Give your workout a boost with the W weight! A Bluetooth speaker system is built-in to the weight so you never have to miss out on music while you lift. Instead of fumbling with headphones or an external speaker, just switch it on and pump up the volume and your arms!
Designer: Lord Obasogie Amen
Ever been in a room too quiet? It’s unnerving. The body gets acclimatized to background noise, so when there’s too little of it, or too much of it, you feel uneasy. White noise is something that helps us relax. Think of it as just a low-decibel Shhhh sound. A lot of the sounds we heard in the womb was white noise, so much so that it even today has a profoundly relaxing effect on us. Some people like leaving the fan on or the AC running, because those low level frequencies help us lull off to sleep.
Snooz is a white-noise generating machine that is simple, effective, and deliciously elegant! Designed by the guys at MNML Design, the Snooz is as comforting to look at as the white noise it creates. Snooz is different from other white noise machines in the sense that unlike its competition, it doesn’t play a looped piece of audio fuzz. Snooz actually has a fan built inside it that generates white noise (without the distracting breeze). You can even increase the level of white noise by simply rotating the plush outer fabric cover. A capacitive panel on the top allows you to power the Snooz and even work its functions. Since Snooz works best when kept away from the bed (in order to fill the room with white noise), the Snooz app comes in handy, allowing you to modify the volume, set automatic standby, etc. All this awesomeness comes bundled into a tiny ball so small, you’ll want to carry it even when you travel. Just switch it on, and off you go to lala-land!
SO go ahead, hack your way into a better and faster sleep! Snorlax approves.
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If you really look at architecture, it’s nothing but vertical walls between a floor plane and a ceiling plane. If those walls were collapsible, your entire house wouldn’t be more than a meter in thickness. The ShelterPack is a disaster relief home that fits a bedroom (with 4 beds), bathroom, fully equipped kitchen, and a dining space (with furniture) into a slab just about 80 centimeters in height. The entire apartment can be set up in just a few hours by elevating the ceiling, and putting the walls in place.
The ShelterPack is ideal for places struck by disaster. When compressed, each pack is small enough to be carried in a semi-automatic truck. In bulk! Imagine giving comfortable homes to a 100 refugees/victims with just two such trucks!
The ShelterPack was awarded the Golden award at the A’ Design Awards 2016.
Designer: Hakan Gürs (Designnobis)
Be forewarned – checking out Opera Software’s new office might make going to work a little harder today! The headquarters are located in Wroclaw, Poland known as “the city of one hundred bridges” and it was this theme that dictated the direction of the interior design which includes constructions in the shape of arch, grates as well as familiar colors.
The arrangement of the kitchenette is an abstract, but recognizable reference to the architectural icons of the city, such as the construction of Market Hall, Central Railway Station hall or Szczytnicki’s Park. Alternatively, meeting rooms are directly associated with computers and all things IT: there is an integrated circuit, fans and decor, which are made out of nearly one thousand old foppy disks and over two hundred keyboards!
The Harman Kardon Gramophone reimagines the first device for playing sound as a minimalistic, modern medium for bringing new life to old records! Much more compact than phonographs of the past, its diameter is only slightly larger than that of the record. In an interesting twist, the needle is also located on the underside as opposed to the top. Despite its diminutive size, 6 built-in speakers enhance vinyl music with multidirectional, high quality sound.
Designer: Paweł Dworczyk