Dyson is releasing a combination air purifier, bladeless fan, and space heater for $599

August 26, 2016 by  
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Thanks to Dyson ’s newest innovation, you will only need one outlet to run an air purifier , cooling fan, and space heater. The Pure Hot + Cool Link combines all three devices into one , saving space and money. Dyson integrated its Cool bladeless fan, Hot heater, and Pure Cool Link air purifier into one multipurpose, climate-controlling product. The Pure Hot + Cool Link uses the same revered HEPA filter used in other products, which is said to remove 99.97 percent of bothersome air particles. Nasty smells, pet dander, pollen, mold, and other forms of pollution are safely filtered away. Related: Dyson has developed an LED lamp that lasts for 37 years Hot or cool air can be dispersed throughout an entire room or in a targeted blast toward your reading corner. Auto mode can be enabled to take the guess work out of creating a comfortable environment and the whole system can be controlled with a smartphone app. The app also monitors air quality and can turn on its sleep function for quiet filtering. The $599 device will be available online starting September 8 and will hit stores on September 18, 2016. + Dyson Via  Gizmodo Images via  Dyson

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Efficient "ice battery" provides 24/7 cooling for your home

July 28, 2016 by  
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The eco-friendly and cost-effective “ice battery” method of residential indoor climate control has been around for more than a decade, but one company still believes it is the answer to inefficient air conditioning units. California-based Ice Energy is the company that makes Ice Bears for both residential and commercial installations. The cooling units promise to save home and building owners a ton of money, while providing reliable cool air with a smaller environmental impact than traditional air conditioning. The system is based on a simple concept—ice is cold and can make air cold, too—but the sophisticated system is both smart and flexible to respond to the demands of a modern world. The company has lofty claims for its ice-based cooling units, saying the Ice Bear system “reduces peak cooling electricity by 95 percent for up to 6 hours a day” resulting in energy savings up to 40 percent overall. The efficient unit essentially makes ice, a low energy task, and then uses it to cool your home’s air. Ice Bear can reportedly get four hours of cool air from its ice with the compressor shut off, which means it uses a lot less energy than a traditional air conditioner. Related: BeCool HVAC system generates energy while keeping buildings cool The Ice Bear, which is installed outside just like traditional central air conditioning units, can integrate with a home’s duct system or use a ductless mini-split system for homes lacking ductwork. It’s a smart system, too, designed with remote monitoring and control capabilities, as well as a host of reporting features that allow homeowners to see graphical representations of their energy usage. Via Treehugger Images via Ice Energy

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Sentier’s Bike Trolley lets you hit the open road with your luggage in tow

June 20, 2016 by  
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Dreaming of a cross country bike adventure? The Sentier Bike Trolley is a new high performance bike trailer that lets you ride quickly and comfortably with all your luggage in tow. Developed by a cycling enthusiast , the Bike Trolley allows riders to achieve a faster, safer biking experience with a trolley bag that transforms into a trailer. Made in Italy, the durable design contains a stainless steel frame with a 40kg load capacity, fits any bike with a wheel size between 26” and 29”, and sports an eco-compatible waterproof ripstop. The Sentier has already surpassed Kickstarter funding , getting us seriously amped up to hit the open road. + Sentier Bike Trolley

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Bika is a sustainable bike rack crafted from pine beetle devastated wood

June 14, 2016 by  
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Over 18 million hectares of British Columbia’s forests have been destroyed by the Mountain Pine Beetle, but Killwood’s new Bika bike rack is turning this devastated wood into functional design. Naturally marked with exotic bluish-grey streaks from the pine beetle’s presence, this kill wood bike rack is not only sustainable, but also distinctively beautiful and designed to keep you organized while showcasing your bike as a centerpiece. Trees infested by the pine beetle don’t just die off; they increase the risk of forest fires, and pollute our atmosphere. By harvesting pine beetle kill wood from affected trees within the first eight years of infestation, it becomes a strong, sustainable and stunning eco material that offsets CO2. The Vancouver-made Bika design launches on Kickstarter on June 30, 2016. + Killwood

