Buying bath towels can be a huge pain, with tons of options and price points available, all with their compromises between softness, absorbency, and quality. Or you could just pick up a set of Onsen Bath Towels. Their no-compromise design based around a distinctive waffle weave with woven pockets maximizes surface area, promoting faster drying and minimizing the chance for bacteria growth. The same design also helps deliver the absorbency you want and softness your skin demands. Made from 100%, Oeko-Tex certified cotton and available in sizes ranging from a 40" x 70" bath sheet to the 14" x 14" face towel.
Turn your bed into a private cocoon with the Bed Tent. This self-explanatory sleep accessory can attach to nearly any bed, blocking out unwanted light and providing privacy where there was none — making it extremely well-suited to dorms and barracks. It has zip doors on both sides, mesh windows at the head and foot of the bed that can provide added airflow or close for added privacy, and zipper pulls on the inside and outside that make it as easy to exit as it is to enter. Available in a host of colors in sizes ranging from Toddler to King.
When all infrastructure is gone, the depletion of all resources has happened, the masses are stealing, and the wind-swept urban landscape is nothing more than an unrealized sprawl of subsidized and stolen lands flush with carnage and trillions of tombstones, you'll wish you had buried one of these Atlas Survival Shelters in your backyard. Delivered by flat-bed semi-truck, the round corrugated pipe shelters, which get buried in solidarity by good, working folks 20-feet underground, are built by a small American company that has been making bomb shelters since the Cold War era. They're equipped with an air filtration system with Co2 air scrubbers, solar panels, blast door, sleeping quarters for you and your lady, kitchen, bathroom, and the all-important decontamination room. You also won't be trapped in case of intruders who are looking to make you bleed and beg thanks to a secret tunnel and escape hatch. The unstoppable fallout shelter won't be ripped, rusted, or in disrepair when you need it most. Which could be soon. Sad!
We spend more time sleeping than doing anything else. It's also more than a little important for your health. So while the price of the Hastens Vividus Bed is eye-popping, it might just be worth it. Each one is built to order by four master craftsmen in Köping, Sweden, and takes 320 hours to put together. The frame is built from northern Swedish pine, the springs from steel, and the layers of padding from flax, cotton, wool, and horsehair that's been braided by hand then unfurled, helping with both airflow and cushioning. The result is an heirloom-quality bed that's more than the sum of its parts.
The 1980 eruption of Washington's Mount St. Helens was the most devastating volcanic event in American history. Not only did the incident cause catastrophic damage to its surroundings, but also produced a landslide, replacing a portion of the terrain with a mile-wide crater. That historic moment is now memorialized in the Mt Saint Helens Eruption Candle. Using LiDAR elevation data and a 3D printer, the cast concrete base is an exact replica of the current state of the mountain, while the candle insert adds the missing summit lost during the eruption. As the candle burns, the melting wax recreates the historic event. Each base comes with two pure beeswax candles made in Portland, Oregon.
You will sleep for 233,000 hours in your life. Take your bedding seriously. The Brooklinen Move-In Bundle combines their best-selling products in a single pack to overhaul your bed. It includes a 7-piece Hardcore set of 100% Egyptian Cotton sheets, a Canadian Hutterite down comforter and 2 Dual-Core Pillows, which are pretty important considering they support your noggin all night. All Brooklinen products are OEKO-TEX certified to be free of harmful chemicals, and come in a crisp, clean white. Whether you're buying it as a gift, treating yourself to an upgrade, or actually moving in to your first place, this set has everything you need to sleep more soundly.
The Leesa's combination of cooling, conforming, and supporting foams already provides a great night sleep, but with the Leesa ArtLifting Mattress, your conscious gets to rest easier, too. This limited edition piece comes with a special mattress cover designed by AirLifting artist Scott Benner, with a portion of the proceeds going to support the art platform for homeless and disabled artists. As with all Leesa mattresses, you can order one to your home and take advantage of their 100-night trial program, or just swing by the Dream Gallery in SoHo to try one out while taking in some original artwork.
Poop. It's a part of life. And it typically doesn't smell very good. Help hide disagreeable bathroom odors with Aesop x A.P.C. Post-Poo Drops. This unexpected collaboration uses a citrus base with floral notes mixed in to neutralize offending smells. Drip three drops into the bowl post-flush for adequate coverage, and add a couple to the sink to make it smell even better.
Get the benefits of a personalized mattress with the convenience of in-a-box shipping in the OSO Mattress. Designed in Detroit and made in the USA, it uses proprietary DreamCell technology to offer two levels of comfort in a single mattress. One end of the mattress is soft, which makes it ideal for side and stomach sleepers, while the other provides a firmer platform for back sleepers. Switching between the two is as easy as rotating it over, and with a 101-night trial period, you can rest assured that you'll get a great night's sleep, or your money back.
