These Acoustic Cabins Are Designed To Be ‘Islands of Privacy’ In Modern Offices

Honestly, in time I’ve really come to love office pods or work booths. Office pods have gotten supremely popular ever since COVID-19 hit, not only do they create little isolated spaces to work in, but they also provide a whole other level of privacy, that would have been otherwise unimaginable and completely unattainable in a commercial office. There are quite a few versatile options on the market when it comes to office pods, and a pretty neat one I recently came across is the Qyos acoustic cabin by Actiu.

Designer: Actiu

Spanish office furniture brand Acitu recently designed its first acoustic meeting pod called Qyos. Qyos was launched to create “islands of privacy”. Qyos is a range of modular and sound-insulated cabins that were created by Actiu’s research and development team. The cabins are ideal for calls or tasks that need your complete focus and attention. The acoustic pods are an excellent option to escape when you need to get some work done on priority without the entire office bothering you.

“The booth can be a counterpoint solution to the overuse of meeting rooms and a strategic tool to organize space and encourage the optimal movement of people,” said Actiu. “Like the Greek island of Chios, Actiu’s booth is presented as a place of calm and refuge for a few minutes of the intensive and collaborative day-to-day.”

The Qyos cabins have been designed to be easily and effortlessly assembled. The cladding can be swiftly clipped on or off without the need for tools. The door of the acoustic pod can be oriented to either side, which allows it to adapt to any space it is placed into. The size of the cabin is compact, optimizing it for efficient and easy transportation. The Qyos cabin is built using recycled PET plastic, acoustic glass, steel, and extruded aluminum.

The cabins are available in varied finishes such as epoxy, textile, and melamine finishes in myriad combinations. Qyos also utilizes low-consumption LED lighting, and an air renewal system to offer maximum comfort to the user. Optional accessories such as high or low tables, screen hangings, stools, and soft seating are available as well.

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Meet The A-frame Club: A Series Of Prefabricated A-Frame Cabins In A Snowflake Pattern

In Winter Park, Colorado are 31 A-frame cabins in a hexagonal arrangement called the A-frame Club. Designed by Skylab Architecture and completed this year, the prefabricated cabins are a rejuvenated and upgraded version of traditional ski chalets. With a contemporary twist, the compact and adorable cabins form a snowflake pattern across the three-acre lot. Occupying 23,450 feet, the project “takes design cues from 1970s American ski culture and the iconic A-frame cabins of that era,” said the studio.

Designer: Skylab Architecture

The entire project is a combination of raised cabins and a network of boardwalks that allow guests to interact with the mountain site, without harming the trees and natural watershed. It provides guests with an opportunity to completely immerse themselves in the natural landscape and beauty of the woods by the Fraser River. The cabins occupy 475 square feet and were prefabricated in Los Angeles by Plant Prefab, and assembled on-site.

The picturesque cabins feature steep black metal roofs that support warm vertical cedar boards. They are highlighted by tall triangular windows under the eaves that allow natural light to stream into the interiors while providing stunning views of the mountains. Inside, the cabins hold a living room, kitchenette, and bathroom, as well as a lofted bedroom space.

“The cabins are designed for adaptability. The lofted bed is accessible by a ship’s ladder, and the living room couches can be folded out. Guests are in control of their space, from individual keypads for self-check-in to simple, automated controls for heating, cooling, and lighting,” said the studio.

The interiors are quite warm and welcoming. They are lined with warm-toned cedar panels and custom millwork. Custom Malm fireplaces and vintage furnishings adorn the insides of the cabin – inspiration is drawn from classic ski advertisements. “Tactile custom finishes – including breeze blocks, bespoke woodwork, stained glass, leather upholstery, and even Noguchi-style lighting – emphasize craftsmanship while natural elements like cedar infuse a sense of warmth,” said the studio.

The cabins were also designed to be eco-friendly, as they are incorporated with energy-efficient heating, lighting, and low-flow fixtures. Since they are prefabricated, this also reduces material waste and allows them to be placed around mature trees without disturbing them.

