The Gateshead Millennium Bridge: the “Winking Eye Bridge” or “Blinking Eye Bridge”

These two videos demonstrate the elegant design of the Gateshead Millennium Bridge, also known as the Winking Eye Bridge and the Blinking Eye Bridge, in northern England:

 

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iPod Nano design influence?

A sneeze diverted a recent conversation into discussion of my Bionaire ultrasonic humidifier and how it resembles the old third generation iPod Nano although, unlike the iPod Nano, the humidifier does not lack a simple on/off switch. A suggestion that the iPod influenced the humidifier, if a stretch, may seem less so given that my interlocutor works in the user interface (UI) design field. What do you think?

An Apple iPod Nano 3rd generation and a Bionaire humidifier.

An Apple iPod Nano 3rd generation and a Bionaire humidifier (not to scale as the iPod Nano is relatively enlarged here).