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) …