Levitating speakers are so passé: when it comes to floating household items, this year it’s all about vegetation. Kicking off this definite new trend (which is definitely going to happen) is the Air Bonsai — a floating bonsai tree that levitates with the help of a magnetic base. The product is currently in the middle of a Kickstarter campaign, and has already raised more than $150,000 of its original $80,000 goal.
Invented by Hoshinchu, a small company out of Kyushu, Japan, the Air Bonsai comes in two parts. There’s the “little star,” an orb made out of a piece of sponge just 2.3-inches in diameter, and the “energy base,” a white porcelain pedestal over which the little star floats and slowly rotates at a height of about an inch. By transplanting your favorite bonsai, flower, or houseplant onto the sponge, you can make it the sole inhabitant of its own tiny, semi-contained world.