Cuddle Mattress - Good ideas from silly comics...

It's not often that really feasible ideas for products show up in comic strips, but here ya go - the Cuddle Mattress seems to have been thought of by both Randall Munroe of the webcomic XKCD and designer Mehdi Mojtabvi of Gooya Design. They're slightly different takes on the concept, but the same general idea: when your arms are wrapped around your partner, they can be uncomfortably trapped against the mattress - so having a small cutout or void there just makes sense! Mojtabvi's concept adds a little more, with the "slatted" nature of the mattress also helping your feet as shown at left - but Munroe's concept takes the cake, with an added feature you'll have to read the comic to see! [via Gizmodo, Freshhome, and Inventor Spot]

4 comments:

Anne said...

that's awesome :) i want one!

Anne said...

just thought of this... might not work so well once you put the sheets on :)

Dave Gustafson said...

Ooh, good point, Anne... um, custom sheets, I guess? :-)

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