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Tiny Japanese All-Aluminum Camper Trailer + More Automotives For Your Off-Grid Camping Escapades

After a tiring week at work, with the weekend joyfully looming ahead of me, I often find myself fantasizing about a short sweet getaway! Just a few days away from my hectic life, and this hectic world, in a bubble of my own, where all my worries are nowhere to be seen. And I do think Camping is a plausible plan! There’s nothing more comforting or exciting than lounging about in a cozy camper while you explore the countryside. You never feel out of place, because these little campers manage to feel like a home on wheels. Fill it up with your dear belongings, and it’s your home away from home. Not to mention the camper designs today are super innovative and inventive! From a VW ID Buzz electric camper to a Toyota Hilux camper that is the most rugged two-bed, pop-up roof overland rig you’ll ever ride – these resourceful campers manage to cater to almost all of our needs, solving various problems, and turning our camping experience into a fulfilling and comfortable one.

1. X-Cabin 300

Designed by Japanese startup X Cabin, the X-Cabin 300 is a lightweight, all-aluminum camping trailer intended to transform and redefine your outdoor escapades with an innovative sleek design and high-efficiency features.

Why is it noteworthy?

At first glance, the X-Cabin 300 catches the eye with its glistening riveted aluminum exterior and classic rounded corners, reminiscent of the Airstream trailers. The X-Cabin 300 takes a different route with a plain, boxier design featuring a high-efficiency floor plan that optimizes every inch of space.

What we like

  • Showcases a solid foundation with its steel chassis crafted by the renowned German manufacturer AL-KO

What we dislike

  • Hefty price tag

2. The Citroën Type Holidays

The Citroën Type Holidays is an ode to the iconic Type H which pushed the boundaries of alternative travel. The masterpiece is based on the versatile Citroën SpaceTourer, and it provides the utmost comfort and clever features that would be appreciated by all travelers.

Why is it noteworthy?

It sports a retro exterior and interior that are sure to turn heads. The Type Holidays teaser showcases a blend of heritage and modernity with its unique grey color, a nod to the Type H.

What we like

  • The two-row bench converts into a bed at night, and can also be removed to create storage space. The camper has smart space-saving features

What we dislike

  • The amenities are pretty basic, and some people may want more

3. The Earth Camper

The Earth Camper is designed by ARB to accompany adventurers with their nomadic lives, and adventurous off-road expeditions. The camper features long-travel independent suspension, and all-terrain tires, allowing it to deal with all terrains.

Why is it noteworthy?

The gray gel-coated fiberglass-reinforced plastic shell of the Earth Camper, inside a one-piece exoskeleton shell, ensures durability and longevity, while 25 mm thick walls offer exceptional temperature and noise control.

What we like

  • Features 120W roof-mounted solar panels
  • Fully equipped to meet all your off-grid requirements

What we dislike

  • Hefty price tag
  • Limited availability, since it’s only available in Australia at the moment

4. The Habiton

The Habiton is a mini camper that is a lifestyle companion for singles and couples who want to adopt a life on the go. It features a sleek design and modular concept that provides the comfy feeling of being at home.

Why is it noteworthy?

At the heart of the Habiton allure is its commitment to the “Travel small, live large” philosophy of Bürstner. This micro camper features an inflatable roof tent, seamlessly integrated into the vehicle’s silhouette, adding a touch of whimsy and practicality.

What we like

  • It can effortlessly slide into multi-story car parks
  • Clever utilization of space

What we dislike

  • Being situated above the vehicle, it may be difficult for older people to enter/exit the camper.

5. Love Campers VW ID. Buzz Camper Van

The Love Campers VW ID. Buzz camper van was the result of a collaboration between Love Campers and Wild Drive. The drool-worthy automotive can be rented in the UK and is a fun and quirky-looking camper outfitted with a lime yellow and bright white dual-tone exterior, and matching interior. Stepping into it feels like you’re in a literal work of art!

Why is it noteworthy?

The interior of the VW ID. Buzz is designed to maximize space. The sofa slides out to transform into a snug double bed, and the kitchen area – bang opposite – includes a sink with a foldaway faucet and an induction hob.

