Want to bury your head?

2011

If the goings-on in your workplace sometimes leave with an overwhelming desire to emulate an ostrich and bury your head in the sand, we have just the thing to help you.

Uber-trendy design studio, kawamura-ganjavian, (you know it's uber-trendy because the name is all in lower case…) have come up with their own answer to the Ostrich, albeit something that looks like a cross between a large, padded, somewhat deformed sweater and a set of broken bagpipes (minus the pipes). The idea seems to be that you put your head in it, slump forward on your desk, and have a nap.

According to its creators, "OSTRICH offers a micro environment in which to take a warm and comfortable power nap at ease. It is neither a pillow nor a cushion, nor a bed, nor a garment, but a bit of each at the same time. Its soothing cave-like interior shelters and isolates our head and hands (mind, senses and body) for a few minutes, without needing to leave our desk."

Other left-field kawamura-ganjavian objects with potential workplace applications include a set of three mini-pieces of cutlery (knife, fork, spoon) that fit at the end of your fingers – perfect for lunch-on-the-go (use in conjunction with their refrigerated tray), and Earshells – which are, as their name suggests, sound-enhancing shells that clip onto your ears and might help you hear what your colleagues are trying to say to you . . .

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