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Designed by Massimo Castagna and made in Italy, this gorgeous all-glass pot defies the saying "a watched pot never boils", because it encourages chefs to stare in awe at whatever they're preparing for dinner, while it cooks.
I wish there wasn't any music to this video. I wish it would just be the sounds of the pottery wheel spinning, the hands shaping the clay and the quiet focus of the ceramics masters resonating. But even with the music, watching masters of their craft actually perform their craft is an incredible sight to see.
The type of metal your pots and pans are made of can affect how quickly or evenly they heat, but so can their shape. That's why kitchenware manufacturer Lakeland sought out the expertise of an actual rocket scientist to help design its unique flared pots and pans that better distribute heat for faster cooking and less burning.
The next time you're on a camping trip, try sticking your trusty plastic water bottle on the fire to boil up some grub. It might be lightweight and easy to carry, but as it melts away you'll soon realise you'd probably be better served by this titanium option that doubles as a fire-safe cooking pot.
Conventional refrigeration does an incredible job keeping food fresh, but that technology hasn't helped desert dwellers without steady electricity. A more recent development in refrigeration — the Zeer pot-in-pot refrigerator — only requires water, sand and a hot, dry climate to preserve produce through evaporative cooling. Here's how to make the simple gadget.
Nobody kills house plants on purpose, but if you're likely to forget to water your ferns or herbs, this clever planter by designer Joey Roth could save you some grief. It's not fancy, newfangled technology — just an ancient concept re-imagined.
Looking to bring some plant life into your room? Or trying to figure out a holiday gift that's a little more original than a lame-o gift certificate? All you need is some tools, some cement, a succulent and this guide.
This is Digital Pot (no: not what you're thinking,) a concept from designer Junyi Heo that's a 21st Century plant pot. It's filled with sensors measuring temperature, soil moisture and the like. It lets you know the results on a display with a mix of emoticons and symbols, so your plants can tell you what they want (and no: they probably don't want you to smoke them.) It's even clever enough to drain itself if you're a chronic over-waterer like me, and charges via USB— also sending its data to your PC for your perusal. Just a concept, but a rather cute one, don't you think?