Posted on October 18, 2007 Under Design

Everyone needs a break here and there from the hustle and bustle. Unfortunately, seclusion is hard to find in the big city setting, especially in the middle of your day when home or the park isn’t an option. So what do you do when you can’t find it? You create it. Designer John Hannah created his piece, Headspace, with momentary seclusion in mind: “Headspace provides escape from the stress of busy public places, allowing individuals to claim physical and mental space for a moment of privacy and seclusion.”

Each Headspace unit provides a moment of respite by enveloping the user in relative quiet and shade. The almost-floral design dulls ambient noise and offers a place to hide from rain or bright sunshine in a unique combination of private and public space. I’d imagine standing in one of these on a busy NY street would be somewhat akin to watching a modern-day silent picture. We could use a few of these.