Need a(nother) reminder to leave the lights off at home? Try this switch from designer Scott Amron, which doubles as a fully functioning hook. Hang your coat and keep your energy usage on the down low.
- Shrinking circuits and displays means devices are easier to lose in couches and cars.
Oh, what this switchplate would do to streamline our time spent looking for misplaced things. Slip your to-be-mailed letters into the ledge on top and hang your keys on the hooks down below, and the essentials will always be at the ready when—and where—you need them.
You never know when inspiration might strike, so it's always a good idea to carry around a notebook to jot down your flashes of brilliance. A blank page isn't much good without a writing utensil, however, so this clever, conveniently-Moleskine-sized cover by R & L ensures you will never be without lead when you need it. Slip a #2 in the slot and you're ready to take notes for the next great American novel.
This clever mirror (and built-in shelf) would be so handy in a number of places around the home, but we picture hanging it by the front door to eliminate the mad morning dash looking for keys around the apartment while allowing one last quick glance to make sure our face is all present and correct. Designer Nazanin Kamali created this birch ply and oak veneer piece as one element in her Loop collection—along with a bed, bedside cabinet, and longer, larger floor mirror—for British company Case Furniture.
If you have a six-foot cable where a one-foot length of cord will do, the Cable Turtle may be the answer. Designed by the Dutch company Flex/The Innovation Lab, the Cable Turtle winds up like a yo-yo, gobbling up excess cable around a central coil and concealing it beneath a donut-shaped lid. The Turtle’s marriage of form and function earned it a coveted spot in the Museum of Modern Art’s design collection.
Ballistic nylon exterior, no-slip shoulder handles, waterproof bottom, padded laptop protection, exterior zipper pocket with lined cell phone pocket, interior zipper pocket. 15.5" x 12" x 4.5".