The Toaster from Japan’s Balmuda is for adults only, reason being: it turns perfectly innocent food into decadent food porn. It’s a steam toaster oven that won the Good Design Award for its sharp looks and ability to give your toast a crispy outer crust with a warm & spongy inside.
With Tesla, tech visionary Elon Musk brought the world cool green cars, super-efficient home power batteries with Powerwall, & now: the Solar Roof. Tesla’s rooftop solar tiles will be available in a variety of styles & they look very similar to traditional roofing materials but the difference is power. They are ultra-efficient & durable solar collectors that feed free solar power to your home for immediate use or to be stored in your Powerwall batteries.
Originally released in 1994, the iconic Aeron Chair from Herman Miller has now been completely re-designed and re-engineered more than 2 decades later. Don Chadwick, who was one of the creators of the original, worked on the new updated Aeron. It retains key features and the silhouette of the original but the mechanics and ergonomics have been re-tooled for improved comfort & adjustability.
Save some space in that drawer full of kitchen doodads with Polygons. It’s an origami-like measuring spoon that lays flat and folds to 4 different sizes to fit your cooking and baking needs. Easy to store, easy to clean, works as a spreader. 2 sizes available: TSP with ¼, ½ , ¾, & 1 or TBSP with ½, 1, 1 ½, 2. A funded Kickstarter.
With an actual frame of film from a Hollywood motion picture embedded into the side of a frosted candle, the Film Cell candles are truly one-of-a-kind. All the films were salvaged. The project was started by 3 projectionists from NYC who couldn’t watch these classic movies be discarded as the theaters convert to digital. So they saved ’em. The gallery includes: 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Big Lebowski, Batman, The Godfather, & many more.
The officially-licensed Star Wars R2-D2 coffee press holds 32 ounces (4 cups) of your morning fuel supply. R2’s body is made of BPA-free plastic, the removable carafe is made of glass & dishwasher safe, and the plunger is made of food-grade stainless. Stands 9” tall.
The TRiLIGHT is a simple way to shed new light in your poorly lit garage. It screws into a standard lightbulb socket and features 3 adjustable light panels that use efficient LED bulbs to put out 3000 lumens of bright white light. That’s nearly 4-times brighter than a 60-watt bulb but uses just 25W. The TRiLIGHT also features a motion detection sensor, so it goes on instantly. A funded Kickstarter.
The sleek & minimalist Desk 02 from St.Louis-based Artifox design studio is every bit as functional as it is good looking. There’s a built-in dock for all your devices as well as a mesh cable grid for keeping cords organized & neat. It assembles in minutes & several desk accessories are also available, like hooks & an elevated stand. Made in the USA.
South Carolina’s Smithey Ironware Co. creates classic cast iron cookware. The health benefits of cast iron are well known as are the performance properties of this time-tested material. If making high-quality cast iron cookware was a lost art, it has been found with Smithey. Check out their No. 10: a 2-inch deep, 10” diameter skillet with a polished finish, dual pour spouts & an ergonomic handle.
With the Pure Hot+Cool Link, Dyson has streamlined three premium home climate-control products into one. It heats, cools and purifies the air. The glass HEPA filter removes 99.97 particles like pollen, mold, & bacteria from the air. All functions: fan speed, heating & cooling temps, & auto mode are controlled from your iOS or Android device and the Dyson Link App.