If you allow designers to call the tune, they’ll end up creating lots of fascinating stuff out of ordinary things. Not that we mind: doesn’t it feel good having something that is both useful and aesthetically pleasing?
Enlighten has gleaned 25 examples of everyday objects that look remarkably original while remaining practical.
A paperweight that holds a book open
KP8ch / RedditA wooden lamp imitating a burning log
Proteon / RedditA custom Rubik’s Cube for the blind created with LEGO
Panda_911 / RedditBookshelf stairs
A concrete table with incorporated planters
conorthearchitect / RedditSalami memo block
This lamp looks like it’s hidden underneath the wallpaper.
unsurprisinglysmart / RedditThis shower’s jets come from all directions.
davy_1 / RedditEnamel rings that create a sloth
Noticemenot / RedditA LEGO burger
mj371 / RedditA stapler that staples and dates
KevlarYarmulke / RedditThis coffee cup holder has mini holders for cream.
This whisk also separates the yolks from the whites.
tinkrman / Imgur
A pop-out window for enjoying the sun in small apartments
<-32">KevlarYarmulke / RedditThis USB key shows how much free space remains.
<-34">Panda_911 / RedditThis tree chair has soft cushions on its “branches.”
<-36">dittidot / RedditIt looks like water is flowing off a dragon’s tail.
Stylish, smooth, and curved cutlery
A tree radiator
<-43">davy_1 / RedditAnother bookshelf staircase