Intergalactic Fun Begins Early

Do you see the look of defiance in this kid’s eyes? He’s like…Do what you want I’m gonna spill that bowl of Cheerios! Grrrr Tiger I like it!
His mom on the other hand is going to have the time of her life trying to vacuum the crushed bits. Tough luck but kids are like that, they abide by Murphy’s Law that if things have to go-spill…they will. To counter this law a great arsenal to mommy’s aid is the Löopa Gyro Bowl.

“This innovative children’s bowl rotates, swivels and dips in every direction, making it difficult for dry food contents to spill out.  Its reactive gravity-defying technology utilizes a weighted inner bowl, which rotates 360 degrees to catch the bowl’s contents as they slosh from side to side, keeping food inside and the floor snack-free.”

The three-part bowl is made from polypropylene plastic and disassembles so that you can wash it conveniently in the dishwasher. Löopa is the brainchild of Brad and Melinda Shepard who managed to get this bowl into production with the help of reality show, Everyday Edisons. You can actually pick this bowl up for under $10 from the homesite here.

Designers: Brad & Melinda Shepard

18 Comments

  • Carl says:

    As i designer i am often accused of ‘throwing my toys out the pram’.

    This will be no different to a regular bowl, or should i say it will be different as it looks like a toy, (bright colours & Handle grips) and therefore will be treated as a toy.

    I admire the logic the designer has used here, but a little real world chaos might give a clearer insight into how a child eats.

  • fischu says:

    If I remember, idea come from polish constructor.

  • Tyler says:

    Decent idea but there’s the problem of gimbal lock which will hamper any performance.

  • nizam says:

    It avoids wastage, attracts children and make them eat while playing as toy. Good idea. congratulations

  • Ethan says:

    What about a version that doesn’t spill even when I knock it off the table by accident?

  • Eric says:

    Stupidest thing ever. Have they witnessed kids eat? The whole reason every parent has the cups with slots in a lid for access is because no child will stop tilting their container at 30 degrees automatically. That “Loopa” has disaster written all over it. This is obviously targeted at parents who have had children come to the age of eating by themselves, which means no parent will buy this because they have seen their children eat, and it is not a perfect 30 degree max tilt world. Wont sell, save your time…

  • Adamski says:

    The only solution with little ones are carpetless floors!

  • Ron says:

    something is there to counter the effect of what is inside the bowl

    moment of inertia

    or in other terms, the cereal will keep on sliding or rotating according to movement.

    “the bowl moves with it”

    unless you can create zero friction, no, the bowl does not move with gravity, there is a lag in between.

    and lastly, kids don’t tilt bowls, they flip them to mars, it can’t be saved.

  • frank says:

    Anyone know where I can find the patent on this thing? I'd love to check out the engineering on this thing.

  • frank says:

    Anyone know where I can find the patent on this thing? I'd love to check out the engineering on this thing.

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