15 Times Excellent Design Turned Everyday Objects Extraordinary

Just because an item is used every day doesn't mean it can't be stylish.

Innovative design is what happens when form meets function. All of the items below are regular items we use almost every day, the only difference is they've been designed to look fun, quirky, or just plain humorous. Take a look through what we've found and see if you agree that it's always better to be clever instead of boring!

1. He doesn't live in a pineapple under the sea; this SpongeBob Squarepants lives on the edge of your sink.

sponge in a container shaped like SpongeBob

2. "When I bought my house, the title company gave me a digital copy of all my documents on a thumb drive shaped like a house key."

usb shaped like a key

3. The benches outside of this library are designed to resemble books.

benches shaped like books

4. This very helpful lamp post holds an umbrella so you can rest on a bench.

light post holding an umbrella

5. Spotted in a doctor's office: A house plant life support system.

IV bag for a plant

6. "The knife in this Swiss Restaurant is made to show off the many peaks of the Swiss Alps."

knife with mountains on edge

7. Boring round door handles become so much cooler when they become John Lennon's glasses.

John Lennon door handles

8. Use the Force to hold your books up, not a book end.

Star Wars book ends

9. "The sinks inside the Le Creuset headquarters are Dutch ovens."

sinks that look like Dutch ovens

10. Cleverly-designed beer mugs have special handles so you can carry up to four in one hand.

beer mugs with thumb holders

11. It's not a fork. It's not chopsticks. It's a chork!


12. This butcher shop has the coolest door handle ever.

butcher's shop with knife doorknob

13. A school in London, England, installed these adorable pencil bollards.

bollards that look like pencils

14. This LEGO set includes a figure that uses a wheelchair and a wheelchair access ramp. Inclusivity matters!

LEgo set with wheelchair ramp

15. The "wet floor" cones at Jamba Juice are extremely on brand.

caution banana

We love seeing creativity in the world around us, and these designs are the embodiment of it. Life's too short for boring design!

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