If you happen to pass by a sculpture of a napping cat when you walk to the beach this summer, chances are this was made using a Neko Cup, the latest product from h-concept, a Japanese design brand.
Made from biomass plastic (bamboo and scallop shells) the hollowed out object creates a silhouette of a napping cat.
It can be used on the beach, in your park’s sandbox and, in the winter, with snow. And when it’s not in use, it also functions as ab adorable little sculpture. Designer Yuka Morii says she loves seeing cats sleeping on the sidewalk and she wanted to preserve that warm feeling she gets when she spots one out of the corner of her eye.
If you’re in Japan, you can buy one of these through the h-concept online shop for only ¥2,916 (around $27).
(Image Credit: h-concept/ Spoon & Tamago)