DAVE HAKKENS: BREAKSOAP

Washing your hands it’s a thing you do automatically. But do you also do it systematically? There are about 1500 bacteria per square centimeter. Does your automatic hand-washing technique clean all dimples and edges of your hands?

Dave Hakkens wanted to make the world a better and cleaner place and he succeeded. He came up with some brilliant hand washing design for us to never miss a dirty spot. Breaksoap is the perfect OCD wet dream. You break a block of soap. You rub your hands with it. You let it solve completely. And you are finished. Completely washed. That’s easy isn’t it? You think you got it? Let’s do that again; take the breaksoap. Break it. Touch it. Rub it. Turn it. Solve it. Clean it. Auto-matic. When you start to feel the rhythm it becomes pretty pleasant. Break it. Touch it. Rub it. Actually, you are unstoppable. Actually, you’re a washing MACHINE. Clean it. Auto-Matic.

dave hakkens product design original la monda magazine

dave hakkens product design original la monda magazine

dave hakkens product design original la monda magazine

Bizarre hats

For some people, being as original as the designers from the ‘50s -especially the mid century UK designers- would be a great achievement. In the era of the economic boom and massive advertisement, creativity was at its most extravagant climax; a good example is shown in this video, where a housemaid and her housework are transformed into a potential fashion melting pot. A collection of hats for every moment is presented: some of the best pieces are the wringer bonnet, the teapot hat, the tripe hat… And above all, the real star, the funnel hat, especially useful in rainy days. Hooray for kitchen-fashion!