The next invention may not be very useful at the moment, but you should be prepared. Because when it gets really cold you will definitely need some extra heating source. In particular this one you can put at your favourite place – your bed and never leave it again!
The blanket traps the warm air that’s emitted from either electric or coal-burning sources underneath, so your entire bottom half will stay warm even on the coldest days. We’re not sure how safe this invention is (last time we checked, burning coal requires a healthy dose of ventilation), but toes have simply never been toastier.
Take a look:
The idea actually dates back to 14th century Japan, when people would wear traditional robes and the warm air under the table would come up through the bottom of their garments, heat their entire body, and exit around the neck. These set-ups are also commonly used as family gathering points in Japan for meals and games.
As for us? We could see ourselves using it for the coziest work-from-home situation ever. Here are a few more variations of this genius invention that shows just how handy it is for hanging with friends, reading time, or a much-improved sick day at home: