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Playful Practicality

Fun meets function with adult products bearing childlike aesthetics

Implications - Products that are both fun and functional allow adult consumers to maintain a sophisticated lifestyle while at the same time, indulge in playful sentiment. Practical, everyday products that have toy-like characteristics provide a balance between adult needs and childhood desires, pleasing any consumer who loves a bit of nostalgia.
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10 Featured, 70 Examples:
1,651,406 Total Clicks
Date Range:
Sep 10 — Jan 11
Trending:
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Featured Examples

Bedazzled Sunglasses
Bedazzled Sunglasses
The Jaesyn Burke Barbie & Hello Kitty Eyewear Series is Divalicious
Jason Burke's Barbie and Hello Kitty eyewear is so glamorous that you're sure to feel like a rockstar while wearing these hot shades. The featured sunglasses are embellished with mostly pink jewels and… MORE
Building Block Camcorders
Building Block Camcorders
The LEGO Stop Animation Video Camera is not a Toy
Although the LEGO Stop Animation Video Camera resembles a toy gadget, it is actually a real functioning camcorder. This LEGO camera can record both regular video and stop animation. The camera is compact… MORE
Superhero Comic Cosmetics
Superhero Comic Cosmetics
The MAC Wonder Woman Collection is Here to Rescue
The MAC Wonder Woman collection of cosmetics is here to save your dull-looking skin. The colorful mascaras and bold eyeshadows really stand out in this line. The bright reds, blues and yellows used in… MORE
LEGO Watches
LEGO Watches
The Pop Hours Watch Pops with Time and Colors
With its colorful blocks and protruding bumps, the Pop Hours Watch is evidently inspired by LEGO pieces. It's a fun watch to wear, especially with the features of the bumps being the touch-sensitive buttons.… MORE
play_circle_filled LEGO Lipstick
LEGO Lipstick
Dee & Ricky Channel Chanel in Their Latest Limited-Edition Brooch
Twin designing duo Dee & Ricky have turned even the likes of Kanye West on to their toy-inspired accessories, and their newest creation will attract fashionistas everywhere. The Limited Edition... MORE
Toy Brick Chargers
Toy Brick Chargers
This LEGO iPhone iPod Dock Brings Back Retro Gaming Ways
If you're a fan of this classic building blocks toy, then you're going to love the LEGO iPhone iPod Dock. Made with colorful bricks, it sits on a green LEGO base, placing your Apple gadget in its own… MORE
Girly Gadget Cases
Girly Gadget Cases
The Barbie iPhone 4 and iPad Cases Love Feminine Hues
I have something here that will satisfy your inner girly girl and your love of Apple products. The new Barbie iPhone 4 and iPad cases are decked out in the signature Barbie pink and this color will be… MORE
Petit Plaything Mancessories
Petit Plaything Mancessories
Smiley Helmet Cufflinks Will Light Up Your Day
Sometimes it’s hard to find the perfect accessory for your suit jackets, which is where these homemade Smiley Helmet Cufflinks come in handy. Made from LEGO Spaceman pieces, they might not be the fanciest… MORE
Nerdy Night Lights
Nerdy Night Lights
The 'Lamp in a Box' Light Fixtures Show Your Grown-Up Geekiness
It's difficult to go wrong with a company with a name like 'Lamp in a Box.' Obviously, the geniuses behind this company have a sense of humor that is met by a keen sense of geekiness, as exemplified in… MORE
Toy Brick Medical Equipment
Toy Brick Medical Equipment
The LEGO Syringe Makes Med School Seem like Fun
There is nothing, and I mean nothing that cannot be made out of LEGOS. Case-in-point, Sean Michael Ragan's LEGO Syringe is one creation that is definitely both unique and fun. The LEGO Syringe is made… MORE

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