Monday, April 04, 2005

Useless or Genius?

I'm sick at home today, but thought I'd share this one tidbit from the weekend.

I browsed this hilarious book called 99 More Unuseless Japanese Inventions. The book feature works of Chindogu - or Japanese "almost useful" inventions. These are all products designed to serve some function to make your life easier, but every one is invariably impracticle and downright silly. From the umbrella tie to the portable streetlamp to the baby mop - they are inventive and humorous ideas that are great conversation starters and really poke fun at both the invention craze and some surreal aspects of our everyday life.

The book is the sequel to 101 Unuseless Japanese Inventions, which presumably is very similar in its approach to displaying the best examples of Chindogu.

1 comment(s):

  • Come on now....a baby mop!!
    That is a great idea. It is better than a pet rock.

    By Blogger Andrew, at 2:28 PM  

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