Sunday, October 25, 2015
Round Pegs, Square Holes
I was cleaning off a kitchen shelf. I like open concept shelving. Things in jars can be akin to works of art: beans, coconut flakes, almonds, apricots, dried cranberries.
When it suddenly struck me that the designs of jars are to be so far wrong as to be ludicrous.
Walls and shelves are at right angles. Fridges are rectangular. Cupboards are square or rectangular. Jars are usually round. This design makes for an appalling waste of space. Everywhere.
I don't know why in all my born days I haven't drawn this conclusion before.
I just blindly accepted the antagonistic relationship of containers and their nemesis, the shelves they sit upon.
Think also of spice jars. And tins.
Shouldn't all containers be square?
Or is this crazy old lady ready for the bat-wing?