My Knitted Boyfriend by Noortje de Keijzer
I’m starting to see a pattern that suggests Dutch designers have great senses of humor. (For instance: Dutch Brains: It’s What’s for Breakfast!, Excuse Me Miss but You Have Some Prosciutto on Your Face and the Incognito Nose Stand.) My Knitted Boyfriend, a project by Utrecht-based designer Noortje de Keijzer, now joins this creative comedic company.
My Knitted Boyfriend is a cushion with a story:
This man is always happy. And he is flexible as well. He will have a mustache if you prefer mustaches. He will wear glasses if you prefer glasses. He likes to sit on your floor, on your couch or at your dinner table. But most of all, he likes to lay down next to you in bed. With your head on his chest and his arms wrapped around you. This way you will never feel alone ever again. With this man you can be sure, he will never leave you.
This is not a sex doll. My Knitted Boyfriend is a loving companion. Think of My Knitted Boyfriend as a distant cousin of Olek’s colorful crocheted people, but dipped in sepia tone. And FYI, love dolls aren’t exclusively for perverts. They appeal to all kinds of people, like this guy, who is really convincing.
My Knitted Boyfriend is not a WASP; he’s an equal opportunity boyfriend and comes in an African colorway, too. Noortje de Keijzer is on Facebook, and the adventures of My Knitted Boyfriend are far from all stitched up. Earlier this year, she posted:
Find yourself a nice man or a nice knitted sweater (or even better, a nice man in a nice knitted sweater) to keep you warm this week!!
Aww…cute! He’s like a golem for booty calls.