It is not enough to simply release a product anymore, instead items like those in the Appreciate Me collection are necessary to engage its potential owners. Due to the access and availability of certain types of technology, many have grown accustomed to the need to be stimulated at all times. The Appreciate Me household collection does just that through the use of unexpected materials and functions.
Created by Jessica Treslove, a MDes Product Design graduate from Sheffield Hallam University, the Appreciate Me line challenges the users perception of ordinary items by encouraging interaction between them and the product.
The Appreciate Me collection is comprised of three items: an alarm clock, toothbrush and desk lamp. The toothbrush, for instance, is made out of bamboo and a removable silicone head that encourages product longevity as well as a unique ergonomic texture.