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TECH
Kohler Moxie Rainhead and Wireless Speaker
Initially introduced in 2013, the Moxie from Kohler combines a traditional shower-head and wireless speaker. Now, to make the experience even better, Kohler recently introduced the Moxie Rainhead, a larger version boasting an eight inch surface diameter...
TECH
Dyson Airblade Tap
Whether we're drying our hands with the Airblade hand dryer, warming up next to the Hot air multiplier or tidying the office with the Root 6 vacuum, we're never far from a Dyson product here at CH HQ or at at home. As longtime supporters of British...
DESIGN
The Utility Shower Curtain
Brooklyn's Wintercheck Factory has made a name for itself by updating everything from sunglasses to swimsuits with their brand of locally-made and highly-functional chic. The latest to get the Wintercheck treatment is the humble shower curtain. Like...
DESIGN
Waterworks Heritage Book
Barbara and Robert Sallick founded NYC's Waterworks in 1978 and in the decades since helped redefine the modern bath as "an intimate yet luxurious retreat." With their extensive knowledge on materials and craftsmanship and Barbara at the creative...
DESIGN
The Turkish Towel
Traditionally striped peştemal have been offered at Turkish bathhouses since before the Ottoman Empire. Whether for beach, spa or everyday use, the beautiful towels have a couple of practical features too. Absorbent woven cotton or linen gets...
DESIGN
Henry
Waterworks' latest range of bath and kitchen fittings, "Henry," lends a polished look to early 20th-century utilitarian inspiration. Referencing the drawing boards of Walter Gropius, Eero Saarinen and Constantin Brancusi, the streamlined curves of...
DESIGN
Reflect
A simple idea easing a regular task, the new Reflect showerhead streams water from the attached mirror for a fog-free shave. Reflect initially debuted in New York at ICFF, but I got the chance to check it out up close recently at Dwell on Design...
FOOD-DRINK
Brizo Venuto
Brizo's new Venuto introduces touch-activation to a faucet with a strong geometric profile, making a busy cook's kitchen a little more convenient and cutting down on germs. When Brizo offered us a unit for our office, we jumped at the chance to replace...
DESIGN
Toilets of the World
The new book "Toilets of the World" examines the various approaches that different cultures take for relieving themselves. Authors Mona E. Gregory and Sian James write, "Toilets are bay windows with a view on to a given population." They begin...
CULTURE
Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. Lady Gaga: Telephone The highly anticipated follow-up to the pop giant's music video "Bad Romance," covered by On Smash, finds our Lady jailed in ripped tights, latex and caution tape. She gets sprung by Beyoncé, (whose music video Videophone...
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Mastodon Straight Razor by Black Sheep & Prodigal Sons
Before the dawn of plastic, Ivory was used in everything from billiard balls to piano keys. Taking it a step further, Black Sheep & Prodigal Sons created an old world-style straight razor fashioned with a 10,000-year-old fossilized Siberian Wooly...
DESIGN
Morphosis Gamma Whirlpool Bath
With eye-catching design and advanced sensorial elements, the Morphosis Gamma is at the pinnacle of relaxation technology. The Morphosis line, which includes Alpha and Sigma models, was designed by Pininfarina, best known for designing cars at Ferrari...
TECH
Dyson Airblade
Dyson's futuristic Airblade hand dryer has been around for about a year. It seems awfully good on paper (faster dry time, more hygienic and increased energy efficiency over conventional driers) but we needed to see it to believe it. So, to test...
STYLE
Biggs & Featherbelle Body Care
Before my friends at Biggs & Featherbelle urged me to try their Muscle Soak, I'd never been a fan of baths. Their inventive mix of Ginger, Alfalfa, and woodsy essential oils took me somewhere else. The no-synthetics and their packaging are...
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Granado
Since 1870, Rio de Janeiro-based Granado has been incorporating local and natural ingredients in their hair care items, soap and lotions which come in different varieties to address specific beauty battles. One of my favorites is the Castanha de...
TECH
Simplicitas 182 Gram Toiletry Bag
by Passa Chattra Simplicitas's clean and clever solution keeps your toiletries protected when traveling and conveniently hung when you arrive at your destination. Most toiletry bags are made of soft collapsible fabrics which are great for...
DESIGN
Vintage French Soap Hook
by Passa Chattra After realizing this wasn't an egg screwed into the wall, I had the "ah-ha!" feeling upon learning it is in fact a vintage soap hook. Made by Pro Ven Di, it was originally designed for French public school bathrooms...
CULTURE
Lax(ative) Advertising
Call it ingenious marketing or just plain bad taste, but a company promoting its laxatives on a bus stop billboard on busy Avenida Faria Lima in São Paulo has incorporated toilet lids attached to the seats where bus passengers sit and wait...
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