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Concept wearable pod offers isolation in a Nutshell

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The Nutshell, by designer Eden Lew
The Nutshell, by designer Eden Lew
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The Nutshell Blackout
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The Nutshell Blackout
The Nutshell Blackout
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The Nutshell Blackout
The Nutshell, by designer Eden Lew
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The Nutshell, by designer Eden Lew
There's a companion app for the Nutshell that encourages meditation while one sits in their Nutshell
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There's a companion app for the Nutshell that encourages meditation while one sits in their Nutshell
While the Nutshell is just a concept at present, Lew told Gizmag that she's exploring the possibility of bringing it to market
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While the Nutshell is just a concept at present, Lew told Gizmag that she's exploring the possibility of bringing it to market
The Nutshell, by designer Eden Lew
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The Nutshell, by designer Eden Lew
The white Nutshell Go
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The white Nutshell Go
The white Nutshell Go
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The white Nutshell Go
Folds and stays make the Nutshell Go a collapsible, lightweight, and wearable pod
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Folds and stays make the Nutshell Go a collapsible, lightweight, and wearable pod
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If you spend your workday in a busy office, you'll know how difficult it can be to switch off and take a proper break. With this in mind, designer Eden Lew has conceived a wearable isolation pod called the Nutshell that aims to improve the quality of break times.

The idea for the Nutshell, which is similar in principle to the Ostrich Pillow, came about during a design class Lew was taking which tasked students to "redesign the next thing they threw out." In her case, this happened to be a sandwich wrapper, and inspired by the fact that busy people often don't take due time to eat a proper lunch, the designer went on to conceive a pod which blocks out the workspace in a bid to make break times more relaxing.

There's a companion app for the Nutshell that encourages meditation while one sits in their Nutshell
There's a companion app for the Nutshell that encourages meditation while one sits in their Nutshell

Lew then added folds and stays to make the Nutshell collapsible, lightweight, and wearable. There are actually two main models of Nutshell: the white Go and black Blackout, and the designer also produced a companion app that encourages meditation while using the Nutshell.

Though the Nutshell remains a concept at present, Lew told Gizmag that she's received such positive feedback for the design that she's exploring the possibility of bringing it to market.

Source: Eden Lew

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11 comments
11 comments
Michael Wilson
as silly as it looks, i want one
Buellrider
Truly a "NUT" shell.
Mrossmas
Anything...ANYTHING to keep them at their desks!! Just hard-wire yourselves in and be done with it.
thk
Creepy. If the thing does not show any movement after one hour, start making assumptions.
Tim Richards
I think this has been done before - its called putting sack over your head. LOL
flylowguy
If you wear this at your desk, you know there are suddenly going to be a lot of "interesting" photos posted online featuring your fellow workers helping set you up, silently.
Bill Bennett
@flylowguy, or slapped in the back of the head.
StWils
The name is clearly appropriate. You probably should not ask about "rest breaks" during your interview or otherwise mention this until well after being hired. And then there will be all the jokes about bad sci-fi movies where the "pod" jokes may actually seem briefly funny the first time. Let's see how many people keep a job after using these things.
Bob
The office practical jokers would have a ball if anyone used this. You would have to be a nut to wear a nutshell. Right, Mr. Peanut?
dink
Does it come in a Guantanamo bay orange color?
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