Taking toys to the beach just got a lot cuter thanks to the Neko Cup. Designed by Yuka Morii and sold by Japanese design brand h-concept, the adorable object is a silhouette of a napping cat made from biomass plastic. The feline looks like a solid piece, but it’s actually a hollow sculpture that allows you to pack it with sand, soil, or snow. When the creature-shaped mold is pulled away, a sleepy kitty remains.
The Neko Cup is another instance of art imitating life. Morrii finds pleasure in seeing cats napping on the sidewalk and designed the sculpture with this in mind—thus making this happiness a permanent part of her life as well as others. The object can be with you during play, and when it’s not in use it can sit on your desk as a minimalist collectible to brighten your day.
Enjoy the Neko Cup in white, beige, or black colors. If you’re local to Japan, they are available to purchase through the h-concept online shop.