New use for old tech #1: Phone box aquarium


Come on. How many people use these things anyway? I can probably count the number of times I stepped into a payphone last year on one of the Venus de Milo’s hands and if I did happen to, it was probably to relieve myself.

Yes, I suppose some might consider me a snob with my monthly contract phone but even the most impoverished of PAYG users would probably get more out of their 50p to top up rather than putting it into the greedy old telephone box.

So, luckily, two French designers, Benoit Deseille and Benedetto Bufalino, have shown what we can do with these redundant street obstructions by turning one of them into an aquarium…