To most of us, cleaning is a chore. Something we do just because we have to. So we try to optimize the process as much as possible. Get it done in the fastest way possible, with the least amount of energy required.

However, some people probably haven't picked up a vacuum cleaner or a dust wand in their entire life.

There's a private Facebook group with a pretty self-explanatory title, called 'Things designed by people who don't have to clean them', and it has about 40,000 members, all sharing pictures of objects that absolutely terrify Monica Geller and Adrian Monk. From an amethyst sink to a dollhouse PC case, continue scrolling and check them out for yourself.

#1

Dollhouse Fishtank

Dollhouse Fishtank

Please don't treat your fish like toys! Goldfish need a 500l tank, and need a group of atleast 6 goldfish. They are intelligent and beautiful animals

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Eva the Egg
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"i cant believe your mum is a fish" 🤣🤣🤣😭

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The founder of the group, Will Feetham, created it out of his passion for the design world. "We spend most of our time in spaces designed by other humans, and sometimes subtle careless decisions during [the design process and construction processes] cause a huge amount of hassle for the people that use the space," Feetham told Bored Panda.

Currently, the group is private and you have to answer a few political questions to get in. Feetham has had pushback from the applicants about this as the group seems anything but political, however, he believes that the design and maintenance of our spaces are deeply political. "The entire point of 'Things designed by people who don't have to clean them' is that those who design and those who maintain are not the same," he said. "Because we spend most of our time in spaces [designed by others], this disconnect has a huge impact, especially on those who traditionally don't have power in society."

#2

Amethyst Sink

Amethyst Sink

Alex Oboikovitz Report

Caroline
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1 month ago

Oooo, pretty! O.o

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"Looking at bad design helps highlight the importance of good design, and thinking about who will clean what we design makes us focus on the importance of inclusion in the design process. As a tag group, we can inject a bit of thought about these issues into a lot of different conversations which makes me so happy."

If we were to get specific, Feetham got the idea for the group from a picture of a topographical relief sink modeled after a lake, which he has been told is in the California state library. "It's beautiful, and the concept is both insightful and educational. In the execution, though, the designer didn't consider the people who would have to clean the installation. Clearly, a lot of thought went into the concept, but that thoughtfulness doesn't seem to have extended to maintenance. 'Things designed by people who don’t have to clean them' just popped into my head."

#3

All Hail The Glow Cloud

All Hail The Glow Cloud

Ashley Westover Report

cheezydinosaur
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1 month ago

I made one of these! They’re actually pretty cool

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As you could guess, Feetham himself doesn't like cleaning. "As a cisgender man in our patriarchal culture, I have been allowed to do less than my share of household chores at many points in my life," he said. "Equality is deeply important to me, and I have come to understand the many ways, large and small, that the caring and cleaning work that forms the foundation of our daily existence is minimized."

According to him, our society tends to devalue the invisible service class, who are often women and people of color. So they are left to pick up the pieces, literally, and tend to the performative aesthetics of our consumer culture.

Feetham describes the content of the group as design-focused critical analysis. Some of the things that get submitted a lot are carpets in places it shouldn't be, crafts that involve gluing shells and rocks, and impossible to clean windows. "The start of the group was more focused on public infrastructure, but we also have a lot of content about consumer goods and home decor that create a maintenance nightmare."

#4

Thanks I Hate It

Thanks I Hate It

Shawn Tucker Report

Maiun
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1 month ago

Just NO!!!

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#5

This Pot

This Pot

Ruan Carlo Schneider Report

chi-wei shen
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1 month ago

Great for decoration but not so great for everyday use.

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#6

Radiator With A Bread Warmer

Radiator With A Bread Warmer

Mary Quigg Report

Maiun
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1 month ago

I like this, with a vacuum it wouldn't be hard to clean

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#7

*shudder*

*shudder*

Maz Penney-Charlton Report

Maiun
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1 month ago

That is just wrong, especially in these times of Covid-19

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#8

These Wine Bottles/ Decanters/ Glasses Look Really Cool, But Cleaning Them? Hell No! I'd Probably Used Them Once And Then Threw Them Into A Fireplace Or Something

These Wine Bottles/ Decanters/ Glasses Look Really Cool, But Cleaning Them? Hell No! I'd Probably Used Them Once And Then Threw Them Into A Fireplace Or Something

Milla Marguerite Report

Caroline
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1 month ago

Or use them as a decoration ^^

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#9

Cutlery Set

Cutlery Set

Laura Jensen Report

Purple light
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1 month ago

Gorgeous, but for display purposes only in rich peoples houses.

