Monday, January 3, 2011

Clear Cutting

I ordered these on a whim from MOMA a couple months back. About six inches long, these compact scissors are made by that designer Japanese retailer Muji, noted for their philosophy of creating spare, clean products in minimal packaging. Much of their trademark is the use of transparent materials in the design of pens, notepads and storage containers — and they have incorporated that same aesthetic here — I like the way the black anodized blades contrast with the clear plastic handles. They are comfortable to hold and a delight to use — what more can you ask from a general purpose pair of scissors?

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