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Tapi

Posted in Design by kmtom on November 8, 2010

Find a problem, create a solution.

Have you ever tried to drink out of the bathroom faucet? Cupping the water with your hand? Making a mess everywhere? I have cups in my bathroom for that purpose now. But Dreamfarm has created the Tapi which allows for most faucets to be turned into a water spout. For $7.95 (includes shipping) it can be yours! Although pictured in many fun colors, it seems as thought you can only buy it in grey.

via SwissMiss

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Wireframe Letters

Posted in Design by kmtom on July 9, 2010

I’m sometimes amazed at the interesting stuff that Urban Outfitters has. I usually find the really cool stuff to be way out of my price range, but these wireframe letters at $10 each are great, unless you have a really long name.

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A New “Type” of Chair

Posted in Design by kmtom on June 3, 2010

Nolan Herbut has created a different type of chair, using keyboard letters. They’re individually assembled, so they will actually press down when you sit on them. Now if you could only program certain ones to do certain things for you.

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Stainless Steel Straws

Posted in Design by kmtom on March 17, 2010

These stainless steel straws would add a polished look to many a dinner parties. Although I wonder if they would be really cold on your lips?

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Shelving Art

Posted in Design by kmtom on September 9, 2009

Mark Kinsley’s “Riveli” shelving units are beautiful! I wish I had the money and wall space to be able to feature one of these. Not only does it provide function,but it also is a piece of art, which is my favorite kind of art.

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Remote Simplification

Posted in Design, Information Visualization by kmtom on August 29, 2009

A year ago I wrote a paper about “Pre-Attentive Processing and Organization of the TiVo DVR Remote Control”, basically how the placement and coloring of buttons on the remote help you to organize them into groups.

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When I saw this technique I thought about what it’s like having to use someone else’s remote that you might not be familiar with, especially one that is not designed as well as the TiVo remote. Consider using this for when you have someone over to house sit.

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Counter Stairs

Posted in Design by kmtom on July 23, 2009

I recently posted about the skinny stairs, which provided a space saver for those small city apartments. However, that’s not always feasible for those who may not be as skilled at walking down the stairs as others. Well for you I present the counter stairs:

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Skinny Stairs

Posted in Design by kmtom on July 15, 2009

In small city apartments or condos, space is everything! Misterstep has created a staircase which addresses this issues of tight space. Afterall, you really only step on half of the stair each time, anyway.

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