Candle warmer with halogen lamp makes your self-care routine more relaxing

There are days when all you want to do when you get home is light up a candle or turn on your diffuser, relax with a book or by listening to music, and just let all the day’s stresses melt away. Self-care has become such an important buzzword the past few years so we get a lot of products now that let ordinary folks have their own destressing rituals without spending so much. After all, we need to find the “silver lining” in whatever situation we’re in.

Designer: Adaption Design Studio for SUMSEI

This is probably one of the reasons why this new product from Korean brand SUMSEI is called the Silver Lining Warmer. They say that this is in reference to the beam of light that shines through the clouds, which is what the product wants to be for those who need a bit of relaxation at home. Basically it’s a candle warmer but with the added bonus of a halogen light to make your room even more comfortable and calming.

The main purpose of the warmer is to diffuse the scent of the paraffin candles as they’re melting from the halogen lamp. But the Silver Lining Warmer also has a halogen lamp that would flicker as you use it to give you a spa-like atmosphere as you enjoy the scents and scenes while probably having sounds in the background as well. The warmer uses heat-resistant resin so that it would still be safe even with the heat from the halogen lamp.

It uses a pretty minimalist design with just black and white color options available so it should go well with any aesthetic. As someone who enjoys diffusing smells and sometimes candles at home while reading or just resting my eyes while listening to music, this is the kind of addition to my routine that I’ll welcome.

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Teenage Engineering Grip Car tests how far your minimalism loyalty can go

The minimalism design trend is still going strong, especially because of how it leans toward an economy of resources and production. Of course, it isn’t the only design paradigm around, nor is it always the best for every kind of product. Cars, for example, don’t easily lend themselves to minimalism because of the assortment of complex parts, some of which are required to be designed in a certain way to be safe and legal. Toy cars, on the other hand, don’t have such limitations, and aside from faithfully recreating existing cars, they can come in a variety of designs and interpretations. This particular “doodad,” for example, probably stretches the definition of a car while also trying to see how much people will be willing to pay for an odd yet beautifully minimalist toy car.

Designer: Anders Hermansen for Teenage Engineering

There’s a standard definition for a car, but that doesn’t apply to toys, especially not this one. In fact, the only semblance it has to a car is having four wheels, two on each side of an elongated body. This “grip car,” as it is called, doesn’t even run on its own, unlike the more advanced battery-powered vehicles that kids (and some adults) clamor for during holiday sales. It’s more like those wooden or plastic cars for toddlers that you grip by the body and move using your own power. You can push it forward or backward, spin it around, and turn it in any direction, but that’s pretty much it.

Of course, teenage engineering didn’t earn its fame from making toys. Like its other electronic products, the Grip Car is a glowing example of fine engineering and meticulous design, without the electronics in this case. The parts are CNC machined from 6063-T6 aluminum as well as stainless steel while utilizing rubber for parts like the tires. The red model gets a glossy paint job while the black and aluminum versions sport a matte surface instead. No matter at which angle you look at it, it hardly looks like a car, unless you’re simply talking about the undercarriage or even just the axles.

What differentiates the Grip Car even further from other toy cars is its mechanics, particularly the ball bearings that allow the car to spin 360 degrees while still keeping all four wheels grounded. This is the part where the “engineering” in teenage engineering really shines, even when there are none of the brand’s usual electronics involved. Thanks to this smooth movement and physical interaction, the toy car really encourages playful moments, making the Grip Car both a striking desk decoration as well as an addictive desk fidget toy.

The slight bump on the road is the Grip Car’s $250 price tag, an amount that sounds almost ridiculous for a beautiful yet still crude toy car. People have paid more for well-designed products, of course, but there will always be a point when it gets a little excessive. teenage engineering has established quite a name for itself, especially in the high-end audio equipment market, but it remains to be seen how well this super-minimalist and super-expensive doodad will sell.

