The Daily Heller: The Best Adjustable Caps for 2023

As he looks ahead to the new year, Steven Heller looks back on a piece of design that joyfully reminds him of all the corner luncheonettes and neighborhood soda fountains he frequented as a kid.

The Daily Heller: The Best Adjustable Caps for 2023

I always get nostalgic on Jan. 1. So, on this, the second day of the brand-new year, I’ve rummaged through my memory cabinets to find a piece of design that is a mini masterpiece and kicks off the next 364 days in a purely joyful way. These caps remind me of all the American roadside stands, corner luncheonettes and neighborhood soda fountains I frequented as a kid.