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Elegantly Designed Portable Grill

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The Grillo from FormAxiom is beautiful. At least, we think so. It’s a portable grill that uses a chainmail “fire hammock” to hold your burning coal or wood.

[Grillo uses a] flexible stainless-steel ring-mesh construction which is safe for any kind of solid fuel. The breathable texture allows for the fire to be ignited from underneath and can achieve a strong heat in a short amount of time. The surrounding tripod structure stays cool to touch.

With its slender folded form, the Grillo has numerous advantages over conventional barbecues. Not only is it easier to carry and store, but is even easier to clean. Simply hold the folded structure together, dip the cooking surface in water and scrub with a common cleaning brush.

Now comes the bad news. We don’t think you can buy Grillo. The website is from 2014, where the company invites you check out their prototypes at some exhibition in Italy. As a matter of fact, this grill made the rounds on the Internet back then, and a quick search today doesn’t reveal any way to actually purchase it. Which is a shame, really.

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Kink Proof Garden Hose Will Make Your Summer Smoother

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Look, those flowers aren’t going to water themselves. But those of you who’ve had the pleasure of pulling the garden hose out for a watering know all about tangles and kinks screwing up your workflow. As you move around, the hose will inevitably bend in a way that interrupts the flow of water, forcing you to walk back a few meters to angrily detangle it. Well, the Tuff Guard is a kink-proof garden hose has an “extruded three-ply construction with a polypropylene double helix exterior for stability to help resist kinks and knots.” It can work with 100psi of pressure, with up to 300psi in burst mode. It’s 100 feet long, can handle temperatures between -20 degrees F to 158 degrees F and comes with a one-year warranty for workmanship and material defects. At $73, it’s quite a steal.

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Golchi Modular Bottle Lets You Carry Drinks Of Different Temperatures

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Insulated bottles are great for when you want to keep a cold drink cold or a hot drink hot. But you do have to choose. With The Golchi Bottle however, you can have it both ways, since it features detachable modules that are independently insulated. In this way you can carry one cold drink (which stays cold for up to 24 hours) and one hot drink (which stays hot for 12 hours), as well as powders, nuts, medicines or other small items in the middle compartment. The modularity of the bottle even allows for more configurations, like splitting it into two smaller bottles, or connecting the top and bottom sections and making one large bottle. The spouts are adjustable so that you can get a slow flow for hot drinks and a bigger flow for cold ones. Everything is dishwasher safe. And the features go on and on. The Golchi bottle has clearly had plenty of thought put into it, and at a $35 pledge to get yours, its a steal.

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Rocket Coffee Table Is For Adult Children

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Cyprus based artist Mousarris makes some cool furniture. Previously we featured his Wave City Coffee Table inspired by the movie Inception. And now we bring you news of the Rocket Coffee Table. Using a combination of 3D printing, resin casting and traditional hand carving, each leg looks like a rocket taking off. They’re not attached to the glass top, so the owner is able to use them as he wishes, although if you’re going to pay the $5,645 asking price, you might as well use it as-is.

“I have been collecting toys and action figures and anything nostalgic from my childhood until this day,’ says Mousarris on his website. ‘Every time I take a look at my collectibles I remember my childhood, when I used to play for hours on end without a care in the world. I wanted to recreate that feeling of carefreeness and nostalgia with the Rocket Coffee Table.”

We feel you, brother, we feel you. And if we had $5k burning a hole in our wallets, we might’ve already placed an order.

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The Po’ Man’s Charcoal Grill

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Just think of all the fun you’ll have inviting your friends over for a BBQ, only to show them your meats being cooked in the Po’ Man’s Charcoal Grill. It’s a grill that works just like any other, only it looks like a trash can. It is ventilated from the bottom, and features 1 round grate, a flavor lock drip-plate, and 2 skewers so that you can cook up a bunch of protein all at once. Most importantly it does its cooking while making a statement: “The Po Man Grill is more value, more flavor, more meat and less fancy pants.” It’s $115.

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Dyson Redesigns The Hair Dryer: Meet Supersonic

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Dyson, best known for their vacuum cleaners, recently launched its first foray into an entirely new area: beauty products. In revealing the Supersonic Hair Dryer, the company also gave reporters a glimpse into the four year effort that went into its creation. The dryer itself is said to be much quieter, and lighter than current top-of-the-line models. And… it also looks like the future!

Four years in development, the company spent $71 million (and took four years) to make its hair dryer, with the sort of specifications and research backstory of a car. The press release explains the 600 prototypes, over 100 patents pending, and a cast of 103 engineers that worked on it. It helps to explain the price ($400), but even salon-level hair dryers hover around the $300 mark.

The name at least partly comes from their efforts to make it quieter; by increasing the blades on the rotor to 13, from 11, they realized the device started generating sounds beyond the audible range for humans. Dogs, on the other hand, may not appreciate your morning blow-dry routines.

So yeah, it’s $400, and will only be available at Sephora starting this September.

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The Noria Air Conditioner Is Not An Eye Sore

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If you’re in a warmer climate at the moment, we’d like to invite you to take a look at your air conditioner. If you’re like most people, it’s one of those window-mounted boxes, utilitarian in its design. Utilitarian is just a tactful way to say ‘ugly’, but hey, you have to stay cool, right? Well, the Noria Air Conditioner begs to differ. At just 6 inches tall, the unit is designed from the ground up to look good in your window. It blows cool air upwards, creating a convective cycle in your room that prevents hot or cold areas. At 5,000BTU/h, it’s powerful enough to cool a 10’x16′ room, or two Noria units can cool a room up to 330 sq ft. And like many appliances these days, it can connect to your smartphone and allow remote operation of multiple units simultaneously. Early Bird pricing is $249, and with 43 days to go and more than half-funded, we expect the company to be able to meet its goal. If it does, you’ll then have to wait until March 2017 to get your hands on yours.

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The H2O Ninja Snorkel Mask Has A Leg Up On The Competition

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Snorkelling is great. It’s a fun, relatively risk-free way to explore the underwater world in shallow waters. But it’s not without its challenges, one of which is that it’s only possible to breathe through your mouth while submerged. Easy as that sounds, it’s also easily forgotten. That’s why we dig the H2O Ninja Snorkel Mask. Not only does it look awesome, its full-face mask means you can breathe normally when your face is under water, while the clear bubble cover gives you an unobstructed view of your surroundings. There’s even a mount for a Go-Pro so that you can record your adventures and share them with your friends. Granted, at $145 it’s not cheap, but this is definitely the slickest snorkelling mask we’ve ever seen and would drop the money in an instant… if we had that kind of disposable income.

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Wave City Coffee Table, Like From Inception

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Look, there’s really not much to say about this product. It’s just a coffee table. But damn if it ain’t one of the nicest coffee tables we’ve come across lately. It’s called Wave City Coffee Table, is designed and made by Stelios Mousarris and is a mixture of wood, steel, and 3D printed stuff. It doesn’t look cheap, and it isn’t: €6500, or about $7,400. He also makes a full dining table with the same concept, but that one’s a cool €18000 or about $20,500.

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