Sometimes, looking at another designer’s gizmo, we think, “Who would need it?” However, the creators presented in this article are of a different nature and the things made by them are not only cool but also very useful. For example, a university diploma that fits a wallet, or a convenient parking area for dogs who wait for their owners by a supermarket, and many other things which are better to be seen with your own eyes.
We put together 19 works from designers who maybe didn’t make a fortune on their ideas but they are definitely wonderful examples of how to put creativity to good use!
The lobby of this medical office has an alligator in the floor.
It seems like the girl on this restroom sign forgot to put on a dress, but it’s even better this way.
This Canadian $2-coin with a picture of the northern lights glows in the dark:
This colorful button panel on the elevators of the children’s hospital:
This metal strip at a local bar is freezing cold to keep your beer cold:
This restaurant has hexagon crayons so they don’t roll off the table:
This ice cream has comics on it:
This restaurant has a breathalyzer on the counter where you pay so that you can understand whether it’s worth driving or not.
This building in Chicago has a map of the surrounding area with its own location marked:
“My University sent me a wallet-sized version of my diploma.”
There are parking spots for dogs outside of a supermarket in Finland.
This stall for your dog outside a supermarket in Copenhagen:
This umbrella rack has locks and keys to keep your umbrellas safe from thieves:
This Norwegian Air aircraft has a massive portrait of Freddie Mercury on it:
This building has a realistic statue of a police officer:
This library has a vault you can go into to talk on your phone:
The contents of this empanada are labeled on the crust.
This hotel’s mirror tells the weather:
Bonus: This airport has a therapy dog for people to pet before they fly.