In the film 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.
This scene was the inspiration behind the Inception dish strainer/desk organizer from designer Luca Nichetto. Although visiting a friend’s workplace, Nichetto saw a tiny model of Manhattan on a desk and the idea took shape. The versatile silicone replica of Manhattan functions simplified buildings of all shapes and sizes.
The protruding buildings function completely 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 in between them are efficient holders, bending but not collapsing amongst their excess weight.