You've got different wardrobes for the summer and the winter. Shouldn't your bed, too? Sheex Reversible Performance Sheets give you the ability to adapt to changing temps without the need for a different set of bedding. One side you'll find a smooth, lightweight performance fabric that's ideal for warmer nights, while the flip side offers a soft brushed fabric that's better for colder weather. No matter what side you choose, you'll benefit from the sheets' signature moisture-wicking abilities and their four-way stretchiness that lets you curl up and get cozy without ripping the sheets off your partner.
Showering is a vital part of your daily ritual, and yet most of us do it underneath something that isn't much different than a garden hose. Nebia will completely change the way you think about showering, and might even make it the highlight of your day. Developed with the same software used to study jet engines, Nebia delivers millions of droplets with 10 times more surface area than a regular shower — giving you a level of comfort and pleasure like you've never experienced. And that same process makes Nebia incredibly efficient as well, saving up to 70% of the water that you waste in the shower currently, while you're just as immersed, and are left feeling invigorated and clean. It also looks great and is easy to install, mounting on your bathroom wall via a height-adjustable bracket with an anodized aluminum finish, a head that rotates up to 45 degrees, and a handheld wand for full-body coverage.
Known for their line of simple yet beautiful utilitarian items like trash cans and toothbrush holders, VIPP takes that same minimalist approach with this Daybed. Only 5% of all raw hides are good enough to make aniline leather, and the mattress is crafted using 100% aniline, made of untreated skin from the only the best raw hides. The mattress also has transverse and parallel stitching and sits on an aluminum frame with adjustable legs to customize height.
Give your closet a serious makeover with the Cling Magnetic Hanger. Designed to work with standard metal racks, this minimalist hanger does away with the traditional hook, instead securing to the rack with Neodynium magnets. Each one can support up to two pounds, and has the side benefit of exerting less pressure on the rack's metal tubes — which means less chance of it ripping out of the wall. It's made from ABS plastic, and includes a detachable hook for use on non-metal racks that can also be turned upside to hold items like belts or ties.
We've all smashed an alarm clock with wild abandon, trying anything to get its incessant ringing to stop. Thanks to the SensorWake Scent Alarm Clock, you may never be rudely awakened by bells, digital chimes, or — god forbid — "I Got You Babe" again. That's because it uses scents instead of sound to wake you up naturally, with an audio alarm deployed only as a last resort. And it doesn't use just any scents, either. Working with fragrance house Givaudan, you'll be able to select anything from espresso or peaches to jungle or even money, the latter of which is probably the same thing Scrooge McDuck awakes to already.
Mattress shopping can be a nightmare. By comparison, Tuft & Needle is a good night's rest — in more ways than one. Each of their mattresses feature high-performance adaptive foam for ideal comfort, support, heat dispersion, and bounce, as well as Tactel fabric that wicks moisture and is smooth to the touch. Somewhat amazingly, every one is handcrafted and made to order in the USA, and delivers to your door in a small box that's easy to move into your bedroom — all at prices that best nearly all its competition.
Air. Land. Sea. All three are represented by these Faribault x Modern Anthology Haynes Blankets. Each features an original technical illustration from JH Haynes & Co.'s iconic manuals woven directly into the wool. Whether you choose the P-51 Mustang, Toyota Land Cruiser, or Wooden Runaround blanket, you can stay warm knowing your cover was made in the USA at Faribault's MN factory.
Whether or not you get a good night's sleep can make or break your day — and that's exactly why you shouldn't settle for anything less than the most comfortable mattress available. Beautyrest Black Mattresses combine tri-strand pocketed coils with high-performance memory foam for the kind of comfort that will leave you feeling completely rejuvenated morning after morning. With enough steel in each mattress to cover the length of 23 football fields, these mattresses have the kind of support you've only dreamed of. And, thanks to the conductivity of diamond particles infused in the memory foam, heat gets pulled away from your skin giving you a cool, restful sleep. It's a combination that allows you to wake up feeling fresh every day (that is, if you can manage to will yourself out of bed).
Putting your hands all over your toilet is the last thing you should ever do if you want to keep yourself healthy — whether you're leaving behind your germs or picking up someone else's. But with Kohler Touchless Toilets, you can avoid most of those nasty touches, by either replacing your toilet entirely with one of their touchless models, or by retrofitting your existing one with one of their kits. Each uses motion-sensing technology to flush with the simple wave of a hand — so all you have to do is master lifting the seat with your foot. But please, remember, this still isn't an excuse to skip washing your hands.
