Your father-in-law will not care that this Han Solo fridge is officially licensed Star Wars merch, but what does he know? This is a functioning mini-fridge that can hold 18 cans of soda and features good old Han encased in Carbonite, peering out at his dad like, “What’s up, bro?”
Halo is a smart smoke detector that warns you of smoke, fire, & CO2 levels, plus it provides alerts for natural disaster warnings like earthquakes & tornadoes – even when the internet & TV are out. The Halo backup battery lasts 7 days in the event of a power outage.
Made for hot or cold drinks, the design of the Haori Cup brings together two traditional Japanese crafts. The cup is made of Japanese clay, the key ingredient in Hasamiyaki porcelain and wrapped with a bentwood cedar sleeve through a process called Hakata Magemono. The result is a simple, elegant & stackable vessel for your drinks.
This handmade 3-legged stool from Denmark’s Sika-Design is made of Suar wood; a fast-growing sustainable tropical wood used for the strength & good looks of its interlocking grain. Designed for use indoors or out.
Designed in Sweden, Pixelkabinett 42 brings 80 vintage video games into your home hidden in a spouse-approved Ash wood & American walnut pop-top cabinet. Play Space Invaders, Centipede, Asteroids and 77 other games in style and customize your configuration to suit your favorite game titles. Only 50 of these game consoles will be made.
Ikawa is the world’s first digital micro-roaster, a compact countertop unit that allows you to roast your own coffee at home for maximum freshness & flavor. The Ikawa App provides roasting recipes for a variety of beans that the company offers for delivery or use your own beans to create a custom homemade roast. A funded Kickstarter project.
Ecocapsule is a portable, off-grid two-person house that offers solar & wind power generation as well as a design that collects & stores rainwater. Inside there’s a bed, a kitchenette, toilet & shower. The capsule can be dragged, shipped, airlifted or towed into virtually any location you choose.
The Danish designers behind the Nomad Chair—an homage to the classic 19th century Roorkhee safari chair—are working toward a sustainable model for furniture making. In creating this chair they use fast-growing Moso bamboo farmed using no chemicals, pesticides, or herbicides. It sets up and breaks down easily for transport & features high quality construction & components that will last a lifetime.
The Bruno smart trashcan has a built-in vacuum, making it easier to clean up the kitchen. Instead of bending over with your dustpan, simply sweep your mess into the “suction slot” at the trashcan’s base where it will be vacuumed up & deposited into the trash bag. The rechargeable battery lasts for up to 30 days on a charge.
You could call it a “kettle” but really the MIITO just works like one. It uses an induction hub and a steel rod to heat the exact amount of water in your particular vessel: a glass or cup, bowl, coffee pot—basically, anything that’s non-ferrous. Currently funding on Kickstarter, MIITO has already won a James Dyson Award in the Netherlands and a nomination for Design of the Year from the Design Museum London. via