Thanks to good neighbors, Candy Chang has shared a ladder, an inflatable bed, an air pump, chairs, a bike, wi-fi, books, a drill, an iron, professional studio lights, a corkscrew, a large pot, wine, and food. And this was only amongst a few neighbors because she rarely bumped into most. In a time where SMS has made phone calls seem invasive, a door knock feels nearly violating. Her neighbors could be in their pajamas, eating dinner, fresh out of the shower, or making out, and suddenly she’s banging on their door.
So when GOOD Magazine invited her to contribute to their 2010 Neighborhoods issue, she wondered if she could take advantage of the format and make something that could be torn out of the magazine and used as a tool. The Neighbor Doorknob Hanger is a simple, double-sided sign that provides a friendly platform for residents in dense quarters to offer and request things at everyone’s convenience. It is an invitation, a validated request, or a low-tech status update for your door, so people can share more resources without interrupting each other at a bad time.