Off the coast of Newfoundland is rugged Fogo Island, formerly a fishing outpost that has since become a tourist destination. It's home to the rather designey Fogo Island Inn:
Tasked with designing the Inn's room keys, Rotterdam-based product designer Chris Kabel came up with a fantastic idea he calls Fogo Finds:
"Twenty nine objects that were found washed along the shore, in a fisherman's shed or even from the local supermarket were cast in bronze to become key fobs for the hotel rooms."
"From lucky snub-nosed cod head to an iron nail stolen from the first European settlers by the native Beothuk Indians and modified to become a spear head, each fob tells a small or large story that relates to the island. Together they become the chapters of a book about the present and past daily life on the island and its rough nature."
I might not want the fob made out of the nail in my pocket, but darn if they ain't all cool.
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