Form and function marry well in the conceptual BR555 portable hairdryer. Inspired by the Braun 550 series – from 1976 – the new-age BR555 is designed to fit in your travel case. The power of the Sirocco fan, used in its construction, is good enough to work noiselessly as well dry your hair efficiently.
The design is very fluid if you ask me, it can be used as a travel piece, but at the same time it can fit well into any bathroom or dressing table. I like the fact that it has a completely folding form, and giving the dryer a completely compact footprint and making it easy to store it.
“Hairdryer products have more time not to be used than when they are used, so we have been considering designs that can harmonize in space such as bathrooms and dressing rooms,” Jung told Yanko Design.
“This hairdryer adopts a Sirocco fan. The Sirocco fan makes less noise. It features storage and portability by applying a structure that rarely folds the steering wheel among the Sirocco type. Minimalistic intake pattern, expressing the beauty and space harmony as a beauty product.”
“I disassembled a couple of hairdryers to see how that works also how the internal structure looks like and designed for and then tried to make a 1:1 prototype model to check the scale. The 90° is cordless and is powered by Li-ion battery, the body is made of ABS plastic and has a high polished finish. Its foldable design reduces baggage space making it ideal for both traveling and everyday use.”
It’s hard, when you look at something as simple and clever as the TIC Travel Bottle, to think of a perfect parallel product only because there isn’t really one. The TIC Travel Bottle comes from insight, and is a solution to a problem we’ve all faced. Rather than traveling with 5-10 miniature bottles with your shampoo, conditioner, bath gel, and your skincare regimen, the TIC travel bottle puts all of those pesky liquids into a singular, hard-case container with a rotating mechanism like the chamber of a revolver gun, to let you access all your bath and post-bath essentials. It’s like a Rolodex met your bathroom cabinet… not the best comparison, but that’s probably only because the TIC is such a unique little product.
The TIC Travel Bottle comes from a realization that those miniature shampoo and conditioner bottles you pick up at hotels are never safe in your suitcase. A little manhandling by airport staff and the bottles open up inside your bag, potentially ruining your clothes and your belongings. Why yes, you could wrap them in a plastic bag, but honestly how safe is that? The TIC Travel Bottle holds all those liquids inside separate containers that sit inside the bottle’s hard outer shell. Designed to be much more than an organizer, the TIC actually lets you easily access your toiletries too, with a pump mechanism that is as easy as pressing a lever to dispense your shampoo, conditioner, or body-wash. Perfect for using in the bath when your hands are wet and you can’t really see well enough to fiddle with bottle caps, TIC lets you access everything in one solid avatar. A rotating upper compartment holds essentials that can be dispensed via the pump, and a lower compartment for holding things like creams and ointments.
Designed in 2016 and perfected in 2019 with its version 2.0, the TIC Travel Bottles really simplify the ordeal of traveling with your toiletries. Available in Shower and Skin variants, the TIC come with multiple pre-labeled compartments that are easy to read, access, and refill. Each TIC comes with a small funnel that lets you conveniently fill shampoos, gels, conditioners, and serums into the pump-bottles, and the labels molded right into the bottle caps just makes life easier, both while packing and while using the TIC. To simplify things further, the containers come with markings too, to let you know when you’re running short on supplies and need to refill your bottles. Ultimately, the TIC Travel Bottle v2.0 just compresses your entire bathroom cabinet into a small, convenient, hard-shell container that remains protected inside your suitcase unlike most travel bottles… and is handy enough to compactly fit in with the rest of your luggage and use no matter where you’re traveling!
TIC Travel Bottles V2.0 are an elegant, intuitive and simple solution to traveling with skin and shower products. Each bottle contains removable internal containers that form a user-friendly travel dispenser – just press for what you need. Lightweight, cylindrical and compact.
TIC Travel Bottles V2.0 are easy to fill, pack and use, which offer a clever solution for an age-old issue, no more bulky bags and fiddly containers!
Skin Bottle V2.0
– 9 Smart sections in total with 180ml – 4 x labeled containers (20ml each) for Makeup Remover, Cleanser, Toner and Serum. – 1 x labeled containers (40ml each) for spare. – 4 x labeled decks (15ml each) for Day Cream, Night Cream and Eye Cream, and an extra. – Available in two color: Matte White and Matte Black.
