You’re too busy. You don’t have time to raise and lower the blinds, so let your iPhone do it. RISE is a solar-powered device that turns your regular window shades into smart shades. The device mounts simply to your shade and the App tracks habits and schedules automation for all the windows.
Designed & built by Canadian craftsman Tom Chudleigh, Free Spirit Spheres are ewok-style treehouses made to hang suspended in the forest canopy—putting its inhabitants up in the trees, making for a unique wilderness experience that minimizes human impact on the environment. The Spheres are made of wood and coated in fiberglass for a waterproof exterior. Inside there’s a kitchen, bed, and all the comforts of home.
Designed by Leon Ransmeier for Danish design company HAY, the Revolver Stool rotates a full 360 degrees. It features a circular seat and a clean, simple design available in either bar or counter height.
Installing cameras all around your home is one way people handle home security but keeping a live web cam in the living room or kitchen is also pretty weird. Point is a small wireless, wall-mounted home security system that listens to the sounds of your home, senses the indoor environment, and analyzes the air. Through the App, it tracks any changes in your home & notifies you of things like windows breaking, alarms ringing, or the presence of smoke. A fully funded Kickstarter project.
These decorative magnetic boards are made from actual driftwood. They’re found at random on the world’s beaches, stamped with their location coordinates, and then fitted with magnets to magically hold stuff like your keys or tools.
This oversized, wall-mounted Scrabble game features board graphics taken from the original 1949 tabletop edition. It’s made of wood with magnetic letter tiles and also features a built-in chalkboard for scorekeeping. 80”W X 3”D X 59”H.
The Endo is a vertical bike storage system that gets your bike up and out of the way and features wide wheel pads to protect your walls. It holds bikes up to 39lbs. and folds flat when not in use. The Endo design won a 2014 award at Eurobike.
This smart home security system is smarter than the other ones. It offers functions like automatically arming itself based on your location—whether you’re home or away, night guard, & cloud video you can watch live on your phone from anywhere. Compatible with Apple & Android.
Chicago artisan Joe Wislar creates one-of-a-kind lamps and lighting with a style somewhere between steam punk and Rocket Age, using reclaimed auto parts and industrial ephemera.