Like ostriches themselves, the Ostrich Pillow is enigmatic and generally fascinating. Who would use it? Is it appropriate for children? Is it a sex toy? Hard to say! But it looks downright comfortable for napping. The only issue is carrying it.
With that thing hanging out of your bag it’s pretty obvious that you’re getting read to rob a bank and then sleep it off. That’s why Ostrich Light is lifting its head out of the sand.
Ostrich Light is a sort of fleece earband/VISOR combo by Studio Banana Things that you can wear around your neck and then move onto your face when it’s time to pass out. Or you can keep it in a bag until you’re ready to use it like a reasonable person. It looks soft and cushy, but also packable which is the whole point of this redesign. Ostrich Light raised more than $US6000 in its first day on Kickstarter and its goal is $US40,000 (£25,000).
The main issue with Ostrich Light, though, is that it doesn’t seem to provide the same benefit to stomach sleepers that the Ostrich does. But maybe that’s for the best. When I sleep face down on my tray table on planes, I am regularly awoken by members of the flight crew who are checking to make sure I’m alive. [Kickstarter]