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Jun 6, 2012

OMHU, A New Family Member!


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:
“For centuries, elder care has been the purview of daughters.  OMHU is a design concern created by daughters, for other caretakers and the people we care for.  OMHU is Danish for “with great care,” and who knows the virtues of making an imperfect life beautiful better than women.
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!

Have a fabulous Thursday and make sure you go by Katie's Thursday Blog Hop on that day, to see all of the great topics discussed!!

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12 comments:

  1. They are lovely. Because I am currently seeking my Master's Degree in Gerontology (and my undergrad is in the same area), I am very interested in learning about new products that are geared toward elderly people.

    These canes are beautiful and have in mind the truth that people who are growing older still desire to be stylish and colorful.

    Pam, I think it's great that you have expanded in a different fashion direction; one that validates the need to look good at any age.

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  2. Oo, lovely. I don't 'need' one but I think I should have one.

    I want to threaten to beat small boys with it! Like a Dickensian madwoman!

    It would suit my 'image' very well. Eccentric.

    Tactile. Mmmmmmm. Dreamy.

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  3. I usually love your blog...but, my dear, walking canes...you lost me..
    NOOOOOO...............

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  4. Congrats on your new sponsor. Love that they come in colors... if you have to have a cane, then you might as well have one that is stylish! xo

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  5. OK, everyone, the reason the canes are good for a blog such as this is NOT because we need them, but because many of us are taking care of or have elderly parents!! A great way to bless your own mom or grandmom!!! But, when I get there in 20 or so years...I am excited to know there will be stylish products such as this!!

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    1. Good point, Pam! They are lovely!

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  6. Those canes are pretty. I sure hope I won't be needing one :)

    Dee

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  7. Very creative and time appropriate ~ we are an 'aging' society with all the baby boomers coming up ~thanks, ^_^ (A Creative Harbor)

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  8. Congrats on the new sponsor Pam!!!

    Those canes are gorgeous. I occassionally have to use one when the fibro gets a bit rough. I am blessed to have annie's (my great-grandmother) cane. The one she CARRIED but refused to use even at age 100 because someone might think she was old and crippled!!

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  9. These are amazing! My dad needs a cane. I'm going to send him this article. Thank you so much.

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  10. They are terrific. I walk with a "balancing stick" I blinged mine with rhinestones. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop. xo

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  11. This cane is great! thank you for me to discover it!

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