Crafted and sold by the very appropriately named Etsy shop LifelikeSpiderArt, these extra-large Spider Sleeping Plushes are just the thing to add a bit of ‘what in the hell?’ to your bedroom. Obviously, they’re the perfect pillows for letting a lover know they may be killed and eaten before sunrise.
The black plush spiders measure approximately 60″ and the white ones 75″. They’re all are covered in faux fur, so you don’t have to stay up at night worrying that any actual tarantulas were harmed in their production. The legs feature flexible wire-frame paws for posing so you and your spider can sleep in just the right position at night. They also cost $860 – $980, leading me to believe I may just be better off taking my chances buying a giant spiderling from Hagrid.
I’m going to buy several and pose them in various stages of attack around the bedroom. How cool will that be?! According to my wife not very, and I can already imagine her making up the bed in the guest room to sleep in from now on.
Remember making pillow forts as a kid? Those were the days, weren’t they? The only thing missing? Magnus, the magnetic play couch. It can be assembled as a children’s sofa or disassembled and built into various fort configurations using its integrated magnet system. Don’t worry. I already emailed demanding an adult-size version.
Each cushion has dozens of magnets inside for connecting to other pieces, and the covers are all removable and machine washable in case somebody pees on them. Ahem, Ellie! Ellie’s my dog, just so we’re clear. Currently a Kickstarter project, the 14-piece Magnus set costs $199 but will increase to $320 after all the early-bird rewards have been fulfilled.
Looks fun, doesn’t it? I just wish there were even more pieces for more building possibilities. Because if we’re being honest, I still make the occasional pillow and blanket fort as an adult, and I don’t even have kids. I do have a bunch of people at IKEA pointing and staring at me, though.
Do you have a beach-themed bedroom? Me neither, but I wish I did. And this XXL Sand Crab Floor Pillow handmade by Etsy shop BigStuffed would make the perfect addition. Just imagine that crab peering out from under the side of your bed, ready to grab your leg and pull you under. Sweet dreams!
The 45″ x 42″ wool and polyester crabs cost around $305, so they aren’t cheap, but they’re probably a better idea than decorating your room with a bushel of steamed crabs, because my wife and I can’t even step foot in the guest bedroom anymore it smells so bad. She still holds it over my head to this day.
I really have always wanted a nautical themed bedroom, but my wife keeps shooting the idea down because, “the last aquarium you had leaked and ruined the carpet,” and, “the floor won’t support that anchor.” My wife, I swear – what would I do without her? Knowing me, probably own a race car bed.
Working from home has disrupted the precarious balance of our routines in ways we could not have thought of before. Whether we realize it or not, we all have a ritual that sets us up for the day – may it be traveling to work, reading the paper or browsing news on your favorite app, all these little rituals have gone for a toss with us jumping out of bed to the screen every morning. And our nights suffer too – without an out time from the office, days just merge into the night and we truly don’t know where the day has gone, frustrating, isn’t it?! The impact of all these disruptions is felt at night when we try to sleep. We are here to help you create the perfect environment for a great, peaceful, and relaxed sleep. Each product showcased in this collection takes care of your sleeping needs to ensure you start your new day recharged and ready to face whatever comes your way!
An unlikely area of intervention for an automotive company, Ford’s now designing self-adjusting beds! Designed as a part of the Ford Interventions series, which uses automotive technology to remedy everyday problems, this is the Lane-Keeping Bed. As its name suggests, it prevents bed-space-hoggers from occupying more than half of the bed’s space. We move around a lot when we sleep (some more than others). This often results in inequality when it comes to bed-sharing. That’s where Ford’s quirky Lane-Keeping Bed helps bring back the balance. It uses Ford’s Lane-Keeping Aid technology, which monitors road markings to help guide the driver back into the appropriate lane, and a conveyor-mounted mattress that can roll/shift to always make sure your partner (or you) occupies the correct amount of bed-space.
The secret to a good night’s sleep also depends on how you finish that sleep marathon, aka the morning ritual. The Bariseur by designer Joshua Renouf is a pretty neat alarm clock that doesn’t jolt you awake with the radio or the annoying/disorienting buzzing noise. It brews you your favorite brew and wakes you up with a soothing alarm noise and a fresh beautiful wafting aroma! The Bariseur comes in a strangely comforting retro chemistry-set avatar that rests on your bedside table. Its carefully calibrated design ensures that your brew every morning is set to perfection because of the difference between a good and great day us usually in the taste of your first cup!
