Power Nap With This Head-Consuming Ostrich Pillow

Anita Li
September 30, 2012
Power Nap With This Head-Consuming Ostrich Pillow
ostrich pillow

With the hectic 24-7 pace of modern life, many people may yearn to emulate the well-worn myth of ostriches when frightened or scared: that is, bury their heads in the sand.

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A new product called "Ostrich Pillow" claims to help users do just that. While it won't transport you to Maui, the pillow's unique design offers a comfy "micro environment" for power naps, according to its Kickstarter page.

The grey pillow completely surrounds the head, and has two holes for hands. The company recommends using the Ostrich Pillow while in the office or traveling, without the trouble of leaving your desk or chair.

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"Seeing as we all spend more and more time at work, in front of a computer screen or in transit, we thought: Why not create a device that helps you disconnect and dream for short periods of time?" it says. "It is simple, straightforward and just intuitive; you just need to slip it on your head and voila!"

Designed by U.K.-based architecture and design studio Kawamura-Ganjavian, the pillow was created and released on the web last year. Since then, the studio has been testing its dimensions and materials to create "the best possible experience" for napping. Its current goal? To bring the pillow to market.

The Ostrich Pillow debuted to rave reviews, and has also received a warm reception on Kickstarter. Kawamura-Ganjavian surpassed its goal of $70,000, raising more than $100,000, with 18 days left in the campaign.

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