For The Sake Of A Clean Shave

For The Sake Of A Clean Shave

One of my earliest memories of my father has been to watch him carefully follow the protocols of his shaving rituals. Needless to say, when my brother was ready to try his hand, my father proudly shared his techniques and even gifted him his shaving mug as if it were a family heirloom. The Obtineo Shave Set strikes a nostalgic cord with me and I sure with guys too. Currently on its last leg for funding, let’s know why this safety razor display shave mug is special.

0 Designer: Cory Roehl [ Preorder Here ]

Power Of P

Power Of P

Apparently the Urea in your pee reacts with the hydrogen ions in water and releases electrons. If we go by this scientific information then there is a possibility of your pee generating electricity. This harnessed energy can be used to power the sensors that trigger flushing of the loo and perhaps the entire lighting set up of the bathroom. I have no validation to this theory but if it can be done, then someone please step on it. Otherwise a lot of pee is just going down the drain for nothing!

0 Designers: LIU Yi, Yue-Bo Shen & Fang-Tian Ying

NotOnlyWhite Bathroom

NotOnlyWhite Bathroom

If you are looking at re-doing your bathroom then have a look at what Dutch designer Marike Andeweg has conjured up HI-MACS. The versatile material has been used the basin as well as fixtures, aptly titled the Air, Box and Light. Sporting gentle, fluid geometrical forms, the Box consists of a sophisticated single or double HI-MACS oval basin, accompanied by the practical and orderly counter containers in oak wood.

0 Designer: Marike Andeweg

Room Division Done Right

Room Division Done Right

As urban living faces space challenges, this design team has a good solution to make most of the limited carpet area that your home may have. Cook&Bath is a clever construction and room division that allows you to make the most of the space restrictions. In a way, it eliminates an entire wall and uses a centralized bathroom-shower space as the room division. An interesting way to demark the kitchen, living and bedroom space!

0 Designers: Roy Benjamin, Verdu Pierre & Denat Alexandra

Futuristic Faucet

Futuristic Faucet

Clean, modern, and simple, the Duo faucet strikes a balance between functionality and style with its interactive appeal and smart shape. The design forms a half-ring over the sink, allowing the water to flow in a circular fashion to the center or sides depending on the desired temperature. Built-in red and blue LED lights indicate the temperature, changing as the user moves the sliding rings to adjust the temp. 

Refined Ripples

Refined Ripples

The Extraction Quattro washbasin achieves its elegant form by being  cut and turned from a single piece of ripple-shaped stone. The resulting piece mimics the ripple in a smooth, curvilinear and geometric bathroom centerpiece. A perfect compliment to the basin, the extra cut-out material from the original stone makes for a great wall ornament. At a glance, the basin appears to have fallen directly from the wall and onto the surface of the counter!

0 Designer: Viktor Puzur

Safer Bathtubs Are So Good!

Safer Bathtubs Are So Good!

Mat lined or not, the danger of slipping in bathtubs still remains the prime reason for bathroom accidents. One of the innovative ways thought out by designer Andras Suto is to apply a translucent elastic material on the edges of the bathtub. Thanks to the soft, plastic material the neck and the arms can comfortably rest on the edge of the Blando bathtub. A simple redesign where surfaces that have most contact with the human body has been changed, and this seems to be a good solution.

0 Designer: Andras Suto

The Bathing Sphere

The Bathing Sphere

While the lines between the bathing space and the bedroom are getting blurry by the day, its great to see how designers are modifying their approach towards the task of daily ablutions. We have here the Bathsphere, which is a glass-bubble kinda suspended sphere. It allows you to create your own mood and unwinding space. You can simulate rain; change the temperature inside the ball, humidity, light, sounds and even smells. Pretty awesome!

0 Designer: Alexander Zhukovsky

Barrier-free Bathing

Barrier-free Bathing

The collapsible side rungs of the Barrier Free Bathtub, makes it easier for the silver generation to use it. A conveniently placed sliding switch raises or lowers the tub walls. After a certain age or due to movement restrictions, many people have had to give up their long soaks, hopefully designs like this can bring back the pleasure of a warm bath in their lives.

0 Designer: Chen An

Pond Recycling

Pond Recycling

Ponding is a washbasin that allows you to recycle the basin water in a much easier manner. A strategically placed jug right below the basin is what does the trick. The concept of reusing greywater has been around for a while and its interesting to note the different solutions that the designers come up with.

0 Designer: Tae-jin Kim & Design Team-IIDEA

Wash And Dry At Once

Wash And Dry At Once

The Dry Hand’s Faucet incorporates the hand dryer within the faucet system. Basically after washing your hands you simply need to swivel the faucet head to activate the hand dryer. Looks to be a good solution for those who prefer the hot air dryer to the paper towel!

0 Designers: Jiwei Zhang, Mingcang He, Jiaqi Wang & Kun Xu

One-hand Washing

One-hand Washing

The Angel Faucet is specifically meant for those folks who have lost an arm. Apparently stats show that folks with this kind of impairment find it difficult towash their hand properly. The sensor-activated tap is integrated with a scrubbing pad that allows you to scrub and clean the single hand effectively.

0 Designers: Yang Shuai, Cui Chengtao, Wang Shuai, Lin Shuo & Liu Shaolu

Bod Pods

Bod Pods

Gosh shower gels introduce an entirely new shower experience in the form of single-use dissolving tablets that completely eliminate the need for PET plastic bottles. It’s similar to the detergent tablets for your dishwasher only they’re for your bod! Each tablet has two uses; the first layer exfoliates skin before dissolving to the second layer of shower gel that cleanses and leaves skin feeling refreshed with nutrient-rich geyser water. 

0 Designer: Jamie Stewart