Sunday, March 08, 2015

Chindōgu: The Art of Unuseless

"Created in the 1980s, Chindōgu are inventions that are designed to solve everyday problems, but are far too odd and eccentric to use regularly. Many of these creations could be useful, but their inconvenience and awkwardness cause even more disadvantages, outweighing the potential benefits. This reason is exactly why they are labeled as “unuseless.” Chindōgu inventions aren’t things that anyone would actually use (or want to use), because their designs are horribly inconvenient. However, since they do solve a problem, although in a strange manner, they are in one way or another useful."
More: Mental Floss
Thanks Katrina!

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