In a world where gadgets to pimp up your home are widely available, it’s hard to find those gems that will really wow your friends and family. Here, we try and aid your search for some seriously cool inventions that will make your house unlike any other.
- Transparent TV
To kick us off, a very recent design idea brought to the market by Michael Friebein the form of the transparent television. This very cool take on the traditional TV means our huge screens no longer impose on the room and when switched off, become invisible. For lovers of Zen and FengShui having a TV no longer ruins the rooms ‘Chi’ so you can watch those television box sets to your hearts content. This gorgeous looking adaptation of the world’s favourite electrical item can only be viewed as the start of all screen based items following suit.
- Floor Plan Light Switch
Remembering which light switch is for which room can be difficult, especially after a night out. However, Yanko Design comes to our rescue with the light switch that is modified to show the floor plan of your home so you can switch lights with ease. This is not only a useful addition to your home but also looks like it’s from a Bond film.
Door with Self Sterilization System
This may not seem ever so cool, but is very useful if you worry about getting ill especially as so many germs are spread through touch. People are very lazy about washing their hands so this is the perfect solution. The secret to this self-cleaning handle is the UV light hidden within it. When the handle is being used the light switches itself off, yet when that person lets go and leaves the room the light comes back on, hence sterilizing itself.
- Electrolux Portable Fireplace
This new take on a modern in or outdoor gas fireplace is pure magic captured in a ceramic cylinder. The container is white in colour, when the fire is switched off, and becomes transparent when it’s switched on. Although not readily available yet on the market, keep your eyes open as these are set to come on sale later this year. This is ideal if you don’t want to spend the money on fireplaces or if you just like the idea of keeping cosy wherever you are in the home.
- LED Ceiling
Purely for cool-factor why not install an entire ceiling of LED lights. Enjoyable for house parties, entertaining over dinner or even for children to get creative with, these will keep everybody happy. ‘Draw the Lights’ by Seo Dong-Hun is the concept of a customizable LED lit ceiling with light wand to play around with the shapes and constellations above you. Whether it is to write a message, or alter the lighting when you move around your furniture, this is a fun yet functional addition to any luxury pad. An added bonus is that the lights are energy efficient!