SipSnap is an innovative solution to children's drinking that completely disrupted the sippy cup market. It is a universal silicone lid that can be stretched over any cup to create a sippy or straw cup. Why fill your cabinet with sippy cups and all their parts when all you really need is one good lid. SipSnap is the signature product of Double Double. It launched in 2014 on Kickstarter and raised $130,000. It is now being licensed to Boon as a family of products (drink lids, snack lids, and straws) under the brand Snug. Customers include MoMA, Target, and Toys R Us.
Whooz? removable vinyl labels were created as a fun and whimsical solution to the pervasive problem of whose iphone charger is whose. Though not quite world peace, Whooz? takes on the challenge of turning a potential argument into a source of fun. Whooz? launched as a Kickstarter in 2012 and raised $20,200. Over 30,000 units were sold in its first year making it one of The Grommet's top ten highest selling products of 2013. Customers include MoMA, Urban Outfitters, and Uncommon Goods.
Dynaoptics, a company developing free-form optics technology approached me with their first consumer product, mobile photography lenses. I was tasked with bringing their product to market. I concepted and created their brand, OOWA and launch campaign (Kickstarter) with the help of a team of artists which I assembled. Deliverables included everything from logo, business cards and flyers to a promotional video and photo library. OOWA raised a successful 62K.
The MagTable is a combination magazine rack and coffee table. This item was part of a series of products exploring space saving options for magazine storage. Inspired by the spines on some of my fancier magazines I developed a solution that combined the coffee table magazine with the coffee table.
Sometimes I wish products could float in place without the use of hardware, shelving, etc. Illuzine indulges this fantasy. When the rack is loaded the magazines appear to float on the wall. Like a standing rack, it displays the magazines so you can see them all, but without the accompanying bulk, size, and weight.
Who needs a book shelf if you've got books! Flybrary makes use of the structural qualities of books to create a shelf of its own. Hardware was designed to be minimal and hidden when in use. When the shelf is full, books appear to magically float on the wall. We could always use a little more magic.
Bugaboo Diaper Bag
We were challenged to create a new feature rich diaper bag that could integrate with the Bugaboo line while meeting the aesthetic needs of their style conscious users. The most innovative features include:
* Expandable top flap that provides full accessibility in both collapsed and expanded states
* Access zippers allow 180 degree opening
* Separate bottom storage compartment is waterproof and can be easily wiped clean
The “Joey” pump, designed for Umbra was one of the first kitchen soap pumps to incorporate the functionality of sponge storage. Ease of manufacturing + small footprint + simple aesthetic appeal = a hit. The Joey pump has been a best selling pump in the kitchen department of Bed, Bath, and Beyond for over 10 years.
Patent: US D530953S1
I still dream that Superman will one day take me to his polar, crystal lair. In the meantime I was inspired to design Facade, a bath line produced for Umbra's studio collection U+.
What if Santa were a contemporary urbanite? What would he and his crew look like? Ta-dah! Christmas in the city.
Does your imagination still take you where it used to? Passages is a brand of musical wall art created for Enesco. Turn the doorknob, lie back, and wait for the world beyond your wall to open up. These musical doorknobs are intended to be as appropriate next to a child's bed as they are on the side table of your mom's favorite chair.
Paint by Numbers
A dozen roses. A way to tell time. A way to forget time. A thing to come back to. Who doesn't love a good retro art project like paint by numbers? But really, has anyone ever finished one. The paint by number floral graphic was designed to be aesthetically pleasing no matter how much or little time you put into it.
Part photo album, part frame, this house of cards-esque design was intended to bring a little play into the act of preserving and displaying memories. Customers included MoMA.