21 Successful Designs That Show How a Good Idea Can Go a Long Way

2 years ago

A great deal of importance is usually placed on the visual aspect of things, and we admire beauty above everything else. However, there’s a key element that we always need to consider, and that’s practicality. Some people have been gifted with a genius gene for creativity. And they have invented useful and witty designs for even the most common and everyday things, leaving us wondering what they’ll come up with next.

At Bright Side, we’re bringing you the brightest designs out there to get you that daily dose of inspiration. Perhaps one of your creations will soon be featured here.

1. “This little extra lip to make lifting the seat a little easier”

2. “I made a metal cactus for my hats.”

3. “This frosted mirror display for a squeegee at IKEA”

4. “This parking garage has a slide.”

5. “Thought you guys might appreciate this little table I designed and built!”

6. “This kinetic sidewalk generates electricity when you walk on it.”

7. “There’s a replica of the moon in the Natural History Museum. It’s awesome.”

8. “Hexagonal paper for drawing organic compounds”

9. “I tried to bring some design to the market of houses for cats.”

10. “An idea to try stopping trash from flowing down the drain into our rivers and seas...”

11. “My wife got me a magnet bracelet for holding onto screws as I fix things.”

12. “This fridge has a compartment on the front just for drinks.”

13. “As a tall person, I greatly appreciate this sink design.”

14. “This furniture hardware is sorted by step rather than by type.”

15. “The drain is right under the soap dispenser so it doesn’t stain the sink.”

16. “A clever use of the captain’s arm”

17. “These public swing-powered chargers for your phone in a train station”

18. “At the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, they have versions of paintings so that blind visitors can still enjoy the art.”

19. “This chess set from 1972 has the valid moves for each piece stamped on their bases, making the game much easier for beginners to learn.”

20. “Semi-hidden lights”

21. “This amazing bench in Alexandria’s library, Egypt”

Which of these designs would you like to have at home? Are you also skillfully crafted? Share the pics of your own designs.

Preview photo credit GallowB***/ Reddit, droo46/ Reddit


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I love the ones that generate electricity but all were brilliant. Thumbs up 👍 to designers. I also think that any place that includes disabled people should get an award for out of the box thinking.


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