Designs for the Better World

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Aussie Beef Japan Infographic Animation

Created this fun animation clip to help understand the Australian beef.
Storyboarding, designing, total design direction.

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Kaya – Future Microwave Oven Concept

I’m not a cook, but I know what the food should be like for me to eat. I know it shouldn’t be burned or it should be defrosted. I just don’t know exactly how long it should be cooked. I wish there were a microwave oven like this that ‘shows” me what the food will be like after cooking.


But first, I wish a microwave oven was movable so that it could get close to the table when necessary.


Put a dish in it and this oven tells what kinds of foods are in it.


Adjust the ‘look’ of the food displayed on the glass by dragging the button. You can control the cooking time while looking at what it will be like after cooking the adjusted length of time. You’ll know exactly when it boils or burns.


Inspired by a dome tray when I was watching Ratatouille.

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For Cake’s Sake

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Tsugai

If all of your family members use chopsticks, there are twice as many sticks as the families. You know chopsticks are usually kept apart, so you have to find right pairs among all of them for each meal.

So something to pair up the chopsticks would be useful.
Tsugai is a chopstick rest made of metal that you can also use as a chopstick bundle when put in the kitchen cabinet.

It makes the chopsticks stay afloat, so it can keep the chopsticks clean.
Inside the back of it there is a magnet, so when it stands, it sticks with another one to support each other. (It stands itself alone of course though.)

Tsugai means “a pair” in Japanese.

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Pitch♪er

A xylophone meets a pitcher.
Listen to the pitch of the sound made when the pitcher is hit. Compare it with the pitch of the handle (working as a tuning bar) to know if the pitcher is empty or not.
That way you won’t bother to open the lid while having fun.

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Black or White or Mixed

I use black and white pepper mixed almost every time I want pepper on my food, but sometimes I want only either of them. So how about a pepper mill like this? You can use it with one hand and choose black, white or mixed.

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You can also save some space on the table for a little salt container you can put on top of the mill.

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And I posted my sketches of this mill in Flickr.


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Don’t Move My Cheese

It may help you find your wine glass easily.

wine glass identifier made of cheese

wine glass identifier made of cheese

wine glass identifier made of cheese

wine glass identifier made of cheese

By biting off a part of the cheese, you can make it more original.

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