Everything that can be invented has been invented.

"Everything that can be invented has been invented."
~Charles H. Duell, Commissioner, U.S. patent office, 1899

Seriously, he must have been dain bramaged to have said that.

Just some interesting finds yesterday. Relogik.com showcasing designs by Damjan Stankovic of everyday objects made much funkier.

Not your usual cutlery

This is Twister, a piece of cutlery for those who don't have much skill (cough, clumsy) eating pasta. I wonder if the customer should carry this around with him or have it requested from the maitre d'? Talk about adding insult to injury.

Night light design
Night light design

Mark Night Light Bookmark looks amazing on your bedside table. Cover it with the book you can't wait to finish the moment you wake up and it shuts off by itself. H0w about, say, if I have this precious, thick Dickens paperback whose spine I don't want notched? I doubt real readers and book lovers would find Mark remarkable.

But let's give credit. Even though when my colleague at work who saw it on screen exclaimed, "That's the most useless thing I've ever seen!" I'm still awed.

Traffic Light Reinvented

Eko Traffic Light is perhaps the best of Stankovic's inventions. This should be his flagship product. See those strips around the red light? They work like a loading timer that tells you when the other lights will go off. Useful for eco-conscious drivers who want to cut engine power while on a halt. #