New York School of Visual Arts MFA student Eden Lew wants to turn you into a pod person. She’s designed a fabric pod called the Nutshell which wraps the top half of your body to provide privacy and a break from the outside world (naps!). It all came about when a professor tasked her with redesigning the first piece of trash she threw out. She told BuzzFeed:
“I threw out a sandwich wrapper and began to think about topics related to food, lunch and time. A fellow classmate introduced me to the Slow Food movement, which I started to interpret a little differently. As a student I’m always looking for the quickest meal to avoid stopping my workflow. I decided that if I’m going to spend five minutes or less eating a lunch, then I might as well use that five minutes to take a mental break. Thus the Nutshell was created to block out distractions and to focus on eating and thinking.”
Her fellow classmates have been very receptive to the idea, even asking for a version that would help block out smells when someone wants to eat a “fragrant” lunch during class. Lew is also expanding on the concept by proposing well-being workshops for companies, all in the name of making us happier and more relaxed. You can’t buy a Nutshell yet, but chances are good you’ll be able to buy one and hide from your coworkers in the near future.
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