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


Joker - rubber silly ball

Storyteller - storytelling dice