Tom Lawton

Designer & Inventor

Other Things

Side projects, life hacks, art pieces and failures

‘The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm’ — Aldous Huxley

 

The Sausage Jockey

If it ain't turnin' it's burnin'

 

 

Water Monkey

I was inspired to hack a Jellycat by inserting a Camelback bladder inside it and running the mouth piece through its tail because my kids keep knocking their water over in the night. This works like a treat and is indispensible when camping.

 

 

The Skateboard Bike

Every day, for the past six years, we ride to school on the skateboard bike. Barney is now too big... but his brother Rufus has been riding since he was 2.

 

 

Lockdown

Keep your valuables rooted to the ground

 

 

The Ironing Board

In 1997 I was wondering what to do for my final year design project at University and for a brief moment I considered redesigning the ironing board, but having assembled it on the roof of my parents house I decided not not. However, this photo taken by my sister accidentally inspired the extreme ironing movement.

 

 

If I lived in New York

Or any city to be honest.

 

 

Braille indicator for in-ear headphones

Just a little drop of araldite so you can feel left from right headphone in the dark.