Shower Bottle V2.0
– 3 Smart sections in total with 200ml – 2 x labeled containers (50ml each) for Shampoo and conditioner. – 1 x labeled containers (100ml each) for spare. – Available in two color: Matte White and Matte Black. – Perfect for workout bags or your locker at the gym.
– Additional containers set, available for chosen too, for your ease of personalizing TIC Travel Bottles V2.0 to suit your routines and requirements. – Clear measurement markings enable you to refill easily when products are running low.
Every set of TIC Travel Bottles V2.0 comes with free refill and cleansing tools, making it easy to transfer your products into the containers, and then easy to wash the containers when you get home.
Safe and Durable
BPA-free and made with FDA-approved materials, TIC Travel Bottles V2.0 are lightweight but strong and durable. Both bottles have passed the drop and pressure tests to ensure they will not break, bend or leak in transit.
Support carry-on Luggage
As each container is 100ml or less, which support the baggage check and the airline rules for a carry-on luggage.
Assuming the avatar of a halo around your shower-head, the VAND does something simple yet necessary for your body. It purifies the water that you bathe with, protecting the skin from the harshness of mineralized hard water that’s filled with chemicals that dry out the skin, give you irritability, and prevent your soaps and shampoos from working effectively. Vand purifies your shower-water of bad minerals and introduces good minerals in, making your skin and scalp healthier in the longer run.
Most people don’t give their shower water a second thought. If it’s clear, it’s clean, right? Well not necessarily. Water can be hard or soft, impure or pure, depending on where you live. It could have chemicals in it that make it unfit for consumption, or even for bathing with. VAND works like an active filtration system, sitting right between the water outlet and the shower head. Its universal design allows it to fit between most showers rather seamlessly, screwing into place securely. While showering, the water passes through VAND’s dual filtration system embedded within its looped design. One filtration cartridge removes harmful items from the water like dirt, rust, odor, chlorine, and microorganisms, while the other enriches it with good vitamins and minerals that hydrate your skin and cleanse your scalp. The VAND works actively, purifying the water as it passes through the system in just mere seconds.
What really sets VAND apart, aside from its advanced filtration system, is its design. With a matte black, speckled design and a smooth looped shape, the VAND truly looks like a premium bath accessory, opting for something that seems more like a design-conscious product and less like a piece of plumbing. The looped enclosure holds two easily accessible filtration units (color coded for convenience). The filter units last a year upon installation, and the guys at VAND even have a subscription model set up to help you replace the cartridges when they need changing.
Ultimately, the VAND just makes showering more effective. Made to clean the water you clean yourself with, VAND is a perfect solution for places with hard, mineralized, or contaminated ground water. Water that passes through VAND’s dual filtration system is easier on the skin and scalp, making your hair look healthy and feel softer, while relieving your skin of outbreaks, reactions, and causing eczema relief. The soft water even allows shampoos and conditioners to work much more effectively, guarding your scalp from flakiness and itchiness, while protecting your curly, straightened, or colored hair. We don’t really pay much attention to the quality of the water we bathe with. The VAND shower-water purifier makes sure that we never need to…
The Vand Team have re-imagined water purification down to its core essentials; the subtractive module filters pollutants from your water; harmful minerals, chemicals, bacteria, viruses, and other bad stuff you don’t need. The additive module inserts essential vitamins and minerals that bring balance back to the water.
Get your glow, using your existing shower setup
See how the VAND dual-module system fits any standard shower.
Extensively tested to ensure high pressure and flow rates
Below: Why VAND & Benefits
Clean, Modern Design
Crafted from high-grade materials, tested to ensure retention of water pressure, and designed to fit seamlessly into the decor of any room.
Quick and easy installation.
The current lab record is 28 seconds to install the VAND on a standard shower!
