"I was in my office the other day, trying to prop my phone up on something on my desk so I could see it while talking to someone using my earbuds and it kept sliding. I'm always trying to prop it on something when I'm talking. Suddenly I realized, I need the Bean!" - Heather in Indiana
We think The Bean is pretty cool.
It all started for essentially the same reason Heather ordered one. I was working in the studio and watching Netflix on my iPhone. It would fall over, or get dirty in the clay or just make me nervous that it was going to fall in the clay water, the light would reflect and I couldn't get it to sit at the angle I wanted. Thus began the crusade to design a phone stand that would hold my smart phone horizontally, be stable, and also allow it to be plugged in without having to really deal with any cord issues.
After several trials, I finally landed on the design of The Bean. The base is sturdy and heavy enough it isn't easy to knock over. It will cradle any size smart phone or even a small tablet. It's been so handy I made one for my kitchen, too, to hold recipe cards while I'm cooking, or hold my phone in there while I watch cooking videos for inspiration.
The added bonus is, that when I needed a holder for event postcards and business cards at an art fair, it worked for that, too.
The real fun comes in when we use The Bean without even thinking about it. On my clay covered work table, one day, it even functioned as a cookie holder.
The Bean is multifunctional and oh so handy. How will you use it?
Approximate dimensions are 5" x 2" and will vary slightly due to the handmade nature of wheel thrown pottery, but that's what makes it so cool.