Dominic Wilcox's Xylophone Bin

Posted on September 12, 2008 Under Design

Throwing out rubbish is not something you’d think to make more interesting, but Dominic Wilcox has come up with a project that will have you finding reasons to make that trip to the trash can. As part of the Vipp charity auction, the idea man has created a Xylophone Bin, which consists of a xylophone spiraling down the outside of an everyday dustbin with a lid. Hit the pedal to pop the lid, and when it closes you are treated to the inexplicably pleasant sound of an erratic descending scale courtesy of a metal ball released upon the lid’s shutting. Sound weird? It is.