One year ago, we found ourselves swirling in a strange new reality defined by an invisible virus and a global pandemic. To stabilize the situation, we grasped at things: we stocked up on TP, hand sanitizer and booze. When it set in that things would be this way not for weeks, but months, we doubled down, swapped public transit for bikes, bought enough kettlebells to cause a shortage and downloaded Zoom on every screen. Daily life changed, and so did the things we filled it with.
Now, thanks to the tireless efforts of essential workers and the fastest vaccine development program in history, we’re edging close enough to that so-called light at the end of this dark tunnel that we can catch a glimpse of what’s on the other side.
But heads up: It isn’t the same world we left behind.
Products provide the proof. Some pandemic product trends, like brass button pushers and, yes, bidets (at…