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'Voodoopizza' is an Attention-Seeking Toothpick Holder

 - May 6, 2010   Updated: Aug 17 2011
References: & designspotter
The Voodoopizza toothpick holder is an interesting place to keep those stray toothpicks lying around (and by "interesting," I mean "slightly creepy"). The voodoopizza toothpick holder is inspired by Italian culture and the typical stereotypes of Italians in general.

The voodoopizza toothpick holder is more of an abstract concept then it is a useful toothpick holder, as the design was conceived by 30 Italian designers who wanted to draw attention to Italian stereotypes.

Implications - Consumers are fascinated with voodoo products because it gives them a sense of empowerment and control over the world. Corporations may similarly appeal to consumers if they market their wares as empowering and helpful in stabling the lives of the products' user.