Tan Lines

Leather patio furniture literally tanned by the power of the sun

Using an unusual approach to treat leather, design studio Greece Is For Lovers’ set of table and chairs features a nautical pattern that has literally been sun tanned onto the surface. Cheekily dubbed “Tan Lines,” they stenciled a pattern onto the leather with sunscreen, exposing it to direct sunlight to darken the negative space. Over time, the two-tone design will weather more, fading the imagery …

X-Mini Capsule Speakers

Collapsible speakers pack hi-fi sound in an ultra-portable body

Many portable speakers do little more in the way of design modifications than shrink a full-size speaker to a smaller, tinny version. The ultra-portable X-Mini Capsule Speaker, while still tiny, adds an expandable woofer that boasts immense sound for its size. Twisting the speaker opens an accordion-like patented bass enhancement to create even bigger resonance. A Red Dot award-winner, the speakers plug into laptops, mobile …

HydraDuo Water Bottle

Hold two different beverages in one bottle

Ideal for the indecisive or anyone who likes a little variety in their portable beverage choices, the HydraDuo water bottle offers two drink options without having to double fist. Created by the online product development community Quirky—whose luggage scale we previously covered—the reusable BPA-free plastic bottle features two removable 8-oz inner chambers to individually fill with any liquids of your choice. The bottle’s double-flip top …