Smokin’ hot gadgets – Jalo Helsink designer smoke alarms

Lento - designer smoke alarm

Smoke alarms have, throughout history, been neglected on an aesthetic level. There’s a belief that if an item is practical and safety-based, it can’t be stylish too. Dork Adore disagrees with this, and thankfully so does Helsinki-based designer brand Jalo Helsink.

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Two of the designers behind the brand, Harri Koskinen and Paola Suhonen, have given the standard smoke alarm a much needed update. Harri has kept with the standard smoke cover shape, but experimented with six other colours (five in a fabric material and one in chrome.) for the Kupo. Paola has thrown the classic style out the window, and recreated the smoke alarm as a giant fly in various colours. As you do. It’s called the Lento.

Kupo - Tasteful smoke alarmI spotted the smoke alarms over on a quick sale on, where they were affordable at £18.50 for Harri’s simpler designs and £21 for Paola’s more bugged out version.

If you can’t get to the sale in time, you should be able to find your nearest stockist on Jalo Helsink

Emma Cossey

Emma is our resident fashion and social media specialist, having worked as a blogger, editor and writer on a number of fashion and beauty websites. She writes regularly for The Bag Lady, and has previously written for The Times Online, Shoewawa and Jorg & Olif among others.

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