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Cacti Tamagotchis

Domsai by Matteo Cibic Makes the Perfect Prickly Desk Pet

— May 13, 2009 — Art & Design
Designer Matteo Cibic sure used his imagination when he created the Domsai. Every one of these dome encased cacti has a unique personality, each with a different type of cactus and specially blown glass domes.

The legs are a nice touch to give these green pets a little more flare. These truly are perfect desk pets with absolutely no work!

Implications - Today's society shares a mass eco consciousness that has changed the face of many industries forever, including the pet industry. Pieces such as the Domsai by Matteo Cibic are a great way to instill environmental concern in kids at a young age, serving as the eco-friendly alternative to pet ownership.
Trend Themes
1. Eco-friendly Desk Pets - The creation of eco-friendly desk pets, like the Domsai by Matteo Cibic, taps into the growing mass eco consciousness and provides an alternative to traditional pet ownership.
2. Personalized Collectible Items - The use of blown glass domes to encase unique cacti in the Domsai reflects a trend towards personalized and one-of-a-kind collectible items.
3. Innovative Design in Everyday Objects - The Domsai's design, with its legs and dome encasement, exemplifies the trend of incorporating innovative and creative design elements into everyday objects.
Industry Implications
1. Eco-friendly Products - The creation of eco-friendly desk pets like the Domsai opens up opportunities for the pet industry to develop more sustainable and environmentally conscious products.
2. Collectibles and Memorabilia - The use of blown glass domes to encase unique cacti in the Domsai appeals to the collectibles market and presents opportunities for businesses in that industry to offer personalized and limited-edition items.
3. Product Design and Innovation - The innovative design of the Domsai offers opportunities for businesses in the product design and innovation industry to explore creative concepts and incorporate them into everyday objects.
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