Bug Repelling Blanket

Next time you hit the great outdoors, make sure to bring the Insect Shield outdoor blanket with you. This blanket repels bugs like mosquitoes, fleas and even flies.

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Daily Gadget Inspiration #73

The Daydreamers Cup Cozy from Sewtara doubles as an effective cup cozy and a place to display your own message. This one has a status bar in progress sandwiched between the words “Daydreaming… Please Wait.” The elastic closure and F button ensure that it fits all regular-sized disposable cups from Starbucks or Tim Horton’s or any place where you get your daily dose of caffeine.

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Daily Gadget Inspiration #72

The iRobot Mirra 530 Pool Cleaning Robot is built and programmed to clean any residential in-ground pool. Just drop it into the water, press clean and let it rip. The iRobot will deep clean the pool surface and water all by itself.Since the iRobot has its own vacuum, filter and pump, it does all the work without making use of the pool’s hoses, filtration system and pumps.

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Horsehair Oak Face Brush

The soft and thin bristles on this brush provide a gentle yet rejuvenating massage. The body is constructed out of hard oak wood, while the soft horsehair bristles are hand wired rather than glued in. Naturally antibacterial and resistant to mold, it is made to last.

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Geco Hub by Version 22

Geco Hub is storage for the modern person. A grab-and-go organiser that can be installed anywhere, made unique to you, and keep all your often needed belongings in one place.

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Hobo Knife | by Best Made Company

Every bit as applicable now as it was way back when it was deployed by the famous American migrant workers and vagabonds of the early 20th century, the hobo knife is a prerequisite for any outing or ramble. Throw one in the glove compartment, favorite pack, or the tackle box and when the chow bell rings you’ll arrive primed and ready. Employing a “slot and tab” mechanism the Hobo can be effortlessly disassembled into separate eating utensils, and quickly re-assembled into an effective locking blade pocket knife.

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Lighter Bro Multitool

Turns any lighter into a functional 5-in-1 multitool: knife, bottle opener, scissors, and screwdriver.

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Daily Gadget Inspiration #71

The 51-30 Chrono from Nixon is a beauty of a watch, built to be handsome and indestructible and functional in any kind of environment, including outer space. It’s Japanese quartz movement with a 6-hand chronograph. The dial manages to incorporate extreme and versatile functionality without creating a clutter of numbers and needles.

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Plantable Herb Pencils

These plantable pencils contain herb seeds at the end tip that activate with water. Instead of throwing away your “too-short-to-use” pencil, plant it some soil and watch it grow edible herbs for you. Handcrafted from sustainable cedar.

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Lumio: A Portable Light That Opens Up Like a Book

While Lumio looks like a bound book at first glance, you’ll realize as soon as you begin to open it up that the “pages” don’t contain words. The wooden cover holds the “pages” that are made from sturdy Tyvek material that expands and emits a warm, diffused light. The small, lightweight design makes it perfect to tote anywhere so that when you’re in need of some extra light, simply open it up, and boom, light.

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Mullet Headbands

There’s nothing cooler than rocking a mullet to the party, but who wants to grow one out? With Mullet Headbands, you can have a mullet one minute, and come back to the professional world the next.

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Meet DUX

By Cassandra Pizzey / 20-03-2014

It’s a difficult world out there for young product designers, which is why Sander Hagelaar has started early. Still a product-design student in Amsterdam, the young creative has teamed up with sister Heleen and started a design label named DUX. Among their first products is a lighting series made of plywood and inspired by their native Dutch canals. Time for a Q&A.

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Shine: Elegant Physical Activity Monitor

Shine is an activity tracking accessory made of precision-crafted aerospace grade aluminum. It uses advanced programming to convert raw sensor data into information that’s relevant to you.

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Daily Gadget Inspiration #70

This magnificent Dream Chair was created by Tadao Ando for Carl Hansen & Son. It’s meant to be a tribute by the designer to famed Danish designer Hans Wegner by using the same minimalist design concepts that Wegner was so fond of. It’s unmistakably a chair, but there’s also no mistaking the fact that this is a sculptural work of art than an industrial cookie-cutter production.

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Daily Gadget Inspiration #69

The Senhor Prudencio Bicycle Case from Wrong Weather is a briefcase designed specifically for bike riders. You attach it to the bicycle frame using the zip and buckle system, and it fits snugly into the empty triangle created by the frame. The arrangement works perfectly for most standard bike sizes, unless you’re a Lilliputian driving a very small or very large bike.

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