If you are longing to return to the traditional bar or are one of the few who have always remained loyal there is an interesting modification on the horizon. Soap Flakes, a design by Nathalie Stampfli, is a bar soap grater that seems to solve the old problems of using hard soap. One version attaches to the wall and another stands alone. In the wall version, users press the lever and the grated soap flakes fall into their hands. The stand alone version appears to work kind of like a cheese grater or pepper mill.
Both ideas look to be cost effective and environmentally friendly. Plus, you don't have to worry about a ton of germs accumulating on the bar as it won't be continually rolled around in people's hands. Hopefully this will come to fruition in the near future.
Source: inventorspot.comAdded: 20 February 2011