Sure, everyone has wanted to take a “cat-nap” or two at work. I’m sure you earned it, putting in all those extra hours, slaving away for little to no credit. Your break comes and you set your head down on your desk for a few winks, and you realize how incredibly uncomfortable it is. A design studio, Kawamura Ganjavian, created a unique item that will let you escape the hustle and bustle for a few minutes without ever leaving your desk.
“Ostrich offers a micro environment in which to take a warm and comfortable power nap at ease. It is neither a pillow norm a cushion, nor a bed, nor a garment, but a bit of each at the same time.” For a device that covers such a large array of subjects, it is no doubt that it looks so ridiculous.
When folding your arms and sleeping on them simply wont cut it anymore, the Ostrich will be there to provide the utmost comfort. Slip your head in the middle hole and disappear into comfort bliss.
The Ostrich also blocks out the lights and distractions of your surroundings that consistently keep you on edge when trying to recharge. You won’t have to worry about anyone awkwardly watching you sleep, but you will have to worry about becoming the butt of many, many jokes.
Another added feature of this sleeping miracle is the comfortable warmth it provides your head and arms. The cold desk you work at is probably the least optimal place to place your bare arms or cheek, sending chills down your spine. You can simulate the perfect cozy night’s sleep by simply slipping this on. It’s almost like a sleeping bag for your head.
It’s portability is not to be underestimated as well. Sling it over your shoulder like a small sack and it is ready to go anywhere. It’s lightweight and ready for action.
There are a few drawbacks to the Ostrich. There are a few questions on how easy it is to breathe from inside. Suffocation is certainly something many try to avoid during sleep. Another is the lack of sight to your surroundings, causing panic attacks or theft. I must admit, I think it would be incredibly easy to steal from someone with their head up a pillow.
This is really an interesting comment of how society has become lazy workaholics. We spend so much time at offices and work-sites that we need devices to help us take regular naps. Yet, if innovation in the field begins to get too good, you may just end up getting paid to secretly sleep all day.