X

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Cookie Policy.

I agree
Learn More
Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob
VISIT OUR OTHER SITES: THE AWESOMER | 95OCTANE

Air Bonsai Floating Plant: Magnepiphyte

by Lambert Varias
Advertisement

We’ve seen small-scale magnetic levitation applied to toys and food. Hoshinchu’s Air Bonsai is another novel application of the technique, combining it with miniature plants, hand made porcelain and antique Japanese fabric to make beautiful decor.

air_bonsai_electromagnetic_floating_plant_1zoom in

Air Bonsai’s floating portion is called the Little Star. It measures about 2.4″ in diameter and has a capacity of about 11oz. A sponge wrapped around its magnetic core holds bits of moss and soil as well as the plant itself. For an extra fee, you can get a small pot made of igneous rock instead of the Little Star.

air_bonsai_electromagnetic_floating_plant_2zoom in

air_bonsai_electromagnetic_floating_plant_3zoom in

Like most maglev trinkets, Air Bonsai’s base has an electromagnet, but here it’s housed within a handmade and hand-brushed porcelain body that takes 3 months to make. Air Bonsai kits will also come with a cushion made from 19th to 20th century Japanese fabric, and no two cushions will be alike.

Pledge at least $200 (USD) on Kickstarter to receive an Air Bonsai kit as a reward. Higher pledge tiers come with a plant. However, as of this writing, Hoshinchu will ship only to Japan, the U.S. or Canada. Further, if you pledge for a kit that comes with a plant, know that the plants in the video and photos may differ significantly from the one you’ll receive. Because of export regulations, Hoshinchu can ship Japanese plants only within Japan; U.S. and Canadian orders will come with plants from their respective countries.

[via Hypebeast]

Deals in The Technabob Shop



Deal: YoCam Waterproof Camera

Deal: YoCam Waterproof Camera

NEMO Stargaze Recliner Chair

NEMO Stargaze Recliner Chair

Making an iPhone 8 Ring

Making an iPhone 8 Ring

Advertisement
These Crazy Bonkers Ford Focuses (Foci?) Are SEMA Bound

These Crazy Bonkers Ford Focuses (Foci?) Are SEMA Bound

This Star Trek Shuttlecraft Car Is the Best Use of a Minivan Ever

This Star Trek Shuttlecraft Car Is the Best Use of a Minivan Ever

The History and Evolution of the Mustang, Challenger, and Corvette

The History and Evolution of the Mustang, Challenger, and Corvette