According to a recent study published in Current Biology, a rhythmic rocking motion--similar to that created by a hammock--synchronizes brain waves during a short nap. And while a synchronized hammock snooze sounds pretty damn luxurious on a scorching summer afternoon, a Nestrest nap puts a pedestrian hammock nap to shame.
Designed by Frenchies Daniel Pouzet and Fred Frety, the Nestrest is described as "an oversized bird's nest offering you a secluded, suspended sanctuary and unusual meeting place: It's the perfect place for relaxation, meditation and open-air conversations."
A photo on the Nestrest website shows the Hershey's Kiss-shaped nest suspended from a shady tree, hovering over a serene lake while a bearded boy in black-rimmed glasses thumbs through a novel. If heaven were created by an Ikea designer, this is what it would look like.
Made from super-strong Dedon fiber, Nestrests come in either chalk or natural shades, and the inside fabric can be customized to your nesting preferences. We trolled the web for prices and came up empty-handed. So, in designy terms, we're guessing that means they cost anywhere from a vintage Vespa to a Frank Lloyd Wright mansion.