This Arcade Game Washes Your Clothes


If you’ve ever wanted to combine the joy of playing video games with the not-so-joyous task of doing laundry, Lee Wei Chen has the perfect appliance for you. The Kingston University design student has put a washing machine and arcade game together, creating something of a retro-chic console that asks for quarters to start both the game and the laundry. How much washing you do is entirely dependent upon your gaming ability, so if you’re lacking in sufficient hand/eye coordination, you’ll need to keep feeding the machine quarters. Chen explains the reasoning behind his hybrid design: “I realized that the skills I had developed in the virtual world were useless in the real world. I wanted to make them more useful.”

[via Design Week]