House & Home (128)
Plug, twist and save!
Dialug is an electrical outlet that integrates a timer in the socket. It can be set for however long your device needs the power source and guarantees you don’t overcharge any devices unnecessarily.
Why it matters
Resources are getting more scarce and green credentials are something that consumers are looking for in products. The Dialug plug is a stylish and handy way of doing your part for the environment. Is this the beginning of the rise of eco-friendly design integrated into fundamental functionality?
Dutch pushchair manufacturer JOOLZ has decided to give the cardboard packaging of their products a second, useful, life. Directions are printed on the cardboard that allow the consumer to transform the box into a practical and beautiful product such as a chair, a lamp or a birdhouse. Taking inspiration from children, the potential of a simple cardboard box is now being explored by adults.
Messages on Post-its, scribbled recipes and magnetic photo frames on your refrigerator are clearly obsolete. As the connected home becomes a reality, the Wi-Fi enabled Samsung refrigerator allows you to browse the web for recipes with apps like Epicurious, leave virtual notes and stream photos from the net or your phone thanks to an 8 inch LCD screen.