The napEazy was designed by Arvind Kumaran, Pradipta Sahoo, Soham Patel and Shanavas MS to be the one go-to pillow you could use when you’re away from your own bed. Whether at work for those quick power naps, or during your long commute, or even while traveling, the napEazy’s all-in-one nature makes it, well, as the name suggests… easy to nap. The concept was incubated at Airbus Bizlab, before evolving into its own independent company. The napEazy’s two-part design uses a dual-layer memory foam that’s just the right amount of soft while also being water-repellent and hypo-allergenic. A travel-case-inspired telescopic rod allows the napEazy to split into two, turning it into a prop-up pillow you can use to help you sleep forward or sideways while sitting, keeping your spine straight to avoid aches or posture-related problems.
Equipped with a built-in 4K projector that can be synced with a series of devices to binge-watch movies/TV shows on a 70-inch retractable screen, the HiBed by Fabio Vinella (for Hi-interiors) is the epitome of in-bed relaxation. A built-in surround sound system with invisible speakers makes the bed feel more like a movie theatre. The bed is connected to an app and monitors our sleep pattern and movements, adjusting the temperature according to our comfort. It also records body weight, air quality, and noise level to provide a foolproof check on our health. Some good news for the late risers, the HiBed comes with an inbuilt smart alarm system that wakes us up with loud recitations of the weather and daily news.
During the day, the Circular Ring by Amaury Kausman captures your activity, blood oxygen levels, energy levels, calorie burn count, among other metrics, while at night, the ring ambiently tracks your circadian rhythm and records your sleep quality, heart-rate variability, sleep disturbances, REM cycles, and sleep and wake times. Using pretty state-of-the-art data processing and machine-learning technology, the ring, its app, and the app’s assistant Kira help you collectively better understand your health and give you bespoke advice on how to improve it. Additionally, the app even has its own smart-alarm function that calculates the best time to wake you based on your sleep cycles, so you’re well-rested and energetic throughout the rest of your day. The ring uses subtle vibration pulses to coax you out of your sleep.
Nikola Tesla, Leonardo da Vinci, Salvador Dali, Thomas Edison, Napoleon Bonaparte, and Buckminster Fuller. Do you know what all these geniuses had in common? They all mastered the art of productivity by hacking their sleep cycles to the fullest extent. Every single person has a different sleep requirement. Sleep assistants can be an app, or a wearable, but nothing is quite as effective as a smart headband. Designed for the explicit purpose of giving you precise control over your sleep, the Neuroon Open by Kamil Adamczyk is an open-source headband that can be used for effective sleeping, smart waking, deep meditation, polyphasic sleep, and lucid dreaming. The wearable comes in two parts, an EEG (electroencephalogram) that measures brain-waves, and an eye-mask that has LEDs within it, to help you wake up, or to trigger a lucid dream.
Imagine a place where everything is designed to help you fall asleep…Caspers’ Dreamery is designed by New York-based architecture firm HWKN, and is situated in the heart of New York’s most hectic neighborhood; SoHo. The Dreamery offers a tranquil escape through a 45-minute nap session in a private suite outfitted with their trademark mattress, pillows, and sheets (that are changed every session).
Nothing is more annoying that missing out on quality sleep because you left the drapes open last night. Designed to universally retrofit onto most curtain rods, Wonder Tech Lab’s SwitchBot comes with two hooks that hold it in place and a wheel that moves the bot left or right. Place the SwitchBot between the first and second loops of your curtain or blind, and the bot can now, on command, run up and down the curtain rod, maneuvering your curtains open or closed. SwitchBot runs on an app, but even supports voice commands via your phone or smart speaker, effectively allowing you to have your own “Let there be light” moment by commanding the curtains to open at will. IFTTT and shortcuts support even lets you sync SwitchBot with your alarm, or with the time of the day, thanks to the bot’s in-built light sensor.
Sidekicks, developed by Bandi during his MA at the Royal College of London, is a series of electronic devices and appliances that literally use your phone as their on/off switch. Designed as a desk lamp for working, a speaker for leisure time, an alarm clock for the end of the day and a projector for watching a movie, Sidekicks literally need you to dock your phone in them to work. Place your phone in the designated area and your gadget powers to life, allowing you to use it. The phone’s screen turns into the product’s interface, allowing you to control it, while limiting your use. By confiscating your phone in order to work, Sidekicks offer a much more ‘cold turkey’ solution to our smartphone addiction problems, punishing us at first, but eventually allowing us to consciously live in the moment
Still unhappy about having to wake up? Now you can channel your inner Thor superhero every morning with the Hammer alarm clock! That’s actually not far off from what the inspiration was for this clever clock. Designer Jorge Ros Gisbert wanted to create a way for people to wake up feeling strong and motivated each day instead of feeling defeated and irritating by annoying smartphone alarms. Your face is already buried in your smartphone enough as it is, but at least now interacting with your phone doesn’t have to be the FIRST thing you do each day. Instead, you must grab the hammer and slam it down on the rubberized base to shut off the alarm.