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Space-saving perching seat encourages you to linger but not stay for long

We all need to catch our breaths sometimes, whether to pause after a long walk or to give our arms a rest after carrying a lot of stuff. Sometimes, we might also want to sit a bit while waiting for someone or for some event but the area doesn’t have chairs or even enough space for such furniture. In these scenarios, sitting down might bring a bit of relief, but getting back up again can turn out to be more trouble than it’s worth. The ideal solution would be something that lets you rest your body just a little bit without actually going into a deeper resting state, something that perching seats are made for. This particular design, however, takes that idea even further by offering the bare minimum in style and comfort without taking up too much space and effort to use.

Designer: Addi

Chairs are designed to provide stability and comfort, taking you into their embrace so that you might not even want to get up anymore. That’s great if you’re at home or in a lounge and have plenty of time to really relax, not so much if you’re waiting for an appointment or taking a brief reprieve from a meeting. This specific need calls for a seat that encourages both rest and movement at the same time, a dichotomy that Lumber fully embraces in its similarly contrasting design elements, like a fallen tree trunk in a forest that you briefly sit on before the next leg of your journey.

At first glance, you might not even think that Lumber would be something you should sit on, much less comfortable to use. It is, however, truly designed for comfort and convenience, especially with its flame-proof wool upholstery that can be easily removed for cleaning, replacing, or exchanging. Each Lumber perching seat is color-matched, with powder-coated metal legs in deep burgundy, latte, forest green, dusty blue, and black. A side table rises from one leg on one side, a place for your stuff, vases, drinkware, and more.

Despite its comfortable materials and stable structure, Lumber’s form suggests movement and activity. That’s no surprise, really, considering its design is inspired by a woodworker’s sawhorse, which is also the reason behind its name. Just like that piece of work furniture, Lumber is pretty barebones, which makes it take up less space. You can try fitting quite a number of these in a room and still have plenty of space to move around. Or you can opt for the Lumber Wall design that can be mounted on a wall to free up even more floor space.

Lumber was designed for lingering and loitering, encouraging you to sit for a while without committing to resting completely. It also makes for an interesting artsy piece that inspires both conversation as well as playful interactions. All these while minimizing not just its physical footprint but also material and packaging, thanks to a design that is inherently both restful yet also dynamic, embracing a spirit of journey even in its manufacturing and product lifecycle.

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Reminisce Your Childhood Crafting Memories With This Night Lamp

Childhood memories often have the power to transport us back to a simpler, more innocent time, when life was full of wonder and curiosity. One particular memory that many of us share is the joy of crafting paper cones, transforming a simple sheet into a fascinating geometric form. The Handmaid Table Lamp or Night Light captures the essence of this cherished childhood pastime and transforms it into a practical and aesthetically pleasing household item.

Designer: Sergey Buldygin

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At first glance, this lamp conjures up images of those paper cones we used to craft as children. With two cones curled up at different angles and gracefully stacked, the lamp takes on a unique form that reminds us of a Japanese monk. This resemblance adds a layer of cultural and artistic significance to this otherwise simple yet striking design.

The Handmaid Table Lamp is not just an eye-catching decor piece; it’s also a fun DIY project waiting to happen. Its assembly is a breeze, taking just a few seconds to complete. The clever clip-on mechanism makes folding and assembling the lamp a straightforward task. This ingenious design encourages users to engage with the product on a more personal level, fostering a sense of connection and ownership.

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What sets this lamp apart is the cleverly designed “hat of the monk,” which serves as the lampshade. This unique feature allows for precision lighting as the angle of the “hat” is perfect for casting light over a larger surface area. Whether you’re working on a task or need a cozy ambiance in the room, the Handmaid Table Lamp can adapt to your lighting needs with ease.

The choice of translucent materials for the lampshade is a thoughtful design element. This quality not only allows the lamp to function as a task light but also transforms it into an ambient light source. When illuminated, the soft glow it emits creates a warm and inviting atmosphere, perfect for relaxing or setting the mood in any room.

