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Mouse Mates Is a Playful Hanging Gauntlet Designed for Mice
Posted By Ana Lisa On April 15, 2011 @ 11:17 am In Art,Design,DIY,Environment,Green Pets,Innovation,Milan Furniture Fair,Recycled Materials | No Comments
When little hairy rodents enter our living spaces a unique tension arises; a mouse in a cage is a friend, whereas a mouse found sneaking around kitchen cabinets is considered a pest. Fascinated by this contradiction, Dutch designer Roel de Boer  created Mouse Mates, a DIY  hanging object that welcomes the furry inhabitants with a structure to play and have fun. On show at this year’s Milan Furniture Fair  at the This Way  exhibit, this peculiar device reduces the distance between man and animal in a playful way.
Mouse  Mates comes with a box full of surprising, self-assembled climbing parts, including springs, slides, and paper pulp beads. It has been specially designed so that our tiny friends can manage a good grasp, without the peril, but with lots of fun. And as a suspended interactive structure, mice are free to leave the scene whenever they get tired.
+ Roel de Boer 
Photos © Roel de Boer
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URLs in this post:
 Roel de Boer: http://roeldeboer.com/
 DIY: http://inhabitat.com/make-your-own-cardboard-world-with-the-amazing-cools-kit/
 Milan Furniture Fair: http://www.inhabitat.com/milan-furniture-fair
 This Way: http://inhabitat.com/precious-waste-plastic-shopping-bags-recycled-into-a-new-durable-textile/
 Image: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCkWvKlK0uA
 Mouse: http://inhabitat.com/onedown-rat-trap-captures-vermin-without-killing-them/
 Design Academy of Eindhoven: http://www.designacademy.nl/
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