As longtime Core77 readers know, our “Hell in a Handbasket” and “Yea or Nay” installments are really sibling sections.
An HIAH post is triggered when some design “innovation” blatantly reveals something terrible about our society, whereas the YON posts are where I can’t decide whether it’s dumb design or something people will actually find useful. And getting to read thoughtful Core77 reader feedback on the YON posts in particular is one of the pleasures of writing for this site. More often than not, a YON commenter will bring up something I hadn’t thought of, so thanks for that.
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Anyways, here’s what made the cut for 2018. (If you’ve got more to add on each topic, we’ll be reading.)
Removable Handlebars for Easier Bike Storage, Yea or Nay?
Yea or Nay? The Parkis Automatic Vertical Bicycle Rack
Yea or Nay: Are These “Space-Saving” Transforming Furniture Designs Valid, or Do They Miss the Point?
Hell in a Handbasket: A Dutch Eco-Friendly Urinal Design That Plays Advertisements While You Pee
A Pocketed, Conductive Curtain Liner That Lets You Use Tablets and Phones in the Shower. Yea or Nay?
An Object to Prevent Rust Rings Left From Cans, Yea or Nay?
Bang & Olufsen’s Perfectly Round Speaker, Yea or Nay?
Hell in a Handbasket: As Accidental Selfie Deaths Rise, U.S. National Library of Medicine Recommends Implementing “No Selfie Zones”
Desktop Valets/Organizers, Yea or Nay?
Hell in a Handbasket: “Bonkers Closets” is a Show Revealing How the 1% Store Their Luxury Goods
A $345 Automatic Coffee Stirring Device, Yea or Nay?
Drone Umbrellas, Yea or Nay?
Hell in a Handbasket: Robots That Can Run, A.I. That Sounds Human
Browser Extension That Pauses Video When You Look Away, Yea or Nay?