Alain Berteau Designworks is a Brussels-based architecture practice that has evolved into an award-winning product and interior design agency. One of her designs, called Pick Up Wood, is for clothing hangers… well, sorta.
Sold by sets of 8, these “hangers” are literally just hooks… requiring buyers to then go outdoors and find branches into which they screw the hooks. The “green” designer thought it was a waste of energy to re-form wood and wanted to force consumers to spend time out in nature.
I’m all for eco-friendly products… I test drove a Prius… but this is stupid. Not only would these hangers take up tons of room in your closet, they are dirty, they would pull the treads of your clothing and could, god-forbid, bring bugs into your home and wardrobe. Thanks but no thanks. Lets keep these baby’s strictly in the concept phase…
This is real. Really telling. Really sad. Although I have to admit, I think the business-man-slipping-on-a-banana-peel logo is really awesome… so sue me!
via burke mal 😉
Like I’ve said, I’m all for originality and innovation but I’m calling it like I see it… and this is some Stupid Shit!
Designer Robert Nightingal has created the Hitch, a belt with three giant suction cups for you to hitch a free ride on anything.
Straight from the designer’s mouth:
“For best results position yourself at traffic lights, railway stations or air hangers. Subtly wait for the opportune moment (which is precisely 7 seconds before the initial point of acceleration) and attach the product as firmly as possible to the host vehicle (a brief run up usually does the trick), paying attention to ground clearance for ones feet and enjoy the ride…”
I am all for originality and innovation but I’m calling it like I see it… and this is some Stupid Shit!
As if the Roomba wasn’t stupid enough, now there is a Muwi… basically a Roomba for your lawn.
The Muwi won the Bronze in the IDEA: Design Awards but come on… not only do you know this thing isn’t really going to work, but your neighbors will too when your lawn is all sorts of wonky. Besides, it might as well be screaming “steal me” because you know it is going to ganked by the neighborhood kids once you put it out on the lawn… unless you stand outside guarding it, which is also stupid.
The way I see it, it only has two redeeming qualities:
- It produces awesome grass patties that look like felted frisbees (which the designer suggests can be used to make a chair… huh?).
- It slightly resembles the coveted Clocky alarm clock.
Designed by Yong Hee Cho, Yuli Sung, Jee Won Lee and Seung Hee Son.