Et tu, Fruitay!

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Then fall Caesar! Well, obviously I’m quoting one of Shakespeare’s greatest tragedies, but that’s only because the OXO Apple Corer by Smart Design has this dramatic flair to it. The corer literally stabs the top of the apple (or the back of Caesar, metaphorically), and then pulls the core out, before releasing it with ease, thanks to its tong-like design.

Designed for Oxo, the corer speeds up the core-removing process by allowing you to quickly eject cores from the apparatus. Plus, its one handed design means convenience of having another hand free for stirring a caramel sauce, or reading a recipe… or perhaps perusing through the immortal works of William Shakespeare?

Designer: François de Martrin-Donos (Smart Design)

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This Lux Luggage is the Last You’ll Need

If you go out of town at least one time a year, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t be using this luggage. It’s called Plevo and it’s designed for those of us who don’t want wrinkles in our clothes, are always in desperate need of a phone charger and are obsessive about security.

One side sports an innovative upright clothes hanging design that keeps your garments organized and wrinkle-free. On the opposite side, tilting sections reveal convenient compartments for accouterments. All of this in one compact, stylish series consisting of one full-size unit, one medium case and a carry-on.

For the charging challenged, it features a USB charging port and phone dock to keep your devices powered throughout your trip. Additionally, a security locking system can be operated directly from a smart app on your phone and the luggage itself can be tracked from the same app! DO WANT!

Designers: DiPietro Franco, Manzo Mauro, Monacchi Celina & Nieto Iván of Plevo

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A Humidifier That’s Not Horrendous!

If you’re aiming for aesthetic perfection in your home, there are a number of innately ugly appliances you’ll definitely avoid having on display. A humidifier is near the top of that list. There isn’t one out there that isn’t a total vibe killer! Until now. Meet, MONG MONT.

It’s more art than appliance and that’s exactly the way it should be. This beautiful, monochromatic mountain scape can be installed on nearly any wall to add aesthetic value to your living area. With its circuitry and ventilation seamlessly hidden within the wall, it does double duty as a humidification system to do everything from regulate temperature to reduce airborne allergens.

Designer: Kim Hyeonseok

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Catch, cook, consume… all in one bracelet!

Give a man a fish and he can feed himself for a day. Give a man the Outdoor Element Kodiak and he can feed himself for a lifetime!

Outdoor Element’s wrist-based fire-starter and survival bracelet was meant for pure outdoor functionality. With its innovative clasp that integrates the flint-stone into it, the Outdoor Element Kodiak is a stylish little paracord bracelet meant to dominate the outdoors. Aside from the patent-pending fire-starting buckle that can be used to light campfires anywhere, the bracelet’s custom 550 paracord can prove more than useful for tying/securing/pulling. Plus, if you look closer, woven right into the bracelet is even two strands of fishing line and one fishing hook, so the Kodiak can literally catch your fish, and cook it too!

Designer: Outdoor Element

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A Keyboard Made for the Masses

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It’s easy to look at something industrial and appreciate its chamfers and clean-edged aesthetic details. What about when you run your finger along it? It’s probably not as nice to feel. Youngdo Choi has set out to enhance the textural service the keyboard often leaves behind in the form of Braille Book – a keyboard for the visually impaired – emphasizing the sensitive feeling through one’s fingertips.

Avoiding the modern, edgy, aluminum keyboard feeling, Choi has delivered something soft and smooth to the touch, enhancing the sensory experience for the user. The rounded body is approachable and currently ties in with the same approach taken by a lot of Logitech’s latest wireless keyboards. Programmable to customize the braille keyboard aspect of this device to the user’s needs, this versatile product appeals to a much larger market than just the visually impaired of course. Soft to the touch, the powder coated ABS material used here really does make the Braille Book a pleasant device to use. The lightweight and slick appearance of the Braille Book can make this keyboard pass off as just another high-end brand – with a hidden talent.

Designer: Youngdo Choi

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