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Homeless Haven: Temporary Shelter Transformed form Bench

Homeless haven is a concept designed to solve the increasing concern of homeless in the process of urbanization. In summer time, you probably will notice more and more homeless live in the street, wandering from place to place. To give them more humanitarian care and assistance, designer Ke Wan, Xiaohua Ma, Xing Guo & Qingxiang Zhu come up with the idea “Homeless Haven”. It looks like a bench for public to rest during the day and can be converted into a safe shelter at night. It might look like a good idea but if you think thoroughly, there are many problems if this “Homeless Haven” actually be used in public area. How to keep the shelter clean? How to make sure these shelter won’t be used in day time and converted back to bench?

Homeless Haven: Temporary Shelter Transformed form Bench

6 Cool and Creative Drinking Straws

Drinking Straw is one of the most common accessories we use everyday. It’s usually made of plastic and looks like a short tube. However, we would like to introduce you 6 Cool and Creative Drinking Straws which is totally different from the straws we ususually see. Some of them are still straws but made with different material and looks like something else. Some of them are more than straws, such as the spoon straws and chopstick straws. Sounds interesting? Let’s take a look.

1. Stainless Steel Cocktail Straw with Filter [buy here]

At 7.5 inches, this long stainless steel filtered straw is the high-end choice for meticulous cocktail drinkers. It features an angled neck and a filtered bulb with perforations on two sides, making it ideal for herbal and muddled cocktails, such as mojitos or yerba mate. The increased length is great for those tall glass orders.

6 Cool and Creative Drinking Straws

Q-Compact Toilet: Washbasin + Toilet + Shower

Even it is called “Q-Compact Toilet“, it is has way more functions than a toilet. It’s essentially a cube that fits in everything – washbasin, storage, toilet and you even can use it as a shower. Moreover, its 60 liter water storage tank saves grey water from washbasin and use it for toilet. The washbasin’s faucet doubles up as a retractable shower so someone can easily get their hair washed without taking a full bath. But if you really want to have a full bath, just open the show tray at the bottom of the cube. Then you can stand on top of anti-slip shower tray and use the retractable faucet to have body shower. According to the designers, you can also pull the toliet out, sit on it with toliet covered during shower (not sure who will like to do that). Don’t forget to check the video at the bottom to get more idea of how the Q-Compact Toilet works.

Q-Compact Toilet: Washbasin +  Toilet + Shower

Grass on Dinning Table: Artificial Grass Table Runner

If you want to add a contemporary, yet summery twist to your dining table, you should check this cool artificial grass table runner. This cool table decor is a terrific way to bring outdoor inside when you can’t enjoy your meal outside. Moreover, the grass is made of durable material, since you don’t need to worry it become discolored due to sunlight or damaged by rain. Hence it also works well on your outdoor table. Really unique design and its contemporary look will definitely become a talking point.

Grass on Dinning Table: Artificial Grass Table Runner

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