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#10

Dollhouse PC

Dollhouse PC

Manuela Betti Report

wandile dludlu
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1 month ago

This is just cool... and all PCs are like this inside.

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#11

Broken Ankle Bathtubs, Fantastic

Broken Ankle Bathtubs, Fantastic

Lauren Churchill Report

Monika
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1 month ago

This looks like a spa. So whoever has to clean the place is at least being paid to do it. 🤷‍♀️

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#12

Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991)

Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991)

Mateo Euan Report

chi-wei shen
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1 month ago

Who comes up with such a creepy idea?

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#13

Y I K E S

Y I K E S

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Maiun
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1 month ago

Yuck

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#14

They’re Gorgeous And I Want One, But They Must Be Such Dust Catcher

They’re Gorgeous And I Want One, But They Must Be Such Dust Catcher

Kerri Kortness Report

Lauren Caswell
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1 month ago

A little vacuum cleaner or attachment will see you right :)

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#15

Cute But...

Cute But...

Markéta Čonka Report

OpalTheRainwing
Community Member
1 month ago

I want one now!!!

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#16

Those Poor Books!

Those Poor Books!

Manuela Betti Report

Caroline
Community Member
1 month ago

I thought it was lego first ^^'

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#17

I Love The Idea Of A Volcano Egg Cup As Much As The Next One, But You Will *never* Get All The Gross Crusty Egg Yolk Out Of All Those Crevices

I Love The Idea Of A Volcano Egg Cup As Much As The Next One, But You Will *never* Get All The Gross Crusty Egg Yolk Out Of All Those Crevices

Caryn Lopez Report

Eva the Egg
Community Member
1 month ago

no. please no.

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#18

The Opposite Of Mini

The Opposite Of Mini

Jazmyn Ross Report

Catlady6000
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1 month ago

Hardware store?

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#19

This Would Be A Pain In The Butt To Clean, But 11/10 Would Buy Anyway

This Would Be A Pain In The Butt To Clean, But 11/10 Would Buy Anyway

Susan Day Report

OpalTheRainwing
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1 month ago

Same!!

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#20

And It's Not Even Cute

And It's Not Even Cute

Megan Moncada Report

Heather Gichero
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1 month ago

This would drive me crazy....

IrishGirl
Community Member
1 month ago

right? how do you clean this?

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Candace Fitzpatrick
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1 month ago

It looks like a pile of old shingles after a roofing job

Furry_Danger
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1 month ago

Ikr? Why would you want this? I bet it's pretty expensive too.

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Aunt Messy
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1 month ago

That's just ugly.

Marlowe Fitzpatrik
Community Member
1 month ago

Right? Why not at least make it look nice? Maybe cut the pieces smaller and into the same shapes. this looks like a pile of rotting kelp

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JessG
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1 month ago

Just really looks like a pile of trash

Ara Noguera
Community Member
1 month ago

Because that's what it is.

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wandile dludlu
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1 month ago

Why? just WHY?

Samantha Comerford
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1 month ago

Ewe sticky on your warm feet also 🤢

Jenifer Riggs
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1 month ago

Agreed

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James T
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1 month ago

Looks like there was a car crash with a tire truck in your living room...

Tambot
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1 month ago

It looks like a bunch of exploded tires on the side of the highway

Sophie Foster
Community Member
1 month ago

thought it was a f*****g garbage pile for a sec

boredpanDaman
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1 month ago

thought they were dead crow wings... pff

IrishGirl
Community Member
1 month ago

dead crow wings?? that's the most macabre conjecture I've ever heard...

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The 5-star rated 5-star rating system
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1 month ago (edited)

Who would even want this, let alone be willing to pay $350 for it?

Eva Schmutz
Community Member
1 month ago

why would you even bye it

Beau Chevassus
Community Member
1 month ago

I can smell this picture.

Billie Templeton
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1 month ago

Hideous

Iris
Community Member
1 month ago

And when you step on it you'll fall down to hell !

Panda Kicki
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1 month ago

Perfect for orcs!

elfin
Community Member
1 month ago

Lady Gaga would wear it well.

Kathryn Baylis
Community Member
1 month ago

Yeah, noooooooooooo! How TF do you vacuum something like this? Plus, the strips are so long, anything—-and I mean ANYTHING could hide in them.

Donna Johansen
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4 days ago

It would feel like walking on a kelp-covered beach

Todd Hunter
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1 week ago

Hideous

Amanda Hunter
Community Member
1 month ago

Drop something in there and it would never be seen again.

Amaranthim Talon
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1 month ago

That's just plain ugly

Celtic Pirate Queen
Community Member
1 month ago

Do you know people DO in black leather? Nope.

