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Unintended Use is opening a bottle of beer with a cigarette lighter, using your mobile phone as a pocket light, or decorating your cherry tree with cd's to chase away birds. And much more.

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Language: English

Tags: design, humor, unintended, non-intentional, fun

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Latest Blog Posts for Museum of Unintended Use

  • Stone strainer
    on Feb 9, 2012
  • Like us. On Facebook!
    on May 18, 2011 in Facebook
    Yes, this is the curator speaking. Really! He is still alive, thank you, and he thought it was a pity that so many examples of unintended use pass without people really noticing. So he thought it would be good to start a Facebook page for the Museum.
  • The Museum is temporarily (?) closed
    on Jan 13, 2011
    The maintenance of the Museum of Unintended Use takes a lot of time. Time the curator doesn't really have anymore. Books have to be written, dishes to be cooked, kids to be raised and muscles to be trained. So the curator decided not to put new piece...
  • Icy iPad
    on Jan 11, 2011 in ice iPad cars
    Thanks, Olaf!
  • Phone scarf
    on Jan 9, 2011 in scarf muslim train phone
    No picture, just a sketch. 'Muslim lady in train in front of me makes functional use of her head scarf', wrote Justus Bruns when posting it on Twitter. Brilliant.
  • Doorunlocker
    on Jan 7, 2011 in clothes lock door clothespin
    When Petra van der Heijden visited her dentist in Haarlem, the Netherlands, she noticed this smart way to keep the door unlocked. (Which makes this the first unintended use of clothespins in the Museum so far. There must be more, right? Let us know!)...
  • Childhood nutcracker'During these long and cold evenings', Marieke Peelen from the Netherlands wrote, 'I love to crack and eat fresh nuts. I like them all: hazelnuts, walnuts, pecans and of course almonds. However, a large almond can cause a lot of frustration being one...
  • Paper roller (2)
    on Jan 4, 2011 in atelier paper paint artist
    O, and by the way, Danny Gijsberts also uses the paint roller in his artist's studio, as you can see here. And in his kitchen, for making shopping lists.
  • Paper roller
    on Jan 3, 2011 in toilet paper toilet painting home
    The best ideas pop up at the same time at different places. That's what the curator thought when he received this nice toilet paper solution, sent in by Danny Gijsbers from the Netherlands. Wasn't there something like this in the Museum's collection...
  • Hairy kloot
    on Dec 30, 2010 in Francine klootschieten sports ball
    'I was on a birthday party', Francine from Utrecht wrote in an e-mail to the curator, 'and we were playing the ancient Dutch game of klootschieten. As we were playing close to a lake, we decided not to use the original balls, but coconuts. So it woul...
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