Variations on normal by Dominic Wilcox


Reverse telephone invention: A constant ringer
April 2, 2014, 1:06 pm
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reverse telephone by Dominic Wilcox

Here is my idea to make a simple alteration to the household or mobile telephone. This telephone continually rings when not in use, only when you receive a call will it fall silent.

When I first moved into a flat long ago it appeared to be quite noisy due to the traffic outside, but after a week or so I got used to it. I assume this would also be the case with my new telephone.

My new book of inventions is coming out in August, details here.



Fly down warning device
March 7, 2014, 2:05 pm
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Fly down warning device
I’ve just about finished my book of invention drawings that will come out in August. Here’s a new idea, don’t you hate it when you forget to zip up your fly? Well those days are gone with my new warning device invention. It’s easy to attach and is rechargeable via USB.



Lift and drop inventions
July 23, 2013, 1:16 pm
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Hello old friends and new people. I’ve got a bit of news, I’ve completely redesigned my main project website, it’s got big images, videos and more content, check it out, spread the word. www.dominicwilcox.com

A long time ago I read the whole dictionary onto tapes (yes that long ago). I actually read two dictionaries, a mini dictionary and then a larger Collins one. The idea started out as part of a ‘Dominic Wilcox impersonation Kit’. A black leather case with brass engraved front held inside a copy of my clothes and shoes, a Wilcox handwriting copying kit and some tapes which started with me saying ‘Listen and repeat, aardvark…’ so you could copy my accent. I later separated out the dictionary reading to a single piece of work. Here is a sample
Pictures on my website here.

I’m going to start putting some more of my invention drawing up on this blog again. I printed 1000 copies of the first edition of my book Variations on Normal but they sold out. The book will be republished in future, can’t say more than that now but it’s quite exciting. (Email sales@variationsonnormal.com to be notified on the next edition)

I think I worked out how to lift heavy weights using this pulley system. The added weight at the back helps make lifting at the front easy.

lift helper

I once was at a photo shoot and the photographer answered his phone and I thought I’d help by holding his camera. Unfortunately the lens wasn’t attached properly and I just saw it fall to the ground in slow motion. Being a cool dude he continued his conversation as though nothing happened. It was costly though.

wrist net

Come back soon for more sketched ideas soon.

oh and I’ll be talking at this interesting event in Brighton, www.reasons.to



12 Cloud ideas
April 21, 2013, 10:23 pm
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I’m visiting family in Central Otago, New Zealand at the moment, it’s a beautiful place and a nice rest from London.

Before I left the UK I was asked to create 12 cloud based ideas for the Milan event ‘Ready to Cloud‘. Here are my ideas below…

cloud catcher

Scan-3-Recovered-Recovered

weighcloud-Recovered

flyclouds-Recovered

CLOUDCONVERT-Recovered

cloudshapes-Recovered-Recovered

bathcloud-Recovered

cloudshade

cloudjar

clouddress-Recovered

restaurant

plane-Recovered



Have an inventive Christmas
December 7, 2012, 2:34 pm
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My book of invention ideas seems to be selling well, about two thirds through the 1000 printed. I had a lovely comment from Thomas Heatherwick, designer of the London olympic cauldron amongst other brilliant things. He kindly wrote, “Dominic Wilcox’s drawings aren’t just witty and beautifully drawn, they are serious challenges to the real world to keep looking at itself with innocent eyes, wondering what else is possible” He mentioned a favourite of his was the motorised ladder below.

Christmas is nearly here and if you want gifts to keep your relatives entertained after their Turkey why not buy my signed book Variations on Normal HERE for only £8 so I can buy myself a Christmas pudding. Worldwide delivery is no problem but be quick for the post before christmas.

I must make more effort putting it into shops but it is available in London at Magma near Covent Garden, Artwords on Broadway Market, Theo at Somerset House arcade, The Serpentine Gallery book shop and in Edinburgh at Analogue Bookshop.

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Or how about my Sounds of Making in East London vinyl record with mp3. See here.



je ne regrette rien (ish)
November 10, 2009, 12:10 pm
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tombstone speaker system for regrets

I have a regret that I didn’t say  ‘I love you’ enough to someone  before they passed on. I was shy and quiet as a child and I think those direct words just didn’t come out as often as they should have. Shyness can cause so many regrets about things that should have been said but weren’t.

Nov 10th, 2009



Don’t speak with your mouth full Dominic!
November 2, 2009, 4:29 pm
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Politeness
Nov 2nd, 2009




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