Sunday, August 27, 2006

Suspension Of Disbelief

I actually think this object is impractical, even inconvenient. However, whenever people see it, the first reaction it consistently elicits is delight. “Ooh, cool!” “Wow!” It gets them every time; the impress-factor surpasses any initial negative reaction.
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Yes, that is a four-sided picture frame “floating” on air, thanks to (tah-dah!) magnets. See the circular globe on top and the three pinlights below? When the picture frame is placed in the right distance between them, the negation of the magnetic pulls on opposite ends results in the frame being “suspended” on thin air. You can even tap the frame lightly and it will spin for several minutes.

I gave Nelz & Norman a two-sided picture frame as a wedding gift. This one we’re giving to my uncle and aunt who’s celebrating their 20th wedding anniversary.

I discovered these magnetic picture frames and other magnet-related devices (a floating globe! a floating UFO!) in this shop in Eastwood appropriately called Magneato!

Oh, what a wonderful object! Of course Luc will just chew it to pieces. :-)
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