Five Weapons of Such Devious Design

Let me show you these fantastic toy weapons. Made by designer Shira Nahon for the ever-narrowing line between adults and children. Simplicity both masks and IS the genius in these fantabulous destructors. In this project you will find the Clip Gun, the Beak, the BoomBall, the Rubber, and the OneShot. All of them truly rockin. This set of objects goes by the sound children young and old will make with them: “PIU PIU!”

ClipGun : here’s one you may remember, as the laundry clip on a stick design has been around for quite a few years. I remember wanting something like this when I was about 10 years old, wanting it SO BAD. This one’s a bit more refined, incorporating the clip into the stick. One less ingredient – a designer’s most basic goal.

Beak: What! A paper airplane? No way. This is a stainless STEEL airplane. Made to fly… right into your neighbors eye.

BoomBall: A boomerang-like device which is made of strips of thin, flexible steel. You might remember these strips as “slap bracelets.” When this crazy object makes contact with any other solid object, it curls up into a sphere (if you’re lucky, it ensnares the target object inside!) Very wild.

Rubber: Not THAT kind of rubber. This Rubber is packaged as the rubber sling part of a slingshot only, encouraging the user to find their own perfect bit of tree branch to shoot with.

OneShot: A single metal rod twisted and turned into an ingenious neu-form rubber band shooter. Totally and completely intuitive. So simple, a baby could fire it.

Two of each, please! Thanks. Wee!

Designer: Shira Nahon