5 Low Tech Items for Everyday Problems

5 Low Tech Items for Everyday Problems

Kim Lucian
Sep 28, 2012

In an era where there is an app for just about everything, it can be refreshing to see designers come out with low tech solutions for everyday problems. From a storage container that measures out the perfect amount of dry ingredients when poured, to a clever solution for olive pits, these objects are simply but brilliantly designed.

1. Silo For Good Measure
While still in the prototype stage, this smart product both acts as reusable storage container for dry goods and measures out a perfect serving every time you pour. From Quirky.

2. Joseph Joseph & Morph's Double Dish
Designed with a nested collection bowl this dish is prefect for containing olive pits and nut shells conveniently while keeping them out of sight. $18 from A+R Store.

3. Go Clean Gym Gear
Created specifically for traveling with gym clothes, this compact bag locks odor and moisture in, is compartmentalized for both clothing and shoes and comes with shoulder straps so you can grab it out of your suitcase and take it directly to the gym. $30 from Flight 001.

4. Parmesan Cheese Pencil
While no longer available this limited run of cheese "Pencils" had a spice filled center and came with a sharpener to create shavings perfect for topping your favorite dish. Via LikeCool.

5. Snap Hang
If you're looking for a smart alternative to framing your artwork, Snap Hang is a sophisticated looking wall mounting system that conceals magnets sturdy enough to hold up Plexiglas inside a simple wood bar. $66 from Magnetic Grain.

*While some of these products are available to purchase others are still in the prototype stage.

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