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The Handmaid Table Lamp’s minimalistic design makes it a versatile addition to any room in your home. However, its charming and playful appearance makes it particularly well-suited for children’s rooms. Placed on study tables or bedside tables, it can act as a source of inspiration for young minds. Its unique design encourages creativity and imagination, reminding children of the simple joys of crafting and play.

In conclusion, the Handmaid Table Lamp is more than just a source of illumination; it’s a delightful blend of childhood nostalgia, artful design, and practicality. Its ease of assembly and versatile functionality make it an ideal addition to your home, while its clever design evokes memories of crafting paper cones in your younger days. This lamp is a testament to the idea that everyday objects can bring a touch of whimsy and wonder into our lives, making our homes more inviting and our memories all the more precious.

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This is the Transparent Turntable, a high-end modular turntable with minimalist style

Stockholm-based Transparent makes a lot of minimalist audio tech. For the first time, they’ve released their very own turntable, and it’s mouthwateringly gorgeous. The transparent tempered glass cover lays atop an aluminum body (“meticulously crafted” in either black or white), and it looks like it comfortably fits right along with Transparent’s lineup of high-end speakers — which use similarly minimalistic design elements.

From a technical standpoint, it’s also just a really nice, modern turntable with plenty of gadgetry for today’s hi-fi enthusiast. The preinstalled Elliptical Diamond Ortofon OM Stylus 5E provides warm and rich sound quality, though it can also be swapped out for fancier stylus models or replaced once it wears out. In fact, the entire build is designed for modularity, including its SME-compatible headshell mount.

Designer: Per Brickstad (via Transparent)

The tech specs are pretty impressive on the performance front as well. Its low speed variance means it should play vinyl records more accurately for a smoother sound. It’s geared up with digital optical and analog inputs as well as Bluetooth 5.0 support via its Qualcomm CSR8670C chip, which basically translates to high-fidelity audio output at a low latency even when playing MP3 files directly from your phone.

The built-in 20-25,000Hz +3 / -3 frequency range is also reasonably wide for a hi-fi audio component of the Transparent Turntable’s caliber, meaning it can process rich, deep bass and bring out the crispness of higher frequencies. For instance, when playing a song containing a mixture of low bass, high woodwinds, and additional sounds placed further out to the edges of the soundstage, the Transparent Turntable should be able to accurately reproduce all of that detail without crunching the mid-range.

It looks like everything from its groovy (literally) tonearm right down to its gold-plated contacts are built with high-quality materials and peculiar attention to detail. The unit is also relatively low-profile, weighing only 14 lbs and using a maximum of 15W of electricity per hour. That makes it easy to stick into an eco-friendly household, or even take with you on the road in a minimalistic tiny home.

The Transparent Turntable costs $1,300 on the Transparent website, and you can order it now — ahead of its estimated shipment window in mid-November.

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Cape Schanck Is An Elegant & Minimalist Home With A Stunning Bespoke Lighting Range

There’s something about minimalism that simply never goes out of style. And, minimal architecture just has a soft spot in my heart! Minimal architectural designs leave you with a warm feeling in your heart, an intense admiration for the attention to detail, and the delicate touches each structure consists of. They’re simple but smartly designed spaces that radiate an aura of warmth and calmness. And a beautifully designed minimal home that recently caught my eye is the Cape Schanck house by Studio Goss.

Designer: Studio Goss

Designed by Studio Goss for Nicci Kavals, the lighting designer and founder of Articolo Studios, the Cape Schanck house is a thoughtfully designed minimalist house with an impressive lighting range. The unique and sleek architectural structure is nestled in the Australian countryside. It also features a stunning plan for illumination that was created by Studio Goss and Nicci Kavals. “Conceptually, we approached Cape Schanck House as a vessel to capture views and accept and manipulate daylight,” said David Goss, director at Studio Goss. ‘”The resulting design is expressed through a series of blank, abstract forms, animated by the play of light.”