ISABELLA CHATHAM-STEPHENS
Community Member
1 month ago

owwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

Ole Peder Amrud Hagen
Community Member
1 month ago

This is horrible in so many ways!

Karen Grace
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1 month ago

I sure wouldn't want to walk barefoot on it.

Brittany Beverly
Community Member
1 month ago

Please return to sender

okpkpkp
Community Member
1 month ago

40 years ago I told a girl coworker that I had black leather wallpaper in my apartment. I wonder if she believed me...

Darlene Turner
Community Member
1 month ago

my dog would take care of this in no time.

Thomas Turnbull
Community Member
1 month ago

it just looks a mess. or a cow that fell in the wood chipper.

PrinXe Nightmare
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1 month ago

great I hate it

Brigs
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1 month ago

It is plain ugly

Katherine Morris
Community Member
1 month ago

I would enjoy the smell of leather jackets but it's a right mess to keep clean and ugly as all get out!!😬

Grace Smith
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1 month ago

F*****K N O

DetongLhamo
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1 month ago

It looks like a pile of dead bats.

H.L.Lewis
Community Member
1 month ago

Why?

Kristine Phillips
Community Member
1 month ago

yuck

Bonita
Community Member
1 month ago

I'll take off your hands, if you give me $300. bargain!

Dabman2392
Community Member
1 month ago

think of all the little critters that could be in that thing

Dabman2392
Community Member
1 month ago

ewwwwwwww

Miriam Hirsch
Community Member
1 month ago

Basic Design should be taught beginning in Kindergarten.

Grace and Lucy
Community Member
1 month ago

Got to be kidding me.

Anja Schmidt
Community Member
1 month ago

you could have mad it on your own :-( 350 bucks - erghhhh

23AClark
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1 month ago

REALLY!!!

JD Lee
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1 month ago

Problem number one lies in the word “purchased”. A case of you should have known better.

Steven Meyer
Community Member
1 month ago

What idiot would want something like that?

The cation
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1 month ago

why?...

Patty Stier
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1 month ago

Someone actually PAID for this?

George Hudacko
Community Member
1 month ago

Who's gpt the pil?

Fleur De Lis RN
Community Member
1 month ago

Just, ewwwwww

Daniele Ribolla
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1 month ago

really awkward to invite people for a drink...

Christine M Quigley
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1 month ago

It would probably be pretty slippery..

Ava Lasley
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1 month ago

...why...just why...?

Rita DS
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1 month ago

It is just hideous 🤯

BusLady
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1 month ago

OBO? How about you pay me to take it?

Azziza
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1 month ago

That doesn't even look good!

Livvy-Rose Richards
Community Member
1 month ago

1: Hideous. 2: Leather... (shudders)

Damon Tripodi
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1 month ago

Yuck

Dave Chapman
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1 month ago

Pay me $350 and I'll haul it away for you...

Heather Menard
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1 month ago

It looks like it would cut your feet up

Cheryl
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1 month ago

On first look I thought it was a pile of dead rats

Casey B
Community Member
1 month ago

Looks more like shredded rubber

<-Teal-Røse->
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1 month ago

Ever since we have not called this a paper cut. It’s a metal SLICE. They look like those individually packed cheeses but...points....many, many...geometric memories...

Natalia Shoemark
Community Member
1 month ago

I had one of these... and my older cat pooped on it.. never got it all out. Had to through it away. Expensive too!

Aasha Rooks [STUDENT]
Community Member
1 month ago

if I didn't know that it was from a leather jacket I would have liked it I can also see it in some punk rock's house

RollDdice
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1 month ago

Guests need to sign a personal injury liability waiver before entering the house.

Just another bot
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1 month ago

Such a waste of leather, it could have been recycled into something much cooler and more useful

Louise Stange-Wahl
Community Member
1 month ago

Looks more like old vinyl records OUCH!

TimesNewLogan
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1 month ago

It looks like the aftermath of a house fire.

Lara Verne
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1 month ago

It looks like something black exploded

Memere
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1 month ago

That won't last long in a house with dogs or cats!

MAKtheknife
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1 month ago

And somebody actually made that.

Mikel
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1 month ago

looks like a trash heap.

Joan Brocklehurst
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1 month ago

Thought it was coal at first!

partypoison
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1 month ago

"excuse me... did you drop some stained black glass?"

Jeff Diamond
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1 month ago

Two questions: How? and Why?

McSydney
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1 month ago

makes me nervous just looking at it.

Janet Cox
Community Member
1 month ago

That'll cut your naked feet fer sure!

