Careful Dr. Who, this Time Machine’s Real

We here at Yanko Design see all manner of interesting concepts, but this is definitely the first serious attempt (from a sane person at least) that we’ve seen at an actual time machine. Though the laws of physics may be a good reason for the shortage of time machine concepts, those abiding principals did not stop designer Charles Blanca. By studying the link between senses and memories, he believes he has created a time machine and has called it “Madeline.” From here things get complicated, and since no one is more qualified to explain it, here are the designer’s own words.

“So small and discrete molecules though so powerful when we come across them, odours are rooted in our memory and make us travel through time. Madeleine offers to help us find the smells we have lost because of the evolution of our living environment. In a convivial place, everybody will be able to experience a creative immersion in a time-travelling capsule. But more than a product, Madeleine is a community linked by olfactory experience and by the expression of their senses. Let’s wake our sense of smell up and share what inspires us…”

I’m still wondering if I can lock my nemesis in one and make him smell my old gym socks for an hour or two.

Designer: Charles Blanca