Japanese contrived ‘neck cooler’ powered by USB and battery!

Leave it to the Japanese to contrive something which equally ‘cool’ and practical. This time we have come across a baffling yet functional device that is touted as the ‘neck cooler’. Shaped like a plastic collar with an opening near the throat region, this ‘summer wonder’ device supposedly measures the …

Bento Box by Rachel Elise

Traditional Bento Box crafted from just using salvaged wood scraps!

Crafted from a range of materials starting from disposable containers to exquisite lacquer ware, the traditional ‘Bento’ has always remained a popular take-out meal box when it comes to Japanese cuisine. Inspired by this traditionalist popularity of the box like container, designer Rachel Elise has contrived her very own version of the Bento Box. …

Segundo Objeto cup by Jorge Diego Etienne

Minimalist Segundo Objeto cup is inspired from Japanese lacquered designs

It is not often that we come across crockery items inspired by the simplicity yet elegance of vernacular styles. In this regard, the Segundo Objeto (or the Second Object) cup crafted by Mexican designer Jorge Diego Etienne alludes to that ‘laid back’, sylvan reverie where comfort equates to the simple life. The minimal, wooden nature of the …

High-tech SATIS toilet

Japanese smartphone controlled toilet also plays music!

We all know about the (sometimes unfair) association of the Japanese to state-of-the-art toilet mechanisms. However, this time it seems the stereotyping has some deep rooted credentials after all, as we have come across the high-tech SATIS model toilet from Inax which allows you control it via smartphones. And, if you thought …

Mailbox Sentry sends remote alert when your mail has arrived

Mailbox Sentry sends remote alert when your mail has arrived

Staying in a mundane apartment block, and have to trudge a long way through stairs, lift and front compound space, just check your mail from the collective mail box? Let us not even talk about the dampening journey back to our room, especially when those dastardly overdue bills have arrived …