Brush&Rinse is a ingenious fun idea by Scott Amron at Amron Experimental which adds a simple curve to a toothbrush that creates a redirection of water from the sink faucet for a fountain like spout to sip and rinse from.
His concept won an ID magazine award:
“The jurors loved the way a common-looking toothbrush, gently tweaked, could shape tap water into a fluid parabola as perfect as the St. Louis Arch. They talked about the wonderfulness of harnessing the appeal of water play to transform a universally unloved chore, repeating comments about the power of design to create moments when ingenuity boosts utility to an emotional â€œA-ha!â€ Their solidarity was too strong to rouse any pithy debate, however. â€œWill it entice kids to brush their teeth?â€ (Tobias) Wong wondered. No matter, said Jeremijenko: â€œIt rescripts a daily activity into something fantastical.â€ …(It) reminded the jurors of the deepest and most primitive powers of design: to create wonder where it’s least expected; to make something out of nearly nothing; to reduce people to two words. Wow. Cool.
– Barbara Flanagan”