Tinker Friday – What's inside my stuff
Tinker Friday is something I accidentally started on Instagram, I used to open up wasted products, every friday, products that were about to be thrown away, I collect these from friends and family, and I liked to check what’s inside, how the products work, think about why they ended up as trash and how could we minimize this. I used to share just photos of what’s inside each one, then I started doing characters out of them, then lil stopmotion stories. My three favorite videos:
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What's inside my Euro Profile Lock?👀 Lonely lil creature 😢 what would you name him? #whpdaydream A big part of #TinkerFriday involves getting lost in my own head. When I take apart a product I lay every piece in front of me, I strip away all reality. This is not a spring, nor are these called pins. I start seeing all sorts of lil creatures coming alive, I imagine their world, what they'd do or how they'd feel. Sometimes those daydreams make sense, sometimes they don't. My stop motion videos is how I make these daydreams the new reality. Music: I'm so lonesome cover by William and Victoria
More and more people got interested and liked seeing what I’ll come up with every week. It opened conversations about what we throw away, and I realised that not many people know what’s inside their even most used products. And I believe this might be one of the factors that makes us easily throw away things; we treat products as one whole object and not many parts, so we throw away one thing and not many. So I continued doing this, though as a product designer I hated being called an artist who makes cute things, I realised that maybe that’s my way of communicating an issue like e-waste to people who are not into sustainable living, who are not geeks or want to know what’s inside things.
I thought I’d make a story about my tinker stories, I never made one that explained how or why I am doing what I do.
Wow nice videos, they defenitly keep me interested! Would be great to see a thinker story, combined with those nice funny shorts you have a golden video 👌
Short and sweet! Made me want more.
Very very nice video , thanks.
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