All weather invention oddities

I was asked by Goodyear Tyres to think up 30 inventions that could be used all year round, in different seasons. I was a bit of challenge to think of that many ideas on one theme. I just have to think and think and draw and think until I find them all. 3 of the ideas were made real…

It’s difficult skateboarding in the snow unless you attach a flame thrower.


An idea for a sledge that can also be used as a sun lounger.


Ice cube tray snow grips

No more slipping in the snow and enjoy ice in your drinks all year round. (3D Printing is useful)

Ice cube tray snow grips


With thanks to James Plant and Niki Wrigg for their help turning the ideas into reality.

By the way there is a 12 page article about my work in the Feb/Mar 2018 issue of Creative Review magazine.

Helium Filled Flying Suit

Helium filled flying jump suit

I regularly come up with ideas for a project but end up not using them. Here’s one I did for my Selfridges window of inventions. A helium filled flying suit. I want to gently drift across the city to go to the pub or visit tower block living relatives…

(See the ones I did make here.)

Day 13: Bath Fountain

My bath always seemed to be missing something, could not put my finger on it, then I realised what it was so I made it.

Bath Fountain

Bath Fountain

Bought a cherub and drilled a hole in it’s mouth, attached some pipes and glued them in place.

Bath Fountain

Bath Fountain

Bath Fountain

Bath Fountain

Bath Fountain

This is part of a 30 day Speed Creating project I am doing. Final outcomes will be exhibited at the Anti – Design Festival between 18th-21st September, Mestakes and manifestos, Londonewcastle gallery, 28 Redchurch St, London. You can follow my progress on Twitter and Facebook, Click here to view all the days so far in a row.

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Two way toothpaste

two way toothpaste
My idea this week is a two way toothpaste, ideal for those who get angry with their partner for squeezing the toothpaste from the front. Simply open the other end and squeeze from the back as demonstrated below. Also quite useful for getting the last of the paste out of the bottom.

two way toothpaste
I admit that I squeeze from the front but I hope that by recognising the problem I have taken the first steps towards becoming a better person. With thanks to my excellent illustrator friend Clare Mallison for the use of her hand. For those who like this idea see my previous genetically modified egg or my home stats doorbell. <<Follow more ideas on Twitter/Facebook, © Dominic Wilcox.

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