Justin Blinder
Artist, Programmer, Designer
Snoozy the Sloth: A Breathing Plush Toy

“Snoozy the Sloth” is a breathing plush toy. He sleeps while clinging onto a user, allowing them to feel both the contraction and expansion of his chest, as well exhaling of air from his mouth. The main concept behind snoozy is to create an intimate, yet passive, toy interaction that relaxes and comforts a user, through the tactile experience of steady breathing patterns.

Year: 2009
Die Zeit (The Times) The Cuddly Man-Machine
Gizmodo Snoozy the Sloth Is a Creepy Comforting Stuffed Animal That Really Breathes
Boing Boing Gadgets Snoozy The Sloth, A Stuffed Toy That Really Breathes
Engadget Snoozy The Sloth Is A Breathing, Napping Toy After Our Own Hearts
Tech Crunch Snoozy The Sloth: Breathe With Me