Make your bed smart in the time it takes to slip on a mattress cover with Luna. Equipped with a handful of discrete, unobtrusive sensors including biometrics (body temperature, respiratory, and heart rate), ambient temperature, light, sound, and more, Luna invisibly tracks the quality of your sleep without having you wear anything, then reports back on its smartphone app with recommendations. A smart alarm wakes you up at just the right moment in your sleep cycle to avoid grogginess, and built-in, dual-zone heaters warm up your bed to help you and your partner relax and fall asleep quicker. It also teams up with your activity tracker, smart thermostat, smart locks, and more, ensuring your house is locked down and lights are off when you hit the hay. Plus, it’s even machine washable.
Learn more at Luna – $200
Luxurious, sculptural timepieces need not be mechanical. Take Frank Buchwald’s Nixie Machine for M.A.D.Gallery, a gorgeously elaborate clock crafted of 350 brass and steel pieces, and fitted with six original 90mm Nixie tubes — produced in the early 1960s — to tell time. The tubes are rigged up as three pairs for hours, minutes, and seconds, and alternately shows the date, all set automatically thanks to both GPS and DCF77 receivers. Available as part of a limited run of 12 pieces, half burnished, half stainless steel.
Learn more at Mechanical Art Design – roughly $27,500
Symbol’s Stereo Console doubles as both a console for your audio system and part of that system itself. This stunning handcrafted piece boasts a powder-coated steel wire frame stand, an optional LP storage bin, room for a turntable, and built-in cable management to eliminate all wires from sight besides a single power cord. Oh, and it’s also got two 4″ full range titanium cone speakers and a down-firing 8″ subwoofer, powered by its 2.1 Class D amplifier and controlled by an included remote.
Learn more at Symbol Audio – $3,700
Building your dream getaway can take serious consideration and painstaking amounts of effort. Or it can be as simple as online shopping with the Vipp Shelter. This 600-square foot prefabricated living space is inspired by large volume vehicles like planes and submarines and boasts two stories, the lower of which is encapsulated within floor-to-ceiling windows that accentuate the presence of nature all around. The Shelter comes equipped with everything necessary to make it fully livable, including furniture; the only thing you’ll need to figure out is where to put it.
Read more at Vipp – $585,000
We love holding a good physical magazine in our hands as much as the next guy, but unfortunately our reading material piles up month after month in literal stacks around the house. J-me’s Float Magazine Rack keeps your individual mags organized, visible, and off your coffee table in a way that’s far more conducive to them actually being read. Its minimal frame is made of chrome plated steel in three colors — chrome, black, or white — and holds up to twelve magazines at once.
Grab one on Amazon ($70) or j-me (roughly $75) [via]
Dependent on your Keurig fix? Free up some counter space by consolidating your fridge and coffee maker. GE’s Café Refrigerator with Keurig K-Cup Brewing System comes complete with all the amenities of a full-sized french door fridge, including a full-width electronic temperature-controlled drawer, ice maker, and cold or hot water dispenser, but can also redirect the latter through a Keurig K-Cup Brewer that snaps into place on its door. It brews coffee in three sizes like any Keurig machine, works with all your K-Cups, including Ekobrew refillable capsules, and cleans up quickly, particularly if you throw the brewer in the dishwasher.
Learn more at General Electric – $3,300
Remotes: any way you slice it, you’ve simply got too many. And while many have promised to cut down on clutter, Neeo is amongst the first that actually delivers. Composed of two parts — a brain, which communicates with your devices, and a more traditional, rechargeable battery-equipped remote — Neeo is compatible with all major audiovisual and home automation products released in the last decade, whether it be by infrared, WiFi, Zigbee, Bluetooth, 6LowPAN, Thread, or Z-Wave. Both devices are encapsulated in aluminum and the remote boasts a brilliant 291 ppi 3.2″ display to navigate through their intuitive interface. And, if you’re going for even less remotes, grab just the brain and control everything just as easily through the Neeo app for Android or iOS on your smartphone.
Find it at Kickstarter – $220+
Decor is as subjective as it gets. That said, we’d gladly dedicate a bit of wall space to a neon sign or two if they weren’t so prohibitively expensive. Neon Mfg. aims to change that with their indoor use neon signs, each hand crafted and mounted to a contour cut piece of clear acrylic with pre-drilled holes for easy mounting. Nine designs currently grace their online store, including Bring on the night, No regrets, Stay wild, and Hustle, complete with an on-off switch and longevity equivalent to roughly 8 years of continuous use.
Hit up Neon Mfg. for details – $120 to $155
Fallen Furniture’s The Bomb is fairly unique even as far as drink cabinets go: after all, who do you know that owns a piece made from an authentic, reclaimed MK1 Practice Cluster Bomb? This gorgeous seven-foot tall cabinet boasts a mirror-polished aluminum and steel shell that opens up to reveal an intricate interior composed of polished brass, glass, and lacquered black American walnut shelving unit inlays. It’ll hold plenty of your finest drinkware, a variety of bottles, and the included brass cocktail utensils. The expression getting bombed never felt so literal.
Find it at Fallen Furniture – $TBA [via]
Keeping an eye on your household from anywhere using just an internet-connected smartphone is becoming increasingly affordable. But unlike other connected cameras that simply trigger a feed when motion is detected, Netatmo’s Welcome does the identifying for you thanks to face recognition technology that analyzes and notifies you whenever it sees a face it recognizes — or one that it doesn’t. Welcome also boasts an infrared LED for exceptional night vision, keeps all video data local on an SD card to alleviate privacy concerns, and works with optional motion-sensing Welcome Tags that attach to doors or garages to notify you of their opening.
Learn more at Netatmo – $TBA