Latvia-based design studio Zeltini, led by designer Aigars Lauzis, created Z-Triton, which combines tricycle, tiny home, and electric boat, into one. You can’t buy one yet, but the studio plans on renting out the vehicle by 2021. After you’re done cycling, the wheels fold up to let you safely take the vehicle from land to water. On land, the front resembles a tricycle, with a bike seat for the driver, but when in water, the back then becomes the boat’s stern. Read more for two videos, additional pictures and information.
The Magic Bullet Blender chops, mixes, blends, whips, grinds and is perfect for making summer smoothies, all for $29.99 shipped, today only, originally $49.99. Simply load your ingredients into the cup, twist on the blade, line up the tabs, place on the power base, and you’re ready to blend. Product page. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.
Anker’s Eufy BoostIQ RoboVac 11S has been voted best in its class for many reasons, and it can be picked up for $159.99 shipped, today only, originally $229.99. Worried about noise? It cleans with the equivalent sound of a running microwave, and measures just 2.85-inches tall to clean under low-hanging furniture with ease. The 3-point cleaning system, BoostIQ technology, and up to 1300Pa of suction power ensure that your floors as well as carpets are clean as can be. Product page.
Amazon’s Echo Show 5 smart display fits on just about any desk, and you can get one for $49.99 shipped, today only, originally $89.99. You can use it to make hands-free video calls to the Alexa app or another Echo device with a screen, watch TV shows / movies / news / trailers, and even manage compatible smart home devices on the simple interactive display. Product page. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.
Photo credit: Yeg Design Studio via Yanko Design
How about a desk that not only has room for a multi-monitor computer setup, but uses all the leftovers you throw away to power it? Meet the “Clock” desk by Yeg Design Studio. Think of it as a hybrid workstation converts food waste into energy to power itself wirelessly, but can also offer wall outlets in case you happen to be on a diet or vacation. Read more for additional pictures.
Photo credit: Prokop Strnka via Yanko Design
Industrial designer Prokop Strnka imagines that Tesla will eventually invest in more home-based products, in addition to solar panels and battery packs. Introducing the Tesla G. This autonomous lawnmower uses Tesla’s autopilot algorithm and technology to actively scan its environments to ensure a clean cut. Sensors automatically differentiate between grass, plants, and weeds, while actively avoiding obstacles or driving on to the sidewalk. Read more for additional pictures.
Hästens Grand Vividus bed by artist and designer Ferris Rafauli just might be the world’s most expensive, at $390,000 USD. Architectural Digest recently toured Drake’s 50,000 square-foot mansion in Toronto, and readers couldn’t get over the luxurious-looking bed. Each one is a hand-made work of art, with its golden brass highlights and shagreen leather corners, all weighing in at half a ton. Read more for two videos and additional information.
Back in the late 1950s, Westinghouse offered promotional material for sixteen different all-electric home floor plans designed by five different architects, which sold for $10 each and spanned 900-2000 square feet. The architects were also contracted to design model homes in different regions of the country. The Westinghouse Total Electric Home officially opened for public tours on Sunday, April 24, 1960. Read more for a video tour and additional information.
You may have seen Oishiya’s fish-shaped soy sauce bottles in sushi boxes worldwide, but now, they are being repurposed with hand sanitizing gel to help the coronavirus pandemic relief efforts for their SafeHandFish campaign. Oishiya teamed up with Clear Electron to fill the bottles with CleanseEX, a natural antibacterial gel, to help speed up the process while also offering an efficient way of distributing their products. Read more for a video and additional information.
For those who don’t know, Ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) uses short-wavelength ultraviolet light to kill or inactivate microorganisms by destroying nucleic acids and disrupting their DNA, leaving them unable to perform vital cellular functions. Students Sum Ming Wong and Kin Pong Li have decided to take this technology and integrate it directly into a door handle. Read more for a video and additional information.