By Christine Gibbs

Bright Ideas for the Kitchen

LOOKING SHARP
Edge of Belgravia’s architecturally inspired Precision Metal Knives were designed by artist Christian Bird. Available at designthis.com.

SQUARED AWAY
The Rice Cube creates perfect sushi without tricky mats or sticky rice, and also works to create healthy, bite-sized snacks and desserts. Available at thebigpitchtv.com.

CUTTING EDGE
The Brod & Taylor Knife Sharpener uses adjustable Austrian tungsten carbide steel to keep knives sharp without removing metal. Available at thebigpitchtv.com.

THREE FOR THE MONEY

PAN TASTIC
The dual-setting valve on the
handle of Kuhn Rikon Smart Lids traps steam or lets it escape for perfect pan-frying, steaming, braising, simmering and sautéing. Available at surlatable.com.

Intelligent Designs

SECOND THOUGHT
Electrodes inside the Wave Clock extract energy from the compound particles that reside in water to power this ingenious timepiece. Available at aliexpress.com.

I CUBELET
Cubelets are magnetic blocks that you snap together to make an endless variety of interactive robots, with no programming and no wires. Available at robotshop.com.

TWISTS & TURNS
The Perplexus Epic Ball Maze offers up
125 obstacles as you maneuver a steel ball along a narrow track for hours of 3D frustration and fun. Available at thingsisecretlywant.com.

LEAVE IT TO BEAVER
Rodrigo Torres designed Kastor’s chrome-plated zamak Pencil Sharpener in the shape of the ultimate wood-gnawing animal. Available at cheeseandwinestore.com.

IF YOU BUILD IT
EverBlock life-sized Modular Building Blocks can be used to create furniture, divide rooms and design unique shelving configurations. Available at everblocksystems.com.

Smart Apparel & Accessories

SHIRT OFF YOUR BACK
Whirlpool and Proctor & Gamble joined forces to create the Swash at-home cleaning device, which saves time, money and trips to the dry cleaner. Available at swash.com.

WHAT’S COOKING
Netatmo’s JUNE Sun Monitoring Bracelet measures sun exposure throughout the day and offers real-time sun-protection
advice on your smartphone. Available at blinq.com.

NO BRAINER
Yes, you need a high IQ to join Mensa…but at the end of the day, rocking a Mensa Logo T-Shirt may be the real genius move. Available at shirtmandude.com.

DULY NOTED
The Fiendish Beanie is outfitted with a powerful BE-LINK Bluetooth sound system that creates a personal surround-sound system. Available at touchofmodern.com.

ENERGY SOURCE
SOLZbags’ Solar-Powered Backpack functions as a personal portable power station for smartphones, tablets,
and anything rechargeable by USB. Available at solzshoes.com.

Cool & Clever

MOVIE NIGHT
Luckies of London’s build-it-yourself Smartphone Projector turns your small screen into a private screening. Available at amazon.com.

LET THERE BE LIGHT
BeOn Burglar Deterrent Lightbulbs “listen” for potential break-ins and turn themselves on to scare away intruders. Available at beonhome.com.

THERE’S A RUB
Breo’s easy-to-store-and-carry
iSEE 310 Eye Massager uses air pressure and infrared heat to
provide the ultimate eye massage experience. Available at aliexpress.com.

DASHBOARD PAL
The Mojio is a 3G+GPS automotive monitor that plugs into a car’s onboard diagnostic port and uses a suite of apps to empower and inform the driver. Available at moj.io.

EASY RIDER
The Rockochet rock and debris deflector works with any skateboard and is spring-loaded to move out of the way when performing tricks. Available at thebigpitchtv.com.