Maxwell Ryan’s Innovative Items for the Home

1: Dartstrip
What: A combo of a magnets and breakable metal strips that sticks pictures to your wall without causing damage.
Cost: $25.00
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I love to decorate with images, pictures and drawings on the wall, but don’t want to ruin the walls. Dartstrip replaces pins, tape, corkboard and magnetic paint with a super simple adhesive system that can be mounted in minutes and removed without damage. Pull out as much as you want, break it off and you’re ready to go with their strong rare earth magnets.
2: Back to the Roots Mushroom Kit

What: An oyster mushroom growing garden kit. Three simple steps: open box, mist with water, and harvest the crop. First crop in as little as 10 days; grows multiple crops.
Cost: $19.99
Where to buy: or Amazon

Mushrooms are wonderful to cook with but can be expensive and hard to find. This remarkable new product is gourmet food and science experiment that connects you to how things grow. You actually grow your own mushrooms in ten days and begin to understand how they work. Invented by a remarkable young duo right out of college, it is now sold across the country. Watch the mushrooms come alive in your own kitchen.
3: Fridge Coaster

What: Stylish, super absorbent ‘liners’ that allow fruits and veggies to stay fresh longer. You can cut them to fit any spot in the fridge.
Cost: Pack prices vary from $6 to $11 depending on your fridge style.
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Décor and practicality rarely go together so well. This new colorful design, made of Food industry-grade, quick-drying, hard-pressed wood pulp coaster board, will absorb food spills and moisture, keeping your fridge clean, dry and free of grime. In addition, they keep veggies in your crispers lasting longer. Totally recyclable and biodegradable. Replace them every six months and give your fridge a shot of color.
4: Pure Living Knife System

What: A self-cleaning knife system that destroys the DNA and cell membranes of virtually all microorganisms. Destroys 99% of bacteria, viruses, germs, etc.
Cost: $175
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Keeping food surfaces super clean is always a big concern whether you suffer from allergies or worry about contamination from fish or chicken. Washing is good, but this new knife set takes things one step further by introducing a holder that zaps your knives with Ultraviolet-C light that eliminates up to 99.9-percent of germs, viruses, and bacteria including salmonella, dust mites, and odors. So cut away, wash, put away, and turn the light on. It will take care of the rest and then turn itself off.
5: AquaFarm
What: A fish tank that grows food and plants at the same time using hydroponics.
Cost: $59.99
Where to buy: or Amazon.

From the same young duo that created the 10 Day Mushroom Kit, this invention puts an even bigger smile on your face. With a hydroponic garden upstairs and an aquarium downstairs, you can grow kitchen herbs while keeping happy fish and learning how our earth’s circulation system works. The fish feed the plants and the plants clean the water! We invite you to the world of Apartment Therapy by visiting, follow Maxwell on Twitter @AptTherapy, and on Instagram @apartmenttherapy.

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