Design Over Function

Spicing up designs for ordinary objects like salt and pepper shakers

Implications - Designers who work to add a bit of zest to items found in every household, such as salt and pepper shakers, are more successful than ever as people express an intensified urge to define themselves through materials. As bland objects lose their flavor, people are seeking to infuse personality everywhere.
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Star Wars Kitchen Gadgets - R2-D2 Peppermill
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Mild 11,775 Clicks Pub: Feb 1, 08
Star Wars Kitchen Gadgets
R2-D2 Peppermill
May the seasoning be with you! Yes the R2-D2 Pepper Mill has landed! Twist his head and the pepper comes out of his bottom. What more could you want from a novelty tableware item? If you're one of the… [More]
Spice Gun - Salt & Pepper Shoots Salad
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Mild 6,747 Clicks Pub: Mar 2, 08
Spice Gun
Salt & Pepper Shoots Salad
Like it or not; cringe or choose to ignore the multiple ethical issues it raises in an already gun-happy world this Spice Gun loaded with salt, pepper, sugar or any other spice of your choice, makes the… [More]
Cigarette-Shaped Salt n Pepper Shakers - Flavor Country
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Mild 4,459 Clicks Pub: Apr 23, 08
Cigarette-Shaped Salt n Pepper Shakers
Flavor Country
Designer Myan Duong created these sexy cigarette shaped salt and pepper shakers as an act of defiance: "They can stop you from smoking in restaurants, but they can't stop you from ashing into your food."… [More]
Creative Condiments Concepts - Fun Salt and Pepper Shakers
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Untested 5,435 Clicks Pub: Mar 3, 08
Creative Condiments Concepts
Fun Salt and Pepper Shakers
Take a look at how fun salt and pepper shakers cab be! Not just because of their shapes, although that has a lot to do with the fun, but also because of the fact that designers are trying to improve on… [More]
Geeky Kitchen Utensils - PC Keyboard Salt & Pepper Shakers
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Mild 6,122 Clicks Pub: Jun 13, 08
Geeky Kitchen Utensils
PC Keyboard Salt & Pepper Shakers
Add a touch of geek to your kitchen table with these nerdy PC Keyboard Salt & Pepper Shakers that are designed to look like the "S" and the "P" keys from a computer's keyboard. The PC Keyboard Salt &… [More]
Deer Head Table Decor - Stag Salt and Pepper Shakers
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Mild 5,781 Clicks Pub: Jan 1, 08
Deer Head Table Decor
Stag Salt and Pepper Shakers
What a neat way to infuse a little country into your downtown loft! These Stag Salt and Pepper Shakers are too adorable. They add that cottage feel to any home, regardless of location. My mind is flooded… [More]
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