The lighting elements in the home which are a 12:40 lighting range, and Articolo’s newest collection are inspired by the beautiful home, its location, and the design ideology used to create it. “The 12:40 wall sconce is not only architectural in form but it is coupled with tuneable white technology, a feature that works to adjust the color temperature of white light to match the sun’s changing light throughout the day. This has multiple wellness benefits on our health including restoring our circadian rhythm,” said Kavals.

The home is defined by two pavilions which form the mass of the home. The pavilions are clean and defined geometric forms housing a large kitchen, open-plan dining, and living room, as well as two inviting open-air terraces that function as the social hub of the home. The bedrooms include the owner’s primary bedroom, as well as three guest rooms. The entire home beautifully showcases a lovely palette of Blackbutt timber joinery, brick, terrazzo flooring, Moroccan Zeligge tiles, and Galassia marble – which provide the space with a luxurious and refined feel.

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Umbra’s Versatile and Innovative Lighting Companion that Illuminates Your World As You Like It

Whether you’re searching for the ideal ambiance for a cozy evening, a creative lighting solution for your workspace, or a portable light for your outdoor adventures, Umbra’s new CONO lamp has got you covered. With its rechargeable capability, imaginative design, and a staggering palette of over 16 million colors, the CONO lamp is the perfect lighting companion for a wide range of situations.

Designer: Umbra

The CONO lamp’s standout feature is its torch-style handle, which not only facilitates easy transportation but also offers versatile positioning options. You can place it standing upright, lying on its side, or even hanging it upside down. This flexibility is a testament to the lamp’s innovative design, providing you with endless possibilities to create the lighting atmosphere you desire.

What truly sets the CONO lamp apart is its unique leg structure, which doubles as a handle. This feature combines aesthetic brilliance with practicality, enabling the lamp to display over 16 million colors and reach an impressive brightness level of 130 lumens. The lamp’s ability to adapt to your lighting preferences and mood is truly remarkable.

Controlling the CONO lamp is a breeze with the Nanoleaf App, which is available for download on your smartphone. The app empowers you to choose from a vast array of colors, allowing you to personalize your lighting experience to suit any occasion, whether it’s a romantic dinner, a productive work session, or an outdoor gathering.

The integration of Matter technology makes the CONO lamp even more appealing. With the proper setup, it seamlessly integrates into your smart home. To achieve this, you will need a Matter-compatible smart home hub and a Thread border router. The CONO lamp is compatible with most mobile devices that operate over Thread and can be wirelessly controlled through the Nanoleaf mobile app. This means that you can easily adjust your lighting settings with a few taps on your phone, enhancing the convenience of your smart home setup.

In addition to its versatility and aesthetic appeal, the CONO lamp also represents a sustainable lighting choice. It is powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery and comes with a convenient USB-C cord for recharging. The lamp boasts an impressive lifespan of approximately 25,000 hours, which is equivalent to eight to ten years of eco-friendly usage. This longevity not only saves you money but also contributes to a more sustainable future by reducing waste.

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The versatility of the CONO lamp extends beyond the indoors. It is designed to be portable, so you can take it with you on outdoor adventures or simply when you hear sounds in the woods outside. Whether you need to light your campsite or create a cozy atmosphere on the patio, the CONO lamp is up to the task.

Umbra’s CONO lamp is now available for purchase on their website, priced at a reasonable US$95. With its ingenious design, extensive color palette, sustainable features, and smart home integration, the CONO lamp is a must-have lighting companion for anyone seeking to illuminate their world with style and functionality. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to enhance your lighting experience with this remarkable piece of innovation. Get your CONO lamp today and bring a touch of brilliance to every moment.

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Fujifilm Once Again Redefines Film Photography with its Instax Pal: Without An Inbuilt Printer

Attention photography enthusiasts! Fujifilm is back at it, and this time, they’ve got something seriously cool up their sleeves. Say hello to the Instax Pal, a camera that’s shaking up the Instax game like never before. It’s not your run-of-the-mill point-and-shoot – it’s the first all-digital camera in the Instax family, and it’s here to make capturing spontaneous moments a breeze.

