Tag Archives: kitchen

About spoons

10 Mar

adbusters_max_temkin_oil_poster_kleinDesigned by Max from Chicago (first seen at adbusters).

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In a postfossil world …

6 Mar

… we can use cutlery to nudge or effect change. Postfossil, a Swiss design collective did just that on the subject of eating less meat with their project 5 forks. The first progression takes a fork from being an implement with which it is difficult to one with which it is impossible to cut meat.

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The second progression of anti-carnivore-cutlery is a statement on slow food: the smaller your fork the slower you eat.

pf_juri_cutlery_slowfood_01_webPostfossil have their product archive over at issu, see here. The Juri-Cutlery-Set can be found on pagespread 22-23.

Nobel prize winning physicist designs stove

4 Mar

Maybe it’s not news to you, but it was to me. And we’re talking 1912 Nobel Prize for Physics here! It went to Gustaf Dalen, a Swedish physicist, who was employed as the chief engineer of the Swedish company AGA (Aktiebolaget Svenska Gasaccumolator). Yes, by now you’ve guessed it: Gustaf invented the AGA cooker, a stored-heat cast iron stove today manufactured by Aga Rangemaster Limited.

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This dapper Gentleman physicist, as the story goes, invented it because his wife was exhausted by constant tending to the cooking range. Someone, get that man a museum! Oh, they already have one in Stenstorp, his birthplace, about 140 km (87 miles) northeast of Göteborg (Gothenburg).

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Somehow, I get the sense that these are the stories we should be telling children. If they’d told my child-me choose physics and you can go on to design a country kitchen dream stove some day, maybe, just maybe, I would have chosen physics. (via the magazine Living, No. 1 2014, p. 37)

P.S. Autocorrect wanted to make a Dalek out of Dalen; maybe you’re thinking Dr. Who? … (ok, I’ll show myself out)

Of DIY cafés and public spaces

4 Sep

Remember that sustainable kitchen concept we presented here? Well, there’s a lovely mobile sister version reminiscent of that which Austrian-based duo Ania Rosinke and Marciej Chmara came up with. Their project Mobile Hospitality won a DMY award this year, one of three award winners. The wheelbarow-kit gives you the opportunity to reclaim some public space, mix it with some hospitality and spice it with design. Turn your sidewalk into a café and enjoy some community with passers-by. The whimsy garden hose with footpump is my fav! Here are some impressions, all from chmara.rosinke.

(found via remodelista)

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