What we like

  • Sustainable design perfect for couples or solo travelers
  • Outfitted with a 77KwH battery and rooftop solar panel to take care of the power needs of the electronics onboard

What we dislike

  • It only has a portable toilet, which is not a comfortable option for everyone

6. The GMC Hummer EV EarthCruiser Upfit

EarthCruiser and Hummer have teamed up to create the GMC Hummer EV EarthCruiser Upfit. It combines the raw power of an all-electric Hummer pickup with the comfort of an EarthCruiser truck camper!

Why is it noteworthy?

Stepping into this unique camper you get 80 inches of headroom space at the entry and 76 inches as you walk into the hallway. This space trims down to 35 inches in the bed section. However, you get a tri-layered pop-up roof, creating a feeling of spaciousness to maintain a comfortable atmosphere within.

What we like

  • Features a 650W solar system that keeps the adventure going by recharging the 460Ah lithium 12V battery on board
  • Equipped with a convenient flat-pack toilet

What we dislike

  • There don’t seem to be any options for customization
  • It isn’t available until 2024 so we don’t have first-hand experience with it

7. BCR Off-Road Camper

Called the BCR off-road camper, this build by Truckhouse features the Prospector XL RA 3500 chassis from the AEV. It is a commendable collaboration between the Truckhouse and AEV and is intended to be a full-featured carbon fiber hardshell camper.

Why is it noteworthy?

The new BCR exterior is designed to leverage the ruggedness of the Prospector XL and boasts 40-inch tires, a snorkel, a 20,000-pound winch in front, and a 3-inch lift that not only enhances the camper’s off-road capabilities but also contributes to its overall four-season appeal.

What we like

  • Equipped with large skylight and windows to provide access to the lovely views on the way
  • Features solar panels to support an off-grid lifestyle

What we dislike

  • The first deliveries are expected in Spring 2024, so we don’t have first-hand experience with it.

8. Tune M1

This lightweight and adventure-ready camper is called the Tune M1, and it features utmost comfort and versatility. It is intended to take you anywhere in the day while offering you complete rest within the truck’s pop-top canopy extension by night.

Why is it noteworthy?

The lightweight truck camper, starting at just 360 lbs, allows the cabin to be used for sleeping, cooking, remote working, or even for toy hauling when you’re venturing out for a ski, fishing, or snowboarding adventure.

What we like

  • Features a sleeping loft, while the pop-up roof (up to 6ft 10-in of interior headroom) allows you to stand in the living area effortlessly

What we dislike

  • The expanded cloth structure may not be protective enough in case of bad weather

9. The Romotow

The Romotow is truly a one-of-a-kind trailer with a fixed chassis that supports a rotated closing living unit. It can swivel around the full 90 degrees to provide extra outdoor living space!

Why is it noteworthy?

In transit, the 30.5ft Romotow remains closed and when it’s stationed for overnight camping, the main living unit with panoramic glass windows on both sides can swivel open: this form factor creates two sections, a large deck, and a sleeping/living cabin.

What we like

  • Features a 395W solar panel on the roof supporting an off-grid lifestyle

What we dislike

  • The trailer needs to rotate a complete 90 degrees, and that free space may not always be available

10. The BR75

This SUV adventure camper is called the BR75, and it is a Toyota Hilux that has been converted into a comfortable and innovative camper for four people. Since the Toyota Hilus is a robust and mobile vehicle, it makes for a rugged and tough camper.

Why is it noteworthy?

A camper module is attached to the back of the Hilux, creating an all-terrain overland rig that keeps you cozy and comfortable no matter where you travel! The Japanese SUV Adventure Camper BR75 doesn’t compromise on the mechanics or the form factor of the five-seat pickup.