The Problem and How VAND Fixes It
The existence of harmful pollutants in public utility water as well as private groundwater has been well documented. Some of the most commonly occurring pollutants are:
– THM: Trihalomethanes (THM) are a group of four chemicals that are formed along with other disinfection by products when chlorine or other disinfectants used to control microbial contaminants in drinking water react with naturally occurring organic and inorganic matter in water.
The VAND removes all THMs from your water using proven US EPA recommended technology – a layer of activated carbon.
– Chromium-6: This cancer-causing chemical best known for its role in the Erin Brockovich story, has been found at higher-than-recommended levels in the tap water supplying two-thirds of all Americans, according to a report from the Environmental Working Group, compiled by PBS.
The VAND removes all Chomium-6 from your water using proven micro-filtration technology.
– Chlorine: As scientists have looked into the potentially dangerous effects of chlorine, use of the chemical has been linked to a wide range of ailments, including various cancers, reproductive problems, problems with the immune system, and heart attacks.
The VAND removes all (99.9%) of Chlorine and Chloramines from your water using the most effective, proven, and US DOA recommended technology: Addition of Vitamin-C, which immediately neturalizes Chlorine to render it harmless.
– Sediments such as metal flakes and rust from old pipes, sand and dirt, or organic material suspended in the water of lakes, rivers and streams from soil erosion.
The VAND microscopic filter layer removes all sediments larger than 7 microns (For comparison, the avg. human hair is about 60 microns) using proven micro-filtration technology.
– These are organisms in water, and vary by season and climate. They are also referred to as microbes or microbiological contaminants. Examples of biological or microbial contaminants include bacteria, viruses, protozoan, and parasites.
The VAND’s Anti-bacterial filter layer effectively kills all live contaminants from your water.
Lack of Nutrients
Most water lacks the complete spectrum of vitamins and minerals needed for better hair, skin and overall health.
The VAND Additive module, adds these vitamins to your water before it reaches you. The exact mix of vitamins A, B, E, and others, including minerals, is determined by your needs, based on your answers to a quiz we send you with the first delivery.
VAND Dual-Module System: Subtractive module for filtration and Additive module for your custom mix of vitamins and minerals
Below: Who Is The VAND For
Meticulously designed, the VAND fits all standardized shower-head connections in most major countries.
– No plumber needed; easy installation in minutes. – Multiple installation options; the main unit pivots to accommodate your setup
Speaking of dimensions, the VAND has the metrics to be the perfect travel companion; compact, portable, lightweight, and airline carry-on friendly. Never hogs the armrest, but makes you look good, like a true travel buddy should.
Your VAND Package contains:
– 1x VAND Dual-Module Water Purifier – 1x Subtractive Cartridge with Baseline 5-stage water filter – 1x Additive Cartridge with Baseline Vitamins and Minerals – Instructions booklet for easy installation – Your unique online login code to set up your refill customization preferences, subscription frequency (1st year FREE), address changes, reorders, transfers, etc. – Lots of love for that upcoming glow!
Behind The Scenes of The VAND
‘Vand’ is the Danish word for water, and by aligning with our design belief that form should follow function, the name proclaims the unit’s primary role as a water purifier. Its a reference to clear natural springs and endless summers of Scandinavia – a feeling we would love bring home with the VAND.
Thermochromic Transparency: The VAND becomes semi-transparent when hot water passes through it, showing you remaining life on modules inside
This isn’t one of those yellow-makes-me-look-younger or vertical-stripes-make-me-look-thinner sort of deals. The designers behind the Sildior claim to be able to physically pause the signs of aging by relying on a specially engineered fabric with an anti-aging Sericin protein built into it. This is the Sildior, a towel woven from 100% Mulberry Silk, a high-grade silk obtained from the cocoon of the Bombyx mori silkworm. The silkworm is also responsible for producing a protein called Sericin, found in most cosmetics for its ability hydrate the skin and reduce the presence of wrinkles. Engineer the Sericin, a by-product of silk-weaving, back into the silk and you’ve got yourself a fabric that can literally make you look younger!
