8 Spheres of Play

 

Play for adults is often dismissed as a guilty pleasure or is seen as unproductive. We reach adulthood and we get serious; there are more important things to do than play. It is an unfortunate conclusion, and one that couldn’t be further from the truth: play is an integral part of keeping our mind, bodies, and societies functioning. 

 

An exploration of what it means to be playful, an in-depth look at the history of the ball as a toy and material study of the sphere and its various properties culminate here in a collection of  tools designed specifically for the eight ways we play.

 

Collector - locking container puzzle

Creator -silicone handle for artist medium

Explorer - 5 layer puzzle sphere 

Competitor - Free floating hour glass/timer

Director - handleless gavel

Kinesthete - gyroscopic weighted ball

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Joker - rubber silly ball

Storyteller - storytelling dice