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Koichiro Hoshino’s Casaurus is a Bookshelf and a Play Structure All in One
Posted By Julie Seguss On February 28, 2013 @ 3:00 pm In eco play,eco toddler,green design,green kids,kids furniture | No Comments
What happens when you mix a bookshelf and playground? You get a playful mix of smart storage, inspiration for reading and active play value. Case in point: Casaurus, the senior thesis project of student designer Koichiro Hoshino  from Tokyo University of the Arts. The designer’s dinosaur-shaped bookshelf includes plenty of space for a bookworm’s library, a tail-like slide for kids to whiz down, shelves made for climbing and small boxes that add length to the dino’s tail. Kids can also find a reading nook underneath the dino’s belly.
The awesome indoor playground is destined to keep kids busy. For parents, the Casaurus’ big plus is that you’ll have no trouble finding a spot to organize every last book  and toy  your kids own, and they might even think it’s fun to put stuff away in such a cool dino structure. Even though you need a whole playroom to house this giant-sized bookshelf , we think it’s a pretty cool way to put reading into motion, especially for those dino loving tots! Now if only Hoshino’s design was for sale.
+ Casaurus 
via Minor Details 
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URLs in this post:
 Koichiro Hoshino: http://jp.flavors.me/koichiro_hoshino#_
 book: http://www.inhabitots.com/5-best-board-books-for-independent-reading/
 toy: http://www.inhabitots.com/category/play/
 bookshelf: http://www.inhabitots.com/delightful-tree-shaped-bookshelf-by-shawn-soh/
 + Casaurus: http://www.flickr.com/photos/60853978@N08/5541441065/
 Minor Details: http://minordetails.typepad.com/md_weblog/2011/04/casaurus.html
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