Remember as a child, the utter disappointment of trying to ride on your stuffed animal, only to witness their legs quickly collapse under the pressure? Sure, our wild imaginations supplemented the harsh reality, but how cool would it have been to actually be lifted up into the air? Well Japanese design interiors company 4Seasons has come out with a collection of stuffed animals designed specifically to support your weight – up to 80kg (or about 175 lbs). The collection is affordable too – no animal is more than 9000 yen (but would probably cost a fortune to ship overseas).

And yet, while fun for kids, there’s a supremacy-quality to seeing adults sitting around on animals, drinking tea or chatting, that rubs me the wrong way. I feel like if this was a movie, the animals would come to life, completely trash the apartment, and then escape into the wild.

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