Signe Manat Hansen
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1 month ago

It's terrible but no harder to clean than any shag carpet

Dre Mosley
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1 month ago

Lame.

jazz cat
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1 month ago

Maybe better to hang on the wall rather than flat on the floor.

The 5-star rated 5-star rating system
Community Member
1 month ago

Nope.

Patty Leaton
Community Member
1 month ago

s**t rag

James F. Wilson Jr.
Community Member
1 month ago

Ha ha ha I bet it never sold for best off even.

Gavin Magnus
Community Member
1 month ago

Sell me all that for 100k

rerocherry
Community Member
1 month ago

It doesn’t even look that good... at least in my opinion. If anyone actually likes this, you do you.

Kusotare
Community Member
1 month ago

So you're supposed to shag on that??

Tina-Marie Tarrant
Community Member
1 month ago

I would offer to burn it.

Harleen
Community Member
1 month ago

I was wondering how to make my house look more grungy without being a hoarder, you know? And then it came to me. Junk yard flooring. Old tires everywhere!

Sarah
Community Member
1 month ago

Call your liability insurance carrier...

Sue Hazlewood
Community Member
1 month ago

Blech

Demongrrrrl
Community Member
1 month ago

It's not even really shag. It's just leather shreds.

Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
1 month ago

That is absolutely fugly as.

DanieLegz
Community Member
1 month ago

Looks like bat wings

Jennifer Gomez
Community Member
1 month ago

QQ

YouDontLikeMe?
Community Member
1 month ago

Ugly as hell + overpriced = fashion.... apparently

Daphne Y
Community Member
1 month ago

I don't think that looks at all attractive. Looks like a pile of torn trash bags.

Naomi Cline
Community Member
1 month ago

Looks like the cutting room floor of a movie studio

RGNix
Community Member
1 month ago

It looks like a tire company's landfill

Shelli Aderman
Community Member
1 month ago

WHY?!?!

embarrassed american
Community Member
1 month ago

Someone paid for that?

Thorleifdottir
Community Member
1 month ago

I HAD ONE OF THESE! And yes, it was absolutely impossible to get clean. That’s why we got rid of it.

Jjjane20
Community Member
1 month ago

Why would anyone do or even buy this?

Candy Rae
Community Member
1 month ago

Eeew

Ivana
Community Member
1 month ago

Amazingly terrible.

Panda with Heart
Community Member
1 month ago

So ugly

Sasha Kuleshov
Community Member
1 month ago

How? Why? o_o

Brandi VanSteenwyk
Community Member
1 month ago

Might as well be made of tire tube scraps.

Eznora
Community Member
1 month ago

Expensive for a cat toy

Don't Look
Community Member
1 month ago

I'm not sure leather qualifies as shag....

MRS FLASHMAN
Community Member
1 month ago

That is one of the ugliest things I have ever seen, wow!

Gabrielle Causey
Community Member
1 month ago

Sure, I'd love to have a giant pile of melted-tire-looking rags all over my floor.

Annemarie Mattheyse
Community Member
1 month ago

Good grief.

Abbyboudreaux
Community Member
1 month ago

When your BDSM dungeon needs to feel a little more cozy.

Nicole Tomme
Community Member
1 month ago

At first I thought it was shards of slate that could cut you!

Frances Petendra
Community Member
1 month ago

Would a Dyson work on this I wonder?🤔

Phantom Captain
Community Member
1 month ago

That is a hard no...

dev mehta
Community Member
1 month ago

$350 OBO? NTY

BILL CIPHER!
Community Member
1 month ago

Big ass no

Phil Seiden
Community Member
1 month ago

*PLOP!* Please excuse me, but I just broke my wrist tripping on your *shudder* carpet.

Amanita Virosa
Community Member
1 month ago

I would see myself tripping on it, over and over again.

Jenifer Riggs
Community Member
1 month ago

Gonna just say it, maker probably just decided to recycle their scraps rather than properly dispose of them.

Neo Snipes
Community Member
1 month ago

I am going crazy over thins. I can't even.

Sneaky McGhee
Community Member
1 month ago

They make felt mats similar to this for doggos to hide their crunchy foods in for a safe foraging schnuffle puzzle experience.

Couldnt_Find_A_Good_Name
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

WHY?

Marcio Chan Yu
Community Member
1 month ago

350?! Ew.

Bacony Cakes
Community Member
1 month ago

Just add a bulldozer and incinerator smokestack and the look of "Dystopian Junkyard Wasteland" is complete!

Raven Sheridan
Community Member
1 month ago

I know someone with this rug in their kitchen. It's disgusting! Impossible to clean even with a vacuum. Needs to be burned. Just gross.

