ISSUE 24  |  Scandi Midsummer

The Power Outlet, Wooden Bead Edition

June 19, 2014 1:00 PM

BY Meredith Swinehart

We’re loving the long-overdue redesign of electrical hardware. The latest? The Oon Power Outlet from Los Angeles studio Okum. The playful design consists of maple blocks and beads that hold three electrical outlets strung along a colorful cloth cord. Perhaps the best part? The outlets flip to accommodate a plug from any side.

Above: The Oon Power Outlet is available in three colorways; Noon, shown about, is all white with a red cloth cord; $79 each.

Above: Each outlet turns to accommodate plugs from any side. 

Above: Oon in Dusk: white, slate, and black beads with a blue cloth cord. 

Above: The design in Dawn comes with blocks of white, green, and blue–and looks not unlike a row of children’s blocks.

More ideas for disguising cords? See DIY: A Lamp Cord Made of Wooden Beads; 5 Favorites: Alternative Extension Cords; and DIY: How Do You Make an Extension Cord Beautiful? You Bead It