The Uncomfortable is a series of impractical household objects by Athens-based architect Katerina Kamprani. The infuriating works play off of common dishware, cutlery, and watering cans, making the task each is typically assigned either impossible or extremely difficult. Every object is created from the material it would be constructed from normally, making siamese wine glasses and linked ceramic mugs all the more humorous.
Often before Kamprani creates the physical object, she will create a 3D model to test its shape. Two of my favorite hypothetical pieces are her toeless rainboots and concrete umbrella, neither of which have been physically produced.
On the scale of 1 to Amazing, ice cream ranks somewhere around “Stupendous,” putting it just above accidentally coming across your favorite song on the radio at the very beginning, and just below pulling your jeans out of the wash to discover money in your pocket. The one problem that vexes the sweet frozen treat […]
Life goes full circle. When we begin, we are unable to digest, or even chew, solid foods. Then, we go through a period of time when all we want is solid foods in vast quantities, preferably meat charred over an open flame or slow smoked. Then, bored with that, we go back to straight liquids […]
The magic dish box is a marvel of magical modern engineering. It allows you to take the filthy plates and bowls with their caked-on, hardened messes, put them inside the machine, and then, with a wave of your hand and a press of a button, either turn them into someone else’s problem, or get them […]
A pressure cooker is the kitchen tool you get when you’re ready to get serious about smart meal prep. By using compressed steam, pressure cookers hack your cooking time in at least half for anything you might want to boil, stew, or braise. Basically, if it is cooked in a pot, it can be cooked […]
As the core of the home, the kitchen should be given special attention when it comes to both how it looks and how it functions. Kitchens should be without wasted space, but there should be form attached to each function so that it is more inviting than a high-output restaurant. It should also bring with […]
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To those who cook…to hell with that; to anyone who has an oven, stove, or burner range in your home: Get a cast iron skillet. Cast iron has been used since the west was overrun by the white man and many of the exact same items that were used back then will work just as […]
If you love coffee, but you’re buying pre-ground beans, you’re doing it wrong. Whole coffee beans form a protective seal around the delicious innards; the natural oils that give your coffee flavor and aroma. Once that seal is broken your beans lose potency, and the more time between grinding and brewing, the more potency is […]