Partnering with expert silk-weavers in Portugal, designer Mark Reissi created the Sildior, a luxury towel that helps keep your skin hydrated and flawless. The towel comes made 100% from high-quality mulberry silk, and is designed to be hypoallergenic and super-absorbent. Fibers of the towel are infused with the Sericin protein that act upon the skin when you’re wiping yourself down with the towel. The Sildior towels come in a variety of colors and sizes, sporting a graphical representation of the mulberry silk balls that are unwound and woven into the fabric. Anti-aging fabric… what will they think of next?!
Sildior – World’s Only 100% Mulberry Silk and Anti-aging Towel
Sildior silk towels aren’t just highly absorbent, but the protein “sericin” present in the silk prevents the skin from falling victim to the harmful bacteria that causes unnatural aging and wrinkles in your skin.
100% mulberry silk offers a smooth touch for your skin and does not lose integrity over time. With natural ingredients at their core, the silk towels tend to keep your skin fresh and youthful for a longer period of time.
Why Mulberry Silk
Mulberry silk is 100% natural, odorless, hypoallergenic, highly absorbent, smooth, and doesn’t or damage your soft skin as you dry yourself after a long relaxing hot bath. Every one of their hand, body, and face towels gives you a silky touch and anti-aging treatment of sericin, a natural protein found in mulberry silk.
Sericin, has been proven to prevent wrinkles, spots and age lines. Let the proteins in silk rejuvenate your body with beauty, energy and anti-aging elements so that you stay young and feel youthful for decades to come.
One of the best features of silk towels is that they don’t become corrosive or rough with usage. Silk threads will always stay silky smooth to offer a gentle caressing touch for the skin.
Below: 3 Sizes For Everyday Use
Sildior Towels’ Story
“We are proud to call ourselves the pioneers in the industry of silk towels. Our experts traveled across the globe in search of the top towel manufacturers. From the birthplace of towels, Turkey, to India and Pakistan (home to the largest towel manufacturers in the world), no manufacturer possessed the ability to create a silk towel from 100% silk yarn,” Mark Reissi tells YD.
“Our trip across the globe took us to Portugal, where we found an old and family owned production facility, which specializes in high end towel production. Our team shared our vision with them, and we soon became partners in creating an anti-aging gift for the world. It had never been done before, and we took it upon ourselves to introduce, engineer, and invent the world’s first 100% silk towel.”
It’s no secret that washing your derriere with water is more efficient, hygienic and sustainable as compared to toilet paper. After all, you don’t wipe your dishes clean with a tissue after eating in them, so why use tissues on your behind? I’ll admit, it’s a culture-shock changing how you clean your behind, but given that the US alone uses more than 6 billion rolls of toilet paper annually, it’s an ecological crisis we can’t ignore. Besides, ironically enough, toilet paper takes tons of water to produce.
Perhaps the only true advantage toilet paper has over a hand-shower or a jet-spray is universality. Toilet paper can be found practically anywhere, is available all around the world, and can be even easily used outdoors. The hand-shower doesn’t share that feature, but Sonny hopes to switch things up. Designed to be the world’s first portable bidet, Sonny is practically the size and shape of a baton, and can be stored anywhere or carried around with you. Using a battery-powered motor and an internal water tank that you can top off before you head to the loo, Sonny generates a micro-shower to help you clean up after your business, effectively, hygienically, and sustainably. With an easy-to-use interface, Sonny comes with normal and high-spray settings that shoots water for anywhere between 25-40 seconds (depending on the spray intensity), enough to clean your behind. Besides, much like a bidet, Sonny can even be used on your nether regions too, to keep things hygienic and fresh.
Designed to last three weeks on a single charge, Sonny’s design is made to give water-washing a competitive advantage over toilet paper. Slimmer than a toilet roll, and easier to stash in your luggage or carry outdoors, the portable Sonny weights merely half a pound and comes with a 100ml water cartridge and a shower-head that’s removable and washable. Posing a much more eco-friendly alternative to toilet paper (which fells 15 million trees annually, and takes over a billion gallons of water to produce) and wet wipes (which in theory get the job done, but aren’t entirely biodegradable), a portable bidet is just a far better way to clean up. Believe me, I speak with nearly three decades of glorious bum-washing experience.
