Waking up is hard. Anybody who can just get straight up in the morning cannot be trusted. For the rest of us, we make do with phones and alarm clocks and snoozing and coffee and showers and jobs that pay us to not be late. Perhaps we’re going to easy on ourselves. Maybe we need a high voltage ejector bed that shoots…
One of the universal truths for most humans who appreciate things like comfort and relaxation and a collection of soft feathers and enveloping warmth and rejuvenation is that we love our sleep. It makes us feel good! And sure it wastes a lot of time but we feel like crap when we don't have enough of it. And beyond…
This guys job is to walk on a mattress. No, seriously. His name is Reuben Reynoso and he's a professional mattress walker. This is apparently the important, final step in making a mattress. I am not joking.
Ah, summer: Sun, BBQs, scantily-clad people gallivanting about for your viewing pleasure. Popsicles. And hot, sticky nights that transform your bed from the restful haven you love into an oppressive heat-coffin. Sleeping in the sumer sucks.
Unless you live in Antarctica or just lack proper blood flow to the head, you've probably spent a few sweaty, sleepless nights flipping a pillow over and over, seeking the refreshing refuge of its cooler side. With the PolarPillow, that's not an issue. Its cool side stays really cool.
The Olympics is all about grand feats of athletic prowess and endurance demonstrated by its competitors. But for the folks behind the scenes, it's hardly a party. In fact, engineers running data centers around the Olympics will be sleeping in these tiny pods next to their computers the whole time.
Archaeologists have found the world's oldest bed in South Africa and it's 50,000 years older than any bedding ever found. The 77,000-year-old bedding, which was made with medicinal plants, shows how creative our ancestors could be.
Photographer Jan von Holleben came up with a clever way to re-create his famous "Dreams of Flying" series by photographing a girl sleeping on her bed and having the girl's dreams fully displayed around her. I love it.
You know those workout shirts that keep you cool and dry? Like from Under Armour and Nike? These Sheex "performance" bedsheets are made out of the same material. And they're pretty much perfect for any type of activity you do in bed.
Yusuke Suzuki created this book bed—the sheets are flippable pages!—as a sort of art piece/playground wonderland for children. It'd actually be the perfect bed to read on too, just look at how much space there is and how you can comfortably commandeer your own sheet.
You know the dri-fit type shirts people use when they work out? Yeah, the fabric that wicks sweat away and keeps you cool and dry. These bed sheets, by Sheex, are made from that same material. The idea is that the microfiber polyester/Lycra Spandex fabric blend makes your bed sheets breathable, keeps them stretchy and…
This concept combines the best part of sleeping, your pillow, with the worst part of sleeping, your alarm clock. You pull the tab to set the alarm and when the time is right, the entire pillow vibrates to wake you up.
I'm not sure why it exists, but there's such thing as a bed made from latex. People insert themselves into the Vacuum Bed, or VacBed, and vacuum all the air out, leaving them trapped and immobile.
There's nothing worse than an overly chatty hairdresser. Someone harping on about their snotty-nosed children, or about how lazy their husband is. Bring on the robots, I say. Especially if they can store memories on a customer's preferred massage treatment.
With any luck, the only vibrations you'll be feeling in this quake-proof bed is from...no, I won't go there. Should an earthquake happen, the bed turns into a strongbox and stores tinned food and water in case of emergencies.
Little is known about this piano-bed, except it was designed for bedridden players circa 1935, and traced back to Britain. It may not have built-in fans or speakers like the bloggers' bed-table, but lazy pianists, take note! [Flickr via Neatorama]
Holding up an iPad while snuggling in bed can become tiring pretty quickly, but there's a simple solution: Get a cheap TV mount, an iPad case, some epoxy glue, and make your own swivel mount. It'll even look surprisingly good.
It's easy for things to get hot and sweaty under the covers—especially in the summer months. But rather than flipping on the air conditioning, why not keep your electricity bill low by letting your bed keep you chilled?