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.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

500 XL Speakers - Winnif Pang

"Sometimes bigger IS really better, especially when it comes to sound." -
500 times the size of Apples sleek iPod headphones, the 500 XL Speakers designed by Winnif Pang pay tribute to the simple aesthetic design that is consistent throughout Apple products. In terms of functionality and efficiency, the 500 XL Speakers only require one USB port, with the option of purchasing a power supply to save your laptops battery.

The 500 XL Speakers are a must for Apple fanatics who have a tendency to publicly display there gratitude towards Apple - now you can do it with 500 times the proclamation!