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
The Cove system uses several filtration layers made up of minerals and laser-etched membranes to catch microscopic bacteria and harmful chemicals, to give you clean, safe drinking water at home. The countertop device also links with an app to notify you when the tank needs a refill, when to change the recyclable filter & when your water is at optimal temperature.
Fave brand knives are designed & crafted in the suburbs of Boston. These full-tang high-carbon 420 stainless steel knives feature a versatile blade design made by one of America’s oldest knifemakers, R. Murphy Knives of Ayer, Mass. They use reclaimed hardwoods for the handles and come in 2 sizes, with either a 3” or 4” blade.