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The Edible Helium Balloon

The Edible Helium Balloon

Chefs at Chicago’s famous Alinea restaurant continue to innovate and stupefy at the dinner table, with their latest creation – an edible green apple balloon – filled with helium you can inhale.

Passing Cloud

Passing Cloud

Wouldn’t it be nice to just drift with the clouds? Tiago Barros proposes just that with this more laid-back approach to travel that involves wayfaring onboard a huge cloud-shaped balloon.

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Car vs. Water Balloons

Car vs. Water Balloons

Stunt driver Terry Grant takes the compact Alfa Romeo MiTo Quadrifoglio for a spin. But instead of hooning along on a dry track, he does donuts on top of 2500 water balloons.

Universality

Universality

Frustrated with the barrage of negative news from all over the world, Addi Somekh and Charlie Eckert decided to remind us that there is still hope, and that we’re all connected. How? Balloon hats.

Inflatable Beard

Inflatable Beard

All the benefits of the real deal without the hassles. This inflatable vinyl beard will instantly bestow a chinful of manliness to any man, pet, plant or inanimate object that wears it. Or not.

Bloon Near-Spaceship

Bloon Near-Spaceship

Thought up by Zero2Infinity, the helium filled Bloon Balloon plans on providing relatively cheap cruises of the upper stratosphere in a specially crafted pod that can be launched from anywhere on the planet.

Airigami

Airigami

Artists Larry Moss and Kelly Cheatle have developed the unique art of “airigami”, which they describe as a combination of sculpture, puppetry and origami. Check out their website to see more.

Balloon Bench

Balloon Bench

Tokyo’s h220430 designed this ingenious bench, inspired by the 1953 French film The Red Balloon. While it looks like it’s floating in mid air, it’s actually anchored to the ceiling by the light-up balloons.

Up in Real Life

Up in Real Life

For the upcoming How Hard Can it Be?, Nat Geo decided to recreate Carl’s flying house from Pixar’s Up, sending a lightweight house attached to 300 balloons 10,000 feet into the sky. More pics here.

Air Swimmers

Air Swimmers

Air Swimmers are fish and shark shaped indoor helium filled mylar balloons that you can maneuver in the air with a remote control. They take a single battery and can stay afloat for up to 2 weeks.

Muppet Balloon Animals

Muppet Balloon Animals

We’re loving this Muppet balloon animal collection from the Black Cat Balloon Company; whoever has these friends at their birthday party will no doubt be the coolest kid in school. (Thanks John!)

Meatwad Hot Air Balloon

Meatwad Hot Air Balloon

Got a passion for hot air ballooning and Aqua Teen Hunger Force? The guys at Adult Swim are offering up this awesome Meatwad balloon for you to get tore-up and pass out in the hot sun in.

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