Tens Filter Sunglasses

The creative UK trio adds an Instagram touch to stylish, unisex frames with sense-heightening lenses

Thanks to the ever-expanding world of social media photography, many of us have become a little filter obsessed. The ability to enhance or modify everything we capture means easily morphing reality into the prettiest versions technology can envision. With that in mind, Edinburgh, Scotland-based sunglasses company Tens has crafted lenses to do the same—only offline. Many buyers tend to focus on shape and style when …

WaterBean Filter

The portable water purifier aims to decrease bottled water consumption with the help of crowd-funding

While there are a plethora of water filtration containers on the market, from the popular Bobble to the elegant Nava by Kor or Eau Good, WaterBean proposes to do the same, without the bottle. On a fishing trip with his family, UK-born, Japan-based Graeme Glen observed a small island of plastic water bottles floating in the water—inspiring the package-designing entrepreneur to create something to target …

Soma

A sleek and elegant carafe aims to change how we filter water

We’re always intrigued when we hear of someone trying to apply good, thoughtful design concepts to a seemingly commonplace product. Launching on Kickstarter today, Soma is a new company out of San Francisco doing just that with a water-filtering carafe. Taking a ground-up approach in terms of design, sustainability and functionality the Soma carafe aims to give Brita and other water pitcher producers a run …