Awesome Switches

AS #009 – Adjustable Cooker

October 14, 2015 Matt Thornton 0

Living with a disability is almost certainly not awesome but at least there ARE some awesome things out there to make it easier. Here’s one such example – an incredible uppy-downy adjustable cooker gizmo.

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AS #007 – Royal Switch

September 11, 2015 Matt Thornton 0

Switches are for everyone, and that includes the Royal folk. Staying at The Rubens hotel in London… in the Royal Wing, no less… and I discover this throwback switch of regal awesomeness. I can well imagine that when you needed your crown polished, or were engaging in a little reginal […]

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AS #006 – Organic Switch

September 10, 2015 Matt Thornton 0

WHAT THE ACTUAL HELL! Who said switches need man-made electricity when you’ve got it built right in? That’s right, the Mimosa Pudica (of the Fabaceae genus) – or Sensitive Plant to you and me – is the ultimate in all natural touch-sensitive-switch-trickery based on a ‘primitive nervous system’. A gentle […]

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AS #005 – Blinds

September 10, 2015 Matt Thornton 0

Found in a VERY fancy-schmancy hotel in Saint Malo, France, these bathroom blinds, which, well, add a bit of automation to protecting one’s dignity when carrying out one’s ablutions, what what what. Why twiddle a pole in the bathroom… so to speak, one when you can push a button? SWITCH-TASTIC […]

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AS #004 – Bathroom Neons

September 9, 2015 Matt Thornton 0

YOU may not believe this – but you don’t always have to touch a switch to activate it! I know, right. Don’t get me wrong, I love an old-fashioned switch, with the tactile clunk as you send it in to action, but there’s an elegance about a switch that just, […]

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AS #003 – Touch Light

September 9, 2015 Matt Thornton 0

OK, yes, before you say anything, a light that switches on when you touch it is not *nowadays* anything to get the old robot chubby about ***BUT*** back in 2010, in a static caravan in Cornwall, well that’s a different story.