Suffocate yourself at your desk with an Ostrich - your boss won't mind one bit

27 May 2011

Chances are, you're reading this article in some hellish, strip-lit office with some bastard of a boss who keeps checking that you're not talking too much or pissing around online when you should be inputting tedious, ultimately meaningless figures into a spreadsheet.

So what are the chances of you getting your head down for a nap? Slim-to-shit all no doubt. If you do want a nap, it is usually best to slope off to the bogs for half an hour in a cubical. Or, you could make yourself utterly conspicuous by burying your head in a fabric pod that will probably starve you of oxygen and kill you.


Regarding the latter, welcome to The Ostrich, the "pocket pillow for nap" made by people divorced from working realities. They say that "working patterns are constantly evolving" which means "we often need to make work and rest fully compatible within the same space." Apparently, some cultures haven't adapted to "this new working-resting paradigm." Jesus H!

And so, you can now buy this "micro environment in which to take a warm and comfortable power nap at ease. It is neither a pillow nor a cushion, nor a bed, nor a garment, but a bit of each at the same time. Its soothing cave-like interior shelters and isolates our head and hands (mind, senses and body) for a few minutes, without needing to leave our desk."

Comes complete with a P45 and a bereavement card for loved ones. More info at Studio KG.


  • Boris
    Looks great, but I have a well-endowed secretary with an angora sweater for just this purpose. Warm too.
  • Angry
    Bloody typical. I got sacked for sticking my head up an ostriches arse, and now it's trendy to do it.

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