I've said it before and I'll say it again, design matters. Just because I have a chronic illness doesn't mean I don't have good taste. In that spirit, here are a few recent finds of products and prototypes that are shining examples of how medical stuff doesn't have to be clinical or ugly or boring. Say it loud sister!
This beautiful rfid medical alert bracelet prototype by doria fan makes my heart go pitter pat. I'd wear this beauty in a flash if given half the chance. Groovy, pretty and functional, what more could a girl ask for in a medical alert bracelet?
These beautiful alternatives to the usual over the counter drugs and bandages we use in our everyday lives come from the company help. Smart and simple design, elegant packaging and a wonderful philosophy behind the company, I know which bandage I'd pick if I had the choice. "While some health problems are large, complicated and frightening, most aren't the end of the world. A kind word and a little help can get you on your way again. Help Remedies was created to make solving simple health issues simple. We find the best solution there is, and take away everything else. By stripping away some of the complexity and fear mongering of the health industry, we hope to make the category friendlier and more accessible, and in doing so empower people to make their own health decisions. We think a little help, honesty and kindness will go a long way." Amen!
And finally, how cool is this simple, modern, sassy container by urchin for all the unending diabetes supplies I need to have hanging around? I love it's straightforwardness, it's overt utility. I love the fact that something like this makes no apologies for it's contents or job. Take that embarrassment! Bye bye shame. Hello groovy modernity. Hello groovy diabetes girl.