Designer: Fujifilm

Fujifilm’s Instax series celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, and the introduction of the Instax Pal couldn’t be more timely. What sets the Instax Pal apart from its predecessors is its compact size and unique functionality. Unlike previous Instax models, the Instax Pal doesn’t include an integrated printer. Instead, it relies on a seamless connection with a Fujifilm Link printer, such as the Mini Link, Square Link, or Link Wide. This means you have the flexibility to choose between mini, square, or wide formats for your prints.

The Instax Pal comes loaded with an array of features that redefine instant photography. One standout feature is the remote shooting capability, allowing you to control the camera using your smartphone. This feature empowers you to take group photos, and selfies, and capture moments from unique angles effortlessly. Additionally, the interval shooting function lets you create captivating narratives by capturing a series of images at different time intervals. You can even personalize the camera’s pre-shutter sound to add your own touch to every shot.

To enhance your vintage-inspired photos, the Instax Pal Smartphone App comes to the rescue. The app offers a variety of filters, text overlays, and stickers to add creativity and personalization to your prints. Whether you want to create a nostalgic look or add a touch of whimsy, the possibilities are endless.

One of the most exciting features of the Instax Pal is the Instax Animation feature. This innovative function transforms your photos into animations, reminiscent of traditional flipbooks. What’s more, you can even “print” these animations, and each resulting film includes a QR code. Scanning this code with your smartphone allows you to play the animation, breathing life into your cherished moments.

The Instax Pal boasts internal storage capable of holding up to 50 images. For those who need more space, you can easily expand storage by using a Micro SD card. Fujifilm is set to offer the Instax Pal as part of a bundle, which includes the Instax Mini Link 2 printer and a 10-pack of film, all for a price of US$199.95. While the individual price of the camera is yet to be disclosed, it’s expected to be an attractive option for photography enthusiasts.

Fujifilm’s Instax Pal is a testament to the brand’s commitment to preserving the charm of instant photography while embracing the convenience of the digital age. With its compact design and innovative features, the Instax Pal promises to redefine the way we capture and share spontaneous moments. Set to launch in late October, this tiny marvel is poised to become a must-have for those who crave the nostalgia of instant prints with a contemporary twist. Keep an eye out for the Instax Pal and be prepared to embark on a new era of instant photography.

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Meet the minimalist world clock that lets you check the time around the world by rolling it

We live in a world that gets a little bit smaller each day as advancements in transportation and communication connect us with anyone anywhere anytime. It isn’t unusual anymore to have family members living half a world from each other, or friends scattered across different countries. Unfortunately, that also means having to keep tabs on different timezones, lest you land in the awkward and embarrassing situation of calling someone at the wrong time. World clock apps have become a necessity for such people, but the information that they offer comes with complexity and inconvenience, especially when you have to dig through a handful of screens just to get the time you needed. You can have one clock for each timezone you’re interested in, but that can get messy really quickly. This minimalist one-handed analog clock, in contrast, offers a solution that is simple yet so clever that checking the time in other countries feels almost like a game instead of a chore.

Designer: Masafumi Ishikawa

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Even at first glance, you can already tell that the World Clock is not your typical desk or shelf clock. Never mind its unusual but not unheard of dodecagonal shape, the clock only has one hand on its minimalist face. The design is intentional, of course, because it gives you just the right information you need when you want to know what time it is in another part of the world. With a quick look, you’ll be able to immediately tell the hour, and a closer inspection could even tell you which quarter of the hour it is.

Of course, this isn’t an ordinary clock that just tells your time, as its name plainly indicates. Without complicated screens or complex mechanisms, the World Clock can easily clue you in on another timezone with a single and simple action. Simply roll the clock on its side until the city of the timezone you want is pointing straight up (a.k.a. the 12 o’clock position) and watch the single hand stay in place, “converting” the current time to the correct timezone. Actually, you don’t have to literally roll the clock on a surface for it to work. The internal bearings ensure that the hand remains in the right position, no matter which side is pointing up. It’s a simple yet ingenious way of converting time without actually doing the math for it.

