The Zany & Creative Work of Holly Palmer

From on May 26, 2010 in Home Decor

Some of the best and brightest minds in the industry are usually the most outside-the-box thinkers. They are the ones that get talked about at networking hubs, tweeted about, and written about. So, yeah, that’s why we’ve written this article. Her name is Holly Palmer, and her products are a bit on the Fairy Tale or Wonderland side of things. Maybe that’s why she quotes Alice in Wonderland when she writes, “So she sat on, with closed eyes, and half believed herself in Wonderland, though she knew she had but to open them again, and all would change to a dull reality.” There is nothing “dull” about Holly’s creative work. It goes under names like “Book Porcupine,” “Tea Party,” “Thought Box,” “Maths,” and “Chocolate Plate.” Curious? Take a look.

Book Porcupine

holly palmer book porcupine

Book lovers, be vigilant. The book porcupine may not be the most space-efficient way to store books, but it sure is creative. The storage/bookshelf/table/sculpture is a way of holding books and keeping them stored at various angles, thus the porcupine look.

Tea Party

holly palmer tea party

Some inventions are zany. Some are smart. Some are just beautiful. Can one be all three? Probably so. Check out the Tea Party, and you’ll find out why. Take a mug tree and multiply its size by about 10. What you have is four massive teacups that are actually seats—quite comfortable, too. The sturdy wooden tree provides a way to store them. They’re great for indoor use or outdoor use.

Thought Box –A Thinking Unit for the Modern User

holly palmer thought box

OK, we may have just crossed the line into bizarre. Or have we? It’s up to you. After all, this invention is called the “Thought Box.” It is what it is. A box for thinking. According to the blurb, “a piece of furniture that promotes mental efficiency in the user.” Try it on. Simply pull the stool out of the box, plop the box on your head, and enter a meditative state.


holly palmer maths

In this curious approach to table design, Holly Palmer took a spin off the old Russian nesting doll design and turned it into a trio of tables. Each one fits underneath the other, but they can easily be pulled apart to spread the space around. The “math” moniker got its eureka naming moment from the amalgamation of mathematic concepts like addition, subtraction, negative representation, and counting upwards.

holly palmer maths tables

Chocolate Plate – A Snacking Aid

holly palmer chocolate plate

Being a chocoholic myself, this invention is mouth-watering. It is simple. It is like an oversized bracelet. Wear it on your chocolate-holding hand. Chow down into the chocolate bar with no fear of chocolate bits falling hither and yon. The Chocolate plate catches all.