There are endless variations and purposes of tools, which are made from countless materials and are available in any color imaginable. Yet their relationship to the human body remains a common thread. A person’s primary physical interactions are with designed objects, beginning with the crib and continuing throughout life with the spoon, phone, chair, bicycle, car, etc. With this in mind, it is clear to me that there is an inherent language of function engrained into everything we use. When we use tools they physically become extensions of the body and may be used to symbolically convey location, time, and context. When our expected relationship is altered, tools can take on new meanings and roles.