(Photos: Raw Design)
They're called Nuzzles, but I thought of Koosh toys as soon as I saw them. Raw Design, a studio in Toronto, recently won a competition in Canada to design warming huts that people enjoying outdoor winter fun could use to warm themselves. All submissions had to be transportable and no higher than the trees in a recreation area by the Assiniboine River in Winnipeg.
Nuzzles consist of a geodesic dome with a heat source beneath them. Pool noodles radiate from the surface of the dome, carrying heat. People who want to warm themselves can nestle inside the warm tentacles.