Designers: Bret Recor & Kenneth Young of Box Clever
Beautiful design meets premium construction in a portable bidet that you can take everywhere! Developed for the healthy, hygiene-conscious and environmentally aware lifestyle, Sonny helps reduce your environmental burden while increasing your personal cleanliness. Elevate your bathroom routine for an effective, intimate, refreshing cleanse.
The World’s First Portable Bidet
Sleek, intuitive to use, environmentally friendly and more hygienic than toilet paper – they are reinventing the bathroom experience. Sonny is a product for everyone, with a thoughtful, minimalistic design engineered with premium components. The result is a revitalizing hygienic experience that you can take with you.
– No Installation – 3 Weeks of Use per Charge – Save 1,739 Gallons of Water per year from being used to make toilet paper – Antibacterial, Interchangeable Nozzle Head – Normal and High Spray Settings
Partnering with award-winning studio Box Clever to create a truly beautiful portable bidet -for the healthy, hygiene-conscious and environmentally aware lifestyle, Sonny helps reduce your environmental burden while increasing your personal cleanliness. Elevate your cleanup routine for an effective, thorough cleanse.
Save 1,739 Gallons of Water per Year from being Used to Make Toilet Paper
Below: The Sonny Story
To bring Sonny to life, the team partnered with Box Clever, the award-winning industrial design team behind such culturally relevant and impactful brands as AWAY + NEBIA.
Understanding the Need for Sonny – Entrenched Bathroom Habits + Limited Options
It has existed for over 100 years with little innovation. It’s mass-produced, hygienically ineffective, environmentally unsustainable (requires 500 billion gallons of water) and contributes to deforestation (15 million trees annually)
Pose a significant strain on the environment and are responsible for clogging sewage plants in cities all over the world.
Toilet with an Integrated Bidet
Clean + Hygienic, but is burdened by being perceived as impractical (requires specific plumbing and an electrical outlet) or unaffordable and requires expert installation.
And that’s when it hit the makers. If we made washing up as simple and easy as bringing your own sprayer, we could prevent thousands of trees from becoming useless, crappy toilet paper.
Save The Planet One Square At A Time
Every time you wipe, you are contributing to the 36+ million rolls of toilet paper used every year. That’s 15 million trees! It also takes 473 billion gallons of water to produce that paper. Help the environment and feel better while you’re doing it.
Below: How Sonny Works
Choose Your Spray – Precision, Shower or Gentle
Rechargeable and Travel Ready
You could clean not only your posterior but just about anything. Your baby, your dog, your surfboard, your camping laundry, or even those hard-to-reach spots in the shower.
With a premium product feature set. Beautiful, functional and intuitive to use. It can live discreetly in any living space.
Beautiful, Minimal and Discreet.
A Look At Sonny Cleansing Spray + Post Bathroom Drops
To ensure your device is sanitary, when necessary, sparingly apply our cleansing spray to your Sonny micro shower and wipe down with a soft, lint-free cloth.
Fragrance profile: Lime, Vetiver + Lemongrass
Post Bathroom drops or Post Restroom Blend
To dissipate unpleasant odors after using the bathroom, dispense one pipette of our sophisticated botanical blend into the toilet bowl after flushing.
The team has tested and proven Sonny in our own home, so you can take it with you to yours. They have been developing, iterating and testing Sonny for almost 2 years now. As they say, hardware is hard, and our learning curve throughout this process has been a steep but valuable one. “We’ve had the honor to work with so many talented, imaginative people and have gone through countless designs, late-night conversations, configurations and prototypes to get here. The resulting product is one we feel is worthy of your support.”
Bathrooms are the little alcoves where we can let our individuality flourish! Given their size and erratic shapes, collecting and organizing the same space is sure like trying to solve with a jig-saw puzzle. Be it minimal, oversized or your personal green zone, this curated selection of bathroom designs is here to inspire you to innovate, reimagine and redecorate that space. Check out our Part 1 of bathroom designs to inspire you better!
