I’m a designer (of a more speculative sort), interested in technology, science, futures research & etc.

My first book, The Toaster Project, is about my attempt to make an electric toaster from scratch. It has now been translated in to Korean and Japanese editions. My TED talk about the Toaster Project is online.

My second book, GoatMan, is about my project to take a holiday from being human by becoming a goat. It’s available!

If you’re interested in talking about the projects on this site, or a commission or collaboration, then please get in touch via email: thomas@thomasthwaites.com.

And if you find some work interesting, feel free to leave a comment.

Best wishes, Thomas

ps. This site scrolls sideways! ( Some people struggle -> )

I’m currently investigating what it might be like to be a goat. Photograph: Tim Bowditch