Mistakes That Are Magical
We experienced this recently when we designed our new shopper tote (coming soon!).
We couldn’t wait for the highly-anticipated hot pink exterior shopper with hot pink interior to arrive in all its glory.
To our surprise, what arrived in the mail was a beautiful coral exterior with a hot pink interior – a color combination we would never have intentionally put together. But lo and behold, we have found a new color combination that we adore!
1. Chocolate Chip Cookies
Ruth Wakefield was trying to make chocolate cookies when she ran out of Baker’s chocolate. As a substitute, she used broken up sweetened chocolate thinking it would melt. Instead, she ended up with one of the world’s most favorite cookie!
Spencer Silver was trying to create a strong adhesive, but the concoction he came up with was much weaker than he wanted. Turned out, the weak glue was perfect for sticking – and removing – paper from objects. The Post-It note was born!
When Frank Epperson was 11-years old back in 1905 he often combined soda water powder and water as a treat. One night, he created his mixture and left it on the porch with his stir stick in it. When the temperatures dropped below freezing that night, he woke up to a frozen treat on a stick. Kids everywhere love Frank’s accidental creation!
This favorite toy was originally developed as wallpaper cleaner. It became popular when teachers started using it for crafts in their classrooms. It was eventually re-branded as a kid’s toy.
Richard James, a navy engineer, created the slinky for kids after a spring he was using to create a meter during World War II fell and “walked away”.
Have you ever made a mistake that turned out to be a success in disguise?
Share your lemon-into-lemonade story below in the comments!
Put yourself out there and make a few mistakes. You never know what will come of it.