What we like

  • Equipped with seats and a folding table, which can transform into a double bed on demand
  • Comes with an optional pop-up roof

What we dislike

  • There is no reference to a toilet onboard, you’d probably have to carry a portable seat along

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Meet The World’s Smartest Tiny Home That Expands To 3 Times Its Size

Tiny homes gained popularity a couple of years ago, and since then they’ve cemented their place in the world of architecture. What started off as a cute little trend is now turning into a serious option for home spaces. They are a space-saving and eco-friendly living solution that reduces the load on Mother Earth. They’re simple and minimal alternatives to the imposing and materialistic homes that seem to have taken over. And if you love exploring tiny homes, as much as I do, then you’ve reached the right spot. Podform’s newly launched Pod Studio might just be the tiny home you’ve been looking for!

Designer: Podform

California-based Podform just created the world’s smartest tiny home called Pod Studio. The unique tiny home can expand up to 3 times its original size! The Pod Studio’s original size is 161 square feet, however, it can transform to 454 square feet within 15 minutes! The tiny home is portable and easily transportable and requires no foundation owing to its built-in hydraulic legs. This enables effortless and efficient loading and unloading. It features solar panels and smart technology, which can be controlled via an app, and battery storage systems, and a built-in water and septic tank as well.

The Pod Studio is extremely durable! It is built using steel and aluminum and features a solar awning energy system, which provides protection against 100 mph winds and fire for up to 90 minutes. Security was also given priority for the Pod Studio since tiny homes can be moved around quite easily. The home is equipped with four built-in lens cameras and doors that are locked with Touch-ID technology. AI was utilized to analyze water, electricity, and weather data, providing residents with inputs such as “open the shades” and “turn on the heater”. A projection glass is also incorporated in the house which transforms the cozy home into a scenic haven.

If you want to experience the Pod Studio,  you can book a stay in the Pod Studio prototype situated near the Joshua Tree National Park in California. Guests can book their spot with a $50 deposit, for one night at a rate of $250, instead of the original price of $350.

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Top 10 Medical Innovations That Are Revolutionizing Modern Healthcare in 2023

We cannot take our health and well-being for granted, and a mindset of preparedness and precaution is extremely integral to handling medical emergencies. The medical industry has been making leaps and jumps in its innovations, to provide us with top-notch medical care. Designers have been coming up with new and improved, life-saving medical designs that not only boost medical care but also relieve some of the pressure from our tireless medical force. From an award-winning inflatable stretcher design to the world’s most comfortable sleep-tracking wearable – these medical innovations are a boon to modern healthcare and a reminder that we cannot take our health for granted any longer!

1. The Inflatable Stretcher

The Inflatable Stretcher was designed by Yu-Hsin Wu, a student at Taiwan’s Shih Chien University. The stretcher is designed to be a new and updated version of the ordinary stretcher. It can transport patients in a safe and secure manner from the site of the accident to the hospital. It cushions a patient the way you would wrap someone in bubble wrap!

2. Wethm

Wethm produces gentle vibrations of a train ride to slow the heart down, which is known as cardiovascular synchronization. It is a simple yet effective accessory that uses gentle sounds to lull our body and mind to sleep, providing us with a more peaceful state of rest. Wethm makes use of tender buzzing to gradually wake you up, making you feel refreshed and recharged, ready to face the day head-on.

3. The Resilience Wheelchair

The Resilience Wheelchair is anything but your ordinary wheelchair! It converts your typical rugged motorized wheelchair into an elegant chaise lounge which is available in color choices of resilient gray and classy chrome, providing the design with an elegant touch. The chair is built using plastic and leather, which ensure soft comfort and pleasant tactile experiences.

4. Orka 2

This innovative hearing aid is called the Orka Two, and it feels and looks like a pair of wireless earbuds. It features an ergonomic and aesthetic design that is an excellent option for those who don’t like wearing devices like this. The Orka Two is quite lightweight and has a “gentle curve” which provides the utmost comfort to the wearer.

5. Sito

Dubbed Sito, this compact and pocketable device is designed to be a lifesaver in dangerous situations, making deaf individuals aware of all the latest happenings in their surroundings. The gadget beams vital visual clues on the LDC display, converting ambient noise into a frequency display.

6. The Ultrahuman Ring Air

The Ultrahuman Ring AIR is the world’s most comfortable sleep-tracking wearable! It gives the required importance to your sleep index, which provides insight into not just your sleep length but also your sleep efficiency, consistency, restfulness, and other markers. The ring also offers a Recovery Score which utilizes body signal heart rate variability and skin temperature to record your stress levels.