Rose the Cook
Community Member
1 month ago

Easy to trip over.

Toea Muresan Iulia
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1 month ago

no, the uglinesssss!

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#21

1970s Was Such A Cursed Period For Interior Decorating

1970s Was Such A Cursed Period For Interior Decorating

Eamon Ryan Report

mph seti
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1 month ago

That bottom one looks so flammable.

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#22

That Is The Car Of Someone Who Has Given Up, That Thing Does Not Get Cleaned

That Is The Car Of Someone Who Has Given Up, That Thing Does Not Get Cleaned

Sebastián S. Aguilar Report

Daria Z
Community Member
1 month ago

Ew.

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#23

Stunning Fireplace

Stunning Fireplace

Lulu Titi Johnson Report

Jon S.
Community Member
1 month ago

This is the kind of thing you get professionally cleaned every few decades (other than with a light feather duster)

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#24

All Those Tiny Eyes

All Those Tiny Eyes

Georgia Neave Report

wandile dludlu
Community Member
1 month ago

Imagine eating cereal before bed and waking up at night and that thing is next to your head on the side table

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#25

Stair Handle

Stair Handle

Danielle Bodza Report

Maiun
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1 month ago

That's why rich people have staff

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#26

I Would Have A Very Bad Time Checking If My Nails Are Clean Or Not

I Would Have A Very Bad Time Checking If My Nails Are Clean Or Not

Hazel Sandi Fernández Report

chi-wei shen
Community Member
1 month ago

For those who don't want to clean their nails.

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#27

Erm...

Erm...

Heather Nicole Report

Antonia
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1 month ago

spontanious constipation... yuck...

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#28

A Gift For The Coffee Lover You Also Hate

A Gift For The Coffee Lover You Also Hate

Caitlin Nicole Report

Shelp
Community Member
1 month ago

Looks like some disgusting skin disease

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#29

Mud, Poop Dog, Dirt, Sand...

Mud, Poop Dog, Dirt, Sand...

Sarah Azevedo Report

Maiun
Community Member
1 month ago

Not just impractical but sssoooooo ugly

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#30

Those Crevices In The… Whatever That Is

Those Crevices In The… Whatever That Is

Tooru Oikawa Report

Bacony Cakes
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1 month ago

That's the Endoplasink Reticulum.

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#31

It’s All Beaded

It’s All Beaded

Roxy TheRockit Belle Report

Purple light
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1 month ago

Looks like an art installation

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#32

Oh My

Oh My

Amanda Jane Report

Jayne Kyra
Community Member
1 month ago

Ah yes, the succulent nail art. Made only for photos and not actual wear. SimplyNailogical did a video recreating this trend a while back.

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#33

Cursed

Cursed

Maria Júlia Report

ume reid
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1 month ago

oh god.....

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#34

My New 1.5l Snorlax Mug That I Got From Zing. Didn’t Realise It’s Mouth Was A Big Hole

My New 1.5l Snorlax Mug That I Got From Zing. Didn’t Realise It’s Mouth Was A Big Hole

Cloey Van Duin Report

Aldhissla VargTimmen
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1 month ago

Isn't it to store a cookie?

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#35

This Is What Happened In Jumanji

This Is What Happened In Jumanji

Carol Tavares Report

CultOfBambi
Community Member
1 month ago

Never mind cleaning, how do you walk in that?! Or is it just ornamental?

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#36

Fluffy Guitar

Fluffy Guitar

Mateus Vieira Report

Cecily Overli
Community Member
1 month ago

The acoustics on that *shudder*

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#37

I Hope They Took The Keys Out

I Hope They Took The Keys Out

Lenore Battle Report

troufaki13
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1 month ago

All I see is an accident waiting to happen

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#38

I Got One Of These For My Daughter. The Hot Liquid Needs To Go Through The Hole Into The Space Between The Outer And Inner Walls Of The Mug. I Have Tiny Bendy Brushes And It’s Still A Nightmare

I Got One Of These For My Daughter. The Hot Liquid Needs To Go Through The Hole Into The Space Between The Outer And Inner Walls Of The Mug. I Have Tiny Bendy Brushes And It’s Still A Nightmare

Pascale Nyby Report

Jacob Allen
Community Member
1 month ago

Why on earth would you put a hole there?

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#39

Found In My Local Marketplace

Found In My Local Marketplace

Amber Diffey Report

Lauren Caswell
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

It's got two leg things? And i reckon the corner of the walls is holding that up. This is just glass, feathers and wood thrown together as a "table " marketplaces are a real mix of good stuff and crap

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