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An Eccentric Inventor and His Quest for Inspiration

May 27, 2015 | 831 videos
Video by Liam Saint-Pierre

A toothbrush maraca, a teacup cooling fan, an umbrella with a potted plant—these are all creations of Dominic Wilcox, a London-based inventor. While the idea of someone being a professional inventor may seem antiquated, Wilcox uses his inventions as a creative outlet, more for art than for utility. "I'm always on the lookout for things to try and inspire me," he says in this documentary by the filmmaker Liam Saint-Pierre. "I'm desperate for inspiration to come up with a new idea."

You can see more of Wilcox's inventions on his website.

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