"Yes, it is a little difficult to install. But trying to get the bike in and out will make that seem easy in comparison."
"I wanted to design a bottle opener that could possibly kill you if you tripped and fell while carrying it."
This is one of those things that a policeman sees in your apartment and it instantly gets you added to a SUSPECTS list. "I'm telling you, Chief, I got a feeling about this guy...."
I am impressed. By how many different people had to be on cocaine in order for this to go into production.
"It's part of my 'Mid-level Eastern European Crime Boss' collection."
"I wanted to create arbitrarily asymmetrical flatware featuring a difficult-to-clean crevice. Also, removing material from the knife blade makes the act of spreading butter delightfully challenging."
"Traditional tape dispensers are too easy to handle. I wanted mine to be smaller and fiddly, with no obvious way to grasp it while dispensing. I also curved the cutting blade, because I think most people hate it when tape has straight edges."
"New trend we're starting: 'High Plants.'"
"I wanted to combine my passion for Taoism with my love of inefficient storage space."
"Our new glass rectangle now comes with three glass circles!"
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Cameras on phones are like blades on a razor : I hope to the design gods they stop at 5....
I have reset my expectations for success. I feel like making it into one of these roasts truly mean you've arrived. A boy can dream!
Still curious about what incentives drive the creation of these oddball objects, I did a Google reverse image search (setting aside the car, phone, and wine bar) to try to find the original sources. The bottle opener is real, and you can buy your own for 55 Euro. The tape dispenser was a successful 2014 Kickstarter project. 584 people thought the design useful enough to pay money for it. The ying-yang bookshelf (made of cardboard) was the most interesting. A designer by the name of Eric Guiomar created a number of unusual cardboard furniture pieces. I found two books on Amazon and a number of YouTube videos. The others I could find only in listicles and Pinterest collections. I suspect many subjects of the design roasts are themselves intended as satire, or at least tongue-in-cheek.
"No, we said we wanted to get some plants to GET high, not...*sigh*...never mind."
Inclusion of the iPhone 11? Savage! I love it.
Is the comment about the number of people on cocaine about the car ad itself (which seems pretty typical for the period) or the Mustang II?
Very beautiful collection.All designs are fabulous.
Never before in history can you accidently put so many appendages in the way of any given camera lens.