I get LOADS of product pitches in my email, most of which I ignore because frankly, I don’t want to encourage more of them. But yesterday there were a couple of cool product items I thought I’d pass along. I think the stained glass wall decals from Blik are awesome, such a good idea. I’m not crazy about the video game subject matter (The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Walker) but I still think they’re pretty great; available to order online.
And then there’s the amazing Pivot Power flexible power bar that twists in any direction to allow all those clunky connectors to fit into the same strip (just $30). Pivot is from an inventive web company called Quirky that features products developed in part through crowd-sourced input. The Pivot power strip was invented by a kid named Jake Zien, with the help of 709 of his new best friends. Check out the website, there’s lots of other cool solutions to household problems.
And finally, I’m signed up to the Design Within Reach mailer and thought I’d mention a movie night the company is holding at its King Street West store in Toronto on September 25 (6:30 pm): they’ll be screening Coast Modern (click the link to watch a trailer), a doc from Canadian filmmakers Michael Bernard and Gavin Froome that considers the question, has modernism’s time come and gone? I’ll be there, let’s hang out.