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Top posts of 2009 – No. 1 | Vine Cell Charger or AC Adapter Midori

And without further ado, we give you the most popular post of 2009 on Spoon & Tamago – Vine cell charger. Published all the way back on February 4, 2009, we featured the latest creation by Shunsuke Umiyama of Microworks. We are huge fans of Mr. Umiyama’s work and as a result he is no stranger on this site. We also like checking out his wardrobe, which often stands out more than his designs. (photo courtesy of nosigner).

Anyway, at the time “Vine” was only a conceptual piece with no plans for commercialization. But 2 months later in April KDDI announced that they were renaming it AC Adapter Midori and releasing it as part of an accessory kit. We followed up with a post HERE. What we really loved about this design was that it proposes a very simple solution to a modern-day interior design problem. People are always trying to hide their electrical cords and there is no shortage of chotchkies to aid us in this quest. But in the end, we are just buying more junk we don’t need. The notion that all we have to do is beautify the ugly was so novel and so nonexistent, it was truly a splash of water in the face for us and hopefully for our generation.

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9 comments

1 L. O. Itzmi { 12.31.09 at 1:13 am }

I still like the post its better.

2 L. O. Itzmi { 12.30.09 at 9:13 pm }

I still like the post its better.

3 lovepics { 12.31.09 at 10:32 am }

thanks a lot for your lovely comment!
my turn to wish you a very happy new year, full of joy and happyness :-)

4 lovepics { 12.31.09 at 6:32 am }

thanks a lot for your lovely comment!
my turn to wish you a very happy new year, full of joy and happyness :-)

5 Блокбастер киев { 01.10.10 at 1:15 pm }

Good idea. Looks good and nice smelling :)

6 Блокбастер киев { 01.10.10 at 8:15 am }

Good idea. Looks good and nice smelling :)

7 sprinkle { 01.14.10 at 5:42 am }

this is pretty :) where can i purchase this?

8 sprinkle { 01.14.10 at 12:42 am }

this is pretty :) where can i purchase this?

9 Johnny { 01.14.10 at 9:42 am }

This could be a little hard to get your hands on. As of now they are all sold out and I’m not sure if they are getting a new shipment…