The pen may be mightier than the sword in theory, but practically, try fighting off a predator with a pen. Well, things get a whole lot easier with the 12-in-1 multi tool pen. Aside from being a pretty slick looking stainless steel ball point pen, the multi tool packs in 11 other features that almost make this the ultimate EDC. Armed with the usual EDC tools, the multi tool pen comes with a flat and a Philips head screwdriver, a hole puncher, cord-stripper, tweezer/fork, an ear scoop, a nail file, scalpel blade, long blade, and an actual hacksaw blade. Now while we never condone violence of any kind, the multi-tool pen is probably the only pen that can be of use anywhere from the boardroom to the bathroom, from indoors to the outdoors. Literally built with all the tools you’d need to get through obstacles in life, the 12-in-1 multi tool pen may not have a rather specific target audience or area of use… in the sense that it’s probably one of those pens that could be of use to anybody! And hey, it writes too.
The Cycling Cinema takes the drive-in experience and turns it into a drive-around experience! Combining human love for cinema with Netherland’s love for cycling, the beautiful Cycling Cinema is an all in one theater experience that Milan Tak of the Design Academy Eindhoven developed out of his love of sharing his favorite movies with his friends. He created the Cycling Cinema, a highly Art Deco styled moving movie-theater fully built in with a projector and screen, speakers, a popcorn machine, and even those retro movie theater signboards with the replaceable letters that will spell out the movies Milan curates for his friends! I’m loving the 1920s style language (when the cinema truly exploded with the talkies making their debut), and everything else from the colors to the font selection. 10/10 would come to watch movies in their friend’s backyards with the Cycling Cinema!
Designer: Milan Tak
Inspired by the unique connection between light and time, Saturn is a pendant lamp that will both illuminate your space and provide a way to tell the time, much in the same way we use the sun.
At first glance, the Saturn lamp might appear to be another elegant sculptural luminaire, but look closer and an interesting time-telling device is revealed. The arcs represent the arms of a clock when looked at from the front or back. The two perpendicular rings at the centre of the light remain stationery and indicate the 12, 3, 6, and 9 marks. Four stepper motors sit in each rotating arm.
Designer: Adil Lokhandwala
We’re a weirdly adorable generation. We eat on the sofa (while watching TV), and we play ping pong on our dinner tables! Pongo may just be the most bachelor-lifestyle-driven innovation ever. An entire ping-pong set that fits into a drawstring bag that you can literally carry in your hand, the Pongo uses any table you may have, be it at the office or at home or even somewhere on holiday, to give you an adrenaline charged game to play with your flatmates, coworkers, or even family!
The Pongo comes with a net that stretches to almost 5 and a half feet in width, allowing you to set your ping-pong game up on tables of varying widths. The posts of the net come with non-slip bases that allow them to be merely placed on tables, rather than having to clip them to the sides. Pongo also comes with nifty paddles that feature collapsible handles that allow the Pongo to occupy a pretty small footprint. Designed to be an all-in-one solution, the Pongo even has a small slot for storing a ping-pong ball, so literally all you need is a table and an opponent… but we’re sure you can find those anywhere!
The juicing fad drives me bananas! People do it when they’re on a health kick but little do they know they’re trading all that raw beneficial fruit fiber and important nutrients for lots of sugar. But now they don’t have to! The Denso Pulp Juicer addresses this issue by giving users a choice between thick pulpy juice, or juice with no pulp in it.
Using motor-powered centrifugal force, it strains fruit juice through a specially designed mesh that has pores that either keep fiber out or allow it to pass through. Despite this added functionality, it’s also more compact and sports a chic, contemporary look you won’t mind seeing out on your countertop!
Designers: Kriti Goyal, Rajeev Kumargupta & Karthikeyan Sabapthy