In March I visited Chicago for the fifth time to attend the International Home and Housewares Show – continuing work on bringing Pliio to more retailers, but also scouting to share the latest inventions with you. It was wonderful to see many new items and also the growth of products I spotted last year, like Gleener, Fresh Tape and Holster Brands and (re)zip from Blue Avocado. Boot Butler is available at Bed, Bath and Beyond. Congrats to inventor, Andy Elstein.
On to some cool finds from this year’s show:
Meet Patrick Triato from The Goodwell Company and his new take on the toothbrush. This eco-friendly toothbrush addresses the goal of reducing waste with a base you keep forever, offers a subscription-based service for biodegradable oral hygiene components, a storage compartment in the base, and a string on the bottom which would allow you to hang it from a hook – perfect for those who like to brush in the shower. The picture above does not do it justice. Check out their website for a close up. The toothbrush really looked like it belonged in the MOMA store, and it felt fantastic in your hand, too. Congratulations on being a finalist for the Innovation Award.