Well, the over50feeling40 family that is! I am so pleased to introduce you to my newest sponsor, OMHU! In order to properly introduce you, I asked them to submit the following guest post….just remember growing older doesn’t have to be boring any more:
As a daughter, I was donned the curious responsibility of outfitting parents and in-laws with mobility accessories. But as a designer, I found the market utterly depressing. Medical-issue products shouldn’t remind people of their age and disability, but they unfortunately do. If people can choose from a wide catalog of beautiful eyeglasses (which are technically a medical accessory), why can’t we also choose from a wide range of canes, bath chairs, walkers, orthopedic shoes, etc?
We’re on a mission here at OMHU, along with a small but dedicated and growing list of brands who seek stylish and ergonomically superior solutions to aid every human in all of their activities. Today, for us that means the perfect cane. Tomorrow, it will mean a new perspective on graceful aging.
Many of us probably know someone who needs a cane, but fear being stigmatized by anything that will label them “old.” It stands to reason that the perfect cane is not just functionally superior to the cheap immediate solution at the drug store, but is also beautiful and make you feel beautiful with it.
One of the best places to see beautiful walking sticks is actually television. Period shows like Mad Men and Downtown Abbey have made wonderful use of walking sticks to signify class and style. If Don Draper feels confident with a cane, just about everyone should as well. Canes-as-accessories doesn’t need to be a bygone phenomenon. There’s clearly no reason to separate style from debility accessories.
I am not afraid to call the OMHU cane perfect, because it took a lifetime’s worth of experience in designing for technology brands as well as kitchen goods like OXO’s Good Grips to realize the needs for a perfect product.
Mapping the OMHU cane, we start with the tactile energy of touching wood. Our cane handle is made of Baltic birch and finished in non-toxic Livos Oil, with invisible rubber strips embedded for superior grip. The outsized nature of the handle relaxes the tensile stress some of us suffer from arthritis. The shaft is made of one single piece of bicycle-grade aluminum. Single shafts are crucial in stability. The convenience of an adjustable cane is a total myth. It makes your cane less stable and creates a clatter; what Metropolis Magazine calls “the sound of disability.” Our patented tip is made from the same rubber in the sole of hiking boots, and resists wear and tear. Most importantly it will never slip.
Finally, what makes OMHU canes so special is that they are brightly powder-coated in six different colors. In my research on color therapy, I’ve learned that the effect of color can be positively extraordinary. Each of the OMHU colors represent a mood that can transform your attitude about accessories!”
Hope, all of you will help spread the word about OMHU!
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