Cool products for daily usage

Portable water heater from Zwilling

A battery-powered portable water heater from Zwilling that slips onto the side of a mug and uses battery power to heat your drink. An indicator light comes on when the water reaches an ideal temperature.



Flat pack instant ĉoffee and cup

Instant coffee has gone from jars to single-use bags, but there are still a few missing elements: hot water and cups on the go. This nifty design addresses the latter, at least, bringing us one step closer to fully-mobile travel coffee.

Young-an Seok, Young-woo Choi & Se-ryung Nam created an essentially flat-pack cup with the grounds already inside, a tear-and-serve strategy that fits neatly in a bag.

While it is bio-degradeable, this itself is nothing really new – a paper cup is too.

Portable disposable toilet:

eponymously named Brown Corporation makes this “lightweight portable cardboard toilet, made specifically for outdoor use. The concept is simple the box pops up from its convenient 14″ flat pack to a rigid reusable box, you pop in a degradable poo bag, do you business, seal and dispose of (responsibly of course!), and off you go.”

It was developed by fashion retailer Richard Wharton who had to make one too many trips to the loo at the Glastonbury Festival, and wanted a private, non-chemical john that could be used for rock concerts, camping, building sites, fishing, travelling and kids caught short.

It is all made out of recycled cardboard and even the poo bags contain “P-Lifeâ„¢ additive which enables the bag to harmlessly degrade to water and CO2 over a fixed period of time.”

Portable Notebook BBQ Grill:

This Darwin Triangular BBQ is the perfect portable grill for your summer – just open up the carry case into a triangle to reveal an ash pan and grill.

The portable and foldable BBQ grill is perfect for camping, festivals or for a quick cook up in the garden. Lightweight yet robust, to use it simply: unfold, fill and light it up to grill all sorts of grillable goodies. The powder coated, steel body is painted in a protective high temperature paint offering a substantial grilling area and ensuring durability so that it can be used again and again without losing its resilience.

Notebook by name, the BBQ folds into a flat notebook shape for compact storage when not in use. Perfect for summer parties in the garden or for taking on the road with you, this portable grill means that you can dispose with flimsy grills and opt for something more reliable instead. – R.K.

portable camping grill design


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