Save your shoes — and the backs of your feet — with this Menu Shoe Horn. Unlike most typical horns you'd find in a shoe store or even in your hotel room, this elegant item was designed for display by Charles Wilson, as evidenced by the included magnetic wall mount and polished steel construction. Let's face it: it's likely the most attractive thing that will be touching your feet anytime soon.
Don't try to hide your addiction to singing in the shower — embrace it with the Kohler Moxie Speaker Showerhead ($150). This clever piece of bathroom hardware embeds a speaker in the middle of a full-spray showerhead. And not just any speaker — a Bluetooth-compatible speaker that lets you recharge it on the counter, snap it back into the showerhead using the embedded magnets, and play music wirelessly from your phone or tablet. Just don't forget to clean yourself up while you're at it.
For those of us with an aversion to shoving bits of flavored string in between our teeth, flossing is that crucial bit of oral hygiene that we may choose to skip, or forgo entirely. The Waterpik Showerpik ($70) lets you get that nasty bacteria-causing junk from between your teeth, all while still in the shower (so you can shave some time off your morning routine). It uses a combination of water pressure and pulsation to massage your gums, remove plaque, and get rid of that bacteria. Attaches to fixed mount or handheld shower heads with a two-way diverter.
The hammock and the bathtub are undeniable fixtures of relaxation — so it's no surprise that the two play well together as the Vessel Hammock Bathtub ($TBA). Unlike other bathtubs, but like a hammock, it's suspended above the ground, providing an escape from stress. Carbon fiber construction allows the unique shape, while keeping it light enough to hang. A foam core insulates the tub, keeping your bath water warm. It's also large enough to fit two, in case you want to share the experience. Available in black, red, blue, yellow, pink, bronze, and silver.
Worried that your mats can stand up to the daily abuse you put out? You need not worry if you've got some of these SerpentSea Rope Mats ($250-$1500). Handwoven from reclaimed sailing ropes, they come in four different styles — Bonny, Drake, Morgan, and Killigrew — named after four of the most infamous pirates of the 17th century. All four also happen to be traditional knots that have been tied by sailors for centuries for both practical purposes and decor, and all four rugs are designed to be used indoors or out — just like the rope from which they're made.
Yes, it's designed for use in public spaces — but the Dyson Airblade Tap ($1,900) is so damn smart that we wouldn't mind having one in our homes. Within its modern design is a no-touch water faucet, which lets you wash your hands without touching anything, and an ultra-powerful hand dryer that removes the need to cross the room with wet hands. The secret is a fully-integrated 1400W motor housed underneath the sink that draws air in through a HEPA filter before blasting it through a small aperture and onto your hands, which are dried in just 14 seconds.
Add a touch of organic life to your kitchen, entryway, or workspace with Mosser ($26). This simple package consists of a round moss ball that lives inside a small glass terrarium, as well as a glass mister bottle used to feed it. Just spray once every two weeks with filtered water and enjoy.
Add a touch of natural elegance to your washroom with Alegna Wooden Bathtubs ($TBA). Thanks to the company's experience building yachts, the tubs feature smooth, seamless, organic lines that are well protected thanks to a highly water-resistant varnish that coats the surface, guaranteeing that they'll provide optimal service for years to come. A number of designs and wood choices are available, and if those suit you, they'll custom build a special tub out of basically any wood you choose.
What can't be improved by making it out of carbon fiber? We've seen everything from car hoods to iPad cases made out of the stuff, but we may have found an answer to our question in the Corcel Carbon Fiber Bath Tub ($TBA). A symbol of opulence equal to the gold toilet, this carbon fiber tub sports a sleek, streamlined shape, is best matched with a modern, standalone faucet, and may/may not come from space and make racecar noises, as the movie suggests. Limited to just 51 units worldwide. [via]
Ever wish your house could smell just like your local barber shop? Consider these Blind Barber Candles ($32-$88) your personal genies. Hand-poured in NYC using soy wax, they offer up tantalizing notes of honey, smoke, leather, and lavender, and arrive in 6.2 or gargantuan 23.6 oz Barbacide-inspired jars — for an added touch of authenticity.
Complete your retro-futuristic bathroom with the Lefroy Brooks Belle Aire Faucet ($2,030-$2,690). Featuring a streamlined form that recalls the golden age of Art Deco design, it is available in chromium plate, antique gold, silver nickel, or satin nickel finishes, and is just the thing to jazz up an otherwise austere area. [Scouted by Ted]