It’s surprising that something as important as a garbage can is so often undervalued by the design world. Not so for simplehuman, a modern lifestyle brand that boasts an extensive catalog of versatile, multifunction trash bins. These include extra-tall cans and compartmentalized recycling units for kitchen use, some of which feature fingerprint-resistant outer coatings. There are also small, lidded versions for the office, plus takes featuring a high-tech sensor and a built-in deodorizer. The California-based company also designs its own size-specific trash bags, plus a slew of other domestic essentials for kitchen, bath, and laundry rooms: soap dispensers with sensor pumps, clever dish racks, and much more. Simplehuman transformed the trash can with the introduction of its innovative stainless steel “butterfly” step can in 2000; today, the brand continues to design everyday tools to help people become more efficient at home.
The name says it all: simplehuman’s innovative tools streamline your daily routine, from disposing of trash to putting your face on in the morning. Modern beauty aficionados will flock to the brand’s WiFi-enabled wide-view sensor mirror, which is equipped with a “tru-lux light system” that simulates natural sunlight. The corresponding phone app can be used to enable smart features, including capturing your current environment’s light to recreate later for flawless makeup application. See the investment-worthy mirror in action at our shoot, then shop it — and other ingenious inventions — below.
Stylish essentials that make everyday life a lot easier
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