I went to the Housewares Show in Chicago yesterday.
Even though I work in the furniture field, the Housewares Show can sometimes bring inspiration.
Also, Pantone runs a booth with the color forecast for the coming year. I always like to double check that my thoughts are in line with what the experts are saying. Sometimes I have to train my eye to accept some colors coming my way.
Anyway, that's not the reason for this post. I'm here to write about what I found to be the "coolest" thing I saw.
And here it is, Sodastream. Sodastream is a device that allows you to make carbonated beverages without electricity. You just put water into a one liter bottle, add some syrup, fill with CO2, and shake a little and voila, you've got soda. You can learn more about it at http://www.sodastream.com/.
Now, according to the pitchman, there are no preservatives in this soda, lower amounts of sodium; he almost made it sound healthy.
As a kid, I would have killed for one of these machines. I guess I want one now. Maybe I still am a kid.