Future kitchen Design
The closest things we have to a fortune teller with her crystal ball in 2014 are the industrious people working as trend forecasters. And the latest predictions out of London-based innovators Stylus are all about food. Specifically, how it will grow, change, and amaze us this year. While the predictions are aimed at restaurants, we know they'll surely trickle down to the home. So consider this 2014 food forecast a preview of what your busiest room in the house will look like in the years to come.
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In the future, your kitchen will have...
-Famous (though holographic) helpers: Electrolux Design Lab has plans to beam top chefs right into your kitchen so their holographic image can coach you in real time. But will they help with dishes?
-Outrageously beautiful food:
-Edible furniture: As scientists seek new ways to banish world food shortages, an experiment out of China has resulted in creating carbohydrates out of...wood. Will that mean the advent of edible decor?
-Protective knives: Forget worrying about using the same knife for fish and vegetables: This knife, out of Electrolux Design Lab, will check the tool for harmful bacterias and emit ions to keep your food fresh as you cut it.
-Hangover-proof ice cubes: Like a stoplight for drinking. If you chug your drink too quickly, these cubes emit a red light, and even text a designated friend if you ignore the flashing color. Drinking at the proper speed? They flash green. Good to go (slowly!)
-A way to keep you fit: New research out of Tokyo shows that if you look at food through a headset that makes it look larger via augmented reality, you will consume less. Will these headsets hang above the dining table soon?