Designer Dominic Wilcox isn't short himself but sympathized with a woman at a concert who is, "I was standing at a gig and turned to see a small woman dancing away but unable to see the band. This gave me the inspiration to design a way for people to see over obstacles such as tall people like me."
Dominic's initial sketch
That's how his One Foot Taller Periscope glasses came to be. Yes, the glasses make its wearers look silly but they allow them to see a solid foot over their normal eye level, ie. over the dang crowd. A sturdier version of these would probably sell well if they were actually for sale. Alas, he created them as a proof of concept for a contest that prompted its designers to come up with an extraordinary solution to an everyday problem.
Dominic's got all kinds of great inventions. Take a look.
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Be still my heart. There’s a cereal bowl that lets you listen to the snap, crackle, and pop of your Rice Krispies! I’m just hearing about it but apparently the “Snap Crack and Pop Amplifier Cereal Bowl” was designed by Dominic Wilcox back in 2015: Kellogg’s challenged artist and designer Dominic Wilcox to make breakfast […]
Finally, an invention worth its weight in gold. The CrunchCup is a to-go cup for your cereal and milk. It’s comprised of two cups; one for the cereal and the other for the milk. Each cup has it’s own hole so that the cereal and milk don’t meet until they hit your mouth. Pre-order it […]
If you have a vehicle that isn’t fancy enough to have air conditioning vents in the backseat area, you might want to consider this totally tubular invention. It’s called the Noggle and it was designed to keep kids cool in the heat (and warm in the cold). It costs roughly $50 for an 8-foot-long one. […]
There are a lot of different language apps out there because nobody learns anything the same exact way – especially not something as complex as a new language. For some people, the best way is to dive in and start talking, but that’s easier said than done if you’re not around those natives you aspire […]
There’s movie merch and then there are artifacts – one-of-a-kind items for the true fans only. These 11 items definitely fall into the latter category. We’ve unearthed movie art, props and other fan touchstones from the major nerd franchises of the last 50 years. Gaze upon these Star Wars and Marvel collectibles and don’t worry. […]
No matter what kind of office you work at, there’s probably an Excel expert in it. And no wonder: Businesses are still discovering uses for one of Microsoft’s flagship software suites beyond just bare-bones spreadsheets. Make October the month you become invaluable at work by taking one of these boot camps in Excel and its […]