Dutch designer Noortje de Keijzer has knit herself a couple of bizarre man suits (“boyfriends”) as a way to stave off loneliness in her 2011 “My Knitted Boyfriend” project. Their names are Arthur and Steve–the latter is said to be camera shy–and she’s made a video that shows what fun she had with one of her crafted man.
My Knitted Boyfriend is a cushion with a story. A cushion with a personality. A cushion to kiss! Or, well… to cuddle, to caress, to hug, and to smile with. Because this man is always happy. And he is flexible as well. He will have a mustache if you prefer mustaches. He will wear glasses if you prefer glasses. He likes to sit on your floor, on your couch or at you dinner table. But most of all he likes to lay down next to you in bed. With your head on his chest and his arms wrapped around you. This way you will never feel alone ever again. With this man you can be sure, he will never leave you.
photos by Anne Dokter