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Awesome Relaxing

Timber Ridge Hammock Camp Chair

Timber Ridge Hammock Camp Chair
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Relax and unwind outside in this swinging camp chair from Timber Ridge. Its folding steel frame and sling-style seat can hold up to 300 pounds, and its back adjusts from 90º to 130º. The chair can be set up in just two quick steps and includes a head cushion, a drink holder, and a carrying bag. Available in blue, grey, or tan.

Pluvior Ambient Rain Simulator

Pluvior Ambient Rain Simulator

Stressed after a long day at work? Head over to the Pluvior website, go full screen, and unwind to the pitter-patter of raindrops on your screen. As the virtual rain falls, you can tweak other sounds like wind, lightning, and urban ambiance. We wish the raindrop simulation was tied to the sound intensity, though.

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Vaporwave Capybaras

Vaporwave Capybaras

Feeling stressed and uneasy? Have we got the video for you. This unexpectedly relaxing video from newdustthings delivers on its promise by combining footage of capybaras lounging in a Japanese zoo, accompanied by a chill vaporwave playlist. It’s the next best thing to hitting the spa.

Darth Vader Meditates

Darth Vader Meditates

Being a Sith Lord and a leader of a Galactic Empire is hard work. Like many of us, Darth Vader needs ways to help manage his stress. Auralnauts captured audio of one of Vader’s meditation sessions, which starts with some breathing exercises and then moves on to a series of Stuart Smalley-style affirmations. Kylo Ren could have used something like this.

2024 Lexus LM: The Fanciest Minivan

2024 Lexus LM: The Fanciest Minivan

Lexus vehicles are known for their luxury and performance, but there’s a deluxe Lexus you won’t find here in the U.S. The Lexus LM is an opulent minivan with a truly first-class cabin. Passengers enjoy reclining seats with heat, cooling, and massage, a 48-inch ultrawide monitor, privacy shades, tray tables, a refrigerator, and a Mark Levinson surround audio system.

Vega Wall Lamp

Vega Wall Lamp
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This illuminated wall art helps create a calm and relaxing environment. It features a multi-layered geometric design laser-cut from thin sheets of wood fiberboard. The colorful LED edge lighting really makes the patterns pop and can be set to change colors. Available in 23.2″ H x 19.3″ W and 26.4″ H x 23.2″ W sizes.

Paramotoring Over Slovenia

Paramotoring Over Slovenia

We had to look on a map to see precisely where Slovenia is, but after watching this video, it looks like a place we’d love to travel. Click play, sit back, and enjoy a peaceful flight on a motorized paraglider as its pilot takes sunset trips over a grassy field, a winding river, foggy forests, and an idyllic lake. And if that didn’t convince you to visit, watch this.

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A Relaxing Mario Medley

A Relaxing Mario Medley

The music from the Super Mario Bros. games can be energetic and uplifting. But it can also be quite relaxing. If you need to calm your nerves on a hard day, all you need is to hit play on this clip, and you’ll get 75 minutes of the chillest Mario music ever. This is the music that spas should play while you get a massage.

Hypnotic Rainbow

Hypnotic Rainbow

Stressed out? Put on your headphones, press play on this video, and expand it to full screen. Project JDM created this digital music box that plays notes as its dots bounce back and forth along rainbow-colored arcs. As the hypnotic visual patterns evolve, so do the soothing sounds, panning from ear to ear.

Unslicing Tomatoes

Unslicing Tomatoes

Need to unwind your mind? The Wryfield Lab YouTube channel is filled with soothing visuals and soundscapes. Among their collection is this reverse video of tomatoes being sliced, resulting in the illusion that they’re being reassembled. They also unsliced some kiwi and paprika, as well as unpeeled a grapefruit.

12 Hours of Coral Reef Fishes

12 Hours of Coral Reef Fishes

Need help relaxing your mind? This video from the Monterey Bay Aquarium is sure to soothe any tensions. It features 12 straight hours of colorful Pacific fishes, soft corals, and anemones from the aquarium’s Splash Zone. It also brings back memories of the old After Dark screensaver.

Robot Caterpillar Climbs a Pile of Wood

Robot Caterpillar Climbs a Pile of Wood

Artist Reuben Margolin creates kinetic sculptures inspired by nature and math. For his work Caterpillar and Woodpile, he created an articulated robot that moves like a caterpillar and programmed it to climb a woodpile in the shape of a polynomial spline. The machine’s slow crawl is so relaxing to watch.

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BlissLights Ark Lite

BlissLights Ark Lite
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This tabletop projector transforms any darkened room into the Arctic, with an entrancing light show inspired by the Aurora Borealis. It uses a bright direct-diode laser and specialized glass optics to project abstract patterns in blues, greens, and purples. They also sell a bundle version that includes their star projector.

It’s Rain in Games, Part I

It’s Rain in Games, Part I

Feeling stressed or anxious? There’s nothing quite so calming as the sound of a rain shower. To help us unwind our minds, UK designer Jez Burrows put together a compilation of soothing rain sounds captured entirely from video games. Since this clip is titled “Part I,” we imagine a follow-up will appear at some point.

Zen Garden Patterns

Zen Garden Patterns

Designer Yuki Kawae shared this soothing and relaxing video of patterns he created in his coffee table zen garden. With a slow and steady hand, Kawae used rakes of various sizes and spacing to achieve a number of intriguing and hypnotic geometric patterns.

myNoise Ambient Sound Generator

myNoise Ambient Sound Generator

myNoise is a wonderful website where you can customize ambient sounds. Use its EQ sliders to finetune over 250 soundscapes for relaxation, meditation, or just to provide a calm background for your workday. Sounds can be bookmarked, played in a mini-player, or purchased as a downloadable MP3 file.

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