SNOWBOARD DESIGN IDEA

Walking by the Food Emporium on 87th Street and Madison Ave I thought I saw an abandoned funky snowboard out of the corner of my eye.  I was disappointed to realize it was an ironing board.
IRONING BOARD AS SNOWBOARD

Wouldn’t it be so UNCOOL it’d be COOL to have a snowboard that looked like an old ironing board?

That thought makes me think of the Futurama (one of my all-time favorite TV shows) episode ‘Kif Gets Knocked Up a Notch.’  Amy and Kif are expecting a baby (Kif, a male alien, is the one who is pregnant) and Amy’s mom has Amy’s party board converted to an ironing board.
PARTY BOARD FUTURAMA

According to Vintage Inspirations blog, in the days before teflon-coated ironing boards, women covered their wooden ironing boards by wrapping them in old bed sheets.  I would like to see an ironing board or a snowboard, whatever, probably an ironing board for me since I haven’t hit the slopes in years, with more recent awesome textile designs.

Maybe something from my favorite latter-20th Century design style, MEMPHIS!
SOTTSASS PATTERNS
Patterns by Ettore Sottsass, founder of Memphis Milano, via The Ettore Sottsass Museum

In reality I think I’d prefer a solid color ironing board, like BLUE.  Snowboards are COOLER than ironing boards, and therefore should be decorated fabulously to call attention to themselves.  I say this as someone who has only snowboarded twice, and used an iron maybe 50 times.

Taking this train of thought a step further, remember those design-your-own-mugs-and-plates-kits where you did a drawing and mailed it back to the company and they sent it back on a plate?  What about snowboards?  They should just do that for everything.  EVERYTHING.

Here’s one I did at Steph‘s house when I was little:
SPRING IS IN THE AIR PLATE

And here are some new developments in ironing boards.
LIIKA IRONING BOARD
Liika Ironing board via Gizmodo.

IRON MAN Ironing Board

IRON MAN IRONING BOARD
Image via I Want One of Those

I like the name but I find it very annoying that almost every write-up about the Iron Man ironing board includes something like ‘Finally, a way to have a man involved in ironing!’ That’s like something out of a mediocre sitcom.

-End Train of Thought-

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