We only have one bathroom in our house and sometimes I'm somewhat forced to use another room to finish getting ready. Blow drying my hair is an intregal part of getting ready in the morning and the outlets in our bedroom aren't close to the mirror and I refuse to bring an extension cord into the room.
I've thought of numerous occasions about how nice it would be to have an alternative to the ordinarily ugly extension cord we own. Having a built in way to rangle extension cords certainly seems ideal and we've found a pretty good option (if you live in Europe, of course).
The Rambler Socket; a concept designed by Meysam Movahedi neatly tucks away 1.5 meters of cord when you're not using it. When you do need to use it, gently squeeze the tabs on the socket and pull the cord out. When you're finished, gently tug on the cord and the spring mechanism will wind the cord back up and keep it tucked away behind the socket.
You can use the Ramble Socket whether the cord is tucked away or not. The Ramble Socket is installed into the wall the same way you would a traditional wall socket. We're not sure about arguments we've read regarding heating issues because the cord won't always be completely unwound before use.
We're a little upset we didn't see another model for use in the States, but this will be yet another reason to envy those of you living in Europe!
[Yanko Design via Design-Milk]