6 Elegant Gadgets to Make Your Life Greener and Easier
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A visit to the Łódź Design Festival always yields fabulous finds. Here are 6 items that caught our eye and will vastly improve your life.
Keep produce fresh for longer
Native by Patrycja Bołzan is a set of 7 food produce containers that prolong freshness of the products using traditional pre-dating the refrigerator era. Native includes a basket for potatoes and apples, which emit chemical compounds slowing down the aging of the tubers. There is also a bread basket that holds the bread in a vertical position so that the loaf can rest on its cut part. Made from environment-friendly materials like clay and straw, the containers are a fashionable way to waste less food.
Encourage your child’s curiosity
Pico by Konrad Ippohorski-Lenkiewicz is a toy instrument designed to stimulate intellectual development in children. The modular tube generates electronic sounds which can be altered by shifting the position of the modules. Meant for children aged 1-5, the tube has a very simple interface that encourages sensory and motor progress. Its creator explains that rather than creating something that appeals to adults, like a miniaturised version of an existing instrument, he wanted to come up with something especially designed for children.
Make a game out of the alphabet
Slightly older children will love Overlapping Alphabet Cards by Hyojung Ryu. This set of paper and foil cards complete each other when overlapped. Every translucent foil card is imprinted with a single word and graphic elements, whereas each of the paper ones shows one letter of the alphabet from A to Z and hints about the meaning of a word starting with that particular letter. When the right cards are matched they create an image ‒ a fun and accessible way for pre-schoolers to get acquainted with writing.
Recycle organic waste easily
Instead of throwing away the organic waste you produce in your kitchen, why not use it to make fertiliser? That’s exactly why Alicja Sieradzka designed Bono. Banana peels, radish leaves and other such stuff are mixed with a bit of earth and left into the container to turn into compost with the help of… a bit of help from earthworms. It may sound slightly disgusting, but Bono makes the whole process clean and convenient.
Decorate your bathroom with soap
Seem Soap by Mathilde Lehmann and Valentine See are handmade, natural soaps that bring a museum feel to bathrooms. They’re designed to be little sculptures whose form changes after every use. But their eye-catching shape and colours are not their only advantage. They’re also unscented and allergen-free, therefore safe to use on sensitive skin.
Water your plants more easily
Two-Way Watering Pot by Aristotelis Barakos has two different spouts on opposite sides. One of them acts as a sprinkler and is suitable for delicate leaves or flowers whereas the other lets out a steady stream and can be used for regular watering tasks. The stylish device can also be used as a vase.
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Author: Marek Kępa, August 2016