We may not pay attention to our bathrooms very often, but the truth is they’re the little alcoves we spend a substantial amount of our time in, carrying out our personal activities. It’s probably the only time we’re ever truly alone, and bathrooms are like our own personal zones. Hence amping up our bathroom with essential accessories and handy product designs is quite important. These little products can make a huge difference in our everyday bathroom experience. They not only help us carry out our personal and grooming activities even more easily, but they also help us take care of ourselves a little better! From an electric flosser that flawlessly cleans your teeth in 30 seconds to a mold-proof and water-tight rolling shower screen – we’ve curated a whole collection of innovative and functional bathroom accessories for you!
The Everloop Toothbrush from NOS uses a recycled plastic handle and disposable bamboo bristles. Taking on a unique cradle-to-cradle approach, the brush comes with a plastic handle that is, in fact, made from recycled toothbrushes. At the very end is a clamping mechanism that allows you to attach 100% natural bamboo bristles to the toothbrush’s head. The idea is to retain the plastic handle and periodically replace the bamboo bristles every few months. The bamboo bristles have absolutely no plastic in them, allowing them to easily be disposed of, or composted in a way that doesn’t harm the environment.
JoyFous takes the existing shower curtain and gives it a much-needed design upgrade. Made for 3-walled bathtubs (where the 4th wall is usually occupied by a curtain), JoyFous is a nifty, slim, retractable screen that’s easy to pull out and retract before and after your bath. It’s a much more convenient alternative to the shower curtain that’s clumsy and doesn’t stop water from leaking out onto the bathroom floor… and it’s a whole lot cheaper than those frosted glass partitions, and it isn’t breakable or fragile too! Working much like retractable blinds that you pull downward, JoyFous operates sideways, creating a neat privacy-partition while you bathe or just laze in your bath-salts solution with some candles and bubbly… and its unique water-dam feature keeps the water inside your bathtub, so you don’t step out onto a soaking wet and slippery bathroom floor.
Designed to be the world’s first eco-friendly electric flosser, Flaüs is a hand-held toothbrush-shaped device with a replaceable flossing head. When powered on, Flaüs gently vibrates at 12,000 sonic vibrations per minute – it’s enough to safely remove all the food and plaque stuck between your teeth without hurting the most sensitive gums. Given that it’s about as easy to use as an electric toothbrush, Flaüs makes flossing your teeth quick, easy, and effective. Moreover, each replaceable floss-head is designed out of biodegradable materials and can even be composted after use… leaving your teeth and the planet as clean as they can be!
Kohler seems to have taken a massive liking to bathroom singers with its new showerhead. With a halo-shaped design, the Kohler Moxie Showerhead allows you to fit a wireless speaker into its negative cavity, giving you a luxurious Kohler-worthy shower with handpicked (or rather voice-picked) tunes to accompany you as you bathe. Now the Moxie isn’t a new product. Kohler released the quirky showerhead+speaker combination in as early as 2012, but the new update (to be showcased at CES2020 next week) allows Moxie to communicate with Amazon’s Alexa voice AI, allowing you to ask it to play songs (or karaokes), brief you on the news, or order you some more shampoo. The Moxie speaker is detachable and docks right into the torus-shaped showerhead using magnetic action.
Lucere mimics that perfect vanity-lighting experience without racking up an electricity bill. It features a pair of portable lights that attach directly to your bathroom mirror to give you bright, bi-directional light without casting sharp shadows. The Lucere comes with a mount that adheres to your mirror, allowing you to magnetically snap the lights on or off whenever you need them. Both the lights come with touch-sensitive on-off switches and the ability to set them at your desired brightness using simple +/- controls. The lights charge via a standard MicroUSB cable and last for 3 hours on medium brightness.
BASE is a conceptual sterilizer that is aimed at providing the maximum level of oral hygiene and safety to you. Toothbrushes hold more than 10 million bacteria which is more than a toilet seat so it needs more than a plastic cap to stay clean and protected. UV rays at 253.7 nm wavelength are used as a bactericidal and within 5 seconds BASE kills 100% of the commonly found germs. In a complete 40 second cycle, it also kills 90% of spore-forming bacteria and it is recommended to sterilize the toothbrush for a full 2 minutes for the highest level of hygiene. The device encloses the toothbrush just enough to contain the UVC radiation to the area required (bristles, head, and neck of the toothbrush) while also allowing the right amount of convective airflow to help dry the toothbrush.
Designer Geraldine Tong wanted to change our perception of toilet cleaning tools while also solving related issues like its environmental impact and the clutter it creates in our bathrooms. Her goal was to create a brush that didn’t cause more landfill waste, took minimal space, reached the narrow areas, and of course, look visually appealing – so she designed BrushPro in collaboration with Lam Soon Singapore, and the mission was accomplished. This redesigned toilet brush lets you switch out brushes while reusing the main body which reduces a lot of toxic waste. BrushPro is extremely convenient to use compared to its forerunners. The extendable handle allows you to reach narrow spaces without having to perform advanced yoga poses on the floor and minimizes your direct contact with the dirty brush.
Designed as a two-part stool, the stuul occupies a fraction of its intended space when not in use, and transforms into two foot-stools when you’re on the John. Using stuul helps elevate your legs in a way that resembles the squatting posture that’s clinically proven to make the job easier. stuul’s design helps position the legs at the desired angle to help promote a healthy bathroom routine and prevent diseases like IBS. With a design-conscious approach, the stuul is styled less like a clinical product and more as something fitting of being in your well-decorated bathroom. The two tripod-stools fit together into each other, becoming a single form that’s easy to stash somewhere for later, while its faceted design gives it a decidedly premium feel.
Why shouldn’t your bathroom scale do more than just tell you your weight? The PEBBLE was designed with this question in mind and provides an innovative solution that might just make you wonder why this doesn’t already exist! After showering, you can step on the scale and it will air-dry your feet and sanitize with infrared light. The upward-facing fans help you dry off faster and ensure you don’t carry excess moisture which can result in a number of unwanted health scenarios. Synced with the PEBBLE app on your smartphone, it will automatically upload and track your weight stats and give you daily, weekly, and monthly status updates to maintain a healthy BMI.
Imagined for the OXO brand, the Chrome Bath Suite aims to elevate the average person’s washroom with an easy-to-use, seamlessly integrated collection of bath items. Consisting of a soap holder, wall mirror, shower shelf, and towel hook, the set has everything one needs to keep things tidy and organized. Better yet, none of the units require any tools to install. Instead, a thoughtfully designed suction cup mechanism grips onto vertical surfaces before the various elements are attached. An elegant chrome finish rounds out the look and brings each unit together in one cohesive collection.