Welcome to Window Shopping, a weekly exercise in lusting over home products we want in our homes right the hell now. This week: a handheld cleaner for gross messes, my new favorite side table and more.
Uniqlo's Airism underwear — for tops and bottoms — are some of the most comfortable and moisture-wicking apparel around. It brought the fabric to face masks, and now we can sleep on Airism, too. The bed sheets and pillowcases are a made of a majority of polyester, but if it's anything like the underwear, it should be cool to the touch and dry quickly. Weirdly, the bed sheets only come in twin and full sizes, so interpret that as you will.
Every new flatpack furniture brand that comes out is immediately compared to Ikea. Russet is one of them. The brand's inaugural product already wins for being easy to assemble, aka zero tools required. (But it does come with this dope mallet.) The $75 side table/display stand/multi-use piece of furniture is a great buy for those looking to answer the question "Where'd you get that?" with anything besides "Ikea."
Outer already makes one of the best outdoor sofas on the web. Now the brand is debuting its second product, a range of rugs to complement its flagship product. Available in three colors in three sizes, the rugs are wholly made of recycled water bottles. Up close, each rug is made up of a multitude of colors, which helps to disguise dirt and grime buildup (these sit outside all day after all). If you're wondering what the "1188" means in its name, it refers to the 1,188 recycled bottles it takes to make the 9-feet-by-12-feet rug.
This picks up "wet and chunky messes." I'll buy this just to get rid of that disgusting phrase. It uses a vacuum to suction large pieces, with a spray nozzle for breaking down deeply rooted stains and a power brush to remove it for good. Hopefully I won't have any wet and chunky messes, but I could see this being good for cleaning all the rugs in my apartment.
The Heatbag is like an IcyHot patch except it's a cuddly pillow and you can use it over and over again. The washable outer layer is made of recycled foam and houses a clay core, which retains heat better than a hot water bottle. The side of the Heatbag that touches your body is tiny layered so you don't burn yourself, and the outer-facing side is insulated to prevent heat or cold loss. I've been having some neck pain from terrible posture, and I think this may give me some relief.