103

The Hanging Bed

By: on October 12, 2012
  • The Hanging Bed
  • Hanging Beds
  • The Hanging Bed
  • The Hanging Bed
  • The Hanging Bed - Closeup View
Discontinued

I'm not easily impressed--well, unless a double muscled Belgian blue bull is involved--but the first words that come to mind as I check out Ben Riddering's Hanging Beds are "whoa," "dude," and "impressive." I especially like the accompanying barn/rollin' in the hay imagery. Nicely done, sir, nicely done.

Riddering custom makes to order all of his hanging beds from reclaimed douglas fir, and suspends them with 1" manila ropes woven through handmade steel brackets. Platforms weigh around 200 pounds, and should be installed by, ahem, a licensed contractor. That means someone who understands that the load-bearing capacity of 1/2" gypsum board probably is not enough to withstand what will likely be upwards of 600 pounds of downward force. Which means someone who is not me.

Visit Riddering's Website to read more about proper Hanging Bed installation, check out additional photos, and drool over his other feats of Jesus-caliber carpentry.

If you like hanging on beds, how about rocking in them? Or swinging at the dinner table?

Check it out

iNyx - Self-Contained-Bedroom Bed

$9,999 from iNyx »

January 2017 Update: iNyx has now developed its own website. At printing, the online ordering system linked to an iNyx IndieGoGo crowdfunding page here....

Check it out

Smartduvet Breeze Heat & Cool Self-Making Bed

$199 from Smartduvet »

The Smartduvet self-making bed - no, really. The bed makes itself. Just watch. And that's old news. Smartduvet is now launching a next generation of their smart bedding, the Breeze, that adds dual-zone climate control...

Check it out

Zerobody Anti-Gravity Bed

The Zerobody is a sensory deprivation float tank that removes the one major P in the A side effect of floating: getting wet. (True, drowning is kind of a pain too, but most of these tanks have only about a foot of water...

Check it out

The Harambed

It's called The Harambed. Lucid Mattress says it's the bed of your memes. And I know if you've been meming at all over the past year, you've been meming about Harambe, haven't you? Well put on your PJs and snuggle in...

Buy Now

The Purple Bed

$699 - $1,299 from Amazon »

I hope this Purple Bed isn't a People Eater disguised as a mattress. Because it sounds too good to be true. Both soft and firm in all the right spots. Temperature neutral, so it won't absorb heat and make you cold, or...

Check it out

The Bird's Nest Bed

The Bird's Nest Bed can accommodate up to 16 people at once. Take note swingers, Mormons, women undergoing IVF treatments, and the Duggar family! The giant basin of comfort was brainstormed and brought to life by O*GE...

Check it out

HiCan - The Never Leave Your Bed Bed

$55k from hi can »

Italian in both slick aesthetics and siesta-time concept, I exaggerate not when I say the HiCan high fidelity canopy bed will persuade its occupants never to leave its ultra-modern, four-poster confines. HiCan designer...

Check it out

King Bed with Doggie Insert

Discontinued

Jason Barton made a king bed with enough room for the King of the Bed. Which means you'll be sleeping on a cut piece of memory foam stuck in the 23" insert tacked onto its side....

Check it out

Jet Beds

Oh boy. The magic of the sky meets the magic of where the magic happens. MotoArt, a group of daring-with-a-touch-of-devious mile-high artists, recycles old jet parts into exclusive, flashy pieces of furniture and home...

Buy Now

Lucid Dreaming Mask

Sold Out from Amazon »

The philosophy and science behind the Remee Lucid Dreaming Mask makes the most sense to the highly intelligent, the highly self-actualized, and the highly high. For the rest of us, watching the accompanying video is probably...

Check it out

Podtime Sleeping Pods

$2,165.09 from Firebox.com »

When I look at Podtime's new collapsible Sleeping Pod, an extra cozy 3.9' wide x 6.9' long personal retreat and slumbering space for college students, or anyone else on a crusade to find efficient luxury, exactly two...

Buy Now

Privacy Pop Bed Tent

$104.99 - $149.99 from Amazon »

It's about that time of year. The time that anyone with a new roommate starts to assess exactly how he or she feels about said roommate. Best bud, mortal enemy, tolerable nuisance, unfortunate insertion into the human...