Debt and downgrade are screaming in recent news. Ultimately, the only real “default that was provoked was a return to the basicsâ€because they’re inescapable. One basic is (no surprise) saving. And one conventional method is the classic piggy bank.
Glass Piggy Bank by VivaTerra
The innovation in this version is transparencyâ€a value that gets trumpeted a lot in these times. Meanwhile, all the news coverage about “financial positions brings to mind opacity. Speaking of which, the motivating quip from the belly of the piggy bank is “Every little thing counts!
Free-form messiness is part of the traditional piggy bank’s charm, but designer RenÃƒÂ© Lee views this as a disadvantage. His creation is the “Battery Bank, an “incremental coin container. In lieu of the literal transparency afforded by glass, transparency here is manifested as predictable neatness and order.
Battery Bank by RenÃƒÂ© Lee
Each Battery Bank represents a standard unit, depending on the coin’s value. Each unit adds up in an orderly progression, like Lee’s process in making this compact product.
Part of conceptualization for Battery Bank by RenÃƒÂ© Lee
When it comes to using transparency to compel fiscal accountability, both banks succeed. Both provide people with a means to take responsibility and save. No ceiling here.