Van Gogh’s Starry Night as an Artistic Air Purifier
You’ve seen Van Gogh’s Starry Night on coffee mugs, shower curtains, dog collars, naked Art Freaks and David Lynch’s hair, but how about a HEPA air purifier?
Los Angeles-based RabbitAir makes slim and modern air purifiers. Among their offerings are an Artist Series of air filtration systems featuring the iconic imagery of Van Gogh’s Starry Night, Gustav Klimt’s The Kiss and Hokusai’s The Great Wave.
If you’re thinking that this is a curious pairing of art and air filtration, it sure is. But, hearken back to your days in college dormitories. How many Gustav Klimt posters did you see on people’s walls? Now chew on this: RabbitAir’s MinusA2 Artist Series Hepa air purifiers reduce airborne bacteria, mold spores and particles that carry viruses and they fight odors. Starting to sound smarter by the minute, isn’t it?
RabbitAir’s artistic air purifiers aren’t cheap (they start at $479.95), but can you really put a price on protection from pathogens with Peanuts and Paul Frank???
There’s no reason to own anything bland ever again–no matter how practical and utilitarian the object may be! Castoo’s customizable casts got my award for Being Least Beige in 2012, and RabbitAir is a serious contender to take home that distinction in 2013.
The blue line ruins it all! Who thought it would go unnoticed destroying the flow of the Van Gogh sky? Or any of the art works? The minimal, simple version is the best – if you want art, get a print. If you want an air humidifier, get one that matches all the other monochromed minimal iGadgets in your chic apartment. Stop trying to merge it! It looks cheap in a really expensive clueless way!
Hearkening back to days in college dormitories, one can imagine a host of reasons to purify one’s air. Once the loft beds are up, you’ve got limited wall space, so why not double up with the Klimt poster?
Hang in there, kitty.
If people in college can afford to splash out on one of these as a student, they are probably residing in somewhere which is large enough to offer plenty of wall space. If they aren’t living somewhere big and expensive, and have the spare cash, I imagine they would rather spend it on baggies of something to contaminate the air!