The secret to sensational salads

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Designed to be a funny little impressive kitchen tool to make the most amazing mess-free salads, the appropriately named Tada is a slightly cute alien-ish looking device that allows you to evenly coat your salad with dressing… without tossing it! For people like me who are just incredibly bad at tossing salads (it’s an acquired skill, honestly), the Tada allows you to fill the dressing inside it and simply inject it into all parts of the salad, thanks to its eight arms. It reduces a two minute procedure to literally a two second procedure so you can get to eating that delicious salad faster. But first, after dressing, you must do the jazz hands and say “Tada!”

Designer: Dorsa Javaherian

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Cars of the Future, Take Notes

It is hard not to get excited by what the Tokyo Motor Show has to offer. Every day is like Christmas with the sneak peaks at what the best of the best have to offer. One of these guys is Mazda with their Vision Coupe – the perfect example of a harmonized balance between elegant design and an edgy, clean future approach. With next-generation design, Mazda is reinterpreting the very essence of Japanese aesthetics and its subtle beauty.

The goal here was “to create an elegant and refined atmosphere with a sense of vitality that makes Mazda cars come truly alive.” It’s safe to say that Mazda has gone over and above this with the Vision Coupe. As you run your eyes from front to back, this car can only be described as ‘flowing elegance.’ Similar to the Mazda Kai Concept, the body of the Vision Coupe leave no curve or edge out of place. With its striking nose, the Vision Coupe edges forward in an intimidating pose, while the overall body and roof sit rather close to the ground – radiating an exhibition of sleek and clean design all throughout this sporty body. If this doesn’t get you excited about the Tokyo Motor Show and what the future of Mazda has in store, I’m not sure what will.

Designer: Mazda

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Brew Beautifully

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Inspired by coffee’s deep roots, the JIA hand drip coffee set is designed for a better (not to mention, more beautiful) coffee brewing experience by merging a minimalistic eastern design language with western lifestyle functionality. It features a double-layer ceramic filter cup that rests on a glass vessel. This improves insulation to maintain water temperature.

There are two distinct types of filter cups: wave and cone. The wave ensures stable coffee extraction, making it ideal for drip brewing newbies. The cone, however, has a ribbed frame that creates an air gap between paper and cup. This allows for enhanced air and water flow during extraction, resulting in high acidity and a smoother, more fragrant cup.

Designer: ShiKai Tseng for JIA

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Get More with Moto Mods

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Phone accessories/modification cases have always been a grey territory for design – it’s easy to design something in the hope that your users will adopt it and run with it, but the reality of them actually to embrace it, that’s tough. We’ve seen the likes of LG try this tactic with the G5 in April of last year, only to be short-lived and discontinued a year later. One company making strides in this space is Motorola and their fantastic Moto Mods. Motorola’s Moto Mods are snap-on extensions that can greatly expand what the Moto Z family of phones can do, enhancing their functionality.

Originally released in 2016, the Moto Mods have gone from strength to strength, releasing an array of add-ons; moto 360 camera, moto gamepad, JBL soundboost, moto turbopower pack, wireless charging case and much more. Now, Motorola has taken another big step by unveiling the Moto Smart Speaker with Amazon Alexa. Possibly their best addition yet, the Alexa mod responds exactly like Amazon Echo would – just ask and Alexa responds, Alexa mod also responds to your commands over the music and what even better yet is the built-in battery powers the speakers for up to 15 hours, without draining your phone. Offset at an angle; this Moto Mod is tilted to give the user a better view of the device and opens up the surface area of the speakers to output the best audio quality possible. Good move Motorola, it’s nice to see significant innovation which isn’t a face scan or more glass added to a phone.

Designer: Motorola

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Get More with Moto Mods

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Phone accessories/modification cases have always been a grey territory for design – it’s easy to design something in the hope that your users will adopt it and run with it, but the reality of them actually to embrace it, that’s tough. We’ve seen the likes of LG try this tactic with the G5 in April of last year, only to be short-lived and discontinued a year later. One company making strides in this space is Motorola and their fantastic Moto Mods. Motorola’s Moto Mods are snap-on extensions that can greatly expand what the Moto Z family of phones can do, enhancing their functionality.

Originally released in 2016, the Moto Mods have gone from strength to strength, releasing an array of add-ons; moto 360 camera, moto gamepad, JBL soundboost, moto turbopower pack, wireless charging case and much more. Now, Motorola has taken another big step by unveiling the Moto Smart Speaker with Amazon Alexa. Possibly their best addition yet, the Alexa mod responds exactly like Amazon Echo would – just ask and Alexa responds, Alexa mod also responds to your commands over the music and what even better yet is the built-in battery powers the speakers for up to 15 hours, without draining your phone. Offset at an angle; this Moto Mod is tilted to give the user a better view of the device and opens up the surface area of the speakers to output the best audio quality possible. Good move Motorola, it’s nice to see significant innovation which isn’t a face scan or more glass added to a phone.

Designer: Motorola

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