Lifestyle

5 Ways To Upgrade Your Pad, 11/17/14

Just like a pet or a temperamental plant, your home requires some regular TLC. And lucky for you, it doesn't have to be a chore any longer. We're making it easier than ever to stay up to speed on the latest and greatest stuff to keep your decor on point every week.

Kohler's Purefresh Toilet Seat

Addressing the age-old issue of bathroom odor in a seamless and unobtrusive way, Kohler's new tech-equipped toilet seat comes equipped with a charcoal filter that automatically neutralizes air before it leaves the bowl. A fan is activated when the user sits on the seat, directing the filtered air over a scent pack that permeates the room with a bouquet of "Garden Waterfall", "Soft and Fresh Laundry", or the somewhat confusing "Avocado Spa". Even better, for those with a tendency to trip their way to the toilet in the middle of the night, it sports a built-in, automatic (optional) LED night light. 

LED Edison Bulbs

Every so-called hipster enclave this side of Berlin may already be packed to the gills with Edison bulbs, but these guys are special. Rather than feature the traditional filaments behind clear glass, they showcase a sculptural tower of LEDs, which puts a new spin on the played-out retro/rustic aesthetic, while lasting a whopping 25 times longer than their counterparts.

Magnetic Driftwood Boards

A way to incorporate some driftwood vibes without going full beach town gift shop, these planks of washed-up and washed-out wood are finished in a coat of silver bleach and fitted with strong magnets, making them the ideal wall-mounted stash for keys, kitchen knives, tools, and anything else you'd want to retrieve in a hurry. Their unique burls and grain make them interesting as is, though they're also each burned with the specific geographic coordinates of where it was initially discovered.

Domo Table Screens

Admittedly less relevant for your home than the office, these sleek, sound-absorbent screens liven up the notion of a cubicle by ditching the prison-esque pod setup for a more modular system that maintains the privacy and distraction-free benefits of the latter, without leaving you feeling closed off. Since they come in a whole bunch of sizes and colors, they can also help spice up a dull office space without much effort.

The Goodwell Toothbrush

Touting itself as the toothbrush built to last a lifetime, this futuristic 100% natural oral hygiene "toolkit" is a handsome, sustainable alternative to the glut of mass-produced plastic ones. It features an interchangeable head (they'll send you fresh bristles monthly or as often as you'd like), which can be swapped for an included flosser or tongue scraper, and a hidden slot to stash tiny items that go along with your brushing routine, i.e., vitamins, meds, or as they interestingly suggest, "dollar bills". Sure?


Joe McGauley is a senior editor at Supercompressor. He truly believes in the power of a great toothbrush.