cubby house in my pocket
While the idea of making cubby houses from cardboard may be neither new nor original, most kids find plain old cardboard boxes brilliant house building materials and more than valid imaginiary substitutes for everything from submarines to rocket ships. Regular readers will recall that recently the architect repurposed a very large cardboard box pinched from our Craft Victoria display site at Design Made Trade into a fabulous cubby house for the Maxmonster. This now wallpapered, windowed and push button lit box is a complete hit with both max and all other house guests under five, as well as our dog Muji and many big people who really should know better than to fold themselves in three to get into said box and stop complaining that they need help to get out again. (not that i'm mentioning any names Uncle Matt)
However when I saw recent graduate Liya Mairson's prototype fold out cardboard cubby house (called 'My Space' ) I was completely blown away. Designed for 3-6 year olds living in small apartments, the cardboard folding play area folds flat for easy under bed sor behind door torage (genius) and exploits all the best bits of a pop up book scaled up to life size.
Fully recyclable it's also been made so that little peoples can manipulate it themselves without the annoying intervention of big peoples.Way-Haaay!!! Bugger the kids I want one for myelf.