Five things to do today: 27 May
Bizarre patents - Silver Footprint - Aerogel - Olympic posters - Tetris furniture
Browse through 15 filed US patents including a banana protection case (pictured), an automatic bed-maker and a forehead rest for urinals.
Head down to the Independent Photographers Gallery in Brighton to see a free exhibition by Robin Bell ‘celebrating 35 years of photographic printing for some of the world’s great photographers’.
Discover the possibilities of super-material Aerogel: a low-density silicate that claims to be ‘see-through, strong as steel & lighter than air’.
Check out Alan Clarke’s abstract poster proposals for the London 2012 Olympics - beautiful graphics that put the infamous Games logo to shame.
Have fun with Brazilian designer Diego Silverio’s playful pieces that combine for a spectacular array of storage solutions.