Unfit design

13 horribly designed everyday products that need to be reinvented

We shouldn’t have to worry that our simplest household products will let us down. But plenty of them do — on a daily basis. For every perfectly crafted Dixon-Ticonderoga pencil, there’s a shampoo bottle that will never get completely empty. Here are the everyday products we’ve been using for decades that — somehow — have withstood innovation. Umbrellas have existed since the 1st century AD, but the common collapsible variety is awfully flimsy when the going gets rough. Many turn inside-out or simply fall apart during heavy rainstorms. ….[READ]