CES 2021 Highlights: Products That Heighten the At-Home Experience

Products that aim to improve life inside

The 2021 iteration of the annual Consumer Electronics Show takes place online (fittingly) in a hub referred to as the “digital venue.” Much like us, presenters are positioned in their home offices, at a seat in a spare bedroom, or on the couch, with the camera angled so others can’t tell. Roving the aisles in search of tech-embedded treasures and oddities proves more difficult this …

NASA Ships its Space-Ready Bathroom to the ISS This Week

Finding the perfect toilet for space has stumped researchers and designers at NASA for some time—so much so that they opened a crowd-sourced design competition looking for a better option. Now, NASA announces, they’re going to send a new bathroom option to the International Space Station. The $23 million set-up proves 40% lighter and 60% smaller (by volume) and helps NASA reach its goal of …

Philippe Starck + Duravit’s SensoWash i Smart Toilet

A first-ever integrated shower-toilet from the bathroom design brand

Do not let the minimal, masterful Philippe Starck design fool you. Duravit’s new SensoWash i smart-toilet marks the brand’s entry into the “washlet” category and with that comes advanced hygienic functionality. From the integrated, water-saving siphonic flush to the oscillating comfortwash feature, the SensoWash i competes with many of the most popular international models already out there. But, with their intuitive accompanying app, which allows users to …