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Cloud Levitating Sofa

By: on August 27, 2012

Though only a concept product--and one that debuted a few years ago--the Cloud Levitating Sofa remains maybe the coolest idea for and aesthetic execution of a couch ever. So I was thinking maybe one of you entrepreneurial whippersnappers out there might be willing to tweak the design in a way that circumvents copyright infringements, and create a salable piece of merchandise we could then feature as a for reals Dude! I want that! product that our readers can actually purchase. Or that they could purchase in theory, but probably not in practice, as I'm sure your R&D and production costs would make your floating cloud sofa cost as much as the Villain Chair or the Rocking Bed.

The Cloud Sofa currently in hypothetical existence is the brainchild of D.K. Wei, who won an honorable mention for it in Yanko Design's 2009 RELAX furniture concept contest. The levitating, heavenly-looking pillow achieves its state of gravity defiance with the help of magnets. A magnetic force generated by the bottom base pushes against and holds steady the cloud, even when persons of average weight are sitting, lying, or getting high and pretending to go to World 5 of Super Mario Bros. 3 on it.

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POLAR Modular Magnet Pen

$45 from Polar Pen »

POLAR. It's a pen. It's a stylus. It's a tool. It's a toy. And it won't even F up your phone and credit cards*! The modular writing implement, made of 12 cylindrical neodymium magnets stacked over a Pilot ink cartridge...

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Arcade Sofa

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1991 brought Street Fighter II. 2017 brings the Street Fighter II Arcade Sofa. Relive your 90s glory playing the game...and then maybe get a different type of game on...on it....

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Float Levitating Table

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Oh holy balls, it's a Rubik's Cube with the structural integrity of a marshmallow. In laymen's terms. In technical terms, the Float table is "a matrix of 'magnetized' wooden cubes that levitate with respect to one another."...

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Chill Sack 8-Foot Bean Bag Chair

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They call it the Chill Sack only to avoid the lawyers' C&D letter or profit-sharing demands from a major corporation. But you can go ahead and call this giant 8-foot bean bag chair built for two (or three!) like it is:...

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Boa Sofa

$38,855 - $62,164 from Switch Modern »

And you thought you'd never find the perfect gift for Medusa and Voldemort. The Boa Sofa was designed by brothers Fernando and Humberto Campana, and I just wonder what this snaky, sultry joint venture says about their...

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Levitating CUP Zero Gravity Drinkware

$139 - $249 from Levitating CUP »

We've seen levitation around here before. A lot. In speakers. In lamps. In freakin' bonsai trees. But the Levitating CUP still makes me Ooooh and Ahhhh because, well, it contains alcohol. In a dazzling an

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Zero Gravity Recliner

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Varier's Gravity balans may not be new, but it remains Zero Gravity Recliner 1.0. The Original. Like Sean Connery as Bond. Like the Swedish version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Like Shannen Dougherty in 90210....

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Bat Levitating Mouse

Bat, a levitating wireless computer mouse, is currently in the research and testing phases for use in preventing and treating carpal tunnel syndrome, a median nerve dysfunction to which many mouse manipulators are susceptible....

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Feel Flux Anti-Gravity Toy

$49 - $89 from Feel Flux »

Flux is metal and magnets, geometry and physics. Flux is for ye who fidget and ye who do tricks. Flux is a bringer of zen relaxation, party conversation, and experimental demonstration. Flux is a physics-based toy made...

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Le Whaf - Inhale Your Drinks

Discontinued

How about a nice big glass of double, double toil and trouble? It's light, it's sippable, and it's bursting--or at least lolling lazily--with flavor. The Lab Store, molecular gastronomists with a penchant for the gaseous...

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The Supermagnet

$350 from United Nuclear »

Whoa. The Supermagnet, a 4" diameter, 2" thick neodymium disc, comes with more red alerts than a limo filled with tequila, coke, condomless hookers with herpes, and a blind chauffeur. "WARNING - VERY POWERFUL." "EXTREMELY...

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Do Your Park Magnets

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We've seen the mostly innocuous You Suck at Parking business cards. And also the more permanent, and thereby more controversial, I Park Like an Idiot bumper stickers. Here we have a midpoint between the two: a-hole parking...