Through The Lim­its

Mod­ern-day explorer Mike Horn talks about the qual­i­ties of that will en­sure sur­vival in the city and in the wilder­ness

Portfolio - - PORTFOLIO IN THIS ISSUE - By Li Hao­han

When some­one men­tions the home of the fu­ture, what comes to mind? It’s easy to think of ro­bot but­lers, knobs and but­tons that con­trol any­thing and ev­ery­thing, as well as oth­er­worldly de­sign and ar­chi­tec­ture that looked like it may have popped out of a sci-fi film or comic. But in re­al­ity, the home of the fu­ture is not too far re­moved from re­al­ity. In­stead, these dwellings boast prac­ti­cal im­prove­ments and de­vel­op­ments that go beyond a short-lived wow fac­tor. While some of you may have wel­comed Smart As­sis­tants like Google Home or Ama­zon Echo into your home with open arms, other in­te­rior ad­di­tions still pretty much func­tion like their pre­de­ces­sors. Ex­cept this time, they can be re­motely con­trolled via a ded­i­cated app on your smart­phone or have gone through a de­sign re­vamp, ren­der­ing a more thought­ful prod­uct that an­tic­i­pates needs and com­ple­ments your life­style. Here, we take a closer look at some nifty pos­si­ble ad­di­tions to your home that will make it fu­ture-ready, whether it’s for en­ter­tain­ment pur­poses, a bet­ter bath­room ex­pe­ri­ence, pu­ri­fy­ing the qual­ity of in­door air, or to sim­ply make wash­ing dishes less te­dious.

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