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In high school I didn’t have my own car. I shared the 2 family cars with my parents, which meant I had 2 keys for the cars as well as a house key and a key to my employer’s office. This made for a lot of keys. I soon realized that I could use a carabiner to manage them all without weighing me down! I still use one now.
Now I have all of my individual keys on their own ring and I use the rings to add/remove the keys. Well, Scott Amron has come up with the Carabiner Key. You can currently place an order for one, although there’s no price listed on the site. And don’t worry, for those of you who aren’t into the whole carabiner thing, he also has the Split Ring Key. I personally don’t like to damage my fingernails every time I need to change the keys on my keyring.
An interesting use of space by MihaDesign. This would be a great way to save space in a studio. Come to think of it, it’s the opposite of lofting your bed, which many students do in college.
I’ll have to remember this concept if I’m ever pressed for space, or just want to have an excuse to jump down on my bed!
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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: