Wednesday, May 13, 2009
This wonderfully whimsical fly squatter comes from the Dutch design label InvotisOrange. They make some interesting stuff I haven't seen any of their product line in America. I picked this up in a stylish little store in downtown Athens and was struck by the cleverness of the concept. Called the Flyflap, this rather playful solution to the problem is approximately the same size and weight as a standard flyswatter, and looks to be just as effective although the generous size of some of the openings may allow some smaller flies to survive unscathed. Designed by Ramon Middelkoop, this elegant weapon achieves a perfect balance of function and artistry, with an ironic sense of humor. I have yet to put it into use I haven't seen any flies in the house lately.