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BioLite’s new BaseLantern is Bluetooth-enabled and charges up to four smartphones

June 7, 2016 by  
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Do not fear the dark. The new BaseLantern from BioLite is here to help you navigate through the night. A classic outdoor lantern with a modern twist, the BaseLantern is sleek, energy efficient, and designed for resilience and mobility. The BaseLantern is BioLite’s first product that is Bluetooth compatible, and its 7800 mAh li-ion battery is powerful enough to charge up to four smartphones, making it a functional component in a portable, mini-smart grid. The BaseLantern is available for just a few more days on Kickstarter – pick one up here !

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11 pieces of transforming furniture that work wonders for small spaces

May 21, 2016 by  
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Image via Exocet Exocet Chair by Stéphane Leathead at Design Arium Exocet is “a new kind of chair for all kinds of moments” — built for the natural curvatures of the human body, this ergonomically designed lounge chair can be transformed into a multitude of positions depending on your mood or activity. The patent pending design is available in several wood stains. Photo by Laura Mordas-Schenkein for Inhabitat The Collector’s Shelving System by Amuneal This luxurious modular shelving system is ideal for the smallest of spaces. The series of customizable shelves can be configured in a myriad of ways in a variety of wood stains or glass. Anchored by a solid brass machined hardware, the mechanical connections can be simply adjusted for any desired shelf spacing. We caught this chic display at International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF). Photo by Laura Mordas-Schenkein for Inhabitat Gali kitchenette by Ana Arana A video posted by Inhabitat (@inhabitatdesign) on May 14, 2016 at 9:21am PDT Ana Arana’s Gali kitchenette is like the Swiss Army Knife of culinary pursuits. Perfect for a kitchen-less studio apartment or tiny home, this all-in-one design is armed with everything you need to store, prep and cook food in a super-compact form. Photo by Laura Mordas-Schenkein for Inhabitat Urbano Loft Bed by Roberto Gil Roberto Gil’s new Casa Collection includes this instant bedroom and storage system. The 6-in-1 Urbano Loft Bed is a customizable system that includes closets, dressers, a desk, a fold-out guest bed, and storage stairs, all topped off with a king sized bed and nightstand. Made with an eco-conscious birch plywood, this ultra-efficient, space saving design is handcrafted in Brooklyn. A video posted by Inhabitat (@inhabitatdesign) on May 14, 2016 at 8:09am PDT Expanding Dining Table by Sifas This expanding outdoor glass dining table from Sifas seamlessly transforms to provide more seating in a snap. Its weather-proof swiveling center instantly creates more seating only when you need it. The elegant design is suitable for either indoor or outdoor use, and is a definite improvement from the antiquated design of traditional expanding dining tables. Photo by Yuka Yoneda for Inhabitat Balad h25 Lamps by Fermob French company Fermob recently released these handy wireless LED lanterns  that travel with you as you need them. The clever light can be hung from a lamp stand or detached and placed wherever you need extra lighting, whether it be indoor or outdoor. The best part is that they are completely wireless — after being charged on a USB cable, each light stays illuminated for 7-12 hours. A video posted by Inhabitat (@inhabitatdesign) on May 14, 2016 at 9:03am PDT Murphy Bed by Michelangelo Designs Michelangelo Designs demonstrated the hidden design of this Murphy bed at New York’s International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF). The graphic backdrop completely masks the fact that this couch and shelving unit hides a bed. Photo by Yuka Yoneda for Inhabitat 12-foot Tango Sectional Sofa Bed by Resource Furniture Here’s another fold out bed that instantly creates a comfortable night’s rest for guests. The 12-foot Tango sectional sofa by Resource Furniture easily unfolds into a spacious bed. It even includes a stylish headboard and the sofa’s arms double as nightstands. Photo by Yuka Yoneda for Inhabitat Expandable Goliath table by Resource Furniture Another micro-loft product by Resource Furniture is this expandable metal Goliath table , which hides neatly away as a compact desk and seats up to 10 when expanded to full length. Photo by Laura Mordas-Schenkein for Inhabitat Flip Tables by Mio Mio’s spunky Flip Tables can be configured in a myriad of ways. Comprised of four smart components, each layered side table can be flipped and combined in different heights, forms and colors, allowing the user to change up their environment depending on the situation. And you can rest easy knowing that all of the finishes are low-VOC , the wood is FSC-certified (Forest Stewardship Council), and the rest of the materials (including the steel bases) are both recycled and recyclable. Photo by Laura Mordas-Schenkein for Inhabitat Slide Shelf System by Mio The makers from Mio also designed this eco-modular shelving system that shape-shifts depending on your needs. The collection of sturdy brackets, shelves and bins allows you to add extra storage at a moments notice. Want to see more trending designs from New York Design Week ? Check out our full coverage right here .

