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British artist, designer and inventor Dominic Wilcox lived a perfectly normal life in the north east of England until the age of 19. Since then he has read the dictionary, twice, battled against a 3D printer at the V&A Museum and shown his odd, surprising and thought-provoking designs at galleries around the world. After graduating from the Royal College of Art in London he set about creating things that made him feel happy, excited and intrigued. His innovative work has become known internationally for its playful yet understated style, regularly solving problems people hadn't previously realised they had. Notable works include: 'No Place Like Home' GPS shoes that guide the wearer to their desired destination, and miniature sculptures balanced on the moving hands of watches.
I love this book. Laugh-out-loud funny. I want a salty thumb lolly now! (Harry Hill). As we go about our day-to-day business, we see the same stuff every day. The bath, the fridge, the lamp post, the bicycle, the tree ...so far, so humdrum. But not if you are Dominic Wilcox. Dominic sees things a little differently. For him, inside each of these everyday things are hundreds of surprising ideas waiting to be discovered. The Portable Bottom Seat, the Sick Bag Beard, Wrist Nets for the Butterfingered - Dominic's unexpected inventions, conflations and modifications promise to make your life that little bit easier, or at least more amusing. Normal will never seem quite so normal again.
A step by step guide to thinking up fantastical, funny or perfectly practical inventions with no limits! This book encourages budding inventors to think big and have fun with their imaginations! Be inspired by drawings of scarf helicopters, ladybird umbrellas, and ghost wash'n'dry machines! Check out toothbrush maraccas, square peas, and nose scratchers! What will YOU invent? With this step by step guide, Chief Inventor Dominic Wilcox talk Little Inventors through the process of coming up with new ideas, including problem solving, ways to make objects better, and thinking about the ways people use things. Complete activities and learn some cool facts about the history of inventions, science, tech, art and design along the way! Based on the project which takes children's invention ideas and makes them real. This book is great. I need it to invent a way of feeding me raisins throughout the day as I am travelling about on buses and trains. I believe these Little Inventors could do it for me.' Michael Rosen, Children's novelist and poet Inventing is a key to unlock a child's creativity which I have found fundamental to my well being in life. Here's to Little Inventors for a make good feel good future!' Imogen Heap, musician and inventor Mi-Mu gloves