Bonsai trees are primarily grown for contemplative purposes. Air Bonsai is an attempt at making these little conversation pieces even more intriguing. The Japanese team behind this project paired an energy base — complete with a built-in electromagnet and rotation mechanism that are both fuelled by a power outlet — with a little star pot that leverages its built-in magnet to float 0.8-inches above the energy base. Weight limits for your favorite plant inside the little star is about 9 ounces (250 grams), though they’ll support more transplanted bonsai trees with little effort. They come in both affordable basic designs (that are ripe for DIYers) and handmade porcelain models (that have all but sold out fast), each more exotic than the last.
Check out the lineup at Kickstarter – $200+