Finding a decent humidifier during winter can be pretty much impossible. Typically, they are bulky, unattractive blobs that disperse more bacteria than moisture. And then there's the funny, stale smell that they inevitably spread throughout the house.
But we may soon have a (much, much) better option. Johnny, over at Spoon & Tamago, recently showcased a new all-wood, no electricity humidifier called Mast. He describes it like this:
An exquisite creation of pure Hinoki (Japanese Cypress), recently designed by Shin Okada and crafted by Masuya Koubou. Known for its high-quality timber, rot-resistant qualities and lemony scent, the thinly sliced Hinoki mast absorbs water from the hull and diffuses it, and its intrinsic aroma, into the room.Right now, they're only available in Japan for about $60, but I hope they'll be available in the U.S. soon.