Over the last year, the shift to remote work forced many people to make adjustments in their day-to-day lives, as bedrooms became home offices and kitchen tables became classrooms.
This transformation also meant that a slew of new products very quickly became essential. Peloton bikes, streaming services, hair dye, and baking yeast boomed during quarantine. And sure, things will change when we go back to the office; there are some items people won’t ever want to see again. But some newly discovered pandemic products are here to stay.
We asked the most design-savvy among us for the purchases that they plan to keep using post-pandemic. From pots and pans to indoor shoes and a Darth Vader wine-bottle opener, here’s what kept them going.