Nadeem Haidary's Paper Cut Razor:Half of what makes a paper cut so annoying and awful is that it comes from a seemingly safe and innocuous material. But designer Nadeem Haidary wants to change your opinion on the much hated accidental paper cut by harnessing it for good through an origami razor that can purportedly shave faces.Made from waterproof paper so they won't disintegrate when you rinse away shaving cream, these razors could even be sold flat-packed, requiring the user to perform a few simple origami folds to assemble them.And because they're made from paper, they'd be truly disposable since the paper razors could just be tossed in a recycling bin after they're used.So the design has eco-friendliness, ease-of-use, and even cost going for it—but could a paper razor lacking metal blades actually handle even the shortest of stubble?
Paper cuts are universally hated. What if we put them to good use?
This project uses that everyday mishap as inspiration for an everyday task. Paper Cut Razor takes a seemingly outrageous idea and makes it real. It’s a disposable razor made entirely out of paper. It’s a fictional product that playfully challenges two notions: that paper cuts are inherently evil, and that current disposable razors are truly disposable.
Hat tip: Ada Tsang via O-List