Those are some crazy ideas  MAY 06 2009

Allison Arieff shares a few of inventor/author/cartoonist/former urban planner Steven M. Johnson's fantastic drawings and inventions.

In Johnson's oeuvre, nothing gets to exist if it doesn't have at least two functions: the skylight uses solar energy to cook the dinner, for instance, and the exercise bike operates the washing machine (cleaning clothes and toning the wearer's muscles simultaneously).

Self Shortening Car

Johnson's other inventions include the Nod Office, Toilets for Immodest Times, self-shortening cars, and the Bike Vest.

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