Life if 4Play. Play with it, you won’t go blind
OK, I’m a big kid at heart. I grew up with toys, a lot of toys. I loved games and GI Joe's, and Hot Wheels and Etch N Sketch, Yo-Yos, and of course, video games.
Speaking of video games, I remember our family’s first, -- PONG. It rocked! Very primitive, just 2 paddles and a moving ping pong ball, really 2 rectangles you could move up and down, and then a white ball blipping, bouncing back and forth on the screen. Simple, Fun.
When the first video arcades showed up in Malls, I guess I was in High School, and as a Mall Rat, I played these games with my friends – Zaxxon, Galaxian, Pac Man. Burned many a happy quarter.
Play is how we find out about our world, it’s how we grow, after all. Plus, you never know when those play skills are going to be handy when you grow up, like, if the world were ever bombarded by Asteroids from space, I’d be ready. And then, boy, would my parents be proud then – I would show them games weren’t just a colossal waste of time and money!
Now that I’m a grown up, well kindof (ask Yancey), I still love the idea of toys and playful, colorful, funny stuff. Since we’re in the Home Fashion biz, I am interested in how Toys as a muse might play out into design.
Here’s what I’ve found so far – a mix of “playful” rooms and furniture. Hope you enjoy.
And Happy Father's Day to my Dad, and Jay and Chris, and all the other Dad's out there!
Shine on! Braxton
|Scrabble roomscape is fun, those sofas look comfy :)|
|Too much fun. Mix N Match. Nice juxt of old and new|
|Karim Rashid rocks. Playful Modness|
|Rubic's Cube chair. Can't get the damn thing to match up...|
|Fun idea with light play|
|A little pulpy, but playful, could close mouth for some time out|
|Another Karim design. Sweeeet|
|Playful nesting table design|
|Really fun, color mix, modern, organic uph forms|
|Like the mod/playful graphics in modern setting - biological|
|Plastic Lego-like bricks can be stacked and backlit - Nice|
|Teeter Totter bookcase|
|Tetris bookcase is flexible fun. A little unfinished look to this model.|
|Fun room in a box and saturated color story|
|Another Rubic's story|
|Nice flexible toy message concept|
|Just Another Brick in the Wall design|
|Hi-way sign art is playful|
|I think Mod-ness IS Playful!|
|Another game controller table - NextGen|
|Nice colorplay here, reminds me of the Circus|
|Tetris game planters - love the bold color story inside|
|Playful organic table and chairs, cool modern roomscape|
|Fun woven stool thingys - yarn as stool softener :)|
|Playful display gazebo idea|
|Nintendo controller table - classic|
|Playful bold stripes and B/W and Red Story - cool graphics|
|Tetris Table - Fun|