Nendo’s Self-Assembling Toilet for Natural Disasters

Nendo’s Minimilet project began after Japan’s Tōhoku and Kumamoto earthquakes—specifically the devastation and difficulties in the wake of each. Entirely collapsable, the disposable toilet can be assembled using found materials and then dismantled when needed. Made from several components: four aluminum pipes, C-shaped seat, privacy tent, garbage bags and a coagulant liquid, the toilet’s bag can also double as a water carrier. When governments aren’t …

Tampon Alternative Flex is Made for Sex

SF-based The Flex Company has created a “tampon alternative” that is disposable and leak-free—intended to be used during sex. Born from many people (of all genders) being embarrassed or grossed out or ashamed of menstruation, Flex was created to “spark positive conversations between men and women about the female body.” The product is shaped like a curved disc, so it rests against the cervix (gently) …

Spring Cleaning for the Body and Mind

Six items that help purge bad habits and encourage wellbeing

“Spring cleaning” goes further than vacuum storage, packing away winter clothes, dropping off boxes at Goodwill and half-hearted dusting. The transition between seasons is a particularly ripe time for re-evaluating things beyond your closet space—like unhealthy lifestyle and diet habits. With this in mind, our round-up offers a few different ways to change up your daily routine, taking the baby-steps toward living more consciously in …

Dyson’s First-Ever Humidifier

Hygenically misted air utilizing ultraviolet filtering and the brand's acclaimed Air Multiplier technology

To put it simply, Dyson knows a lot about air. From their vacuums and Airblade, to their fan’s patented Air Multiplier technology, the brand has reimagined manipulation of environmental flow. It only makes sense, then, that they would release a humidifier, which is making its way to the US today after last year’s release in Japan. Employing the same technology as their fans, but taking …