This was a past project I realized wasn't on my site and I think deserves to be on here. Designed for iPhone and iPad Air, this dual dock is the consequence of my frustrations with the current charging experience. I had a few major requirements when I started this project: use existing charging cords without modifying, create the ability to plug-in devices without looking, and don't use any moving or mechanical parts. The result is a minimalist sapele wood slab with a hidden seam to separate the two pieces and release the two charging cords.
Touch Lamp was created out of a necessity for a great table lamp. Most lamps have cumbersome switches by which a half-asleep human can be easily frustrated, so Touch Lamp does away with them. Touch anywhere on the aluminum ring to turn the lamp on. Touch again to turn it off.
In addition to cumbersome switches, Touch Lamp does away with traditional lamp shades, that get dusty and worn, and replaces it with a glass sphere. The base is turned and sculpted from African Mahogany and the power cord is soft, woven nylon. The form has an inherent ability for power cord to be fed through any direction relative to the power source. These features work together to fit our human habits and lifestyle, instead of forcing specific behaviors, in order to create the most enjoyable lamp experience possible.
The first version isn't the most stable and the weight of too many pens on one side can cause it to tip, but it's easy to imagine the base as metal wire in the next version, providing more stability and space.
A couple of weeks ago I decided to take something already very simple and make it intriguing. This pencil cup is turned out of African Mahogany and seems as if it is a ring floating just above the surface. This effect causes a quick double-take of a normally ordinary object, followed by an innocent curiosity of how it's made.