bottom half as glass cups that look amazing.
This company sells these glasses for about $15 a cup, with package deals making them cheaper. I realise this is quite expensive, so I did some research and came across a tutorial that explains and reviews different methods of cutting glass bottles and also suggests the bottleneck can be used as a guitar slide. The bottlecutter uses costs ~$40, which (depending on how many glasses you make) is quite cheap.

I'm in love with the aesthetics of these glasses and am excited on cutting some of these myself. I will update with my own experience cutting these in the future.

Nose Stylus

This was so ridiculous I had to talk about it. It's a nose stylus for products that use touch technology (which is almost all emerging technology). This is something that you would use only at home, but I'm still struggling to see it's practicality.

Apparently it was designed so users could use their phone while in the bathtub, but let's face it - who really takes baths these days? Because of this it seems to have a limited demographic, and because of it's poor aesthetics the market is even narrower.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Bin Bin Wastebasket - John Brauer

A simple, modernist wastebasket design by John Baruer that is made to mirror its contents. The polyethylene design means its durable, however not suitable for "messy" bin contents. As the aesthetics suggest, this product is aimed at containing office waste.

At $69, this product is designed from a heavily aesthetic viewpoint, with ergonomics being a secondary consideration. I purchased this myself after refurbishing my room and have received many compliments on it, so I'll provide a link at the bottom of this post.

From now on I'm going to be aiming at one post per day, so stay tuned!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Purchasing the products I review

I've began providing links to the products I've been reviewing, giving you the opportunity to purchase them. Unfortunately I wasn't able to find a link for the "All-in-one" knife which you all seemed to love, but I was able to provide links for the 500XL speakers and the Bottle Tops.

My next review should be up tonight.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Do It All Knife - Caroline Noordijk

A long overdue post, however I've got a good 3 weeks before exams start up so I'm going to try and post a lot during this time.

This is a very creative design by Caroline Noordijk, an all-in-one knife that aims to replace at least 4 kitchen tools. In theory this is great, however I can't help but question the quality of each blade. It seems like it would be quite awkward for some cutting/slicing techniques. I could also see some hazards with the peeler, especially if you were stabilizing the object with your left hand...

Overall though this seems to be a very intuitive design, and I'll be sure to check out Caroline Noordijk's future designs.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010


I've been looking around for some more innovative ideas I could review, however I've been a bit tied up with exams, so once they are over (within the next few days) I will be "machine-gunning" reviews!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Bottle Tops

This was an interesting one:

"Just snap onto the top and enjoy your favorite beverage without spills." -
Funnily enough today I bought a bottled beverage instead of a can so I could take my drink onto a public bus, however I don't think I'd be prepared to carry this everywhere I go in the odd situation I need to preserve a canned beverage. One of the "selling points" of this product is the ability to store canned beverages without losing carbonation - a good idea, although I have never struggled to finish a 375mL can.

A unique idea that's functionality is situational.