Pegcupine the Tissue Box
Inspired by The MakeShift Ep 1
I like the ironic concept where we are not supposed to touch a Porcupine yet we have to reach out to grab tissues from our tissue boxes. The existence of this tissue box stems from two facts
1) I had this idea after watching The MakeShift Ep 1 and I thought it is too good not to exist so I executed it.
2) I needed a tissue box in my studio and I am an extremely-hard-to-please person. I do not like anything I have seen in the market so I delayed on getting a tissue box for the longest possible time. In the end, I feel making one myself would solve the problem.
If you want to bring out the shape of the tissue box, simply cut out a round base for it and give whole new meaning to “square peg in a round hole”! (I’m so punny…..)
Form & Function
I feel that square pegs naturally take on the shape of needles on a Porcupine when assembled carefully together. Needless to say, I have job hazard as a Designer and I would like to add functionality to things I do. In this case, this craft can be a tissue box.
The plush head is not glued to the body - I had considered the original use of a square peg (ie, maximising the medium): it is simply clipped on and can be taken off to wash when need be!
The fact that Mr Pegcupine can take on a series of facial expressions make this concept entirely expandable, memorable and delightful.
Just imagine Mrs Pegcupine, Baby Pegcupine, Cranky Pegcupine (HAHAHAHAHA), MOUSTACHE PEGCUPINE! YESSSSSS!
All sorts of win.
I didn’t think much about this craft until I was on the cab with a client one day and she remarked that she had seen the craft on my Facebook and thought it is really creative and she actually secretly hoped to win the tissue box home when I did the giveaway.
I was taken aback as I thought no one would want such thing. I mean, to me it was just….. a craft. I was actually more worried that no one would love it.
Astonished, she replied, "Cat, I think you need to give yourself more credit. You’re incredibly creative. I actually thought of asking you to make one for Yyan Xi (her daughter)."
Food for thought.