Category Archives: Design
One of the things that annoys me slightly when running is what to do with my house key. I am lucky that I only have a single key to carry but I am never happy with the solutions I have for such an important item.
I have pockets in the back of some of my shorts (front of others) but I am worried that the key could work its way out and constantly spend my run patting the pocket to make sure it’s there – possibly getting me some strange looks from onlookers in the process!
I bought a shoe pocket when I first started to run but that lasted all of two runs as I was paranoid it would come off my trainers, it’s now used to store my key in the house with my kit!
I also tried a Y-Fumble arm band which does a fairly good job but it’s uncomfortable and fiddly – I prefer to use it for gels rather than anything else and to be honest its a bit big for a single key.
It’s a very simple concept in that you have a wrist band made of silicon and your key fits into a cap which snaps into place. This ensures that the key is locked in place and is always accessible. It also ensures that you don’t have to worry about loosing it from pockets etc.
I like the idea and the concept so I decided to back the project. It’ll be interesting to see if they get their full backing and I look forward to using it on future runs. If the project comes to fruition I will make sure I write a review
If I want to find out what The Golden Age is all about, I have some reading to do…
I purchased the deluxe version of the cd as it is bound in a good leaf volume complete with illustrations and the full story.
I didn’t expect such a beautifully crafted work though. Nor did I expect the story to be over 100 pages.
Looks like I have some reading to do
I love great design. Functional design. Design with purpose and value and this small apartment has it in spades.
Watch the full video, you won't believe how much is packed into one small apartment.
Brilliant stuff and full of clever, functional ideas.
As mentioned last week I got myself some new running kit as I am really getting into running and am enjoying it.
Whilst at Westfield today we popped into the huge Nike store.
I managed to resist the urge to buy a Nike+ Fuelband (I don’t think it’s worth the money) but I did purchase a Summerised Windrunner.
As it’s been raining quite a bit and combined with the high winds I thought I would get one so that I have the option of grabbing it when I need to. It also gives me a reason not to excuse myself from running when the weather is really bad.
I am a bit dubious about wearing it as I think I may sweat a lot in it but to be honest I used to think that about polyester clothes and my running kit seems to be that and I get on with it. Ultimately I am going to sweat whilst running to I don’t think there is a problem.
Anyways whilst unpacking it from the store bag I noticed that there was a tag in the left pocket and much to my delight you can turn the pocket inside out, fold the whole jacket inside, seal it and then loop it to your shorts/wrist with a pop fastening.
Even the outside of the bag/inside of the pocket is branded.
It may seem simple and it may be reminiscent of those awful pack-a-macs you used to get in the 70′s but I think this is an excellent design feature.
When I am out running and I am too hot I can simply take the jacket off, screw it in the pocket and strap it to me whilst running.
Nice feature Nike and such a useful idea.
Little design features like this really do float my boat as it shows that people really do care about the products they make.
Oh and the best bit? This £55 jacket was £25 in the Nike sale Bargain!