Tal Berke & Stephanie Cummings
Tal Berke and Stephanie Cummings have had enough roommates to know that no item—from clothing to soap—is safe from thievery. Years later, Tal, a self-proclaimed problem solver, and Stephanie, a start-up sales and marketing expert, decided their unique skill set could alleviate the headaches that arise when sharing a space. Their shower locker featuring a combination lock lets you stow soaps, loofas, razors, and more away from household hijackers. It’s just the kind of self-selling product that could be manufactured on the cheap and mass marketed, but instead, Tal and Stephanie directed energy into sustainable sourcing and non-toxic materials. The duo balances innovative design with sustainability in New York.