You may have heard about those Japanese “Chindogu” – wonderfully weird inventions that life can easily do without, yet you can’t help admire the ingenuity of making them into an actual product.
This could be the Western version of Chindogu – a pillow tie.
Judging from the photo, there is a tube concealed in the back that you can use to inflate the end of the tie. Then, you lay down on your tie and use it as a pillow. I hope the tie is water-resistant. Wouldn’t want a big drool stain down the end of it…
If you’ve seen the “Sleeping Sickness” series, then you can imagine that this might be a very popular item in Japan. After you’ve had too much to drink, have no more money for train fare or a room for the night… you can simply ‘pimp your tie’ and catch some Z’s on a tabletop.
A $20 tie already sounds like a bargain – let alone one that inflates. Unfortunately, this tie is a fashion disaster. It would be better if you could put the inflatable component into a tie that you already own.
[Found via OBOW]