Magnetic Floating Bed

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We dare you to try this at home. If you've ever wanted to really "float" on air when sleeping at night, then Dutch architect, Janjaap Ruijssenaars, has made your wish come true. After five years of experimentation, he has succeeded in creating a floating plinth (that can double as bed or table) which hovers only on the strong repulsion of magnets set in plinth and floor. More pics are here at Mirage 7.

While the price tag of $1.5 million may dissuade some, others may step up quickly to take home a shape inspired by Stanley Kubrick's "2001: A Space Odyssey." and still others may step back from going near the magnets with anything slightly metallic. (Via Yahoo News, Thanks, May!)

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Maxwell left teaching in 2001 to start Apartment Therapy as a design business helping people to make their homes more beautiful, organized AND healthy. The website started up in 2004 with the help of his brother, Oliver.