Not every solution has to be a clever life hack. Sometimes, going the extra mile to innovate and design something new is the best way to solve something. That’s how we got to where we are now, no? Where do you think calculators, indoor plumbing, electricity, transportation, and all of that came from?
And the innovation train isn’t stopping anytime soon. A brilliant idea can make things a whole lot easier for everyone else.
We’ve rounded up 50 of them right here, no need to thank us.
1. Vending Machine directory
This hotel is making sure that you know where every little thing is, even items in their vending machines. While it might seem silly, it sure does come in handy more than it doesn’t. There is always going to be Pepsi people and there is always going to be Coke people, so they need the right vending machine.
2. Dog Selfie
Every dog owner knows the real struggle of trying to get a good selfie with their dog. It is near impossible some days. This invention makes sure to get great selfies by tricking your dog into looking at the treat. The dog deserves the treat after a good photoshoot.
3. Mobile Sauna
Living in a country that has horrible temperature lows can be really rough on the body. Hungary has created mobile saunas to help warm people up when they need a heat fix. Just a quick pop into a mobile sauna and your bones will be warm before you know it.
4. Dog Parking
A store in Berlin has created individual “dog parking spots” in front of their store. Hook your dog up into their spot with fake grass and water and customers are able to shop on their own. There is no excuse to not stop into the store while taking your dog on a walk.
Have you ever taken way too many clothes into a dressing room because you just cannot decide? If you said yes, this dressing room is perfect for you. As you try on all your different outfits you can hang up the clothes accordingly: yes, no, or maybe.
6. Static Electricity
Being shocked with static electricity is never fun. An elevator in Japan knows this annoyance and created a patch to rid your body of the static electricity before hitting another button. All it is, is one single
What a wonderful idea for a large parking lot! These “Get Fit” signs will make people want to park further away just to get those steps in. There is no need to fight for close parking when you realize your store is only 70 steps away.
8. Bread for One
When you live alone it is hard to go through an entire loaf of bread before it goes bad. A store in Columbia has a great way to not have to throw away any more bread, create a product with only a few slices. This amazing idea is perfect for so many people.
9. No Germs
Television remotes in hotels are known for having a high level of germs on them. This hotel wants their guests to know that their remotes are the exception. They clean every remote after a visit and wrap it in a brand-new container for the next guest. What a clean idea.
10. Staying Safe
Every girl loves getting her nails done, so why not choose a polish that will also keep her safe? This nail polish will change colors if liquid that has been drugged touches it. What an amazing invention.
This cupcake A.T.M. is the best A.T.M. ever made. Yes, getting money out of a machine is fun, but getting a cupcake is way better. These should be in every city.
12. Save the Environment
All we had to do was create an interesting poll and all of a sudden people are not leaving their cigarette butts on the floor. Something so simple is not only interesting but environmentally friendly. Which side would you leave your cigarette butt in?
13. No Space
Why would any bathroom door be created with the intention of leaving space on both sides? Well, that is how most bathroom doors are made sadly. These are the perfect bathroom doors that give you 100% privacy.
14. All Night
Nights where you cannot fall asleep, your phone becomes your best friend. Yet, it is always so uncomfortable to hold while it is charging. This plug with a flat surface is made just for those types of situations. It is perfect for those all nighters.
One strip of ice on a bar top is one easy creation to keep all those customers happy with cold drinks. There is no ice melting when you drink never gets warm.
16. Coffee Break
This is one coffee lid that needs to be made for all to-go coffees. Find a comfortable spot for your small break, sip on your hot coffee, and watch a bit of T.V. for a perfect ten to fifteen-minute break. All it took was for one ridge into a coffee lid.
17. Mirror, Mirror
This hotel put an amazing idea into action to make sure their guests can always use their bathroom mirror. All they had to do was have a section of the mirror have a heater behind it to keep it from fogging. This makes it so every guest can always use the mirror.
18. Cup of Tea
You have to steep your tea for a few minutes but there has never been a good way to let the bag steep without their entire string falling into you cup too. This cup solves that problem with only little hook. What a lifesaver and a tea saver.
19. No Spoon, No Problem
There is nothing worse than having a yogurt but not being able to eat it because you forgot a spoon. This yogurt company is making sure their yogurts no go uneaten. They have created a little D-I-Y project on the back of their lids to create your own spoon, smart!
20. Dentist Fears
Going to the dentists is something that adults are afraid of, so the fear of dentists for kids must be amplified. This dentist wanted the kids in his chair to have something more fun to focus on, like a Where’s Waldo That is one smart dentist.
21. Cereal for Days
No one likes pouring a bowl of cereal and in the first bite realize it is stale. All it takes for cereal to not go stale is better packaging. They do not have to change much, just a closed top. How has this not become more popular?
