Chris Simon


New York, NY, USA

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  • ""I assume you'd get fresh mud on the jack when taking the first boot off, then transfer that mud to the bottom of your sock when bracing the jack to remove the other boot."The solution is another pair of shoes! I suggest a _house clog_. Remove muddy boot. Put free foot into house clog. Then use clog-foot to step on boot jack. Finally, wipe house clogs on floor mat. Of course, once you're in the house, you can further transition to more comfy footwear, such as slippers. An ecosystem of proper footwear is required at every, er, step. hahah."
    on: The Design Flaw of Boot Jacks
  • "Tire Toilet-- Bury your doodie, because, well, animals do it. Pack it in, Pack it out what?Oh man! The worst design list can work for so many topics. Please allow me to flog 1Password software. Two ways to open your Password Vault--Master Password or 4-digit Pin. Once you enter the 4-digit Pin wrong, you're defaulted back to Master Password. September 2017 they silently added a new feature. Before the update, whenever you turned off your phone, you also needed to enter the Master Password. After the update, the Pin option worked even after poweroff. So, somewhere around December I finally mis-entered my pin, but after several months of not having to enter the password, I forgot the Master! You wouldn't think convenience would be a bad design, unless the inconvenience trains you to remember your password."
    on: The Weekly Design Roast, #4
  • "I usually just use a bowl. Then I nested this found object— a fire truck dome light—and I have an instant favorite."
    on: Desktop Valets/Organizers, Yea or Nay?
  • "Could use a wire coat hanger. I always have some of these around, cuz they’re just so darn useful. :)"
    on: Pro Tip: How to Easily Transfer a Measurement from Inside a Wall to the Outside
  • "Here is a new one for my "collection"."
    on: 9 Desk Organizers to Declutter Your Workspace
  • "For your perfect bound magazines!(Islamic book stand. Source, Pinterest)"
    on: Show Off Your Favorite Magazine Spreads on Your Walls with this MAWAH
  • "I see your sofa fort, and I raise you a cardboard fort. I took this photo 11/15 behind a Major department store in Manhattan on my way to work (about 0745). I went back the next day to see not only the fort was gone, but replaced by large concrete planters."
    on: Today's Urban Design Observation: Homeless Couch Fort
  • "I couldn't disagree more to the point of rereading the article and randomly substituting other products to see if I could detect familiar lines of argumentation--"Atlantic cod", "sharkfin", "ivory", "blood diamonds", "bush meat", on and on and on. Change has to start with personal decisions, and the only answer I know of for the complex clash between poverty, backwards third world economy and natural resources is none."
    on: Hand Tool School #11: If You Want to Protect Rainforests, Buy and Use Exotic Wood
  • "Maybe is is designed for the German toilet and cleaning off the ledge?"
    on: A Flexible Minimalist Toilet Brush That Might Or Might Not Work
  • "Now if someone would just put the HfG's archives online then I would never need to leave the house (except for food).HfG, Hochschule für Gestaltung, Ulm"
    on: Harvard Publishes Massive, Free Bauhaus Archive Online!
  • "Barrister bookcase in walnut and plywood... Interesting."
    on: Building a Barrister's Bookcase, Understanding the Design of Bandsaws, Modifying an Outfeed Table & More
  • "I was fortunate to have known my great gradfather when I was a child. He was born in 1904 and worked as a cabinet maker in the San Francisco Bay Area. And he had 8 1/2 fingers. As my father told the story to me, the power output from a system like this was inconsistent. The material could "jump" take the ends of your fingers off. Which, for him, were the tips of both index fingers, the tip of his right thumb (he had a sliver of finger nail) and more than half of his pinkie. (>_<)"
    on: How Did Factories Get Power to Their Machines Before Electricity?
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