365 Objects Of Design

Is This The Best Wall Hook?

3rd May 2017
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I ask this question in all honesty because it seems to be to be a truth universally acknowledged that a single hook in possession of a coat will very shortly be overwhelmed by about 16 other coats and eventually fall of the wall leaving a socking great hole that no amount of filler will ever plug and therefore reducing the available space left to hang coats still further.

So when I saw this, which comes from Skandivis and costs £25.50, I thought it must be a good idea because it acknowledges that we will all try and put too much on a hook and this one gives us formal permission to do that. I can’t prevent it falling off the wall for you, but at least you can pile a couple of coats on this one and then add a hanger or two.

It’s Danish you see. They’re good at form and function. My hall hooks are all form and no function. Because the other truth that we universally fail to acknowledge, is that we all own more coats than we a) realise and b) admit. And as much as we say we’re going to put the summer ones in the wardrobe during the winter and vice versa, we don’t. Not ever. Which is another truth. Right that’s enough home truths for one day. I’ll see you tomorrow where you can find out about the ten best round dining tables as requested by many of you many times…..


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  • Matt 4th May 2017 at 3:53 pm

    With apologies for lowering the tone, having thought “yes, this would look great in our bedroom” I’m now staring at the top pic and wondering if it looks like a stylised male appendage. The problem is, once you see that it’s really hard to unsee it.

    Actually, perhaps that’s fine for the bedroom…

    • Kate Watson-Smyth 7th May 2017 at 3:00 pm

      I, erm, don’t quite know what to say to that!

    • Zoe 16th May 2017 at 4:18 pm

      Phew, it isn’t just me….

  • Lizzie 3rd May 2017 at 1:36 pm

    The answer is YES. Wow, “right on the nose” post. Off to do the coat switch. Just kidding, ordering hooks by the dozen.

  • Emily Mathieson 3rd May 2017 at 10:57 am

    I think the answer to the very important questions you asked is simply, YES! But as a coat hoarder, I enjoyed the extended post too.

  • Ruthie 3rd May 2017 at 7:51 am

    Oh I absolutely love this Kate, thank you for sharing, they are exactly what I was looking for in my kitchen (!) but didn’t know existed!

  • monica 3rd May 2017 at 7:42 am

    Kate, are you talking to me? LOL–I love the way you write, today it makes me laugh out loud cuz yeah, that’s me allright, right down to promising to put the summer coats downstairs in winter and vice versa!! Glad to know it’s universal….
    These are great, almost too pretty to be hidden under all those coats!
    Have a great day-

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