Let’s face it, education in the States isn’t what it used to be–and we’re not referring to the curriculum, we’re referring to the furnishing.
Long ago, when the Soviet Union was a superpower and Morgan Freeman played a pimp, school chairs (and desks) were wooden canvases. You could doodle anything you could come with: Superman, Batman, a giant penis, Superman and Batman fighting a giant penis. But, with the introduction of newer, sturdier technology, those days are long gone.
Lucky for us, and our hell spawns who have never known the feel of an “illustrated” chair, Linda and John Meyers of the Wary Meyers Kid Shop have resurrected those days of freedom!
This children’s chair is made from vintage aluminum and bent plywood. It’s also decorated with trains, trucks, bunnies, ice cream, stars, ABC, a unicorn, balloons, Snoopy, Thomas, etc.– much friendlier images than one we mentioned above.
All doodles are painstakingly hand-carved by John himself. It’s currently sold out but you can always try your luck. Get it → HERE! ←
Akeem is our founder. A writer, poet, curator and profuse sweater, he is responsible for the curatorial direction and overall voice of Quiet Lunch. The Bronx native has read at venues such as the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, KGB Bar, Lovecraft and SHAG–with works published in Palabra Luminosas and LiVE MAG13. He has also curated solo and group exhibitions at numerous galleries in Chelsea, Harlem, Bushwick and Lower Manhattan.