Had Henry David Thoreau retired to the woods to write Walden in the modern era, he would have tricked out his laptop with these wooden key covers from Chinatown–ID biz Lazerwood Industries (lazerwood.com), the company that creates hand-finished wood veneer accessories for electronic gear. Patient, nimble-fingered types can peel off the adhesive backing and stick the covers on top of the keys of any Apple MacBook or desktop keyboard. (PC users, you’re out of luck.) Starting at $40 for the set. Available in walnut or cherry at Retrofit Home (Capitol Hill, 1103 E Pike St.; 206.568.4663; retrofithome.com).
Industrial Design in Seattle
Additional reporting by Caitlin King and Marianne Hale
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