Why bother bringing your kids to the playground when you can BE the playground? Created at the Tama Art University in Japan by graduating senior Atsushi Shiraishi, the ‘AthleTitti’ is a vest which has crisscrossing ropes that parents put on, letting their child climb them like a human jungle gym.
It might not be a ring, but it’ll still make you go: ‘My preciousssss’. UK-based Alex Dodson of ‘Burned By Design’, has come up with a fire pit that looks like the head of the Witch-King of Angmar in the Lord of the Rings trilogy.
Boston-based Google hardware engineer Adam Woodworth has come up with possibly the closest thing we have to a real-life Star Wars speeder bike: a modified quadcopter that looks like it. Interplanetary races at the park, anyone? Using a 12-inch speeder bike replica that was released back in the ‘90s, Woodworth was able to integrate four seven-inch rotors, giving the Star Wars toy the ability to fly (no word yet on the blasters.)
The pony you’ve always wanted. Back in 2010 for the Seoul Cycle Design Competition, designer Eungi Kim came up with a novel concept that turns your bike into a horse. Called ‘Horsey’, the whimsical accessory/ornament is made out of a wooden material that you can easily attach to your bike, making your ride stand out from the rest!
It’s just like the toy, but with cool lights attached! The ‘5+5’ lamp is an LED light that can transform into other types of lamps, thanks to its Rubik’s Snake-inspired orientation. The brainchild of Maria and Ivan Zverev of Oikums Design in St. Petersburg, Russia, the lamp has segments you can manipulate to turn it into a wall lamp, desk lamp, or ceiling fixture.
Sorry to burst your bubble – or your balloon, rather – but this table isn’t what it seems to be. Called the UP Balloon Table, it features a glass surface seemingly suspended by colourful balloons. However, it’s just an illusion.
UK-based gift company ‘Paladone’ has turned the popular board game Scrabble into a customisable light set that you can hang on your wall.
Dutch designer Robert Kolenik has created an elegant kitchen fixture that brings the ocean into your home: a centre island with a giant aquarium for a base.
Auburn-based Etsy store ‘Sparkle Pony’ has a cute line of tissue dispensers that lets you pull out tissue from a whale, a rabbit, an elephant, and even a stegosaurus.
You’ll look forward to washing the dishes once you get this elegant faucet installed. London Royal College of Art student Simin Qiu has designed a futuristic faucet that not only saves water, but turns it into art.
Say goodbye to your butter knife, and say hello to a more fearsome butter-spreading weapon. ‘Spredo’ is a cleverly-designed butter spreader that makes your corn look like a tiny yellow submarine navigating your dining table.
Never be ashamed of your ulcer with maggot infestation or chemical burn ever again. ‘Boo-boos’ is a collection of adhesive bandages that make your wounds appear worse than they really are – perfect if you want to show your squeamish mother that you’re absolutely fine.
Your cramped apartment might not be big enough to have a pool, but you can have the next best thing: the ladder. Called the ‘Pool Chair’, this clever piece of furniture has arms and legs that look just like the ladders you find in swimming pools.
Seattle-based Silvan Audio Workshop have created something that will make hipsters go nuts: a beautiful turntable made from the cross-section of a tree trunk.
Meet Pedro the Shetland Pony; he’s a resident at the Ebony Horse Club in Brixton, London, and he previously had a problem petite folks can relate to: he couldn’t see over his stable door.