Ostrich Pillow by Studio Banana Blocks Sound and Light


Isn’t this the most fun-filled pillow you’ve seen in a long time? Not only is it LOL funny, but it’s also effective for blocking out the world!

Designed by duo Kawamura-Ganjavian for their studio BANANA THiNGS of Spain and Switzerland, the Ostrich Pillow is so absurd looking that it turns a lot of heads. But believe us when we say that anyone who has ever tried to grab 40 winks on a plane or in a crowded terminal will appreciate this strange-looking headpiece.

When the designers realized how much more time it seems everyone is spending in the workplace, they wanted to come up with a solution that would allow you to take a cat nap wherever you were. They wanted to create a warm and safe cave-like shelter where one could relax, and be removed from the world around them. And so, the Ostrich Pillow was born.

The adult version is available in blue, orange and yellow (there is an Ostrich Pillow Kid’s version for smaller heads, available in pinks and blues). The fabric is 95% viscose and the filling is micro polystyrene beads.

So go ahead, take a nap. It’s not really about sticking your head in the sand – but about grabbing some shut-eye when (and wherever) you can!


It’s almost an alien-looking creature. But as you can see, this guy is able to take a nap in a busy airport. And he’s oblivious to the noise around him.


The world disappears when you stick your head in an ostrich pillow! Just ask this guy. He’s sound asleep.


You will turn some heads when you wear your Ostrich Pillow in public. Whether in the library or in the hammock (doesn’t that look comfy?)

To each his own, we always say. But it actually looks pretty comfortable.

Adult sizes are available in blue, orange and yellow.


More information: Studio Banana

Written by Beverley Wood

Beverley Wood has lived on boats in Toronto and Vancouver and in an old hacienda in Mexico. She knows funky when she sees it. She's been writing since she was old enough to pick up a pen and has never shied away from the unusual or the whimsical. Her love of the unique (and sometimes bizarre) led her to Captivatist.