In Japan, Kenji Kawakami is famous for his tireless promotion of Chindogu: the art of the unuseless idea. Meant to solve problems of modern life, these bizarre and logic-defying gadgets and gizmos are actually entirely impractical. This collection includes the Drymobile (your laundry dries as you drive), the Solar-Powered Flashlight, Duster Slippers for Cats, Walk 'n' Wash Ankle-attachable Laundry Tanks, and many, many more. Every one of the 200 items has actually been manufactured, fully tested, and documented here with 442 color photos.
304 pages • ISBN-10: 0393326764 • ISBN-13: 9780393326765 • Publisher: W.W.Norton