Hotdoll by Clement Eloy
Clement Eloy is a French product designer with an idea to help out dogs when they get the urge. Mr. Eloy has produced a number of provocative product designs in the past couple years, but this one is the most visceral. The Hotdoll. There’s not much to say about the concept that isn’t already obvious. The one thing that cracked me up was just how similar the Hotdoll looked compared to the Cingular logo.
I’ve read comments from other bloggers that this similarity in design styling is probably completely unrelated to Cingular, and it’s a bit of a fluke. Then, I remembered that Cingular’s mantra, it’s tag line, is “Cingular, raising the bar”. That is certainly what this product does. That is, it raises the “bar” of our canine friends.
Regardless of future lawsuits for copyright violation from Cingular, I think Mr. Eloy has tapped an otherwise un-thought of market which is pet porn. And as silly as this idea is, it’s still helping dogs out by letting them enjoy their lives more when another dog isn’t available. I just wouldn’t want to be the one having to clean te sex toy.