If you’re the type who’s susceptible to napping during break time, this Ostrich pillow looks like the perfect accessory. Ostriches bury their head in the sand, right? Right. The same concept animates the sack pictured below that looks like a giant sucking alien devouring your brains. It’s weird and claustrophobic, but actually quite snug. However, if you’ve ever fallen asleep on top of a laptop or some hardcover book, the Ostrich pillow is a god-send. Lying on a hard surface, you drool, you get a stiff neck, etc. etc.
Below is a decent chunk of introductory text by the designer, Kawamura Ganjavian:
Working patterns are constantly evolving. We gradually spend more time in our working environments, and this in turn means that we often need to make work and rest fully compatible within the same space. Some cultures have assimilated this concept more naturally than others, but in general the workplace has rarely adapted to this new working-resting paradigm.
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.
It would be cool to slice eye slits so you won’t have to remove eit. Imagine walking around the office wearing the pillow on your head.