Home Depot has partnered with the Arnell Group to develop a new range of innovative products under the label "Orange Works" The first one you see above is a fire extinguisher meant to be more ergonomic and stylish than your traditional extinguisher.
Two thoughts on this product: 1) Is it just me or is every product that you see getting a ton of press lately meant to be proudly displayed on your counter or coffee table instead of being relegated to the closet? This trend is single-handedly turning our homes into department stores and decimating the closet industry.
2) In their PR statement Home Depot brags that this breaks away from the traditional red fire extinguisher... That seems like a kind of a bad thing right? Kudos for wanting to improve the design of a fire extinguisher and make it more ergonomic and cool looking, but the traditional red fire extinguisher is a design icon in its own right and a recognizable one at that. I hope in an emergency that someone who isn't familiar with this new version will know that it is in fact, a fire extinguisher and will think to look on the counter for it instead of in the closet.