Fresh from being named to the Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee, Jessica Helfand gives her advice to another American institution: the proliferation of cup holders. From the puzzling more-cups-than-passengers ratio in our vehicles to the sheer ridiculousness of a floating remote-control drink caddy for our poolside margs, cup holders are finding even more ways to become embedded in our lives. Is this revolutionary industrial design? Or a testament to our own laziness?
Our favorite part is the helpful logo Helfand points to in her Mini Cooper which suggests no stemware, please. Come on. Anyone who drinks wine in traffic knows it’s much safer in a tumbler.