7. BHeart

Say hello to BHeart – the world’s first health tracker with an ‘endless’ battery?! What makes BHeart’s battery endless is the fact that it uses YOUR body movements to charge itself, in turn reducing your electric bill and carbon emissions by manifolds. BHeart utilizes its patent-pending energy-harvesting technology to recharge itself with the help of motion, environmental light, and body heat.

8. CHD-4

Congenital heart disease is an extremely common birth defect, which most of us aren’t aware of. To bring awareness to this disease, Love Hultén collaborated with Teenage Engineering to create CHD-4 – a drum machine that is a functional and modular synthesizer of sorts that produces rhythms made using ECGs of four children suffering from various forms of heart diseases.


Designed the OPPO, the OHEALTH H1 is a clean and smooth-looking device that looks harmless, unlike the scary medical devices we usually come across. It is designed to resemble a pebble, one of OPPO’s favorite natural objects, or a bar of soap. Despite its minimalist and unassuming looks, the OHealth H1 is packed with health features equivalent to six diagnostic tools.

10. Airy

Dubbed Airy, this lightweight, fashionable, and sustainable brace is meant to correct the lateral curvature of the spine. It is primarily created for adolescent girls who are affected by scoliosis. Airy is intended to be a revamped and improved version of the current back braces available in the market.

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The Ultimate Task Chair For Your Home Office Is Designed Using The Insight Of Wheelchair Users

We often underestimate the importance of finding the right office chair. When in reality we really shouldn’t. We spend the majority of our day sitting on chairs, whether we’re working in our home office or a corporate one. Hence, this piece of furniture needs to be not only comfortable but ergonomic, and aesthetic as well. These innovative chair designs are not only a boon to your back, and help you maintain a healthy posture, but are also super comfy to sink into, and will perfectly match the interiors of your modern office. And, one such excellent design is the Anthros Task Chair,

Designer: Anthros

Besides being ergonomic and comfortable, the perfect office chair should also provide maximum flexibility. Since people differ in sizes and preferences, it’s important for the chair to be able to cater to the needs of different people. A variety of modifications must be made available. Anthros has spent quite a lot of time working with wheelchair users, so they know how important the right seating is. They utilized this experience to create a new and improved modern task chair.

Anthros designed this task chair with a completely new approach. They utilized scientific evidence and research to create a task chair that not only supports your productivity, but minimizes pain points, and improves your posture. The Anthros task chair has been registered with the FDA as an official orthotic device to align your body correctly while sitting. The task chair features quite a few impressive features such as an adjustable two-back system to support different body shapes and sizes, as well as a lower support for the base of your spine. It has been equipped with 4D armrests to adjust the height, pivot angle, depth, and weight to create a completely modifiable experience.

The chair is made in the USA and has a 12-year limited warranty. It can be assembled within 5 minutes! Also, Anthros is helping the people who helped them design the chair – the disabled community. 100% of the proceeds raised by the Anthros Foundation will be given to disabled communities from all over the world.

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Nescafé Opens Its First 3D Printed Store Built Using Biodegradable Materials In Brazil

Nowadays almost everything is being 3D printed, so why should architecture be an exception? Many architectural firms have adopted 3D printing as their preferred technique for building structures. And 3D-printed architecture has truly gained a lot of popularity and momentum. It has paved a path for itself in modern architecture. And I mean, no wonder, it has a ton of benefits! It’s a simple, efficient, and innovative technique that lowers the risks of errors, and also manages to save time. 3D printing eradicates a lot of tedious steps during the construction process and simplifies it. And Nescafé has also jumped onto the 3D printing bandwagon with its first 3D-printed pop-up store!