Falling asleep is asking your mind to let go of the thoughts plaguing it and to rest. Granted not all of us fall asleep with ease, but logic dictates conditioning your mind to sleep is better than to fall asleep with your phone throwing an onslaught of images at you while you drool on your pillow. So tonight, take some time to relax and soothe yourself in falling asleep for a better tomorrow!
The question isn’t why *would* you want a Nicolas Cage pillow, it’s why *wouldn’t* you want a Nicolas Cage pillow? Because of course you want the face of an national treasure on a throw pillow. The Nicolas Cage Sequin Pillow is 16″ by 16″ pillow cover with mermaid style sequins on it. At first it looks like a solid colored pillow but then when you brush the sequins in one direction, the face of a genius actor is revealed in all it’s glory.
Now sure, some might say that Nicolas Cage basically plays the exact same character in every single one of his movies. But to the haters I say, who cares?! Because that character is Nicolas freakin’ Cage, legend of Hollywood films, and now an even greater legend of home accessories.
The backside is a soft suede (we’re talking about the pillow here, the backside of the actual Nicolas Cage is more of a soft leather, perhaps even rich Corinthian leather, or so we’ve heard). Pick a Nic pillow today and rest your head on a man who doesn’t rest his head- because he’s in like 8 movies a year, every year. How does he do it? We don’t know but we do know that we’re all better for it. Thank you Nic.
Serious photography buffs can never have enough lenses. But lenses are expensive and fragile, so you certainly wouldn’t want to throwing them around – at least not until now. With these plush lens pillows, you can feel comfortable that no amount of tossing or squeezing will break them.
Available from Photojojo, these limited-edition pillows are designed to look like Canon or Nikon lenses, and at 8″ x 8″ x 7″, they’re just the right size for hugging and squeezing. Each one is handmade from felt and fleece, and features hand-embroidered detailing. Only 100 of these are being made, so if you want one, you better head over to Photojojo now.
Now, all we need is a couch that looks like a camera to put them on.
We normally write about tech products here on OhGizmo!, but now and then we look at other things like pillows because, hey, even geeks need to sleep, right?
There’s nothing more essential to a great night’s sleep than comfortable, supportive pillows. This pair is made with all natural, multi-layer memory foam and comes with soft bamboo cases, too. The memory foam fibers make the pillows dense and firm so they never completely flatten, and the zippered eco-friendly cases are soft and cool on your head. Plus, the cases are easily removable so your can wash and tumble dry them whenever needed. Your great night’s sleep starts with laying your head down – and you better be sure it’s on pillows like these.
– Made w/ natural multi-layer memory foam
– Come w/ removable eco-friendly bamboo cover cases (machine washable)
– Feature dense memory foam fibers
– Help lessen tossing & turning caused from insomnia, snoring and restlessness due to asthma
– Made w/ naturally hypoallergenic & bacteria-free foam
– Help w/ migraines & stiff necks
If you’re like me, it’s almost impossible to sleep on the airplane, train or bus. Between the lack of comfort, lights and noises, it’s just really hard to catch a nap while traveling. While you might look weird wearing the Ostrich Pillow Light, you will almost certainly sleep better.
This compact pillow goes anywhere, and is surprisingly versatile. You can wrap it around your head or neck, providing light and sound blocking, cushioning, or neck support. It’s super soft, keeps bright lights out, and is filled with noise-reducing beads to help cut out unwanted noise.
Head on over to the Technabob Shop now, and grab the Ostrich Pillow Light for just $39 – a 15% savings off the regular price.
There’s all kinds of travel pillows out there, some of them with pretty high-tech features. We’re rather fond of this particular contender however, the Wrap-a-Nap Travel Pillow, because not only does it let you rest your head against any hard surface (an airplane window, for instance), it also wraps around your eyes, blocking the sight of other disgruntled travellers in one fell swoop. Even better, it blocks sounds too! In one cool pillow, you get to rest your head, shut your eyes, and close your ears so your undignified ride can pass by an uneventfully as possible. And it’s only $20.
The indignities suffered during air travel aren’t limited to the stressful security procedures, nerve wracking customs inspections, or cramped airline seats: getting any amount of sleep on a plane is nearly impossible, especially if you’re stuck in the middle or aisle seat. Regular travel pillows barely help, however the Jetcomfy isn’t a regular travel pillow. It packs a host of features that just might elevate it to the “best travel pillow” status. These include a telescoping rod that allows you to attach it to any armrest, providing your noggin with support in any seat. Additionally, there’s an optional USB power pack for charging your mobile devices, there’s a passport/document holder, there are tension coil springs for your comfort, memory foam for even more comfort, washable micro fleece covers, and a luggage strap for easy transport. The makers have clearly spent a lot of time thinking about what a traveler would need in a pillow, and Jetcomfy seems to deliver. Prices start at $45.