If you didn't have faith in yourself at work, fear not, because someone out there is screwing up more than you. And it's not just one person screwing up. There are oodles of folks not doing their one job, and the results are consistent and abundant. The world is just bursting with dumb and weird design fails. This is just some of them.
If you thought your Aunt Dorothy's doll collection, couch covers, and doilies were problematic, you're about to get your mind blown. Copywriter Sarah Schauer opened Twitter's eyes to some of the more horrifying architecture and design choices we've seen in a while. From freakishly carpeted bathrooms to stairs going absolutely nowhere, these pics are sure to leave you with a lot of questions. If you're hungry for more of these cursed images, you can check out the rest of the thread here or check out these appalling and hilarious design fails.
This is the third design attempt in a project to revamp a skate park in New Zealand that has locals and the designer at odds. The designer, Dave North, says that the design was not intentionally shaped like a man's privates to spite the local skaters who have disapproved of his previous design submissions. He told Stuff that it wouldn't be so obvious once it was constructed:
It's not the first penis-shaped bowl... it's symmetrical and functional, and you can't tell it looks like a penis unless you're looking at it from space.
Some residents are concerned with the skate park being known as the skate park with the peculiarly shaped features. One commenter points out that it's a good design, although his argument does sort of support that fear:
Actually this is a very functional design, much like the one in Nelson, which is a blast to carve up. Yes my kids call it the "willy" bowl, but who cares.
Sure it looks bad from above but maybe it's not as obvious from another angle.
Nope, that... might be worse.
Introducing the “Marble Tsunami!”
Self-proclaimed “Marble Master” Jelle Bakker has built a giant machine in which over 11 thousand marbles are sent through a winding, jungle-themed maze for no reason whatsoever.
And it’s pretty amazing.
Warning: It’s also very loud, and it goes on like that for about 6 minutes. So make sure to turn your volume down ahead of time.
The whole this is about 33-feet long, 4-feet wide and 6-feet tall.
He started working on it back in April and expects to have it completely fine-tuned by sometime in June. This presumably will include adding some noise-dampening features.
You can also check out more of his contraptions on his YouTube channel.