The Wenger Portable Solar Charger($125) is a device you can strap to your backpack, tent, or a tree, that allows you to use the sunshine as your source of battery juice. The charger comes with a retractable USB cord, that can be used for any mobile device including smartphones, GPS, tablets is USB compatible. Available in amazon for $125.
Bathroom Bubble is an isolated bubble within a permeable living cocoon. The bathroom trend for 2013/14 will be presented in the "Pop up my Bathroom" trend forum established by Messe Frankfurt and the German Sanitary Industry Association. The project will exhibit at the ISH (the world's leading trade fair The Bathroom Experience, Building, Energy, Air-conditioning Technology, Renewable Energies) in Frankfurt am Main from 12 to 16 March 2013.
The sleeping bag sofa, called Camp Daybed, is designed by Stephanie Horning. "I began to compare the life of a modern nomad with camping; it's the feeling of simplicity and independence when we're outside in nature that inspired me. The pieces are reminiscent of the outdoor world and retain their functional character, but are frozen in their movement: a sleeping bag on legs, a torch in a power strip made of stone, and an umbrella stand with a large tabletop." says Horning.
The impressive chair, called Samurai Chair, is created by South Korean designer Seo Young Moon. The chair gives the illusion that it's fallen victim to a samurai's razor sharp katana. It will surely make you think twice before sitting down, but rest assure, it's still capable of holding up to 330 lbs!
Made by German company flix GMBH, the flix Live outdoor moving kitchen is designed to simplify and speed-up the task of transferring gastronomical proceedings out into the garden, terrace or roof top, where it can work as either a kitchen, BBQ station or buffet.
This is a really cool mobile cafe designed for trees. The seating and ladders are made from different wood with different character: fir, oak, beech and lark. I cannot believe it when I sit on the suspended wooden chair while sipping coffee. A great creation by Byggstudio!
Dyson has unveiled a all-in-one hand-drying water faucet, its Airblade Tap. It combines hand washing and drying in one rather futuristic tap. First, the user must place their hands under the central nozzle, which breaks an infra-red beam and triggers a stream of lukewarm water. Next, the user moves their hands out underneath the two wings, where breaking a second beam sets off a blast of cold filtered air to scrape the water away. The drying mechanism works via a brushless DC motor, which produces two sheets of air at 420mph. According to the announcement, the Airblades can dry wet hands in 14 seconds. The motor is said to be one of the smallest fully integrated 1400 watt units in the world. The Airblade Tap can be pre-ordered today and should be available March 1st. At £999!!
The Shark Sushi Plate is handmade from clay by Avigayil, a full time biology student with a hobby of doing ceramics. The plate will give you a different eating experience when you dip sushi into the shark's mouth for some sauce.
The New York Subway Penis Map is a poster conceived and illustrated by Berlin-based Veit Schuetz for Brookyln-based art and design firm Cosmic Arts Enterprises‘ Spring Gallery Show in 2000. Prints are available to purchase at imagekind. "The well-known New York subway map was altered by replacing New York City with a scientific illustration of male genitals. While the conception took only one hour of desperate staring at a map in a deserted New York Subway station at 4 a.m., finishing the design in an accurate way required a lot more patience. "
The “Oktopus” toilet plunger is a concept designed by Art. Lebedev Studio. "“Octopus” – household plumbing plunger to clean the sewage. Tentacle is very comfortable to hold, and a large cup diameter increases the effectiveness of “Octopus” in his work, and it can be used to clean any domestic sewage, including toilet. Pen-tentacle is made of plastic, bottom – made of silicone. Overall height – 440 mm diameter suction cup – 130 mm."
This great tool is indispensable for cutting uniform-sized cubes of avocado for adding to salads, soups and other dishes, or simply prepping avocadoes for making guacamole. It can help you to cut and scoop out neat and even cubes of avocado in seconds.
The punch bag laundry bag is big enough to hold a heavyweight load of washing & tough enough to take a beating. Now you can use your dirty laundry for your workout. Hang the bag in your wardrobe or the corner of your room, until you're ready to take your laundry to the cleaners. It is an ideal to collect boxers, trousers and shirts.
For a crowd-pleasing appetizer, stuff jalapeño peppers with cheese or other savory ingredients, then fire-roast them over an outdoor grill. The Jalapeño Pepper Roaster can hold up to 18 stuffed or whole peppers upright.
The beer barrel room in Germany can be rented as a double bed or a single bed. In addition to the bed, each room has a 32" flat screen TV, DVD, free internet access, a phone flatrate and a shower with massage jets.
The GravitySpace floor is a kind of pressure-sensing furniture developed by German Hasso Plattner Institute. The set of touch-sensitive furniture and algorithms can identify users, furniture and poses above the ground based on their textures. The floor can be applied in office and home security.
The Air-O-Swiss Ultrasonic Travel Humidifier is a compact, lightweight ultrasonic humidifer that reuses a plastic water bottle to produce a fine cool mist. The space-saving design is perfect for travelers going to areas with dry climates or just for boosting the humidity level in your office at work or at home by your bed.
The Flaye table from the house of TEAM 7 was the winner of the Interior Innovation Award Winner 2013. The table can extends by 100cm in a few seconds due to its non-stop synchronized pullout technology. It is an ideal table to serve your extra guests.
The Archipelago Table is composed of two stones placed on a glass table. The simple composition of stone and glass, created with clever methods of manufacture carves out a future of fantastical forms used in new ways.
"When clipped onto a bottle with a neck, the stainless steel Drink 'N Clip Bottle Holder becomes an instant handle." Details: • Universal sizing — fits most bottles with 1"Ø neck • Dimensions: 2.3" x 2" x 1.1" • Weight: 0.21 oz. .............................. $3.39 (drink not included).
The Pistachio nut bowl by OTOTO Design is a playful and practical solution for serving nuts and olives. The pistachio shell shaped bowl looks like a pistachio split into two parts, one for serving nuts and the other for collecting discarded pits and shells. Just serve and watch everybody go nuts for the Pistachio. The bowl is made of melamine and is dishwasher safe.
The Airblow 2050 by Quentin Debaene is a prospective umbrella which uses air to protect user from the rain. It is based on the actual Dyson's technology, amplified and designed for a new use. The Dyson digital motor inhales the air and blows it out to create a protection dome on which drops bounce. While it is a technological umbrella, its elegant and clean shape fits it perfectly in its daily life environment. Its curved handle reminds classic umbrella as a poetic way.
Polish fashion designer Aga Brzostek has created the Autumn/Winter Chair, a giant foam chair with a blanket to keep users warm. "Sweater-like elements of the chair can be used as a headrest to create a cozy environment for an evening reading as well as a soft cover for chilly winter nights." says Brzoste. The cover, made from reclaimed wool, is removable and adjustable, allowing the user to alter the look of the chair to suit their individual preferences.