A car mask rack
I keep 3 Covid masks in my car - for different environments and looks (beige, black, and a grey stripe pattern). After a few months of throwing my mask onto the passenger seat, the seat was looking sloppy and when I put another item on the seat, it would crush a mask or cover them up. I needed to get the masks off the seat.

Solution
Hanging them off the mirror wasn't great - there were 3 of them and they would block some of my view. I explored an elastic belt that goes around the seatback and has 3 hooks attached. I bought some elastic at a craft/fabric store and ordered the hooks from Amazon.



Advantages
Convenient storage of masks. Can be installed facing forward or the belt slid around back (or easily removed) to allow seating. I'm not sure the band needs the buckle - but, the buckle would make it more adaptable to a variety of seat widths.
Allows masks to dry out.
Allows masks to stay isolated from other objects on the seat for better isolating/sanitizing.
The mask rack allows easy selection and storage placement.
The black color of each component matches the seat upholstery and car interior.

Fun activity
Say out loud, Mask Rack, 3 times real fast. If you can say it 3 times correctly, you might not be speaking fast enough.

Timeline
March 11 2020: NBA canceled games, began Safer-at-home era
Phase 1: Senior facilities closed, playgrounds closed, First Responders replaced Essential Workers
April: Wear mask in close public
April 17: Develop Covid case: face mask, hand sanitizer, sanitizing wipes, and water bottle (so I don't have to touch a water fountain). I used an existing small carry bag and kept the Case by the door so I could grab it as I left the house.

May: Restore lunch, coffee, dinner with friends (sat outside)
May: Playgrounds open, restraunt interiors open
May 25-26: Made Face Mask - I considered drawing a mouth or skeleton teeth on the standard mask. Frank thought of the notion of printing mouths from classic artwork - Mona Lisa, American Gothic, David, Migrant Woman, etc.

At Walmart, I noticed kid's teeshirts with cartoon icons - Mickey, Donald, Goofy, and Tom & Jerry. I bought 2 shirts and took them to Gail to sew in the 'bra' style mask. I bought elastic bands and clasps to go behind the head - the over the ear elastic was uncomfortable. Then I assembled the parts with super glue and blacked out parts of Tom & Jerry to emphasize Tom's mouth.

May 29-30: Made Face Shield A face shield makes sense - the mouth is visible to aid hearing comprehension and breathing is freer. Most shields look too 'medical' or industrial. I adhered an acetate shield to a visor (cooler in the summer). Velcro is repositionable and adaptable to different sizes of shields, and removable to restore a normal visor. Online, I bought a black visor with no visible logos, brands, or decorations and acetate sheets from Michael's.
Below right: Also a version with no visor and in a color that sorta matches my skin.

November - January 2021: Frustration with storing masks in the car.
Febuary 8: Idea; Ordered hooks, bought elastic and buckle.
Febuary 12: Built prototype, tested in car.
Febuary 15: Introduced the Car Mask Rack.
May 7: Noticed name-brand masks on subway ad:







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