Beverly Moon is a Senior Industrial Designer who is based in Portland, OR. I'd go so far as to say that the majority of ID'ers would agree that they are "[passionate about] curating experiences through products and invoking beauty in everyday things," but Moon delivers on her mission statement with her eponymous contact case.
Moon (the designer, not the design) notes that this unassuming product is ritualized in "a routine that many of us go through at least twice a day, [occupying] a prominent place on the bathroom sink." She explains on Kickstarter:
Any number of adjectives describe the "Moon" (the design, not the designer): clean, simple, elegant, beautiful, unobtrusive, etc., there's also a sense in which Moon is highlighting "an experience and product that gets overlooked." Like the Nest Learning Thermostat or the "Dark Sky" app (also in need of Kickstarting), Moon (the designer, not the design) has found room for innovation, though her design is more of an aesthetic improvement than the others.
The presentation captures her minimalist approach as well, and Moon (the designer, not the design) has done an excellent job documenting the project from start to finish.I chose Corian® for very specific reasons. First, it's a hypoallergenic, non-toxic material, and non-porous so it doesn't harbor the growth of bacteria and minimizes the risk of infections. Second, it's a beautiful material. It has a pleasant weight and smooth texture that gives it a premium feel. Third, it's a great material because it's hard, but not brittle, making it easier to find local CNC manufacturing to work with.
We're certainly over the moon—the turn of phrase, not the design or the designer—about the design, though the $40 pricetag (which jumps to $60 at launch) makes "Moon" (the design... well, you get the idea) a rather high-end hygiene product. Moon notes that "Screw caps are great for travel but not for quick daily interactions. And plastics have many great properties but often feel very cheap."
It so happens that I've been looking for a better contact storage solution: my plastic case has gotten to the point where I dread cleaning it every couple weeks, largely because it gets dirty again within days. While the countertop model would certainly find a home at my bathroom sink, I'd also be curious to see a travel-friendly "Moon."