Plugbook is a powerstrip with a rewindable cord, meant for powering electronics without making users go through the hassle of untangling a mess of cables. Currently in the prototype phase, Plugbook is seeking crowdsourced funding through its page on Kickstarter.
Plugbook is being developed by Dave Hakkens, a Dutch design student specializing in industrial design. I took a look at his website and was impressed by the quality of his work – it’s exciting to see someone taking the time to develop elegant solutions to physical problems. Breaksoap in particular caught my eye: it’s a bar of soap split into numerous attached pieces, which can be broken off for use to avoid soiling the rest of the bar. The best ideas often seem obvious after they’ve been suggested; Hakkens seems to specialize in ideas like that.
Hakkens philosophy, espoused on his blog, shines through in the design for Plugbook. He says:
Why is it that we want to buy five bad quality products instead of buying one in good quality five times as expensive? This way we will enjoy the products much more and it will keep its value. So when your taste changes, you can still sell it because your stuff is worth something.
Take a look at Plugbook and consider supporting it on Kickstarter!