Just when I thought I had seen it all, look what the cat decided to drag in …

 
Spotted over at Ecofriend is Yuan Gu’ s Wool Ball Hybrid Humidifier concept that’s one part roly-poly cat toy, one part household humidifier. This wild feline Honeywell mash-up can operate in “standard" mode when plugged into an external electrical source. And then there’s the “hybrid” mode powered by none other than Princess Fluffball. Basically, the humidifier features a built-in battery that can be recharged via rolling motion. Sprinkle some catnip around the device and let your cat go to town ... I bet you’d have a fully charged battery in 60 minutes.
 
Again, the Woll Ball Hybrid Humidifier is a design concept so don’t go out searching for it at your local Sears. I must admit that while I’m sure this concept isn’t without flaws, I'm keen on the idea of a kitty charging the batteries for my household devices.  
 
Via [Ecofriend]

Matt Hickman ( @mattyhick ) writes about design, architecture and the intersection between the natural world and the built environment.

Cat power: The Wool Ball Hybrid Humidifier
Yuan Gu's Wool Ball Hybrid Humidifier design concept runs on both standard electricity and an integrated battery that gets charged when your kitty plays with it