Roughly 80% of the shampoo, shower gel, handwash, liquid detergent, dishwashing liquid you buy is just plain water. Imagine paying money to have 80% water and 20% chemicals shipped to you from various parts of the country. Sounds counterproductive, right? Cleanyst tries to hack that system. Practically a Nespresso-esque device for all your household liquids, Cleanyst lets you produce your own shampoos, detergents, handwashes, and conditioners at home. The necessary chemicals (usually combination of alkalis, foaming agents, disinfectants, and oils or glycerin) get shipped to you in a slim bag that you load into the Cleanyst, and the machine’s interface lets you choose what you want to concoct. Cleanyst comes with a reusable bottle that eliminates your need to buy new shampoo bottles or detergent jugs everytime, and the appliance mixes together your liquid right into the bottle, making it ready for you to use.
Cleanyst is a part of a recent movement to eliminate single-use plastics. Millions of cosmetic and self-care bottles are thrown into landfills after their contents are emptied out, and Cleanyst believes the solution is to bring the power of production into homes. It also aims at cutting the carbon footprint of shipping billions of bottles that contain more than two-thirds water.
Cleanyst’s modus operandi is simple. The device costs $99, and Cleanyst ships a variety of pre-mix sachets to the users. The user loads the sachet into the appliance, plugging Cleanyst’s bottle at the base, and loading the machine with your own tap water. Cleanyst’s simple UI guides users through the production process and voila, in a matter of minutes, the bottle is filled with the liquid cleaner of your choice. Cleanyst even lets you add essential oils to the mixture to create special blends, so you can easily make yourself a lemon-scented dish cleaner, or a lavender handwash. Cleanyst’s solvents are natural and plant-based, making them milder and easier on your skin, but just as effective on dirt and grime.
Referred to as the Sodastream of cleaning liquids, Cleanyst currently lets you produce personal-care items like shampoos, conditioners, hand soaps and body washes, and home-care solutions like dish soaps, detergents, fabric softeners, glass cleaners, and tub/tile cleaners. The device analyzes the solvent and heats the tap water to the right temperature, and the solution is prepared right in the bottle, as a propeller spins to mix the liquids together to form the end-product. The bottle, although made of plastic, can be reused multiple times, and Cleanyst even has a system in place for recycling those sachets it sells to you. At the end of the day, Cleanyst has you reassured that you’re not adding more plastic to the environment’s waste, and also gives you the added benefit of saving a good deal of money by brewing your own cleaning liquids at home!
If there was a guessing game for ‘what’s in your travel bag’, then I know mine would be an easy win for most. I carry my shampoo, face wash, toothbrush, moisturizer… you get the drift. You name it, and it’s packed into travel-sized minion bottles, and are ready to go for their ride. However, most people are not like me – and one of the most common things that people tend to forget to pack is the toothpaste. I concur this is mainly because we typically buy the big tube and travel-sizes don’t retain much. Hence, packing a big tube can be unnecessary.
I like what designer Fernando Maldonado has done though – he’s designed a travel toothbrush that has a squeezable compartment. You see the blue pill shape one? That’s the space you fill up with toothpaste and carry the kit as a whole. When you need to use it – simply squeeze out the required amount, and brush. Clever!
The sustainable toothbrush started off as a rendering exercise, and turned into a pretty remarkable product. Designed by Paris-based Alexandre Touguet, the toothbrush features a three part system that drastically reduces the amount of waste generated by disposing toothbrushes. While the idea of having a toothbrush with a removable head isn’t new, Touguet’s design pushes it to its absolute limit, with the disposable part being a small, capsule-shaped unit that just holds the bristles. With a relatively uncomplicated assembly that allows you to screw and unscrew the handle to pull the toothbrush apart, Touguet’s designed a system that allows you to retain and reuse a majority of the brush, only disposing of the bristles every few months, and helping drastically cut down on plastic waste.
The products that we interact with daily are deserving of a little more attention to their design; the more we see a product, the more critical we become of the design. A perfect example of this is a razor; whilst fundamentally its purpose is very straight-forward, the simplicity of this can lead to unique visuals to be created!
The Silk Razor carries an invitingly elegant form that has been inspired by the graceful flow of silk. The free-flowing form that creates the asymmetrical razor allows light to beautifully dance over its contours; this natural and constantly changing form of detail leads to a visual spectacle that inspires you to observe its aesthetic.