Attention all inventors, designers, and fans of efficient industrial design! Our friends at Dwell recently announced the second phase of their Innovate It! contest, which calls upon you to take ordinary items and reinvent them into better, brighter paradigms of efficient design. They’re looking for inspired improvements to three everyday items in need of a rework – the common coffee cup, inconvenient pants dropping hangers, and the antiquated ironing board. Winners will receive fabulous cash prizes from Volkswagen CC and VIP tickets to Dwell on Design 09, so if you have a bright idea for a better design submit it today!

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