Smartology sells two kinds of straps for organizing and storing cables, tools, hoses, and other household items. Backed with heavy-duty hook-and-loop fasteners, the Nylon straps have a metal grommet for hanging items, while the elastic ones are ideal for strapping items together. Sold in packs of 9 or 12.
Velcro and other similar fasteners are made using an interlocking pattern of tiny hooks and loops. Builder Kurahito wanted to see if the same technique could be applied to wood, allowing for two pieces to stick together without glue or other hardware. The results are mixed, but we can see the potential for this to work.
Backed with heavy-duty Velcro fasteners, these straps are ideal for hanging up everything from garden hoses to power tools to extension cords in your workshop or garage. They come in capacities from 50 to 300 lb. and feature a spring-loaded quick-release carabiner hook.
Velcro is an incredibly useful product. But it’s not exactly the easiest product to make visually interesting. The guys at London’s XK Studio made this happen by creating digital macro images of a burr plant which served as the inspiration for the brilliant simplicity of Velcro’s hook-and-loop design.