Why I like Apple HomePod

Apple is back into the home speaker market (some might remember the iPod HiFi from 2006), at a time when when others have become more established. This week, Apple announced HomePod to reinvent home music. In addition to providing great sound, expanded AirPlay 2...

Disrupting the disrupters

  IKEA Trådfri IKEA is getting into the smart home automation market with a range of smart lighting products called Trådfri, meaning “wireless” in Swedish. Importantly, for the greater smart home and home automation market, the IKEA Trådfri range is built around...

Ditch the switch

“While every person is unique, human behaviour is predictable” ~ Anon Our daily lives are mostly predictable, or at least very regular; from the moment we wake, to when we sleep. A well designed smart home can take advantage of regularity, to automate...

Keyless Access

  We use keyless access almost everyday with our cars, where keyless access or central locking is now a standard feature. Younger generations probably can’t even remember the days of manually locking and unlocking a car door. These days, with keyless...

Enlightened Control

  “Design is not just what it looks and feels like. Design is how it work.” – Steve Jobs Most home owners give considerable thought to what their new home will look like – the floor plan, bench top materials, shower head type, curtain...

Design for the Future, Now

  About 6-8 millions years ago, the common ancestors of humans and apes went their seperate evolutionary ways. The human brain became considerably larger by having the unique skills that helped develop it. Ever since these early days, humans have found solutions...