Designer: Estudio Guto Requena

Brazilian architecture studio Estudio Guto Requena designed an innovative 3D-printed pop-up store for Nescafé. Called the Dolce Gusto Neo store, and located in São Paulo, the store was built using algorithmic 3D printing. The sustainable store was built using a combination of biodegradable materials and recycled plastic, which are an excellent alternative to traditional construction materials such as steel and concrete, both of which lead to carbon emissions and resource depletion. The concept and structure of the store were inspired by the five petals of the coffee flower. The store is groundbreaking, since it is a commendable effort towards regenerative architecture, and offers a conscious and innovative method to create prefabricated retail stores.

“The design for the Dolce Gusto Neo Flagship unites innovation, sustainability, and architecture,” said Estudio Guto Requena. “The building architecture invites us to reflect on potential futures that we could design, especially given the climate emergency we are facing.”

The Dolce Gusto Neo is built using a mix of glued laminated timber (GLT), from reforested pine trees, which serves as an eco-friendly source. It has a dome-shaped design supported by fixed axes, which accommodate five glassed archways that provide lovely views of the surrounding green space. A timber decking covers the store as well. The innovative and unique pop-up store is the first of its kind in Latin America and is truly paving the way for 3D-printed structures built using biodegradable materials.

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The Tesla Of Coffee Machines + More Kitchen Accessories To Give Your Cooking Process A Top Chef-Worthy Upgrade

If you’re a passionate lover of cooking, or you’ve recently kickstarted your cooking journey, and want to accelerate it even further then you’ve reached the right place. Having an efficient and streamlined cooking process is the key to preparing dishes that simply taste excellent! And the number one aid you need in having an effortless process is an arsenal of great kitchen appliances.  With the right kitchen tools and appliances, cooking can be an increasingly fun and simplified process. The right products can reduce your prep time in half, make the little cooking tasks much easier, and help you with tedious and complicated techniques. From a water purifier that takes purity to the next level to an aesthetic coffee machine that lets you experience the brewing process – these innovative and exceptional appliances are all you need in your kitchen.

1. xBloom

Rightfully dubbed the “Tesla of Coffee Machines” by our Editor-in-Chief, the futuristic xBloom is the first coffee machine with an innovative Autopilot feature that completely assists you in the art of making coffee. The coffee machine looks super sleek and pristine, almost straight out of a sci-fi future!

Why is it noteworthy?

Designed by ex-Apple employees, the xBloom identifies, grinds, dispenses, brews, and pours your coffee for you! It uses some of the finest beans sourced from the top roasters worldwide, providing you with the finest cup of coffee ever.

What we like

  • It quite literally feels as if a professional barista made you a cup of coffee
  • Equipped with the power of NFC technology

What we dislike

  • The xBloom does not accommodate instant coffee

2. The ROPOT-Lite

The ROPOT-Lite is designed to be a countertop purifier and is the same size as your coffee machine. But it features a comprehensive water filter with 5-stage purification underneath the surface. The purifier comes with a borosilicate carafe that collects all the water for you at the end of the filtration system.

Why is it noteworthy?

A perfect appliance for a household with 1-2 people, the ROPOT-Lite filters out 1.2 liters at a time, always ensuring you have a filled carafe of water at hand. Unlike most filters, it requires no conventional ‘installation’, and works right out of the box once you plug its power cable into the socket.

What we like

  • The 5-step filtration eliminates particles as small as 0.0001 μm

What we dislike

  • Hefty price tag

3. The Good Grips Salad Dressing Shaker

Designed by the OXO, the shaker and pourer is the ultimate modern solution to creating some delicious dressing without creating a complete mess in your kitchen.

What we like

The shaker has a wide top that can be swiftly unscrewed to add a variety of ingredients like oil, mayonnaise, vinegar, garlic, onions, mustard, etc. The cup has measurements in both milliliters and ounces to support easy measuring.

What we like

  • Features a leakproof design
  • You can also mix, serve, and prepare marinades and sauces

What we dislike

  • Seems a bit fragile and easily breakable

4. NiNJA’s Kitchen Knives

The NiNJA’s kitchen knives are fashionable and attention-grabbing, owing to their sleek black blades. The color gives them a refined and sophisticated look, providing the knives with a modern and effective upgrade.

Why is it noteworthy?

