Bloomframe

Bloomframe, a window that turns into a balcony, was widely covered last month for making many an urbanite's dream come true. Designed by Amsterdam architect duo Hofman Dujardin, the prototype window frame opens with the push of a button. Other than the dirt problems posed by using a floor as a wall, the inconvenience of having to set up (and store) furniture and structural safety …

Body Volume Index Machine and Clinical Research Study

Body Volume Index, a U.K.-based company, has developed a new method of measuring body fat. The method and company name are the same, or BVI for short. Patients step into an enclosed area where they are subjected to non-invasive, non-radioactive light technology; in less than seven seconds their bodies have been scanned. Currently undergoing a two year clinical research study in the U.K. (details at …

Kyjen’s Puzzle Toys for Dogs

CH mascots Otis and Logan are obesessed with their puzzle toys from Kyjen. They come in several varieties but the concept is the same—multiple pieces that can be removed or disassembled and then put back together again. Leaving the house? Put a treat or some kibble in one of the puzzles and give it to your dog on the way out. It's a great way …