It’s what designers and engineers joke about — some dude invented the mousetrap as we know it in 1897, and it’s continued to weather the slings and arrows of new inventions for more than 100 years.
This pretty vase-like object is Onedown’s new proposal for a mousetrap. To set it, the user turns the vase on its side and places a bit of bait in the belly of the trap.
Mousey crawls in and tips the balance of the trap. The bulb moves upwards, and the mouse is trapped until a person comes by to set it free. Brilliant, right?
Found via Core77.