22. Perfect fit
When you think of a bucket, your mind automatically pictures a circular bucket. That is just the shape they usually come in, but not this one. All it takes is for one side of a bucket to be flat and, viola, a perfect fit to us3e against a wall. The next time you have to use a bucket to get hose water, this would be the perfect bucket.
23. Two for one
When a person has to wear a tie, most of the times their shirt is tucked into their pants. This makes it almost impossible to clean your glasses when you have forgotten a tissue or handkerchief. The ingenious idea for this tie was simple but life changing. The back of the tie is made of microfiber materials. This will clean your glasses or any mobile device screen way more than your shirt.
24. Drunk Thoughts
Drunk thoughts are hardly ever remembered, but at the time it was the greatest idea or thought that you have ever thought of. This quick little notebook makes sure that you do not forget to write it down the moment you think of it. The next morning you will probably get a great laugh to get you through your hangover.
25. Foot Holds
What is the point of washing your hands just to automatically touch a dirty door handle? While many people will open the door with a paper towel, that is sure wasting a lot of paper towels. Instead, bathrooms should start installing these foot holds instead, keep your hands perfectly clean.
This bench easily can pop up a small table in the middle of the bench. Instead of eating on your lap, you can easily eat with the small table next to you. Easy but life changing.
27. Light or Fan?
Every person has tried to turn on the light but grabbed the wrong cord and turned on the fan. How annoying. This combats that annoyance by putting a small light lightbulb on one cord and a small fan on the other cord. It is not only cute, it is helpful too.
28. Wet phones
This restaurant has tables that include a small drawer for your phone to be under the glass. This way you can still see your screen if someone texts or calls but you do not have to worry about anything spilling on your phone, especially liquid. Let’s just hope everyone is not all staring at their own phones at once.
29. Going up?
The person who designed this elevator must have been a delivery person at some point in their lives. This is the best elevator for any person with their hands full, they just have to push their floor level with their foot. There is no need to drop those packages or drop those groceries just to push a button.
Individuals that travel for their work or travel a lot on their own might get lonely time to time. This hotel does not want anyone feeling lonely, so you can rent a fish for your stay to have some company. This idea is very sweet and thoughtful.
31. Lids on Lids
This container is making sure that no sauce is left behind. A lot of people do not bring their sauce in a to-go container because it will ruin the food, but not if they had this container. There is a special section within the lid to store sauce with an extra lid. Genius!
32. No Cash, No Worries
Most people do not carry extra cash in their wallet because debit and credit cards has made life quicker. This is always a bummer when you want to tip a service employee, but you have no cash. This device makes sure you can always leave a dollar just by a single swipe of your card.
33. Book Shelf
This might be the most unique bookshelf you will ever see, a book vending machine. All you have to do is pick your book of choice and then pay, just like snacks. We must say, this is the healthiest vending machine we have ever seen.
34. High Heels
Walking in high heels on city streets can almost feel like an obstacle course. Between the cracks and protrusions, it is hard enough but when you add-in grates it can be near impossible. The footprints that were created on these grates must feel like you have finally been saved from the course.
35. Speaking of High Heels…
High heels are also hard to dance in. People in heels can still get down, but there always comes a point where your feet hurt too much to keep going. This brilliant idea at a wedding must have been a life saver for many. These should be added to every dance floor.
36. Give Me Power
Everyone at the airport is on their phone in some capacity. So, the search for power stations is a survival of the fitness situation. This airport is making sure that no fights break out at their airport by putting plugs on every chair.
37. Perfect Chair
Have you ever seen a more functional chair for purses and bags? I have not. All someone had to do was add a small dip into the back of the chair. It was an easy solution but one that is not being ordered enough, that is for sure.
38. Permanent spot
If you have ever lived in an apartment complex, on a busy street or in a big city than you know the trouble of finding parking. So, you know when you have an actual designated parking spot it is your saving grace. Yet, that does not stop people from still parking in your spot. That problem is solved with one triangle installation.
39. Set the mood
This easy three push button can help all customers set the mood for their restaurant experience. By hitting a button, you can call your server, ask for the check, or cancel those options if you changed your mind. What a cool idea!
40. Opening Doors
When someone is walking down the hall, they are not paying attention to how every door opens up. This hospital is making sure that even if people are not paying attention, they can watch it on the floor just in case. This is especially helpful for those walking with canes, walkers, and those that are in a wheelchair.
41. Time Saver
It is way more reasonable to put extra elevator buttons further away from the elevator. That way people do not have to stand as long as they normally do for the elevator to arise. The location of these elevator buttons also does not leave more room for the awkward conversation with strangers while you all wait.