Impracticality is the new practicality
March 28, 2008 3:53 PM   Subscribe

Get your creative juices flowing and challenge your thinking with a visit to, a showcase of innovative, incredible, and often impractical products and concepts. Just a few direct links: Cardboard furniture for kids, CoffeeTime seating, Paper Airplane coffee table, Double-O cooking system, Carpet-lounge.
posted by Fuzzy Skinner (4 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
Truc is one of my favorite French words (disclaimer: I know very little French). Just means "thingamabob" or "whatzit".
posted by LobsterMitten at 4:12 PM on March 28, 2008 [1 favorite]

See also chindogu, Japanese inventions that are deliberately quasi-practical. Also the web design of the page is impressively 1997.
posted by LobsterMitten at 4:15 PM on March 28, 2008

Truc means "trick", as in "That's a cool trick."
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 7:39 PM on March 28, 2008

Thanks for this. It reminds me of the HalfBakery.
posted by Monochrome at 11:12 AM on April 2, 2008

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