IN THE AIR
A FRIEND IN NEED
The cult of E. T has spawned an entire universe of products inspired by the extra- terrestrial with the large head and a heart to match. Here is a bright little addition to the brigade— Tom the friendly light. Conceptualised by South Korean creator Kwan Hoo Lee for Hoos Design as a comforting presence rather than just a source of illumination, it is a quirky contraption made out of birch plywood and pelt fabric. The user’s guide to this one reads “Do not pull the power cord with force. Tom will suffer. Please treat him carefully when adjusting the angle of his neck. He is made of wood, so don’t let him be exposed to fire or curious children.” The handmade ware which costs $ 250 (` 13,817) is available in a bright colour palette of green, orange, purple and blue to go with its cheerful personality. For more, log on to www. hoosdesign. com.