The Evolution of Everyday Objects
How smart design makes good things great.
Read all the stories in Slate’s new series on the evolution of everyday design. And don’t forget to nominate everyday objects you’d like us to cover at email@example.com.
Arizona's specialty plate.
Arizona Department of Transportation.
The improved "Space Command" remote came with four buttons—power, tune up, tune down, and mute. This version dates from the 1970s.
Todd Ehlers/ Flickr.