What kind of world do we live in where 600 superfluous carbon fibre dog bowls cannot find a market? A crappy one, that’s what kind.
Indeed, in a perfect world bike designer Sky Yaeger would be sitting on a huge pile of money today thanks to her slick $US65 carbon fibre Splash-N-Go dog bowl. But this is not the case. Instead, she sits atop a pile of unsold luxury dog bowls, which she created after tiring of a 37-year career in bicycle design.
Oh, and for all you cyclists out there, Yaeger’s selfish attempt to reinvent herself actually tied up the carbon fibre market when she made the sizable order a few years ago. Bicycle companies, as a result, could not get their products made in a timely fashion. “We couldn’t get frames made and you were getting stupid dog bowls made,” said Jason Rico, who was a product manager with a mountain bike manufacterer when the order was placed.
Sarcasm aside, it’s probably time to get back on the bike path, Yaeger. [Wired]