Ball Cactus

name: Ball cactus
date: 2009.06.14
client: treecorona
intro: Thumbtack case
2009 American sparkaward product design Bronze award
2009 red dot award concept winner

it is a stationery accessory designed for collecting thumbtacks. It contains three parts. The outer shell is a plastic pot, and the inner part is a magnetic ball on an electroplated rod. When the user wishes to collect thumbtacks, the pot is picked up and turned upside down. The magnetic ball slides down and grabs the thumbtacks. The pot can be placed either upside down (to conceal the magnetic ball and thumbtacks) or the right way up (to reveal a spiky cactus ball).