Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Cuddlies At Work

Don't know what's this about cuddlies. The moment I got over childhood allergies to dustmites, I went bonkers acquiring random soft toys. It's only much later, an adult, that I begin showing interest in teddy bears, either as a collector's item, limited edition or simply to squeeze and lug around.

People bring pets and children to work. My partner and I bring cuddlies in, and don't care what others think. Cuddlies stay in a corner, noticeable only if you chance upon them. They're clean, fairly quiet and unobtrusive. They will smile if they manage to catch your eye.

It's simply hilarious when friends don't think twice about picking up the cuddlies to solemnly say hello to them. Ed the Bear was sitting in a corner minding his own business. Between appointments, we had a bit of a breather. L had just finished some work on the laptop. She strolled over to Ed's corner, grabbed him to the chairs along the wall, whimsically took a pair of red booties (meant for babies) retailing at Atomi, and put it on him. He looked stunned. Then we left him there for a bit, and laughed so hard.

Comfortably perched on a Maruni chair of rabbit ears,
designed by Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa.
Comes in different colors and materials.
A tad tickled by how the designers had to do a bigger, wider version for the American market


Unknown said...

Hahaha! He totally looks gobsmacked!

tuti said...

ah. i was taking a double take at his red booties! very nice touch.

imp said...

Anon: Rather!

tuti: we had lots of fun at his expense.