24 May 2014

Perfect engineering solutions

I have love for a certain kind of engineering solution which presents a kind of charmed confluence of design, materials, and technical capacity, such that even when technology improves they remain beautiful and relevant. (Vinay Gupta suggests calling these “terminal designs”.)

The prime examples for me include


Talking about this on Facebook, friends had some other great suggestions.


Wired has a nice little piece about a collector of perfect little designs.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Doc Marten boots
Light-Sabres
Cats