Home meals — heat

 
 

When it’s hot out, we wear light, eat hot and tell each other

“Now that’s a way to keep cool!”

Cool, because in Korea, we are so attached to the sensation that hot broth gives that we find it refreshing. In fact, there’s even the saying “fight heat with heat.” 

At home, we do that. Almost everyday, even when we lived in LA. Boiled, reduced and eaten almost as it’s being served. Sometimes, we fire up the Iwatani and bring the pot to the table. Amongst the steam, we eat as we cook. Feeling the map to the stomach, we welcome the heat to take over, then reach for a drink. That — beer, wine or shochu — is always kept cold.

 
 
Pork nabe with lime ponzu

Pork nabe with lime ponzu

 
 
 
 
White truffle vesuvio pasta

White truffle vesuvio pasta

 
Green curry with eggplant and chicken thighs

Green curry with eggplant and chicken thighs

 
Tuna kimchi jjigae

Tuna kimchi jjigae

 
 
 
 
 
 

Touch

Infobar 2 — no two keys are alike, forming a seamless surface

Infobar 2 — no two keys are alike, forming a seamless surface

 

A closer look at objects from the archive. 
Focusing on touch-points that are

a) atypical in form or experience

b) satisfying via auditory or tactile feedback

c) exceptional in operation

 
 
Rollei P35E remote — one projector, one remote, one button

Rollei P35E remote — one projector, one remote, one button

 
Toribe kitchen scissors — when closed, the ends of the handles create a pleasant “clack”

Toribe kitchen scissors — when closed, the ends of the handles create a pleasant “clack”

 
Sophie Buhai Small Everyday Hoops — language of the earring carries through to the push-back closure

Sophie Buhai Small Everyday Hoops — language of the earring carries through to the push-back closure

Apple iSight — “And that, my friend, is what they call closure.”

Apple iSight — “And that, my friend, is what they call closure.”

 
Ikepod Megapode — the pin-and-tuck design lives on

Ikepod Megapode — the pin-and-tuck design lives on

Nizo S56 — smooth movements, engaging dials

Nizo S56 — smooth movements, engaging dials

Nizo S56
Lighter from 7-Eleven Japan — surprising ease of use and tactility from a disposable object

Lighter from 7-Eleven Japan — surprising ease of use and tactility from a disposable object

 
 
Muji measuring tape — informative, and also a grip

Muji measuring tape — informative, and also a grip

GraLab Model 605 — an affirmative button that almost feels like an achievement

GraLab Model 605 — an affirmative button that almost feels like an achievement

Nissin U.F.O. Yakisoba — a simple, peel-away drainage solution

Nissin U.F.O. Yakisoba — a simple, peel-away drainage solution

 
Sylvain Le Hen Barrette 054 — the wave crossbar allows room for thick hair

Sylvain Le Hen Barrette 054 — the wave crossbar allows room for thick hair

Logo

The new logomark — an expression of the letter i. 

Normally, it is represented within a 1 X 3 formation with the circle as 1 unit;

however, can be reoriented and stretched based on application.

 
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