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Icegone might be the most advanced defrosting tray ever. It can defrost frozen food 8-times faster than room temperature, thawing your meats from frozen to cooking-ready in just 10-20 minutes. Made of food-safe aluminum, it requires no electricity and helps all types of food to thaw quickly and safely. This will be a life-saver for last-minute meals and surprise dinner guests.
Sony’s LSPX-S3 is a tabletop Bluetooth speaker with a truly unique design. It features an organic glass tweeter with three actuators to emit full 360º sound. A 46mm driver provides bass & mids for rich, room-filling audio. Internal lights sync to music, a built-in mic enables calls, and battery life is up to 9 hours.
With its low-profile design, the stainless steel Flat Canteen from Corkcicle is a smart, stealth companion. It’s double-walled to keep drinks colder longer and holds up to 17-ounces of your favorite liquid. Great for on-the-go hydration (wink-wink), the ergonomic design slides nicely into backpacks, pockets, and luggage. Choose matte black or olive.
Control your device with gestures, it is made possible by Tap Strap 2. This is actually the second generation of wearable keyboard and mouse, this time, it features AirMouse capability where you can control devices such as smart TVs or iPads with AirMouse functionality. Connected through Bluetooth, Tap Strap 2 allows user to use a simple wave of the hand to send a command to their device. It reminds you of “Minority Report” movie, doesn’t it? It’s really cool.
For ambiance at the dinner table & even roasting marshmallows, the FLÎKR Fire2 brings warmth and light. It is a clean burning and safe design you can use indoors and out. It requires just 5 ounces of 70% or 91% isopropyl rubbing alcohol for a burn time of 50 minutes.
This dreamy circular tiny home is actually a super modular structure that can be arranged in 20 different ways to accommodate all parts of your life within one functional unit. Italian architect Beatrice Bonzanigo created the luxury cabin to elevate tourism in destinations that are immersed in nature. Casa Ojalá blurs the boundaries between interior and exterior in the most organic ways.
How many times have you found yourself sitting around the patio table in the evening, reading your favorite books or having a dinner and talking with your families or friends in the yard and get shielded by the umbrella, only to call it a night when the sun goes down?
Meet the Co-Box, an electric pencil sharpener, minimal and geometric by design that is a worthy addition to every design nerd’s desk. The design is a white square shape, accentuated by an orange circle, reminiscent of the button we would see on our Braun machines. The circle also acts as an entry point for your pencil. The shavings get collected in a transparent box, to be disposed of at your conveniece. The design history of our 20th century is filled with iconic design moments, each one a point in time when the object became a part of our everyday life, almost seamlessly. This sharpener encapsulates the same timeless spirit and just like you hang your favorite posters on your wall, every designer holds an object by their iconic design mentors on their desk.
PINKTOP has collaborated with inDare Design Studio to design a portable fridge to keep your beauty products. It’s a revolutionary way to make sure your skin care products and cosmetics fresh longer and less prone to expiring prematurely. The elegant and minimalist design of this portable fridge represents your modern lifestyle trend.
It’s often said that “necessity is the mother of invention,” and that has certainly shown to be true with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. One medical product that has seen a re-innovation of sorts, in both fashion and function, is the face covering.
The Ossh door handles have LEDs inside them that illuminate to act as signage. Just simply by looking at a handle, you can tell if the door is locked or open, and the LED’s different colors can even transform into a wayfinding system, allowing you to color-code doors to let people know what’s on the other side or even help them during emergencies.