If you have a penchant for playful design, you have probably been following the recent toys-for-grown-ups trend. So far, everything from action figures to building blocks have been receiving adult-approved makeovers that update the childhood classics for older audiences. On top of simply reimagining existing models, however, some creatives are starting from scratch and creating playthings specifically for adults, with the Lollipopter serving as an eye-catching example.
Pairing the candy-colored look of a lollipop with the motion of a helicopter, this kinetic toy strikes a beautiful balance between art and math. While designer John Edmark notes that the Lollipopter was inspired by Fibonacci numbers, the golden ratio, and other seemingly complex ideas, its operation is surprisingly simple. “With a quick twist, Lollipopter magically transforms from a ‘swirl’ to a ‘burst’ and back again in one amazingly elegant motion,” Edmark says. “To transform it, simply spin the handle and watch the magic unfold. To change it back, just spin it the other way.”
To prove just how “deliciously playful” these concepts can be, the Lollipopter is available in three colors: Mango Fandango, Sugar Plum Shuffle, and Huckleberry Spin. Much like this diverse array of “flavors,” the Lollipopter offers an eclectic range of uses for all types of tastes. Whether you play with it to relieve stress or prop it on your desk as decoration, this versatile accessory is destined to sweeten up your daily life.
You can now pick up your own Lollipopter in the My Modern Met Store.