Photo Copyright Christina Wigren
Here with the children, Erik and Elisabet, is a picture of Forse Gnista (born June 18th, 1932), artist, allround designer, interior architect/designer, industrial designer, inventor and one of the best friends we have. This photo was taken around the time of Elisabet's sixth birthday in May of this year (2010).
Photos Copyright Christina Wigren / Design Copyright Forsse GnistaWhy am I showing a photo of Forse Gnista? This is because I am linking to Mrs. Jenny Matlock's Alphabe-Thursday, Round 2, and this week's letter is 'I'. My I-words are inventor, inventive, invention and invent. Forse Gnista is an amazing inventor.
Photos Copyright Christina Wigren / Design Copyright Forsse GnistaOne of Forse's many designs/inventions is a plastic stackable cup with a unique hook-like handle, which he designed by first carving it out of wood with a lathe!
Photos Copyright Christina Wigren / Design Copyright Forsse GnistaThis cup has been around since it first came on the market in the 1950s and is still sold and used today everywhere in Sweden.
Photos Copyright Christina Wigren / Design Copyright Forsse GnistaIt is an everyday item that most people use without giving it much thought. But it is truly a wonderful and elegant invention. (Other related I-words are innovation, innovative, ingenious and intuitive.)
Just for a change, I am giving free extra links to the first three commenters:
Commenter # one:
JJ Botta of
The Disconnected Writer
Commenter # two:
Home is Where the Boat is
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