We all hit mental blocks during our work week. Why not take a break and let your imagination run wild and free. You might be surprised at how a little spell of daydreaming will help you solve that tricky problem or clear that seemingly impassible obstacle. Here’s six ways to step outside yourself and daydream.
1. Classic ViewMaster Model L with Scenic Americana Reel - Try a little nostalgia with your daydreams and gaze through the beloved ViewMaster toy. It’s the perfect desk-size daydreaming accessory. Get started with the classic viewer and a reel of scenic America. Available at Amazon.*You can even make your own custom ViewMaster reels.
2. Alphabet Factory Blocks - Employ imagination, spatial relations, physics, and motor control for daydreams that add real structure to your life. No login, Bluetooth, or USB cable needed. Just a hand or two and a tabletop. Start building at House Industries.
3. Spun Chair, Thomas Heatherwick for Magis - If your work has you going in circles, try unwinding yourself for a spell in the Spun Chair designed by Thomas Heatherwick. It’s the most comfortable, enjoyable revolution you’ll ever start. Find it at Herman Miller.
4. M4U 2 Active Noise Canceling Headphones, PSB Speakers - If you’re having trouble tuning into your daydreams, try tuning out of your environment for a bit with noise canceling headphones by PSB Speakers. The natural-sounding M4U 2′s are lightweight and comfortable. Fold and stow in their travel case for mobile daydreaming. Get them at Crutchfield.
5. Scissor Chair, Ward Bennett for Geiger - Modeled from the classic hammock deck chair of yesteryear’s ocean liners, the Scissor Chair mixes refined materials and finish option with reclining comfort. Situate yourself near a window, sit back and watch the clouds bend to your imagination. Customize yours at Herman Miller.
6. Marimekko Picnic Blanket - When your workspace starts to close in on you, move your daydreaming to the park for a bit. You’ll quickly forget your worries laying down on this collectible, all-natural fiber Marimekko picnic blanket. At 57″ x 58″ it’s over 23 square feet of daydreaming space. Available on Etsy.
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