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MAKING THE MODERN WORLD
Stories about the lives we've made
Everyday Life

Plastic toothbrushes or teddy bear fur - almost everything we touch came from a special invention and needs tools for manufacture. This section displays over 400 everyday articles manufactured between 1750 and today. Technology is woven through our daily lives at home, at work or at play.

Michelle Robinson, London
scene:I was determined to do everything myself. By the end of it my arms were absolutely killing me, but I'm glad I persevered.scene:

Michelle Robinson, London

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Damini Kumar, Dublin
scene:One day every teapot will have my shaped spout on it.scene:

Damini Kumar, Dublin

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Carl Djerassi, London and California
scene:What we need is a contraceptive supermarket, with lots of different choices for women, but also for men.scene:

Carl Djerassi, London and California

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