There is almost no other embellishment on the blade other than the discreet “i” logo, removing any potential distraction. Like a ninja hiding in the shadows or a secret agent in a black suit, these knives stealthily move in for the kill, cutting ingredients with precision and grace.

What we like

  • Built from molybdenum vanadium steel, known for its highly durable sharpness
  • Coated with titanium for increased wear resistance

What we dislike

  • Given only one aesthetic option, we don’t have a range of colours/options to match our kitchen.


Dubbed DOTS, this portable coffee machine works perfectly for automated vehicles and other on-the-go scenarios. It features a removable button so it can easily adapt to whatever or wherever you’re using it for!

Why is it noteworthy?

It also uses coffee capsules instead of the usual brewing method to make it easier to use. The capsules are placed on the top and replaced by removing that part. Water is stored in the cylindrical space at the bottom.

What we like

  • A control or lever lets you adjust the intensity of the extraction method from the capsule

What we dislike

  • It has a lid to place a straw on it, but sipping hot coffee with a straw seems weird and uncomfortable

6. The Dancing Grid

This innovative and modular wall shelf isn’t just an ordinary wall shelf designed to show off your kitchenware. Named the Dancing Grid, the design has an inviting appeal that tastefully utilizes tiles to give ti a classy and attractive appearance.

Why is it noteworthy?

The different tiles have different functions, ranging from shelving to peg boards to blank spaces that provide some “breathing room” for the arrangement.

What we like

  • Offers excellent storage functionality while also adding a personal touch to your kitchen

What we dislike

  • It is a space-consuming design that will occupy a substantial amount of space in your kitchen, not well-suited for smaller homes

7. Precision Chef Kitchen Scissors

These innovative kitchen shears are designed to help you cut through meat and food in an easy and breezy manner. They make cutting meat and all kinds of food extremely effortless and efficient!

Why is it noteworthy?

The beautiful black scissor evokes both power and style and will occupy an intimidating and undeniable presence in your kitchen or dining table. The elegant black kitchen scissors will cut your steak, vegetables, and pizza with finesse and functionality.

What we like

  • Features a specially-designed curved serrated blade that makes cutting meat easy and safe

What we dislike

  • No options in color variants

8. JIU

JIU is a super cool and innovative kitchen appliance as it is essentially a plate that you can cook your food on or a flying plate with a removable handle! It is an ingenious and revolutionary way to merge cooking and eating.

Why is it noteworthy?

A thick iron plate makes up the body of the plate or frying pan. Thanks to this material, you can cook food slowly under low heat, never letting natural juices go to waste and keeping the crispiness of the ingredients inside. And since you don’t have to transfer the food from pan to plate, you can enjoy your meal while it’s warm.

What we like

  • You can easily and efficiently attach and detach the wooden handle as needed

What we dislike

  • The plate is built from iron, making it difficult and tough to carry around

9. LetPot LPH-Max

Called the LetPot LPH-Max, this tabletop planter is designed to make home gardening super easy and fun, especially for those who don’t have a green thumb. It takes control of the plant’s entire cultivation system from seed to sprout to harvest, without any soil.

Why is it noteworthy?

The LetPot LPH-Max is a smart hydroponic plant cultivator that works entirely autonomously. It provides the plant with the water and nutrition it needs and even comes with an automatic sun-mimicking LED panel that gives the plants the light they need to photosynthesize.

What we like

  • It completely takes over the plant cultivation process, leaving you stress-free and relaxed
  • Can handle growing up to 21 plant pods simultaneously across a variety of flower, herb, and leafy green species

What we dislike

  • The design is restricted to 21 pots, not allowing for growth for interested users

10. Plate Grater

The Plate Grater is shaped like a tiny round plate instead of the traditional rectangular sheet of metal. The compact little grater is designed to be placed on a table, rather than being held up in the air like other graters. You can have it on the table at all times since it has a unique pattern and distinctive look even when it is unused.

Why is it noteworthy?

Unlike a regular grater with rows of blades, you make circular movements to grate ingredients. Rather than falling through holes, the grated pieces accumulate at the sides in full, fluffy lumps. The repetitive action, rather than being tiring and burdensome, becomes almost a mindful practice that puts you in the moment.

