Sunday 11 December 2016

Back this magical floating bonsai tree Kickstarter

Paul Mallon

Published 25/01/2016 | 03:36

air bonsai
air bonsai

There's nothing better than a bonsai tree, unless the tiny plant could be floating through the magical power of magnets

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All sorts of weird and wonderful projects pop up on Kickstater, and this is one of the best we've seen.

You, yes you!, could back a campaign that will gift you with the items you need to create a magically floating bonsai tree of your very own! It looks incredibly cool, with the power of magnets used to floating a base where your tree will grow.

Check out the somewhat weird Kickstarter video.

The project has already reached its goal of $80,000 and is closing in on $200,000 at the time of writing. The cheapest complete set runs $200 and you get one of the floating 'little stars' as well as the 'energy base.' That's all you need to make the item hover thanks to the built in magnetic material but you won't definitely receive a plant for that cost - there are restrictions on sending plant materials outside of Japan. The company is looking at making arrangements once the item arrives in its destination country but that doesn't seem to sorted just yet.

Regardless, it's a unique and interesting item, and likely one of a kind. The materials are hand crafted and you can plant just about anything in the little star, so long as its small. The energy base has to be switched on to keep the floating function working but it looks so cool you'll want to always leave it hovering.

Delivery is expected in Augsut 2016, get more info over here.

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