EVERYTHING BRILLIANT

starts with an idea

It's not how many ideas you have, it's how many you make happen

Logs from coffee grounds. Brilliant

We drink millions of cups of coffee every day (in fact, I really should start a coffee shop, it might be more profitable than innovation consulting). That’s a LOT of used coffee grounds. Bio-Bean turn them into logs to burn in the fireplace. Brilliant. http://www.bio-bean.com/coffee-logs/

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Rescam fights back against spammers

Why didn’t I think of this! Rescam (www.rescam.org) uses AI to fight back against email spammers by replying to their spam emails again and again and again. Love it.

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Brilliant Idea. Dog-powered scooters

Why didn’t I think of this? Brilliant.

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Rotating skyscraper

This is insane, a skyscraper where every apartment block rotates on the central core so the building is constantly changing shape and the view constantly changes. More on this design here.

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Using gravity to store electricity

We’d all like to use more energy generated from renewable sources than carbon technologies but one thing traditional power generation has over renewables like solar and wind is that if we need more energy at some point, we can throw more coal or gas into the furnaces, but we can’t make the wind blow or […]

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Radio Garden

This is one of the best things I’ve seen in years. It’s kinda like one of my ideas, Brilliant Idea #139. Try it, it’s beautiful. Just spin the globe and listen to the local radio station. I’m writing this listening to Radio Cuenca in Equador. Radio Garden

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They so say there’s no such thing as a Stupid idea……s&$t express

Yep, this is a thing.  They send a small parcel of (animal) poo anonymously to someone on your behalf.  Now, I have a very low threshold for ideas because I do, sincerely believe, that all the best ideas started life sounding utterly ridiculous……but I really can’t decide whether this is brilliant or…..shit šŸ˜‰ Find out […]

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Innovative Insurance Channel through Lottery Retailers

It is estimated that 60% of the population of Brazil – over 105 million people are on low incomes. For those citizens there is a fine line between hardship and crisis as there is no state funded safety net that we benefit from here in the UK. Pioneering micro-insurance Micro-insurance can help these families to […]

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New ideas for old problems

The simplest mistake we can all make is to assume that because no-one seems to have solved a problem already that the problem can’t be solved. Well here’s a great example of a new idea solving an old problem. How do you spread butter from the fridge on fresh bread? You can’t, it’s impossible. It’s […]

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Brilliant Idea. The Airbike

This IS brilliant. It’s a bike that is propelled by air. Compressed air is pushed into this tank at the back. That air is then used to push the gear at the front of the bike just as water turns a water wheel or wind turns a wind turbine. The tank will move the bike […]

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Brilliant Idea for a multi-purpose farm. Energy and fish

Now this is a Brilliant Idea. It’s a multiple purpose farm – fish and energy. The fish don’t care that there’s energy producing panels above. This is a massive photovoltaic power station built on a fish farm put into operation in Zhejiang. It covers an area of 300 hectares, with a total installed capacity of 200MW. […]

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Dog Onesies

Another one in the “why didn’t I think of that” bucket. Onsies for dogs to keep them clean and warm when out walkies on wet days. Humans and canines have been cohabiting for thousands of years. Indeed, archaeological records shows the first undisputed dog remains buried beside humans date back 14,700 years ago, with disputed […]

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Lego hair bike helmets

Another one in the “why didn’t I think of that” category. Bike helmets in the style of Lego hair. Brilliant

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How do you get a retail experience from a vending machine?

I bought a Costa Coffee from a vending machine in a newsagents. When you start the process of ordering (by pressing buttons) it plays the noise of a coffee shop – the music in the background plus people talking and chinking cups and saucers. I really couldn’t decide whether it was brilliant or awful. But […]

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Now this IS a good idea

We’ve known for as long as the Internet pervaded our every day lives that a BIG downside is that people behave differently to the way they would behave in public. They see that the internet gives them an invisibility cloak from which to behave appallingly without fear of reprisals. Now this is a great idea […]

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Restaurant bill idea

I shouldn’t be surprised when I’m surprised by a novel, but stupidly simpleĀ idea, but it’s nice to be surprised! So, the restaurant bill often comes into this padded folder / book, just like this, What about this for an idea I saw at a restaurant called the Fable (just down from Spittalfeilds market) in London. […]

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Brilliant Idea. WoofWasher

This is one that I really wish I had thought of. Brilliant. https://youtu.be/MlM_DqV61jk

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Brilliant business card idea

Brilliant business card idea

Love this. A brilliant idea for a business card. I don’t think he’s leaving any doubt that he’s in the business of getting things done!

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Turning trash into plants. Brilliant

Turning trash into plants. Brilliant

Now this is a brilliant idea. It’s disposable items like coffee cups that are made with recycled materials and plant seeds. Once used you can soak the cup in water for 5 minutes and then plant it. Brilliant. Ā More information here

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Droplet. This is a brilliant idea

Now this really is a brilliant idea. You attach them to things that you want to remember to do and using an app set a certain frequency – so you put it on a pill bottle and tell the app to remind every, say, 4 hours. You then tap the droplet to acknowledge that you […]

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