At Japanese graduation, college students are allowed to wear whatever they like
I had to wear a rather unflattering polyester robe to my graduation. If they had asked me to wear anything, I would have dressed up like a cello. Here are some photos of a lucky bunch of young Japanese students whose principal allowed for them to dress up as anything for their graduation ceremony. The students let their creative juices flow freely and did not disappoint. Some dressed as geishas, others as Snoopy. But the Styrofoam-clad dead chap was a clear winner.
Elephant in the Room makes electric plugs a little less scary
‘Elephant in the Room’, is a cute but somewhat-controversial electric plug accessory made by designers Idan Noyberg and Gal Bulka. The little plastic elephant serves as a playful façade for the common power outlet by covering up the wall jack and using whatever cord is plugged in as its trunk. It makes for a more aesthetically-pleasing and fun way to cover up an otherwise intimidating hole in the wall.
But many are saying ‘playful’ should be the last thing to describe a power outlet. Little children and their curious minds will be drawn to that adorable, tiny elephant on the wall, increasing the risk of electrocution. If any animal should be designed to cover up a power outlet, some are saying that something more menacing – like a spider – would help in keeping children away from harm.
What do you think? Design yay or nay for the ‘Elephant in the Room’?