Ever thought that one day you’ll be cooking on a device just like a table cloth inside your house or even outside, in your very own backyard? This ingenious cooking device, was designed by Sara Laczo, a young designer from Hungary. Being a product oriented to Philips’s design language, Sara had to create a feminine, simple and natural shape, but not too futuristic. It’s very interesting that from all the cooking accessories that are present in an everyday kitchen, Sara picked up the table cloth for her inspiration. The simple shape of the table cloth and its ability to be spread on a table, were the starting points. The Magic Table, as the designer named it, is composed of layers, stacked one on top of the other to create the perfect cooking tool. It has an edge that can light up to interact with the user. When the light is red the magic table is switched on, the light is blue when the product is on, but the cooking surface is not hot and when the light turns orange the product is warm, but the cooking surface is touchable.
Around this lighted edge, the designer has fitted a tangible edge. This has been colored in oxide green to create a contrast and is made from PVC or silicone. Cooking on the table magic is like having a mobile kitchen which you can push in the backyard to cook on a sunny day. The next layers are the Teflon coating and the heaters. The Teflon ensures that the food won’t stick to the surface making it easier to clean. The heaters are made from silicone and are arranged in such a way that can be heated up separately. The operating temperature is up to 260 degrees Celsius, pretty awesome for a 1,5 mm thick heater. The wire grid is built in the insulation, this insulation is a silicon foam and has a grid etched in its surface for the wire grid to fit perfectly.Going further though the layers, we find the Teflon insulation. This is the most important part of the device, as this gives it the ability to be folded or bended. The device has attached on one of the corners an operational panel. This panel can be fitted when the user wants to use the device and remove it after he/she has done cooking. The panel has a touch screen interface so the user can easily adjust the time and temperature.
The always present in a contemporary kitchen, the table cloth, has been redesigned and given a new role. Sara also won the second prize given by Philips Design Department in Amsterdam, Holland with the Table Magic, design that was submitted to the Quick and Healthy Cooking category.
People nowadays don’t have the time to spare on their daily hygiene as they used to. Now everyone is more concerned about their job and carrier and how to earn more money. Even if you were a great business man, and you’d buy your clothes from luxurious stores, or if you spent hundreds even thousands of dollars on shoes that allow your skin to breathe easily, your feet would still present the specific odor we are all familiar with. It’s not about the shoe brand and how this will help you get rid of the smell, it’s about plain old hygiene.
For your convenience, Sonagra Bhagvanji, designed the UV-Blower. A system that uses UV rays and air to dry your shoe and to clear it of the bacteria that releases the odor.
The bacteria develops on your skin, because we wear our shoes 8-10 hours a day, sometimes even longer, depending on our job. Due to this stress, the air that is trapped inside the shoe around your foot, allows bacteria to be formed. This bacteria is not only found on your foot, it makes its way through the sock and into the interior material of your shoe. The UV-Blower is a wonderful solution to this daily problem. The main idea that encouraged Sonagra to create such a device, was to eliminate the embarrassing and awkward situation people are put through, due to the foot odor. The main mechanism of the UV-Blower is based on ultraviolet sterilization and forced air. At the tip of each shoe hanger we can see the UV bulb that removes the bacteria from your shoe. In the help of the UV rays, comes air, which is forced through the air blowing mechanism. The UV-Blower is the perfect way to keep your feet healthy and odor free.
BMW S1000RR superbike was unveiled in Germany yesterday. They also confirm that their new motorcycles will be available to customers in 2009, and they will build 1,000 production models by the end of next year.
MW takes a lot of pride in its business and appears to be surging forward as a company delivering leading edge technology. This is particularly so in the elite performance category where the recently acquired BMW Sauber F1 team is now reaping the benefit of the company’s not inconsiderable R&D machine to find a better way, and looks to have almost bridged the gap to Ferrari and McLaren. Much activity has also been seen in the motorcycle area of the company, BMW Motorrad, which is in the middle of a broad-based model initiative. It has entered the serious enduro market and has been extending the performance of its offerings all round. Now the company is finally declaring its hand in the toughest category of all – superbike territory. BMW Motorrad’s first entry into the area will be the S 1000 RR, a 1000cc four cylinder that looks a treat, at least based on the racing prototype shown overnight in Europe.
In choosing the name and designation of BMW’s new Supersports, we are consistently following our nomenclature at BMW Motorrad. In this name, the “S“ stands for Supersports, marking a new class of motorcycles from BMW. The “1000” designates the size of the engine, and the “RR” naturally stands for the model itself.