Ice Cube Innovation Is Just a Bear-pig-ipede Away

If you've never spilled an ice cube tray full of water or accidentally dumped a dozen cubes on the floor, I hope you have the medal you deserve. For the rest of us, a clever, covered ice cube tray like this could be a cool solution.

Designed by black+blum, the awkwardly-named "brrrr" tray takes an extremely hands off approach to ice cubes. The tray fills vertically, with a small run-off spout to prevent going over. Then, once you plug the cap and throw it in the freezer horizontally, the water flows out into the hollow legs. And when all is said and done, you just grab your mutant 10-legged polar bear-ipede and smack him on the counter to loosen the cubes that'll fall out of his mouth.

A graphic explains it best.

Ice Cube Innovation Is Just a Bear-pig-ipede Away

Sure, it wouldn't be easy to refill one of these before it's totally empty, or even see how many cubes are left inside, but it's an interesting new twist on a pretty stale piece of kitchen tech. It's only a concept for now, but hopefully development won't get frozen before it can hit shelves. [Yanko Design]