inception silicone dish drainer

In the movie Inception, a strip of New York City rolls up on itself, with the streets and buildings ripping themselves from their earth-bound positions and rolling into the sky.

scale model of manhattan

flexible inception dish drainer

This scene was the inspiration behind the Inception dish strainer/desk organizer from designer Luca Nichetto. While visiting a friend’s office, Nichetto saw a small model of Manhattan on a desk and the idea took shape.┬áThe flexible silicone replica of Manhattan features simplified buildings of all shapes and sizes.

silicone manhattan desk organizer

inception manhattan dish drainer

The protruding buildings work perfectly for holding up dishes as they air dry. But the silicone protuberances can also be used to hold mail or other office supplies. Model skyscrapers and the spaces between them are effective holders, bending but not collapsing between their weight.