Posts Written On May 13, 2019

Morsel – The Most Versatile Spork Ever Created

Product design duo Hadron Gear has just announced Morsel, a versatile utensil that is putting a fresh new spin on the spork.

Hadron’s design team went through countless iterations to develop a truly revolutionary design, one that shined where other sporks disappointed. While camping stoves have made fantastic evolutions over the last 20 years, camping utensils have seen far less innovation. Morsel aims to change that.

Morsel’s long, asymmetric shape is combined with a soft rubber edge that allows it to clean and scrape surfaces of all shapes and sizes – “It’s like a spoon crossed with a spatula.” The ergonomic design makes it easy to scrape every last bit of food, whether it’s on your plate, in your bowl, or wedged down in the corner of a pot or food bag. The strong, full-sized fork includes safe serrated edges for cutting through tough foods.

“We wanted to design a better spork that solved all the shortcomings of conventional sporks and camping utensils. No more stubby forks. No more dripping soup. No more snapped handles. No more dirty hands from deep pots and bags. No more excess food waste on dirty dishes, and no more food scraps for wildlife. Our goal was to solve these problems and combine the solution into a single, elegant utensil.

… Eating should never be the crux of an adventure, so we wanted to make eating just a little bit easier. We always strive for more when we’re outdoors, even if that’s just scraping a much-needed last bite from the bottom of the dinner pot.”

Features of the Morsel Spork:

  • Rubber conformable scraping edge
  • Asymmetric spoon shape fits all shapes and sizes
  • Full-size fork with safe cutting edge
  • Extended length and deep reach
  • Boiling water and dishwasher safe
  • BPA-Free and FDA food-grade materials
  • Ships Spring 2018
  • MSRP $12

Want one? Morsel will be launching on Kickstarter in March 2018 with big discounts for early buyers. Stay up-to-date and learn more by joining Morsel’s email list through their website, ​morselspork.com

About Hadron:

Hadron is a product design duo based out of Portland, Oregon focused on creating better products through thoughtful design. Hadron believes that good designs should solve problems and enhance experiences. The result is Morsel, a clever utensil that makes eating just a bit easier and more enjoyable, allowing meals to be enjoyed until the very last bite.

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10 Top Home Improvement Trends To Know In 2019

Are you the type to follow the home improvement industry? If so, you’re probably looking for the important home improvement trends in 2019. We’ve got you covered. This year, home design is heading somewhere.

When it comes to home improvement, it’s hard to decide whether or not to go through with it or just let it be. If you’re feeling a bit more adventurous and if you are sick of the same old house, then it’s probably time to do a home redesign or improvement.

So without further ado, here are the top 10 home improvement trends to know for 2019. Let us know which one is your favorite!

High-tech kitchen and baths

Kitchen Area

Who doesn’t want a high-tech kitchen and bathroom? Everybody wants one. With the way technology has progressed, you can be sure to find devices like smart thermostats and video doorbells. And Alexa? That can transform your home! Today, there are Alexa-enabled kitchen faucets which can be controlled via voice command. Now, that sounds exciting! You can fill a specific volume of water with just the sound of your voice.

On the other hand, designers are looking at smart toilets and connected leak detectors. But let’s not forget the molds. You’ll have to deal with the mold removal process including the mold inspection, black mold removal, mold damage checking and mold removal from wood. It’s best to contact a professional and do it yourself for the mold remediation process. Go with high technology devices but make sure not to forget to clean everything spotless.

Back to the kitchen, there’s also smart cooking. You probably watched a whole lot of videos on Facebook about smart devices cooking breakfast ready for consumption. Well, good news! LG, GE, and Whirlpool have made their versions of the technology in guided cooking where the cooktop or range can automatically adjust the cooking time and temperature depending on the recipe. Now, that’s something to drool over. Who wouldn’t want a smart technology helping you cook the best dish for your family and friends?

Luxury laundry rooms

Luxury? Yes, please! The laundry room doesn’t have to look so miserable. It’s time to come out of the shadows of the basement. According to the 2019 edition of National Association of Home Builders, you need to have an upstairs laundry room if you want to sell your property fast. And in the few months to come, expect to see smart and sleek laundry appliances. Just check out Samsung’s alluring washer and dryer set. Wow!

Black is now back

Black will forever be timeless, but now, it’s trending for this year’s home improvement. You can find a lot of fixtures and products in black contemporary design. Did you know that black bathrooms are now today’s hottest trend? There are plenty of ebony finished faucets.

And the kitchen has now black stainless steel materials which come as an alternative to all the traditional stainless material. Brands like Ply Gem, Marvin and Andersen even love the color for their window claddings! Let’s all say, black is back!

Conserve water the smart way

Water Pouring On Glass

Is there even a smart way to conserve water? It seems there is. This year’s home improvement trend tries to remedy the water shortages and rising water costs with water-saving showerheads and toilets. One such example is the Nebia Spa Shower 2.0 which reduces usage by as much as 65 percent by atomizing water and keeping the pressure.

There are also water-monitoring technologies today as showcased by Phyn, Moen, and GE. Now, you can see real-time consumption data for your home’s various fixtures. This provides households the transparency to decrease water use by as much as 15%!

And that’s not all! The systems of such fixtures can quickly identify any small or big leaks throughout the house. And when a pipe bursts? The fixture can turn off the water at the main line thus eliminating any possible catastrophic water damage.

Bringing all the outdoors inside

Rejoice, nature lovers. This one is for you! Designers and builders of today are looking for new ways on how to integrate the natural surroundings to houses. The go-to material is glass which includes doors that can double as windows by letting natural light inside and providing impressive outdoor views.

Aside from that, there are a lot of glass wall systems which allows the automated control to let homeowners bring in the outdoors with just the flick of a single switch. There still aren’t any voice control systems, but it’s only about time there is.

Sustainable designs

Tray on Coffee Table

Eco-friendly houses are not new. For the past ten years, homeowners have been investing in energy-efficient updates and sustainable materials. This year, there’s more of these trends as homeowners make aesthetic and functional changes which honor any natural space. It’s even predicted that soon, solar energy system installations, stylish LED light fixtures, unique and energy saving smart home products will continue to come out and replace all of the outdated appliances of today.

All in all, home improvement trends are quite exciting to look forward to each year. If you are planning on redesigning your home or for your client, the above trends are great to make the house a bit more modern and sleek.

Between the rental housing markets, DIY and remodeling trends, this year looks promising for the home industry. If all the above trends continue, we might just see one of the best years yet. So which home trend is your favorite and which one would you love to have in your home? Let us know in the comments below.

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