I believe it was the late, great Frank Zappa who once stated that ‘art is making something out of nothing and selling it.’ Considering he’s the very same guy who named his band The Mothers of Invention, perhaps he was a little more au fait with the inevitabilities of art and industry sharing the same grey area as one another than he so cynically let on. Sometimes a creation comes along so simple in concept and elegant in execution, it’s status as a simple office tool doesn’t quite seem enough, though you also won’t find it in a museum.
One such invention, the Zyp-Zyp tape tool, is the answer to all of your sellotape woe related prayers, and it’s about as complicated as a cheese sandwich. The little beauty attaches to any standard roll of sticky tape and ensures you’ll never lose the end ever again, and even has a serrated edge for you to grip it and rip it as required. It’s the much-loved sticky-tape dispenser, but not as you’ve ever seen it before. Made from an alloy of copper, nickel and tin, it might the best €24 EU you’ll ever spend on office trinketry.