The gift of the Magis
Wednesday February 02nd 2022, 10:23 pm
Filed under: Non-Knitting

My folks had an original Eames chair when I was growing up, and out of curiosity I looked them up.

Turns out you can still buy them from Herman Miller, although at least right now not our rocker version.

And then I saw this.

Every kid on the planet would want one of these. Every parent on the planet would be keeping an eye out for what they would spin out into. Every autistic kid really needs one. Heck, I want one (as if we could afford that price!) and I don’t even have any sense of balance and you know I’d totally go flying.

But it still looks like a ton of fun the moment people figure out just what the heck they’re supposed to DO with that weird thing.

And also like a pottery project where the artist got interrupted halfway and called to dinner.

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That makes me seasick to look at!

The what-is-that would be fun, though. I had a college roommate who had a kneeling chair and people got very confused by it.

Comment by ccr in MA 02.03.22 @ 8:11 am

I’m with ccr. I think I’d projective vomit just looking at it!

Comment by NGS 02.03.22 @ 9:18 am

Nah, that’s too much sensory input for many kids with challenges. There are kids with sensory processing disorder (often paired with Autism or ADHD) who need heightened stimulation and that might work. However, there are many kids who need less stimulating environments, too. Just having that nearby, never mind using it… would be problematic in our house!

Comment by Joanne 02.03.22 @ 10:22 am

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