Kids like soft seats. And these bright, bouncy cushions certainly fit that bill. We first happened across these hemispheres in our local library, scattered across the floor of the childrens area. Unlike the kid-size wooden chairs, all primly pushed under small tables nearby, these cushions were slid upon, sat upon, and carried around by children of all sizes. Toddlers seemed to love their pliant forms and lightweight heft, and older children plopped right down on them, books in hand, for some good reading time. Even babies reclined on them, draped over their toadstool-shaped humps, happily sucking their thumbs.
Recently, we saw them at Unica Home. They're poetically called Lunella, designed by Enrico Baleri and Denis Santachiara for Baleri Italia, and are quite reasonable for Italian furnishings at $148 apiece. Plus, they come in a huge selection of colors. So while you may not be able to afford to litter your child's room with them as at our library, one or two of these cushions would work well with a low table or simply next to a window as a nice place to read. -Amara