Clean, elegant, and yes, it tells time too! This simple wall clock uses an offset hand arrangement to get one's attention. Time can still be easily read, but the offset arrangement causes a double-take and an ever-changing wall-hanging sculpture.
In June of 2014, Tangent Clock won the Jury vote for the 2014 A-Z Award - First Place for Best Concept. It also won the People's Choice Award.
Tangent is currently being engineered for production.
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Tangent Clock wins the prestigious 2014 AZ Award for design excellence!
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Ease of Assembly
The clock is designed for ease of manufacture and ease of assembly. Each part can be injection molded using cavity-to-cavity molds. Each component can be snapped together without any tools, thereby achieving ease of assembly.
Everyone loves flashlights! I have designed many different flashlights. The colorful ones shown here include a one-piece molded body and a color-matched silicone band. These are meant to be low cost and water tight. The other flashlight shown was part of a study of rubber handle grips.
Poster Level Clip
The poster level clip is a simple device that clips onto thin substrates, such as a wall-hanging poster. Once secured, the bubble vial allows the user to quickly and easily level the poster on a wall. Simple, inexpensive, and functional.
This product is currently being manufactured by Hangman Products, Inc., an L.A., CA company specializing in hanging-related products. The "Poster Level Clip" is currently being sold in stores throughout the US and Canada.
The effort here was to design and engineer a functional, beautiful, safe and easy to install ceiling hook. The hook we designed can support 200 pounds and can freely swivel 360 degrees. Our hook is designed to capture a double head screw, making installation a snap. The hook is spring loaded and includes a secondary lock that prevents the hook from opening when supporting more than 1 pound of load. This hook is currently being manufactured by Hangman Products, of Woodland Hills, CA.
This project was fun! We had to design what we call an "Alarm Granade."The device, called "Wakey Wakey", had to be designed to be easy to use and very effective at waking up kids.
Of course, alarms exist, but typically the child can just turn them off and fall back to sleep. Wakey Wakey is designed to be thrown into the room by a parent in the morning. A couple minutes later, the alarm will automatically sound. The child must get out of bed, find the alarm and press a button. This will cause the device to announce a random code, such as "A-H", or spell out a simple word, such as "CAT". The child will then have to rotate the dial to match the code or spell the announced word.Only then will the alarm finally shut off.
Since the child had to get out of bed and use his frontal lobe division of his cerebral cortex to solve the puzzle to turn off the alarm, the brain will effectively become fully awake.The kid will not want to return to bed.He's up!
Folding Utility Knife
I designed this folding utility knife to be beautiful to have, to hold and to use. An important feature is easy of assembly. This will help keep cost down to below $1.20 per unit. The handle is one-piece Zytel with 20% fiber reinforcement. The liner-lock plate is formed integrally with the clip and the blade-holding "jaws" are made from steel. The knife includes only 9 parts (include nuts and bolts). All the parts are shaped to fit deep within the handle to create a low profile. The handle is ergonomic for effective and confident grip. The jaws include a spring plate that allows pivotal separation of the jaws only when the liner locks released. Once separated, a blade can be removed or installed. This knife is currently being manufactured by Timberline Knives, of New York and should be available in stores in Spring 2015.
Keypad Lighting for Safes
The product here is a floor lamp, but the project was directed to an adjustable mechanical pivot used in the lamp structure. The joint had to be very strong and easy to adjust (angle). It also had to be able to be secured a relatively delicate structural aesthetic without competing. We chose a castlated interlocking interface with side-secured metal mounting blocks that were finished to compliment the design and even becoming a design feature. This floor lamp was in production for a few years.
Dehumidifier / Power Supply for Safes
We were asked by one of the largest gun safe companies in the US to design and develop a sleek, inexpensive, easy-to-use and sharp-looking power-supply that is used to power lights located within the safe. We went a step further and designed the power supply to include a very important dehumidifier. The company loved our work and are considering production.