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The MINIM+AID is due to be released in Japan in 2016
The MINIM+AID is due to be released in Japan in 2016
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Prolific Japanese design house Nendo (of skinny speaker and clever stationary fame) has turned its hand to designing emergency supplies
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Prolific Japanese design house Nendo (of skinny speaker and clever stationary fame) has turned its hand to designing emergency supplies
Inspired by the 2011 earthquake that devastated Japan, Nendo has unveiled a chic kit that contains the bare necessities to survive a similar emergency situation
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Inspired by the 2011 earthquake that devastated Japan, Nendo has unveiled a chic kit that contains the bare necessities to survive a similar emergency situation
The kit includes a small foil container with drinking water
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The kit includes a small foil container with drinking water
It's available in several colors
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It's available in several colors
The MINIM+AID was designed for Sugita Ace and is due to be released in Japan in 2016
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The MINIM+AID was designed for Sugita Ace and is due to be released in Japan in 2016
The outer tubing is available in silver, white, or black
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The outer tubing is available in silver, white, or black
The kit also contains a lantern
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The kit also contains a lantern
The plastic case can be used for storage
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The plastic case can be used for storage
The waterproof poncho
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The waterproof poncho
The tube in which the drinking water foil pouch is stored can also be used as a cup
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The tube in which the drinking water foil pouch is stored can also be used as a cup
The radio comes with a hand-operated crank that charges it and can be used to charge other devices
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The radio comes with a hand-operated crank that charges it and can be used to charge other devices
The outer tubing is available in silver, white, or black, and each tool is available in a three different colors
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The outer tubing is available in silver, white, or black, and each tool is available in a three different colors
The MINIM+AID kit is housed in a 5 cm (2 in) thick metal tube that is waterproof, can float, and can be worn around the shoulder and easily stored
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The MINIM+AID kit is housed in a 5 cm (2 in) thick metal tube that is waterproof, can float, and can be worn around the shoulder and easily stored
The MINIM+AID is due to be released in Japan in 2016
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The MINIM+AID is due to be released in Japan in 2016
The emergency whistle
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The emergency whistle
The radio comes with a hand-operated crank that charges it, and can also be used to charge the lantern or another small device, like a smartphone for example
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The radio comes with a hand-operated crank that charges it, and can also be used to charge the lantern or another small device, like a smartphone for example
The poncho
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The poncho

Prolific Japanese design house Nendo (of skinny speaker and clever stationary fame) has turned its hand to designing emergency supply kits. Inspired by the 2011 earthquake that devastated Japan, the firm has unveiled a chic kit that contains the bare necessities to help a city-dweller in a similar emergency situation.

The MINIM+AID kit is housed in a 5 cm (2 in)-thick metal tube that is waterproof, can float, and can be worn around the shoulder. It includes a whistle, a radio, a waterproof poncho, a lantern, and a small foil container with a little drinking water. Finally, a small plastic case contains a tape, scissors, and what looks like water purification tablets – though that's a guess on our part.

The radio comes with a hand-operated crank for charging, which can also be used to charge the lantern or another small device, like a smartphone for example, via USB. The plastic can be used for storage, and the tube in which the drinking water foil pouch is stored can also serve as a cup.

The outer tubing is available in silver, white, or black, and each tool is available in a three different colors (Nendo doesn't state which colors).

MINIM+AID was designed for Sugita Ace and is due to be released in Japan in 2016. We've no word yet on the expected price.

Source: Nendo via Dezeen

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HensleyBeuronGarlington
That lighting portion reminds me of those cheap, but decent Thor Fire lanterns.