Adorable ‘Neko Cup’ Lets You Create Sleepy Cat Sculptures Out of Sand

Adorable Cat Sculpture

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.

The adorable Neko Cup is a hollow cat sculpture that's meant to be packed with sand, soil, or snow.

Adorable Cat Sculpture

When the creature-shaped mold is pulled away, a sleepy kitty remains.

Adorable Cat Sculpture

Cat Sculpture Called Neko Cup

Cat Sculpture Called Neko Cup

The feline is crafted from biomass plastic and doubles as a minimalist design object when not in use.

Cat Sculpture Called Neko Cup

Cat Sand Sculpture

Neko Cup: Website
h/t: [Spoon & Tamago]

All images via h-concept. 

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Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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