These Magnetized Planters Levitate in the Air
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These Magnetized Planters Levitate in the Air

There’s no doubt that an indoor garden can bring a little magic into your home — whether you’re taking advantage of a tiny herb garden perfect for small spaces or IKEA’s countertop hydroponics, a little green goes a long way to creating an ideal atmosphere. But what makes those plants even more magical is when they actually levitate. For realz!

LYFE is a zero-gravity growing system which allows you to display your fave plants in a little levitating pot that not only floats in mid-air, but also slowly spins to offer 360 degrees of sunlight exposure, 365 days a year. Seriously, science = magic.

Given a geodesic design, the system uses maglev technology to levitate, and research has shown that magnetism can actually accelerate the ripening of certain fruits by enhancing the plant’s metabolism. The plants benefiting from this awesome invention are called air plants and “thrive upon the circulation of airborne particles; with no soil required, our gravity-defying and rotating microclimate naturally nurtures.” That’s super cool and all, but we just can’t get past the fact that THEY LEVITATE!

The makers of LYFE were hoping to raise $80,000 on Kickstarter, but have already brought in $125,130, with 23 days still to go. The impressive response means that you could have your very own floating flora by this fall if you’re willing to shell out the needed $179. But honestly, who can put a price on magic?

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(h/t Colossal, photos via LYFE)