Each of the 12 sides of the clock has markings for a city that represents a particular timezone, starting with London at UTC+0. Admittedly, you’ll have to remember places with their respective time zones, but putting a name to that time zone is a lot more familiar than memorizing numbers. Unfortunately, if the place you’re interested in falls outside of these 12, you might find yourself still doing some mental math in the end.

The World Clock’s simplicity applies to both its function as well as its design. It uses a simple movement mechanism no different from wall clocks, except for the addition of that bearing that keeps the hand in place when rotating the clock. The clock also has a certain charm familiar to lovers of minimalist designs, allowing it to blend in with its surroundings in a subtle yet pleasant way. More importantly, the manual method of turning the clock to check different timezones gives it a more intentional and personal aspect, creating a stronger connection between the act of checking the time and thinking about the loved one living in that timezone.

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Steam, Iron and Disinfect Your Clothes Anywhere Anytime Without Having to Worry

In today’s fast-paced world, convenience is key, and innovation often stems from addressing everyday challenges. One such innovation is Steamur, a remarkable product that optimizes the ironing experience with its unique clip-on mechanism. Gone are the days of struggling with bulky irons or risking damage to your clothing. Steamur is designed to make your life easier, offering a portable, efficient, and versatile solution for keeping your clothes crisp and bacteria-free. Let’s delve into the features and design philosophy behind this game-changing product.

Designer: Shelly Tsai

The existing portable travel iron, while convenient to carry, has long been associated with the risk of causing significant damage to delicate fabrics during use. On the other hand, steam-hanging irons, with their single-sided steam outlet mechanism, may not always provide the desired results when it comes to properly flattening clothing. Recognizing these limitations, Steamur introduces a revolutionary clip-on mechanism that optimizes the steam ironing experience.

This innovative feature allows users to securely clamp their clothing between the heated panels, ensuring even heat distribution and minimizing the risk of accidental damage. The clip-on mechanism not only speeds up the ironing process but also provides an effective solution for garments that require gentle handling.

In a post-epidemic society, our daily habits and priorities have evolved. One emerging trend is a heightened focus on daily antibacterial disinfection at home. With frequent interactions in public places and crowded transportation, our clothing can become breeding grounds for bacteria and viruses. Steamur recognizes the need for convenient clothing disinfection and addresses it with its garment ironing machine.

Unlike traditional irons that may damage delicate fabrics, Steamur utilizes a high-temperature steam ironing process that minimizes direct fabric contact while efficiently ironing clothes. This not only ensures the longevity of your garments but also provides a quick and convenient method for disinfecting clothing, promoting better hygiene practices.

Steamur’s thoughtful design extends to its charging mechanism. The main body of the device connects to a charging stand via a magnetic connector located in the middle. This design element allows users to charge the device fully in advance, ensuring that it’s ready to use whenever needed. With a focus on portability, you can carry only the lightweight body of the Steamur, leaving the charging stand behind. This is perfect for those on the go, whether for business trips or leisure travel.

Versatility is a key selling point of Steamur. The reversible ceramic panel adds a unique dimension to the product. Users can switch between two modes: ironing and hanging. The ironing mode enables precise garment care, while the hanging mode allows for easy disinfection without the need for direct contact between the iron and clothing. This dual functionality makes Steamur a versatile tool that can cater to various clothing care needs.

Steamur is a game-changing product that reimagines the ironing experience. Its clip-on mechanism, designed to optimize the steam-ironing process, addresses the shortcomings of traditional irons. Additionally, it caters to the evolving needs of a post-epidemic society by offering an efficient and hygienic solution for disinfecting clothing.

With a separate charging base for ultimate portability and a reversible ceramic panel for added versatility, Steamur is set to become an indispensable tool for those who demand convenience, efficiency, and the highest level of garment care. Say goodbye to the hassles of traditional ironing and embrace the future of clothing care with Steamur.

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