They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but I don’t think they were talking about some of the truly horrible fan art out there.
Now don’t get me wrong. It’s great to admire a celebrity and try to recreate their image with the leftover colored pencils you have from your overpriced adult coloring book, but if some of these stars actually looked like these amateur art renditions, the result would be the stuff of nightmares…as if Justin Bieber wasn’t scary enough.
They might be little, but kids can have mighty ideas. If you need proof, just ask British designer and inventor Dominic Wilcox, who asked more than 450 children across Sunderland and South Tyneside, UK, to come up with ideas for inventions.
After more than 600 were submitted, he chose around 60 invention drawings and presented them to local makers that could help with manufacturing. The project, simply called “INVENTORS!” let the kids explain their ideas, and the makers had only four weeks to produce real-life objects created exactly how the kids wanted.
As you can see from the sketches, these young minds were full of sometimes practical, sometimes funny, but always innovative ideas. After all, who doesn’t want a food-cooling fork?
“I struggle to get my Pringles out (of the bottom of the tub), well here’s a cure!” – Georgia Dinsley, age 11
I think it's safe to assume that most people own at least one pair of jeans. And while wearing that pair of jeans, you've tried to put something in your pocket only to have it get caught in that tiny stupid little pocket inside the intended pocket.
And while in the midst of cursing the Levi Strauss gods for creating this seemingly useless little piece of denim real estate, you might have wondered, “Why is this thing even here?!?”
While most kids see their fathers as heroes, it's the other way around for Alan Lawrence — a father of seven, blogger, and Photoshop master in Utah — who creates beautiful photos of his youngest son “flying” to show that his Down syndrome doesn’t hold him back from spectacular things.
Perhaps you've seen people who have recovered their coffee tables with pennies. It's a cool look and seems to be a manageable enough task, right? I mean, how hard is it to lay down and secure a few hundred pennies? Probably not that tricky, right?