Objects can often become so ubiquitous that we no longer question their form. The testimony of time shields such relics from the scrutiny and skepticism that we subject new products to.
Nail clippers, for example, have barely changed since the Industrial Revolution—which is bizarre considering the mess they can often leave your nails in and the fact that they spray their cuttings everywhere.
"Klhip" is out to change this with what they're calling "the ultimate clipper". The idea is simple. Re-engineer the cutter so that the pressure is applied directly on the nail and catch the cuttings as you go. The matt surgical steel finish and clever brand identity also give an added touch of class to the nail cutting experience.
Sam Dunne is a designer, strategist and writer based in London. Sam is founder of design strategy agency Cohere and Contributing Editor at Core77—reporting broadly on design, technology, food and object culture.