Playful Hybrid Designs That Will Make Your Life More Fun

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To all you green market going, micro-roasted organic latte sipping conscious consumers out there, mark your calendars, the adorable more affordable Prius c has arrived at a friendly, neighborhood car dealership near you. To celebrate the best hybrid-related news story we’ve heard since The Daily Mail reported that Leo was buying Prii for his girlfriends, we thought we’d poke around our favorite design studios to see if hybrid fever is making waves in their world.

Sure enough, the design pioneers that we know and love are as obsessed with unexpected playful combinations as we are. From Héctor Serrano’s dinner napkin that doubles as a stylish skinny tie to coat hooks made from paintbrushes to dual-purpose furniture that will change the way you think about home decor, click through to check out our roundup of smile-inducing hybrid designs that are as useful as they are fun. Be sure to tell us about your favorite dual-purpose design finds in the comments!

Clothespin Chopsticks by Samuel Accoceberry

Image credit: Samuel Accoceberry

Void Stool Bookshelf by Designfenzider

Image credit: The Design Matrix

Side Table Storage Unit by Aldo Bakker

Image credit: Aldo Bakker, Design Miami

Paint Brush Coat Hooks by Dominic Wilcox

Image credit: Variations on normal

Chair Rug by Sophie de Vocht

Image credit: WOONT

Bookshelf Bench by Bina Baitel

Image credit: Yookô

Table Chair by Jurgen Bey

Image credit: Design Gallerist

Clothes Hanger Lamp by Héctor Serrano

Image credit: droog

Dinner Napkin Tie by Héctor Serrano

Image credit: spire in me

Dunk Mug by Dominic Skinner

Image credit: Dwell Magazine

Lamp Mirror by Bina Baitel

Image credit: Bina Baitel Studio

Bicycle Rack Fence and Ping-Pong Table Fence by Bart Reuser, Marijn Schenk, Michel Schreinemachers, John van de Water

Image credit: NEXT architects

Snug Rug Lamp by Bina Baitel

Image credit: muuuz

Tree Trunk Bench by Jurgen Bey

Image credit: Phillips de Pury

The Table Bench Chair by Established and Sons

Image credit: DesignGuide