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Formex hösten 2007
News from Formex, continued...
Coffee scoop and bag clamp - all-in-one

Coffee scoop and bag clamp - all-in-one.
We found this in the Danish design firm Brix's stand. They sell all kinds of smart products and aids. This thing is really a mash-up of an ordinary bag clamp and a coffee scoop, but it is kinda clever to put them together. It is smart, it is simple and it is reasonably low-cost. The scoop/clamp is available in different sizes from tiny to LARGE, meant for sacks of dog food. The RRP in Sweden is SEK 29:00, (about USD 4:20).

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5 september 2007



Formex hösten 2007
News from Formex, continued...
Garlic Zoom, the rolling garlic chopper
Garlic Zoom, the rolling garlic chopper.
Inside the transparent plastic top a number of sharp rotating knives is waiting to chop up your garlic. From one to 3 or 4 cloves at a time if they are not too big. The power that drives the knives comes from the the wheels at the bottom, and to start chopping you just have to roll the chopper back and forth along the counter top, cutting board or your own arm. The whole thing comes apart for washing in the dishwasher. It is from Chef'n (we have mentioned them several times before) and it will be available in stores in the fall at SEK 159:- (about USD 23:-).

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4 September 2007




Formex hösten 2007
News from Formex, continued...
Eva Solo grater and collecting vessel all in one
Grater and collecting vessel all in one.
EvaSolo does not usually disappoint when it comes to kitchen tools and gadgets. Neither in form nor function. This new grater is both sleek and practical. The designers, Henrik Holbæk and Claus Jensen, who have created the entire Eva-Solo catalog, have again managed to think outside the box and have combined the classic grater with the collection bowl in something we are inclined to call grating beaker. It is made from stainless steel in one piece, needs no assembly, and has no moving or loose parts. Genius. Will be available in shops later this fall for about SEK 269:- (about USD 40:-).

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3 September 2007




Formex hösten 2007

This fall's Formex exhibition looked like a disappointment. We must have walked around for a couple of hours without finding much along the lines of new and smart. Or even fun. It looked like the hanger below would be our only catch of the day. But after a spot of lunch we could continue our search with renewed energy, and lo and behold; things brightened up. We actually found a number of smart new gadgets, inventions, tools and ideas and we'll be posting some of them over the next few days. But first the hanger...

Hanger for sweaters with narrow necks
Hanger for sweaters with narrow necks.
Guess we have all over-extended the necks of our sweaters by forcing them over hangers. Or tried to insert the hanger from below through the sweater, which is a hassle even on a good day. Our guess is that
Andrew Shove, the designer behind this special hanger had, too. The difference is that Andrew did something about it. He created a hanger especially for sweaters with narrow necks. How it works is explained by the small drawings to the right. Smart and simple. From Maze International.

2 September 2007



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