Toothbrush maracas, a pair of GPS-fitted brogues, a finger nose stylus, a football smoothie-making machine … sounds like a product list for April Fool's day, but it isn't. They're the whimsical inventions of Dominic Wilcox, a British artist, designer and inventor who has been turning his inspirations into reality for several years now.
No Place Like Home, GPS shoes: LED lights indicate how close you are to your destination
Tea Cup with Inbuilt Cooling Fan: cools down your hot beverage
Tree Branch Work Desk: A desk for your coffee while you're in the treetops
Finger Nose Stylus: When you don't want to use your hands
Wilcox's wit and charm shines through in his strange projects, provoking us to scrutinize everyday items from a more interesting and entertaining point of view. And before writing off his quirky inventions as a joke, think again. Wilcox's Stained Glass Driverless…
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