iWash My Face

iWash My Face

Ah sleep…my drug of choice. What sucks worse than not sleeping enough? Having to wake up from a nice, cozy, toe curling slumber. To arouse ourselves from our hibernating, most of us have devised some pretty unique ways of getting our collective asses out of bed. One of the most common rituals is to crank on some upbeat tunes and splash water in our crusty faces.

0 Designer: Jan Puylaert

Get wet with style

Get wet with style

So as I was gazing longingly at this bathtub design called “Sorgente” by Lenci Design for Teuco, I realized that I was schooled on the difference between a bathtub and a hot tub. A bathtub is obviously for bathing, and a hot tub is obviously for more recreational use and relaxing.

0 Designer: Lenci Design

Universal Scale Makes Weighing Easier

Universal Scale Makes Weighing Easier

It may not be something we often think about but scales aren’t exactly universally friendly – that is to say people with disabilities and handicaps. The Universal scale unfolds to all shapes and sizes to make weighing easier and less intrusive and helps patients retain a bit more dignity. A huge improvement over the slings hospitals currently use.

0 Designer: Shu-Hung Yeh

Mindful Tap

Mindful Tap

A shower head with a guilty conscience – that is to say you’re conscience. When you use it, the segmented joints break apart acting like a timer as they slowly snap back into place. It’s a very visual way to communicate the idea of water usage and far more tactile than say a timer clock. It should also be noted this concept is called Happy Tap. Why’s it happy? I’ll leave that to your imagination.

0 Designer: Julia Treutiger

Mobile Bathing with Moby?

Mobile Bathing with Moby?

Ceramist and designer Ole Jensen has cleaned up his act. Forget that hard, immovable tub you currently have in your bathroom. Ole wants you to go soft and take your eau natural body, eau natural. Made of white EPDM rubber and cork, this soft tub was designed to be a simple option for outdoor fun, healing or washing up.

0 Designer: Ole Jensen

Ring Faucet by Sun Liang

Ring Faucet by Sun Liang

Ring faucet is about experiencing water in a whole new way in our daily lives – to rediscover the awe-inspiring beauty of water in a small home faucet. This unique faucet visually frames flowing water in a circular fashion, giving you a full view of the water just as it falls over the edge.

0 Designer: Sun Liang

Keep Feet Clean

Keep Feet Clean

Feet rinses are quite common in many Asian cultures but tubs aren’t exactly ergonomic enough to facilitate. Designer Sein Park wanted to design a feet washing basin that was comfortable to use, safe, and compact. The result is a simple flip down base with a channel below to catch excess water. The height sits at a perfect 50-60 cm from the floor so none of that awkward bending over.

0 Designer: Sein Park

Water Ball Ripples

Water Ball Ripples

The Ripple faucet creates a new, fun way to interact with water. Drawing inspiration from surface ripples, the faucet creates a strong visual relationship between the two. On top of the frosted ripple surface sits a metal ball. An array of electromagnetic sensors detects that ball’s position. Moving the ball in or out from the center controls water pressure. Moving it around controls temperature.

0 Designer: Smith Newnam

Doodle While You Doodie

Doodle While You Doodie

According to the designers of this toilet paper/pen holder, your “best ideas come to you when you’re in the bathroom.” I always thought the best ideas came while influenced by certain “herbal remedies,” but who am I to judge? “WCNotes” by designers Marc Graells, Miquel Monfort & Victor Viñamata, is a simple mash-up design of pen holder and toilet paper holder.

0 Designer: Marc Graells

Paper Scale

Paper Scale

This was bound to happen but Duck Image Studio is the first (that we know of) to apply paper electronic technology to a scale. The ultra thin flexible scale combines a pressure sensing sheet that relays information to an e-paper display. It’s waterproof, easy to clean, and can be rolled up for storage.

0 Designer: Duck Image Studio

Water Slippers

Water Slippers

When you put the words kids, bath, and entertainment together, the image of a rubber ducky might come up. That’s the inspiration behind the Vak-Vak. With a squish of your heel, water sucks into the duck. Another squish jettisons water in a stream of fun wetness.

0 Designer: Muzaffer Kocer

Don't drop the soap...

Don’t drop the soap…

A bar of soap is probably one of the most efficient product designs ever created. Rub it where you want to be clean and eventually the bar just fades away…mostly. Not many things in life are more physically challenging than attempting to hold on to that little sliver of sudsy salvation. Dropping the soap can sometimes have lethal results, whether by slip-or-fall or for our “legally challenged” citizens, that fate worse than death.

0 Designer: Wooteik Lim

A Comfy Warrior

A Comfy Warrior

Everybody loves medieval Japan. Samurai, ninjas, warlords, and shoguns so why not feel like one too? Design studio Form Us With Love collaborated with Swedish cotton manufacturer Pellevavare to bring you the Shogun, a Japanese inspired robe for the warrior in all of us.

0 Designer: Form Us With Love