Top 10 Unusual Door Knobs and Handles

As an adult with a young child, my TV time is taken up with 80% kids channels. But as most parents will tell you there are times when the makers/producers or writers of these shows slip in a little bit of adult humour. And the other day while watching an episode of “The Hoobs” one character told the rest of them that she couldn’t play because she was busy polishing her knobs!!! Well, of course, I fell about laughing much to my child’s confusion. But maybe it was just my rude mind because really she was just talking about her collection of door knobs, so to redeem myself I have decided to bring you…

 


Top 10 Unusual Door Knobs and Handles


 

World Globe Door Knob
World Globe Door Knob

10 – he’s got the whole world…in his hands!

Simple, beautiful and rather cool! Sadly it might well seem that door handles are much cooler than I might have first thought, and this first one (that is in fact made to look like the Earth itself) is a great start of things to come.

Door handle that becomes a torch
Door handle that becomes a torch

9 – I’ve pulled it off!

This rather genius (or pointless) torch is, in fact, a door handle, mood light, lead light and flashlight all in one thing! I am not so sure it is such a great idea, but I would love to have one if only to try it out. Certainly would be handy if the electricity went!

Hand shaped Door Handle
Hand shaped Door Handle

8 – The handy door handle!

I am not sure if I like this or that it just looks cool, either way it is still amazing and would certainly make a great talking point. Sounds good to me, let’s shake on it!

Door knob that shows what is in the room behind
Door knob that shows what is in the room behind

7 – I can see through doors!

You don’t have to be Superman to see through doors, not when you have this rather odd door handle anyway, and it is nothing more complicated than a mirror reflection of what is on the other side of the door. Sounds quite an odd idea, but also a good one as well.

Animal shaped door handles
Animal shaped door handles

6 – The perfect door handles for zoos

These rather impressive animal shaped door handles are in fact all endangered animals and all the money raised by selling them goes to conservation charities that protect them!

Old toothpaste tube used as a door handle
Old toothpaste tube used as a door handle

5 – Minty fresh door handles!

This is kind of extreme recycling, but what you are looking at is toothpaste tube that has been filled with some sort of hard setting substance and then turned into a door handle! Located in The Green Backpackers, Mitzpe Ramon”(much like number 1) it is still great recycling if a little odd.

Lightsaber inspired door handles
Lightsaber inspired door handles

4 – Use the force and open up the door!

Is there anything that can’t be designed by nerds?!? Well, I have not found it yet if it exists, but in the meanwhile what about checking out these cool Lightsabre inspired door handles! Perfect for the bedroom door of any Star-Wars fan or nerd.

Spanner shaped door handle
Spanner shaped door handle

3 – Always use the right tools for the job.

Perfect for the bathroom or bedroom is not words I would use to describe this odd spanner shaped door handle but if you had a workshop of maybe a garage then this is the one you need.

Gun inspired door handle
Gun inspired door handle

2 – “You’re only supposed to blow the bloody doors off!”

This kind of makes sense in a funny sort of way, these rather cool gun shaped door handles were already the perfect shape to be door handles and you can be sure to get some good grip while pulling open a heavy door. Well, I liked them anyway.

Old Nokia used as door handle
Old Nokia used as door handle

1 – “Sorry mum I have to so my door handle is running out of credit!”

There are several things that you could make with an old phone, but I have to admit that this is a good one, once again seen inside the “The Green Backpackers, Mitzpe Ramon” Is this retro Nokia used as a door handle! Definitely cool and almost certainly great recycling.

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  3. #4 If it glows in the dark or lights up in the night it would make it easier to look for when waking up in the middle of the night or during power outages. Could also double as a night light if it lights up just enough.

  4. Oh it’s not just you! I have many bruises and no idea where they come from – but if there is anything pointy sticking out anywhere I will bang into it!

  5. indeed…..a house is our friend, welcomes us, protects us, why not treat it as a friend, right?

  6. I have used door handles for back scratchers before. I’m only 5 ft (1.52 meters) tall! So there! haha! I might not use a fork in the garden but I’ve been known to use a spoon! 😉

  7. I have to handle it to you, Russell, you do great work. If I ever grabbed that “hand” handle in the dark, I’d just scream, die, and be done with it.

  8. People sure are clever. But I would get bruises from have a few of these around, the hand, the guns. I don’t know why, but things have a tendency to jump out at me when I walk by, and I don’t just get a tiny dime size bruise, I’m talking baseball size at a minimum!

    And I learned something…a spanner is a wrench, huh!

  9. The guns and the phone are a bit odd, but love them all. A fouvourite?? Not sure, the globe and see through ones are cool. 🙂

  10. Even my daughter loved this one. My boy would want the lightsaber. We think #7 would be cool depending what was happening on the other side of the door. Our absolute favorite by far is the pistols. We are proud gun owners and think that is a great idea for a door handle.

  11. Love: the wrench and the hand (though a bit creepy, you would just have to walk up and turn it!). Weirded out by: the toothpaste bottle. I think I would avoid touching it.

  12. As cool as No.7 is, I wouldn’t want it on the bedroom or bathroom doors! The torch one would be pretty good on the shed or garage door or under stairs cupboard door maybe? 🙂

  13. This are pretty cool indeed. I like the hand one the best. If you are short like I am you could use it as a back scratcher! hahaha! 😉

  14. Rather interesting connotation to the remark “polish my knobs”, funny how childhood things sometimes set you off in the opposite direction of the context.
    Kind of an odd subject but very interesting. On a practical note, the guns already have handles, but I am not sure I want them on any of my doors. The endangered species one looks like it would be good for an aquarium since they all look like fish. I rather like the globe one, though I would much rather just have the old glass door knobs for my doors.

  15. How wonderful! You have redeemed yourself mightily.
    I love those creative works that manage to appeal to both kids and adults – takes a very talented crew or individual to come up with those – –
    I, of course, am thinking of the cartoons of the 50’s and 60’s – – LOL

  16. wonderful! wonder who would really want to see through doors? I mean we close them for a reason… ” Hey, You are you really doing that in there?” or my house ” Mommy what are you and dad doing in there?” Think I wil pass on that door handel

  17. Loved the globe one, likewise the lightsabers (I live in a house full of the male species) – not sure about the guns, the hand or the torch…?? How do you open the door when you’re using it??

Which one did you like?