PORTIONAL is a line of sophisticated dishware designed for people who want the benefits of portion control without the stigmatizing effects of other, currently offered, portion control products. Subtle details enhance the beauty of the objects but also act as portion control guides. On the large plate a raised detail helps to visually separate the surface into three individually sized sections. The small plate has measurement guides in the form of three small circles. Each circle represents a teaspoon and the three together represent a tablespoon. Finally, the bowl has two subtle indentations that act as fill lines. One for a half cup and one for a full cup.
Originally conceived as a wedding gift, these unique shelves are meant to symbolize a full and happy life shared by two people. Each shelf is crafted from a solid piece of wood. Alone they are both special and can stand strong in the world but it is when they are brought together that their true potential and beauty are reached. The user instructions are simple: “Fill with wisdom, memories, and life.
NEWTON™: Picking Fruit
When I was a kid I asked my parents for an apple tree. They, being kind and generous people, obliged my request and, in the early Spring, had a young tree planted in the backyard. I was beyond excited! I imagined myself playing in the backyard and instead of going inside to get a snack I could just run over to my tree and pick an apple. The following Autumn my dream became a reality and the joy of apple picking has been in my life ever since. NEWTON takes the apple picking experience and makes it accessible to everyone by bringing it inside.
Simply Disturbing™: tea set
This quirky little tea set is morbidly awesome. The concept was born from the idea that most people leave their kettle on the stove even when they’re not using it. If it’s going to be on display why not make it a topic of conversation
STiTCH: foot stool / laptop stand
With this project the traditional nursing stool receives a much needed update. The form is simple and refined. A slight angle helps make STiTCH comfortable for the user. The laces or “stitches” add a bit of color and whimsy to the piece but they also help keep STiTCH in one place by creating friction. The laces can be changed to accommodate the color scheme of any room. And finally, when the child moves away from a liquid diet, STiTCH enjoys a second life by coming up off the floor. While sitting in bed or on the couch STiTCH can be placed over the user’s lap creating an ideal platform for a laptop.
A collaborative project with designers Jacob Nitz and Chad Hodge this tongue-in-cheek tableware set comes with suggestive instructions on how to use the products. A common phrase such as “lick your plate clean” is now suddenly naughty when the plate is instructing you to “lick me”. Everyone blows on a hot cup of coffee but when the mug is giving the instructions to “blow me” things can get a bit steamy. And those splatters! Those are meant to represent food, right?