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Mio’s clever modular furniture line brings function and vibrance to small spaces

May 20, 2016 by  
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Made from a recycled steel alloy and FSC-certified wood, Mio’s Flip Tables and Stools are interchangeable designs that can be assembled in hundreds of ways. Adding or flipping the steel base creates tables and seating of varying heights and styles that are easily adjustable for any situation. Having a chair that can double as coffee table or bar stool cuts down on the number of pieces needed in any sized space. Their Slide Shelf System also offers customizable, modular storage mounted on the wall. The clever system consists of brackets, shelves and bins that can be instantly configured to organize items by sliding them into place. And just like the tables and stools, these vibrant, modern materials offer a bright pop of color while providing plenty of functionality. Founded by brothers Isaac and Jamie Salm in the city of brotherly love, Mio’s guiding principle is ‘Responsible Desire,’ based on the belief that consumers “should crave sustainable products out of genuine desire rather than fear, guilt or altruism.” All of their products contain a recycled component and sustainably-sourced wood, are coated with a durable low-VOC finish, and are manufactured locally within 100 miles from the area of distribution. We spotted Mio’s spunky line of furniture at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) as part of New York Design Week. Check out all of the latest trending designs from the shows  right here . + MIO

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This modular cardboard cat house is the ultimate play space for kitty

April 12, 2016 by  
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Looking for a way to keep your cat occupied (a.k.a away from your couch arms)? Behold, the BOX KITTY , a modular transforming cat house that lets you design a castle for your cat. Made with a strong, chemical-free and recyclable cardboard , each segment attaches with removable tabs allowing for endless designs in a myriad of shapes and sizes. Great for crawling, hopping, and napping, this easy-to-construct play space gives kitty (or multiple kitties) a much needed place to exercise and call their own. We could see something like this being especially ‘purrrfect’ for anyone without access to outdoor space. The BOX KITTY is now crowd-funding on Indiegogo . + BOX KITTY

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This windproof glass lets you savor wine in the great outdoors

April 6, 2016 by  
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Spring is here and we all know what that means — it’s picnic season ! You may have your picnic basket with all the appropriate accoutrements, but what about wine glasses? Behold, the world’s first windproof wine glass that allows you to enjoy wine in the great outdoors without any fear of tipping over at first wind’s blow. The POINTER wine glass pins right in the ground, so you can enjoy a classy beverage anytime, anywhere. Great for a picnic, beach outing, or a little R&R in the garden, this elegant yet practical Dutch-designed glass lets you skip the plastic cups altogether. + POINTER The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing!

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3d-printer turns used plastic bottles into beautiful vases

April 4, 2016 by  
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The makers at DesignLibero have developed a brilliant new way to upcycle plastic bottles into beautiful home decor. Using 3D-printing technology, the designers have fashioned this intricate shell customized to fit perfectly over a 0.5 or 1 liter PET water or soft drink bottle. The shell can be screwed easily onto a bottle just like a cap, making any bottle magically disappear under its mesh. The vases are now available in several styles on Make it LEO and Tessa’s Curated Boutique . + DesignLibero Images via Claudio Morelli The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing!

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