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Unfindable Objects

Masochist's Coffee Pot
Photo by Troy B. Thompson.
Donald A. Norman's The Design of Everyday Things is popular in my class, and on the front of the book is a picture of the Masochist's Coffee Pot (designed by Jacques Carelman and featured in A Catalogue of Unfindable Objects). I also came across Objetos Imposibles, which also features some strange designs, such as the cactus glove (a glove with spikes on the outside) and the weekly pipe (seven pipes attached together, one for every day of the week, and it smokes seven times more slowly than a normal pipe). and glasses specially designed for gazing into another person's eyes.

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ha, that's awesome.

i recognized the tile pattern in that photo immediately, from having wandered around that area in san francisco. it's also featured in coppola's "the conversation."

Is all coffee in San Francisco poured from a masochist's coffee pot?

i don't know, i don't drink coffee (shocking, i know). but it would explain all the strange burns on people's hands.

I like the book cover from some editions of his "Emotional Design".

The particular example of the squeezer in the picture is gold plated. Apparently citrus juice tarnishes gold plate.

Cool! I don't think I want a gold plated lemon squeezer now, even if it does have legs.

Oh yeah, in later books he says some of the stuff he says in POET are wrong...

Two men claim to be Jesus - one of them must be wrong.

Does Donald claim to be Jesus though?

Is a good book. We looked at it in my Human/Computer Interaction course. I will never build a room with windows on only one face again!

Having light sources from multiple directions makes people happier, apparently :)

That's really lovely! I like knowing that. Does it say that in your book?

Do you often build rooms?

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