So, um, love bars but hate the infernal racket in them? Oh, don’t we know it! Indeed, as reports the Daily Mail, “It’s an age-old dilemma facing pub regulars and clubbers — how to enjoy a quiet conversation over the racket of fellow revellers and blaring music.”
Well, now there are “Social Spheres,” glorified astronaut helmets, or “lightweight speech bubbles,” that lend privacy and a conspiratorial air to an otherwise raucous (a/k/a fun) environment. You can thank a 23-year-old design student, Elaine McLuskey, for this beaut.
The device for two is stationary and has a headsized hole at either side, creating a haven of peace for the participants.
As someone who once owned one of those hamster balls (and, yes, a hamster), I just have to ask … doesn’t it start to get a little “close” in there after a while? Oh, there’s one for singles, too, because, you know, sitting at home and drinking alone on your couch just isn’t that social.
Actually, though, this could be a boon in bars. Just stay the hell away from anyone who’s wearing one and you’re good to go.