Scissor-shaped door handle


Yesterday I came across this pair of scissors doubling as a door handle at a barbershop in Abcoude.

This simple and elegant solution presents a win-win-win situation for everyone involved:

1. Potential customers will be able to tell what kind of business this is.

2. Customers can use the handle to open the door.

3. The owner can now also serve passing giants.

I forgot to note the name of the barbershop, but it is the one on the corner of the Stationstraat and the Burgemeester des Tombeweg.


  1. A giant in NL would be a tragically humorous sight indeed.

    Comment by Darth Paul — March 15, 2010 @ 8:47 pm

  2. And since these scissors are now in use as a door handle, the barber most probably will *not* be able to serve giants… #business #fail I’d say :-P

    Comment by Eric — March 15, 2010 @ 11:22 pm

  3. Ah, the magic of Google Streetview: Christiaan Coiffures,+Abcoude,+Utrecht&gl=nl&ei=_RKfS4jaE4_z-Qbuj82bDA&ved=0CAcQ8gEwAA&ll=52.271783,4.974586&spn=0.001316,0.002411&z=19&layer=c&cbll=52.271885,4.974528&panoid=P2I4DADTwL0zN_o9-0n08A&cbp=12,161.41,,0,9

    Comment by Sebastiaan — March 16, 2010 @ 6:15 am

  4. Hello –

    I included your photo and a link to your blog in one of my blog posts. I hope that’s ok with you.

    – Lori

    Comment by Lori Greene — June 25, 2010 @ 11:14 pm

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