What we like

  • Features a silicon rubber base that prevents it from slipping on the table when you make circling motions

What we dislike

  • Intended primarily for wasabi and daikon radish, making it a limited design
  • Some people may find the form and structure of a traditional grater more appealing and usable

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The Snowhouse Sofa Is What A Wooden Sofa Would Look Like If It Experienced Some Snowfall

A beautiful piece of furniture can complete a room. It can be the final piece that makes a space come full circle, building a comfortable and cohesive haven, rather than a random area. Furniture pieces make or break a home, they add to the essence or soul of a home, hence one needs to be extremely picky while choosing a furniture design. The design should be a reflection of you, and what you want your home to be. When you place a piece of furniture in a room, it should instantly integrate with the space, creating a wholesome and organic environment. And, there’s something about a simple, minimalist, and well-done furniture design that completely wins my heart – for example, the Snowboard Sofa by SUNRIU Design.

Designer: SUNRIU Design

SUNRIU Design’s furniture pieces tend to be minimalist, simple, and yet smartly functional. They always manage to incorporate clever storage spaces with maximum comfort and aesthetically pleasing visuals. And the Snowboard Sofa is certainly no exception. We’re heading into fall, and before we know it winter will strike us out of nowhere! Winter brings with it low temperatures, ice-cold snow, and cups of warm cocoa. When the snow daintily falls and accumulates on the ground, trees, roofs of houses, or even on top of our cars it leaves a soft, subtle, and lovely impression. Of course, ignoring the ice-cold bit. The Snowhouse Sofa is what a wooden sofa would look like if it experienced some snowfall!

The wood is covered with cushy white cushions to give the idyllic impression of fallen snow. The edges are rounded, adding a depth of softness to the furniture piece. The ends of the sofa are hollow, with nifty little spaces to store books, magazines, and other miscellaneous items.

The bottom spaces are intended for storage with a limited depth. while the spaces on the top are for structural support, which also function as passages for your cats! These sections also feature an opening to facilitate cleaning and maintenance – in case your cat leaves a mess inside. The various elements of the seats can be configured to create diverse configurations according to your personal needs and requirements, and the requirements of your home.

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Minimalist & Modern Church In China Looks Like An Intricate Origami Layered Construction

Dubbed the Chamber Church, this stunning church by German-Chinese architecture practice Büro Ziyu Zhuang has us completely mesmerized! Located in Qingdao, China, the church features an imposing tower and expansive walls built using dozens of spaced-out aluminum ribs. The church is designed as a part of the Aduo town project in the Qingdao Zangma Mountain Tourism Resort. The use of aluminum ribs creates an alluring layered approach that gives the structure a weightless and lithe appeal.

Designer: Büro Ziyu Zhuang

The Chamber Church is situated at the end of a public plaza, allowing it to be well-connected with other amenities. According to the architects, the structure harmoniously merges a religious experience with a secular attitude. They say that the church “aims to create a spatial container that both respects the past and looks towards the future.” The church is reminiscent of the classical churches we are accustomed to. This is evident in the bell tower with its spire and rose window, repeating interior arches, and the classic basilica layout. However, by utilizing vertical ribs, these traditional elements were given a rather simple and modern form.

“To create a modern icon, we needed to create a pure shape that still evokes the archetype of a church,” said Büro Ziyu Zhuang. “Therefore, during the design process, we integrated different vernacular facade images of traditional churches. The derived base volume is then expressed through a series of slices.”

An interesting manmade lake surrounds the building, not only providing it with privacy but also allowing the shapes of the church to be beautifully reflected in the water. The stairs that lead from the plaza to the entrance are surrounded by terraced water, which further creates a surreal connection to nature. In fact, because of the church’s east-to-west orientation, it looks as if it is raised above the plaza.

The interior is quite open and expansive, with a swooping and arched sensation to it. Bands of light flood into the modern and minimalist interior. Sheets of glass-reinforced gypsum were utilized to create this cave-like feel. The gentle curves and fluid ambiance of the interiors playfully contrast against the geometric and sturdy exterior.

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