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Casaurus by Koichiro Hoshino

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I have a soft spot for cool, creative kids stuff, which is why I probably kept coming back to this amazing project by student designer Koichiro Hoshino. He created a dinosaur-themed bookshelf/playground for his senior thesis exhibition at Tokyo University of the Arts. At the time I couldn’t find any information about the designer. But after conducting another search it was revealed that he had established a website quite recently with more images. Jackpot!

Look how much fun those children are having! My kids would simply burst if they saw that thing.

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1 Midori { 04.26.11 at 12:29 pm }

This has to be the best thing I’ve seen all week! How wonderfully quirky and fun. Sliding and reading are two of my toddler’s favourite things! Thanks for posting.

2 Johnny { 04.28.11 at 10:58 am }

@Midori – isn’t it great? my kids would flip out if they ever saw that thing!