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Uncommon Knowledge: Want a bubble-wrapped bedroom?

February 17, 2014

Bubbles by Andrea Doss | UncommonGoodsIf the original inventors of bubble wrap had their way in 1957, you’d be popping your way to a peaceful sleep. Trying to create textured wallpaper by sealing two shower curtains together, Al Fielding and Marc Chavannes were intrigued by the air pockets caught between layers and thought it could be the future of wall décor. Needless to say, this didn’t catch on. The ambitious inventors tried to market it again as greenhouse insulation, which proved to be another dud. Third time was a charm, though, when the creator of the first IBM computer commissioned the addictive material for safety packing, making it the mailroom addiction we love today. We dare you not to pop every time you receive a package.

Bubbles by Andrea Doss, $65-120

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